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.

Fingerprint drug testing is being used to support health and justice rehabilitation services in the borough.

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a warehouse in Dagenham, in which a worker was threatened and tied up.

Overground passengers travelling on Stratford and Barking routes are facing severe delays this morning.

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.


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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