A man from Dagenham has been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old.

A police officer was cut with a sword while trying to detain a man.

Plans have been approved to build “affordable” homes on protected land next to the A12.

A school is taking on a charity challenge to raise £5,000 in honour of a pupil who died unexpectedly of cancer.

The town hall could put on a drive in carol service this Christmas.

A woman given months to live has thanked the community for giving her family a Christmas to remember.

A man is in a stable condition after falling from the A13.

Neighbours have demanded an investigation over a proposal to build more than 300 homes on “protected” land.

Views are being sought on what would make people get more creative in the borough.

A socially distanced performance of The Princess and the Pea promises “escapism, fun and creativity” this Christmas.

A mum with cancer and her children have received some early Christmas cheer after cops donated a hamper.

A man who stabbed one of his victims with such force the knife went through her hand in a drunken row at a dinner party has been convicted of manslaughter.

A man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker following an arrest inside Dagenham police station.

A plan to build more than 50 homes has been given a green light by the town hall.

The top cop in charge on the night a serial killer’s first victim was found wants legal representation during fresh inquests.

People have been warned to stick by coronavirus rules if they want to enjoy Christmas this year.

An injured woman was rescued from a car after a crash this morning.

Two competition-winning pupils have seen flags they designed planted at the South Pole.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

A member of the public moved out of the borough after a relative featured on the town hall’s flytipping Wall of Shame.

An outbreak of Covid-19 at a care home has seen 40 people go down with the virus, a meeting heard.

A woman has shaved and tattooed her head in tribute to a 13-year-old girl who died after beating leukaemia twice.

A former rough sleeper known affectionately as Santa Claus has thanked supporters after getting off the streets.

The borough has marked a scaled back Remembrance Sunday due to Covid-19.

The daughter of a man killed in a hit and run has described the driver’s 56-month prison sentence as “a slap in the face”.

This is the moment thieves snatch a £6,500 motorbike from outside a home in Dagenham.

The town hall has issued a retail giant with a legal order demanding it tells customers to wear face masks.

People’s memories and stories of life on the Becontree Estate are being sought for a book by Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas to mark its 100th year.

A child, man and woman have been saved from a fire caused by laptop batteries.

A man has appeared in court charged with offences linked to a county lines drug dealing investigation.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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