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The Vicarage Field shopping centre in Barking has announced two major changes as the UK enters into a three-week lockdown.

The coronavirus crisis is dominating the headlines, with the number of confirmed cases standing at 3,269 as of yesterday (March 20).

A review into fire safety has been launched by Barking and Dagenham Council, following the Samuel Garside House fire in June.

Retailer Dixons Carphone has announced plans to shut all 531 of its standalone Carphone Warehouse phone stores in the UK, resulting in nearly 3,000 job losses.

There are two cases of coronavirus at the Chestnut Court care home in Dagenham.

The coronavirus pandemic is putting excruciating pressure on vital services such as the NHS to stem the impact of a pandemic which may continue for months.

Three people in Barking and Dagenham have been diagnosed with coronavirus, up two from yesterday.

Police have arrested three teenagers after a car was stolen in a burglary in Dagenham.

There have been 382 people in the UK who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Excited students have told how they met the Duchess of Sussex on a day they’ll never forget when she visited their school last week.

A man who saved a child from a dog attack has been recognised by Barking and Dagenham Council for his bravery.

Police are on the lookout for a driver who allegedly fled the scene of a car crash which left three men critically injured.

The Samuel twins are everything you would expect from eight-year-old girls. They’re energetic, enthusiastic and endearing. They’re also child stars, having worked in the industry since the age of four. They already boast an impressive portfolio of work.

The number of large scale fly-tips in Barking and Dagenham has risen sixfold in less than a decade.

The number of fires in Barking and Dagenham has more than halved in the last decade.

The death of a man found in Parsloes Park is not being treated as suspicious.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 46 critically injured patients in Barking and Dagenham last year, new figures have revealed.

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

Police investigating reports of an assault and criminal damage at Barking station have released a picture of a man they wish to speak to.

A Dagenham actor has just secured the lead role in Warped Sacrifice, which opens at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre next month.

The evolution of gangs, drug markets and technology combine in a “perfect storm” to intensify problems facing the police when it comes to tackling serious violence among young people in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering.

Today it’s estimated that 4.7 million people in the UK have diabetes, the equivalent of a person being diagnosed every two minutes.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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