The community came together through music and dance as a festival atmosphere filled the Barking town square on Saturday.

An open day to raise awareness of macular disease will take place ahead of the launch of a new peer support group in Barking.

A 20-year-old man was arrested after a police pursuit in Dagenham ended with a crash into a stationary car.

Passengers are facing disruptions across the whole c2c network this morning due to a train fault at West Ham.

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

A Dagenham school has scooped a national award for their work to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Marginalised young women in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets are receiving support to get into work through new charity partnerships.

A university with a campus in Dagenham has risen to its highest ever rating in a prestigious league table.

Working conditions for building projects in the borough will meet the highest standards after Barking and Dagenham became the first London council to sign a new charter.

Former students of a Dagenham school from across three decades have come together to reminisce, network and celebrate its alumni programme.

Bedsits rented out by two landlords from Barking were found to have breached 25 regulations during a council inspection.

A family-friendly museum in Dagenham is in the running for a national award.

Lidl plans to open a new store in Dagenham close to an Asda supermarket.

A Chadwell Heath charity using football to bring together disadvantaged communities has received a funding boost of almost £60,000 from two grants.

A cigarette tossed from a car has cost a Dagenham woman £689.

Thousands of people turned out to Abbey Green and the Abbey Ruins over the weekend for the fifth Barking Folk Festival.

A club hut has been damaged in a fire at a park in Dagenham.

A public consultation has been opened on plans to move London's three historic wholesale food markets to one site at Dagenham.

Young people most at risk of becoming involved in violence and other crime are being offered activities and safe spaces to help them develop.

"Traumatised" residents who escaped the Barking Riverside blaze say it is lucky no one was killed, claiming there was no warning from fire alarms or sprinklers in the building.

Have you ever heard the bells from St Margaret's Church ringing out across Barking on a Sunday morning and wondered how it's done?

Firefighters have urged the community to ensure white goods are stored safely after a house fire in Barking last night.

An amateur rugby club has been told their insurance won't cover thousands of pounds worth of "irreplaceable" equipment set alight by vandals recently.

The council leader of the only leave-voting borough to back Labour in the EU elections said democracy means "you're allowed to change your mind".

Primary pupils in Dagenham were put through their paces by a former international basketball player.

Fines for fly-tipping in Barking and Dagenham will more than double from next month.

Fourteen knives were seized in schools, pupil referral units and colleges in Barking and Dagenham last year, it has been revealed.

A sports club in Dagenham has lost thousands of pounds worth of equipment after a storage container was set alight.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

Barking and Dagenham has been showcased in a new video aimed at attracting London visitors to the borough.


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.

Here's why we should preserve and restore the historic and natural landscape and how you could help with one of Land of the Fanns' community project grants, of up to £5,000.

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?



A Dagenham athlete is ranked number one for Great Britain this year in the Veteran 40 (V40) 800m after his run in the Inter-County Championships.

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