More prohibition notices have been issued to shops breaching the government’s coronavirus guidance in Barking and Dagenham than any other London borough.

A man and a woman from Dagenham have been arrested after children’s toys were stolen in Brentwood, Essex.

A Dagenham man who stole £11,500 in three knifepoint robberies of amusement arcades in Romford, Welling and Kent has been jailed.

A man and a teenage boy are in hospital after being stabbed in Dagenham.

A Dagenham couple whose wedding reception was cancelled because of the pandemic shared “the first dance they should have had” in their street.

London City Airport (LCA) is donating £12,500 to support two foodbanks in the borough.

Nine in 10 children due to start in September were offered their first-choice primary school in Barking and Dagenham.

Thousands of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been donated to the council from Hong Kong and China for the borough’s coronavirus frontline workers.

A Dagenham man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences after being pulled over by police whilst driving near Colchester.

Beware of scammers trying to make a quick profit out of the vulnerable during the coronavirus epidemic, the council has warned.

The council and police continue to crack down on shops that have stayed open during the coronavirus crisis against government orders to close.

Parks may be closed and fines will be issued if people continue to ignore coronavirus lockdown rules, the council says.

One of the original Dagenham Girl Pipers was delighted with a surprise from her former band for her 100th birthday.

Churches are using digital communication tools to help Christians worship from home, including providing online resources and live streamed services for Holy Week and Easter.

The firefighters who battled a Barking industrial estate blaze this morning saved vital NHS supplies destined for the new Nightingale Hospital.

Two cars, a street lamp and a bus stop were destroyed by fire after a crash ended a police pursuit in Dagenham.

If you see a business open that shouldn’t be, report it.

Using coronavirus to threaten someone is a criminal offence, the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) has warned after a Dagenham man appeared in court for coughing at police.

Everyone’s favourite magic yellow bear is bring his spectacular show to Barking.

Overground services between Barking and South Tottenham have been suspended after a lorry crashed into a bridge.

Pupils have returned to a Dagenham school after being kept at home for more than a week over coronavirus concerns.

A planned housing redevelopment in Dagenham may compound parking issues in an already congested area, residents say.

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

Pupils and staff returning from a ski trip have been sent home from a Dagenham school following advice on the coronavirus.

How much do you think the most expensive homes in the borough are worth?

A Dagenham shop owner has been ordered to pay more than £880 after being caught trading without the required license.

Police are investigating a fight at Becontree Underground station, which was closed for hours after the incident.

The council has brought three new electric vans as part of its commitment to reduce vehicle emissions in the borough.

A trolley of watermelons out on the street has cost a Barking supermarket more than £1,100.

Dagenham pupils joined 8,000 schoolchildren and professional artists in taking to the stage for a spectacular performance at The O2 Arena.


The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

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