Birthdays are often a time to reflect; both on years passed, and all those still to come.

Dagenham Market may now be closed after 18 years as a community mainstay, but its legacy lives on.

The number of new claims for universal credit fell between between May and June as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

Two more arrests have been made in an ongoing intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

An MP has backed calls to add a Sikh tick box to the 2021 census, amid an ongoing legal battle over the group’s omission.

The stamp duty holiday could save Barking and Dagenham buyers thousands of pounds, according to local estate agents.

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

The Autism Hub in Romford’s Liberty shopping centre is open once again after coronavirus forced it to close for 14 weeks.

Jenkinson Denzel Southern is not interested in being a trailblazer.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

Creative Barking and Dagenham (CBD) is offering residents two exciting new opportunities to create, commission and curate artistic work around the theme of bridging divides and connecting across differences.

The organisers of Barking’s recent Black Lives Matter protest are holding an online event tomorrow, Friday July 3, to continue important discussions surrounding racism.

A number of local pubs have made announcements ahead of reopening this Saturday, July 4, after being closed since March 20 due to coronavirus.

A Dagenham print company has launched a yearbook to help schoolchildren hold onto memories made during the coronavirus lockdown.

An undercover intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence has led to 23 arrests across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.

TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after a trackside wall collapsed onto the railway track at East Ham.

Further data from the department of work and pensions (DWP) shows a spike in universal credit claims across both Barking and Dagenham constituencies between April and May.

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Barking.

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

Bill Dabell is appealing to the Barking and Dagenham public to help track down the woman who introduced him to his now-terminally ill wife, Maureen.

The death of George Floyd has resonated with people all over the world, many of whom have voiced a desire for real change.

Four charities have shared a combined £23,000 donation from developer Countryside.

The Vicarage Field shopping centre is set to open for non-essential shops next Monday, June 15, as careful reopening plans gather pace.

The streets of Barking were today filled with protesters, as hundreds of people marched to honour the Black Lives Matter movement.

Today marks a poignant day in the Barking calendar.

Dagenham charity Sycamore Trust has adapted most of its programmes during the coronavirus pandemic, putting on virtual sessions to ensure service users don’t miss out.

A Black Lives Matter protest is set to take place in Barking tomorrow, June 9, between 1 - 3pm.

Barking Market is set to reopen to customers on Tuesday June 9, with a range of safety measures put in place to keep shoppers and traders safe.

A rule change has been made which will allow MPs currently unable to attend parliament to arrange proxy voting, following criticisms of the new system which excluded representatives from Barking and West Ham earlier this week.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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