An expert found no evidence of a proper risk assessment being done before an employee was crushed to death at work, a court heard.

A landmark Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the use of wide injunctions targeting Gypsy and Traveller camps.

The number of school pupils in the borough is set to increase to more than 50,000 in the next five years, a council report reveals.

Do you know an "inspirational" woman who deserves an award?

A boss was warned about health and safety "failings" before his worker was crushed to death under window panes, a court has heard.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers' memories.

The cause of a fire at an industrial estate is under investigation.

Three members of a criminal gang who went on a £300,000 'high end' car stealing rampage have each been jailed for three years.

Old school photos may be a bit embarrassing years after they were taken, but former pupils at one primary could see them form part of centenary celebrations.

A scheme helping GPs tackle the root causes of ill health has been hailed a success following a trial.

Demolition work has begun on the next stage of plans to redevelop a 1960s housing estate.

An investigation is underway into what caused a house fire which damaged part of a roof.

A man and woman who hacked more than 700 bank and mobile phone accounts in a £12,000 fraud have been sentenced.

The police has appealed for help finding a man wanted after failing to appear in court.

A boy who was reported missing has now been found.

Barking and Dagenham has one of the lowest startup business survival rates in the capital, research has revealed.

The council has announced plans to increase council tax by four percent.

A team of animal lovers who rescue lost, found or injured pets is appealing for support to meet increasing demand for their help.

A great-grandmother who spent more than 20 years volunteering has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list.

An organisation is offering people the chance to learn more about developments in the borough by taking its free bus tour.

Up to 1,000 people had their New Year's Eve celebrations cut short after an illegal rave was busted.

A senior coroner has criticised an NHS trust after staff missed a woman's suicide threat before she took her own life.

A law firm has received special recognition from a charity for its work supporting brain injury survivors.

Detectives searching for Dennis Farnall have said they believe a body discovered two days ago is his.

Three men are in police custody after officers were called to a fight inside a sports shop.

A 14-year old boy has now been found after being reported missing on Christmas Eve.

The teenager had been missing from Chadwell Heath, but charity, Missing People, confirmed on Thursday, January 2 he has been found.

Police searching for a missing man have found a body.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has described it as "a little Shangri La in Dagenham".

A group of college childcare students had a brush with fame when they met a former Love Island star after a panto trip.

A care home's residents have been treated to carols and Christmas dinner by infant school pupils.


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.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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