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An archaeological dig is taking place at the medieval moat at Valence House, as part of the first stage of wider plans for the area.

A Barking shop owner has called on the community to support local trade and jobs as businesses feel the impact of the pandemic.

The Post is today launching a campaign in support of the borough’s high street shops, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic on top of challenges such as expensive rents, changing consumer habits and the rise of online shopping.

A school in Dagenham has built an outdoor “reading garden” for pupils in memory of a long-serving English teacher.

Men from Dagenham and Custom House have been charged after a series of early morning raids.

Dagenham pupils showcased their love of words in an inter-school “virtual poetry slam”.

Around 32,000 native trees and shrubs will be planted in Dagenham as a tribute to the NHS staff and key workers on the pandemic frontline.

A Dagenham police cadet has been recognised for making PPE for NHS workers during lockdown.

A man from Barking has been charged with dealing Class A drugs in Kent.

Men from Stratford and Wanstead have been charged in connection with a shooting in Dagenham.

A man has been charged with carrying out two sexual assaults in Dagenham.

Water supply to homes across east London should be restored today after engineers worked through the night to fix a burst pipe.

A shisha bar in Barking has been shut down after it “continuously” broke the government’s coronavirus rules.

A 15-year-old from Barking and another teenager have been charged after a police officer was stabbed.

People who have to self-isolate because of Covid-19 can now apply for a support payment.

Tributes have been paid after the death of a well-loved education chief, who was also the borough’s first director of children’s services.

Historic England has chosen a Dagenham school to help pilot a scheme championing the value of local heritage and its role in the national curriculum.

Parents are being urged to set an example by social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or picking up children at school.

Police are appealing for information to find a missing teenage girl who could be in Dagenham.

A serving police constable working in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct.

A blaze at a house in Barking is believed to have been caused by an extension lead.

A man killed in a Dagenham car park has been named by police.

A further education college is offering free one-year courses for 18 and 19-year-olds too help young people during a challenging time.

Police found a suspected sawn-off shotgun and drugs after searching two abandoned vehicles in Dagenham.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally injured in a Dagenham car park.

Two people have been fined £400 for flytipping after featuring in the council’s “wall of shame” CCTV appeal video series.

A Barking man overcame a language barrier to secure a full-time role with the help of an employment and wellbeing programme.

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

Oil-soaked paper towels are believed to have caused an overnight blaze at a business park in Barking.

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