Barking and Dagenham Council is urging people to help the environment this year by signing up to its green garden waste scheme.

A Barking man was fined £15,000 for illegally building an extension to his property, after being denied the required planning permission 15 years ago.

Barking man Fred Browne started his 90th birthday like he does most other days - by heading into work at a Royal Docks events venue.

If your child is due to start primary school in September this year, you have until Wednesday to apply for a place.

A teenage boy from Barking has been charged with the murder of a man in Gillingham.

The cause of a fire at a waste recycling plant in Dagenham is under investigation.

Medical professionals in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets will receive extra training to recognise signs of domestic violence and offer victims support sooner.

Outstanding east London teachers were recognised at a recent awards ceremony celebrating excellence in maths education.

Arrests have been made and a crime scene established at a park as police continue to investigate the disappearance of a man from Barking.

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A six-year-old girl's handmade reindeer design will be sent to the prime minister after winning a Christmas card competition.

A Dagenham man accused of murdering his brother-in-law has appeared in court.

Heathway in Dagenham is closed due to a gas leak caused by a car crash this afternoon.

There are delays on c2c services currently due to an "injured person" at London Fenchurch Street station.

A primary school in Dagenham will act as an example to others in the area after receiving unique accreditation.

A Dagenham man who stole vehicles from driveways in Kent has been sent to a young offenders' institution.

In the first of our east London panto reviews, we sent reporter Andrew Brookes to Theatre Royal Stratford East to experience a traditional Christmas show for the first time.

A police officer working across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was sacked without notice for his role in an insurance scam in Newham.

Barking and Dagenham College celebrated its latest graduates on Saturday.

Eye-catching artwork by pupils at a Dagenham secondary school has won a national competition.

Parents and guardians can now apply for primary or infant school places.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a double stabbing in Dagenham.

Self-heating textiles are believed to have caused a fire at a laundrette in Barking at the weekend.

A 13-year-old girl is in hospital and a 16-year-old boy was arrested after a car crashed into a shop near Barking station this morning.

Rush hour delays have hit the Hammersmith and City line after a power supply problem at Barking.

A damaged bridge between Barking and Upminster is causing delays on the c2c network.

A Dagenham man has been jailed for life for murdering a man with a machete in South Ockendon.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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