A former barman who arrived in the country with just a few possessions and no English has scooped a post-graduate job - a year early.

A railway station pop-up shop is selling jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, clothing, games and gifts for Christmas made by people from the borough.

A man from Dagenham has been charged with murder following a shooting in Stepney.

The mother of a teenager whose body was pulled from the River Thames has said there is no way he committed suicide after a coroner recorded an open conclusion.

Barking and Dagenham is among the top 10 worst places for air pollution, a study shows.

A team of students have cleared almost 40 bags of rubbish from the grounds around Barking Abbey as part of a capital-wide push against litter.

A Dagenham primary school choir has made it to the last 12 of a national competition.

A grieving woman has caught cemetery gardeners on film pocketing bottles of booze left at her partner's grave.

A six-year-old boy attacked by a dog as he walked home from school will be scarred for life, his parents have revealed.

Youngsters are inviting everyone to join them and Santa Claus for an evening of Christmas festivities.

The death of a woman whose body was discovered at her home is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

The most senior judge in England and Wales has visited a Dagenham school in a bid to inspire youngsters to become future legal eagles.

Volunteers have invited people to join them in planting a community orchard as part of their bid to tackle climate change.

Tributes have been paid to a "pioneering" and "much-loved" former councillor who served for more than 20 years.

Two thugs who kidnapped a man, threatened him at gunpoint and blackmailed his family have been jailed.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two students have been enjoying prestigious scholarships at a Paris photography studio.

A boy has suffered life-changing injuries after being attacked by a dog in the street.

An alleged killer couldn't have fatally stabbed a Dagenham man in an Anerley car park because he had been trying to stop the attack, a court has heard.

The full list of candidates standing for Dagenham and Rainham in the general election has been published.

The full list of candidates standing for Barking at the general election has been published.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses in connection with a double stabbing.

A man is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked following a football match.

Plans to build 56 affordable homes on the site of a former Royal British Legion hall have been described as a "win win" for the community.

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers' cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

The leader of the council has slammed people who complain but don't participate in public consultations saying their "ignorance" stops them from taking part.

The mother of a Dagenham man killed in an Anerley car park broke down after a girl accused of his murder told a court she wants to help his family get justice.

Contractors have agreed to create 560 jobs and hundreds of new apprenticeships in the construction industry by 2025.

A family historian has restored the final resting place of his great, great, great grandparents after stumbling upon their grave in a Barking churchyard.


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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