A disabled girl is still unable to start secondary school, halfway through the first term.

Almost all of the tower blocks on the Gascoigne estate will be demolished and some have already been flattened.

It was when Sylvia Kent began research for her tenth book that she realised the centenary of the Becontree Estate was fast approaching.

A woman is determined to trace her relatives after her dad died before he was able to find his long-lost siblings.

An investigation has been launched at a garage after a customer drove away with a faulty steering wheel straight after his car had been in for repair.

A teenage boy who was caught carrying a kitchen knife has been spared a criminal record after promising a court that he had learnt his lesson.

Footage has been released of two men that the police want to speak to in connection with a burglary where more than £700 worth of equipment was taken.

Neighbours living near the new Asda superstore have said they are fed up with drivers clogging up the roads and parking outside their houses.

A mum has spoken of her concern after she was sent a letter warning about a possible case of hepatitis A at her son’s school.

A mountaineer has taken fundraising to new heights by legally changing his name to Teddy Bear for charity.

A further education college opened its doors to prospective students who might be interested in studying at the site in the future.

A dinner lady who holds the recipe for success has been crowned primary school caterer of the year.

A new school dinner menu being launched across the borough will include freshly baked gluten-free bread and organic ingredients.

With a business providing action vehicles for films, a council office dedicated to attracting film crews and talk of a new studio on par with Pinewood opening up, the plains of Dagenham are shaping up to be the next Hollywood hills.

The equal pay strikers who famously downed tools at Ford’s Dagenham plant were honoured at the Women in the World London Summit.

Margaret Hodge handed over a cheque to a youth group on Friday to help the organisers provide more activities for young people.

A homeless man is a step closer to having a roof over his head after a campaign to get him housed by Christmas reached its target on Tuesday.

A darts team enjoyed their moment of fame last night by playing the sport live on TV up against a Hollywood actress.

A museum next door to a chippy which explores the history of the Gascoigne Estate opened its doors to the public last night.

A grieving man says he was left “sickened” after he was burgled while he was on his way to his mum’s cremation.

A grandmother fears that her dreams of buying her autistic grandson a service dog have been shattered.

A homeless man broke down in tears as he was reunited with his long-lost daughter for the first time in 20 years.

A new singing group is hoping to hit the right note when it launches in a drop-in centre on Monday.

Police who were called to reports of a man collapsed on the pavement found him suffering from a number of stab wounds to his legs.

Police have released CCTV of the people they wish to speak with after a pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in Barking.

It might not have the Hollywood hills but filmmakers should flock to Dagenham to make use of a new studio space, according to businessman John Lewis.

Man stabbed on Dagenham street

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Police were called to a disturbance where they found that a man had been stabbed in the street.

A former Sydney Russell pupil has been jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy.

“The Riverside in Barking is the future,” so says Cllr Josephine Channer and Cllr Bill Turner who represent Thames ward.

“Everybody on the street knows me – it’s the friendliest street you’ll find.”


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