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A support service has been set up to help families caring for children who have suffered abuse and trauma.

A team of volunteers has launched a community foodbank in Barking.

A nurse has described how acts of kindness have helped her cope with working on a Covid-19 ward.

Plans to cut the local authority’s greenhouse gases have taken a step forward.

People have been invited to write “love letters to the world” to let their imaginations roam freely while stuck in lockdown.

The council has stepped in to make sure the development of a former job centre site can continue even though it is not expected “to swell its coffers”.

Nearly a quarter of children in working households in Barking live in poverty, a study shows.

The council has estimated it will see a £24million shortfall in its finances this year as it counts the cost of the coronavirus pandemic.

A supermarket’s staff are limbering up to a dance-a-thon in a bid to raise £500 for an NHS charity.

A man stopped by police following an allegation he was carrying a gun had no weapon and hadn’t committed any offences.

A man has been charged with attacking a police officer and dangerous driving following a car chase.

A nursery has scooped £5,000 from money saving expert Martin Lewis’s coronavirus emergency fund.

An arthouse cinema, affordable housing and healthy ageing centre looks set to be built on the site of a former sports centre.

The borough’s political leaders have slammed the government’s roadmap for easing England out of lockdown restrictions.

An express freight route service between Spain and Barking has been launched to transport essential hygiene, medical and food supplies.

A further education college has gone online to recruit its next crop of students.

A hospice is seeking donations to help vulnerable children through its Ramadan fundraising appeal.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

An artist has surprised neighbours with a graffiti-style tribute to NHS workers.

A dancer from Dagenham has created a tap for carers salute to NHS workers in a bid to raise £1,000 for charity.

A Dagenham burglar who raided a home even after the owner warned him he was caught on CCTV has been jailed for four years.

Proposals to build 56 affordable homes in Dagenham have been given the green light.

This is the moment a gang breaks into a car before one of them races off with it.

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal car crash.

A man has been arrested following a media appeal in connection with a fatal car crash.

The council is giving town centres a deep clean while they remain quieter due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Vandals have stolen lampposts, picnic tables and benches from a park which was due to be opened this month.

A mobile coronavirus testing facility is due to be based at Barking Hospital today.

The council’s regeneration arm has had its vision for the next five years approved by town hall chiefs.

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