A college’s staff have turned tech to carry on teaching after the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut.

A total of nine businesses have been closed down after operating illegally during the coronavirus outbreak.

Plans to build more than 60 affordable homes have got the green light from the council.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

A shopkeeper is calling for the rent at his premises to be deferred to help his business survive plummeting sales triggered by the coronavirus.

The council is introducing free parking for keyworkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

A community centre has launched a foodbank to support people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillors have approved plans to build more than 80 “affordable” homes.

The leader of the local authority has demanded “bold” action to prevent a spike in homelessness from coronavirus.

A performing arts organisation is offering people online tutorials after coronavirus forced it to postpone its events.

A magazine editor has judged a make-up competiton which saw a teenager turned into a zombie using breakfast cereal.

A mother has pleaded for her missing daughter to come home.

A business support group wants to hear from firms hit by the coronavirus.

The council has agreed to sell its old depot to make way for a new special school.

Universities have announced plans to suspend face to face teaching as the grip of the coronavirus crisis tightens.

Plans to redevelop part of an estate by building more than 200 homes have gone on show.

A man is due to appear in court after a child was attacked by a dog.

An appeal has been launched to help find a missing 14-year old boy.

A schoolteacher has been fined almost £20,000 for selling counterfeit replica Premier League football kits and Calvin Klein underwear.

Two rogue landlords – including a solicitor – must pay a combined £40,000 after being taken to court by the council.

A meeting has been arranged for people to have their say on redevelopment plans.

A gang carrying two loaded semi-automatic weapons in a car have been found guilty of firearms offences.

A rush on hand sanitiser sparked by the coronavirus has seen shops sell out and restrictions on sales introduced.

New designs for the Dagenham Studios have been released as part of a bid to turn a former factory site into London’s Hollywood.

A colourful canopy of shapes and messages has been unveiled above an alleyway as part of a bid to put smiles on people’s faces.

A manhunt has been launched after a group of males were seen brandishing a machete.

The wheels are going round and round but on new bicycles donated to pre-school children.

A group of almost 300 supermarket workers are fighting for up to £10,000 each in equal pay compensation.

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.


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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