Train operator c2c has introduced an exemption badge to support passengers who are unable to wear face coverings.

Leisure centres in Barking and Dagenham will reopen on Friday.

The council has extended free parking for NHS staff and key workers until the end of September.

BAME people in Barking and Dagenham are being urged to join the Met in a recruitment drive, as City Hall looks at diversifying the police force.

People living in the borough aged 19 to 23 have the opportunity to apply for a railway engineering traineeship.

Police have seized around £250,000 worth of items – including hundreds of iPads and iPhones – and cash from an office in Barking.

A dance troupe came home to the borough to produce a powerful performance at the site of the future Dagenham film studios.

One person has been arrested after a teenage boy was stabbed in broad daylight in a Dagenham park.

The Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line will be closed for 10 consecutive weekends for track upgrades and bridge strengthening work beginning next month.

An investigation that led to more than 60,000 items of fake clothing being recovered helped earn the council’s trading standards team a national award.

Valence House is developing a new digital offering – including video tours, short films and interactive exhibitions – to build on its work online during lockdown.

A teenager from Barking has been found guilty of murdering a man he chased and stabbed to death in broad daylight in Kent.

A fly tipper and litterer have been fined after being caught in the act by council officers.

The council has assembled a team of enforcement officers to crackdown on pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other businesses today (July 4).

Men from Dagenham and Upminster have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in South Ockendon.

An infant school is Dagenham has sought to reassure parents after a positive Covid-19 test.

Churches can reopen to the public this weekend, but many will continue to offer online worship as well.

Barking and Dagenham Council has released a video to show support for the LGBT+ community ahead of the cancelled Pride in London event.

A teenager is in hospital after being shot in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham GPs are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

Two sisters from Barking held a candlelit vigil outside Downing Street to honour NHS workers who have died because of coronavirus.

Library services in the borough have moved online whilst they are closed during lockdown.

A woman has been charged with a firearms offence by police investigating a shooting in Barking.

A Dagenham teenager will face court today after being charged with the murder of a man in north London.

Met Police detectives wish to speak with this man after a racially aggravated stabbing at a home in Dagenham.

A teenage boy from Dagenham was arrested during the Black Lives Matter rally in central London.

Prospective university students can find out more about studying for a degree in Dagenham without leaving their homes.

A Dagenham man has been jailed for 30 months and handed a 15 year restraining order after brutally attacking a woman and assaulting police officers.


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