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.

A Barking man has been convicted of attempted murder after a "frenzied and sustained" knife attack that left a man with life-changing injuries.

Barking & Dagenham College has signed up to a new national mental health and wellbeing charter.

A special stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Dagenham schools.

The borough's Hindu community held a colourful celebration to end the nine-day festival Navratri.

Friends and family travelled from near and far to help a Second World War Royal Marine and great-grandfather celebrate his 100th birthday.

A person was killed after being hit by a train at Upton Park underground station this morning.

There are severe delays on the district line between Barking and Upminster currently.

A cemetery that recently underwent a £400,000 extension has received a nationally recognised award.

Underground passengers are facing severe delays on the Hammersmith and City line.

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough's own literary festival.

Council leader Darren Rodwell has backed a call from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for more adult volunteers to assist its fire cadet programme.

Student volunteers brightened up a Dagenham nursery as part of a community project this summer.

A group of Barking and Dagenham College students have put their skills into practice to make a difference in their community.

Three men dumping bags on a residential street and two women using a pram to carry rubbish are among fly-tipping offenders to be caught on camera.

Current and former University of East London students are helping non-native speakers in the community to learn English skills with free lessons.

It has been a positive GCSE results day for Elutec Year 11 pupils, with three quarters of the cohort achieving a standard pass in GCSE maths.

All Saints Catholic School are celebrating A-level and Btec results success, including doubling the amount of A* grades achieved last year.

Two students at Elutec have achieved the engineering technical baccalaureate - equating to four A-levels - after receiving their sixth form results.

When you've worked so hard to set up your future, it is a good feeling to have the next few years mapped out.

After restless nights awaiting her A-level results, Sowmiya Gunabalasingam will sleep soundly tonight.

A Dagenham teenager says she was "over the moon" to learn she would compete in Miss Galaxy UK final.

An overgrown and inaccessible walking area in Dagenham has been revitalised by London Community Rehabilitation workers.


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?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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