MP Jon Cruddas has been accused of playing party politics and scaremongering following a key vote around the government's new Brexit deal.

A man has suffered "serious injuries" after being hit by a car.

An estate agent has been fined more than £2,500 after a six-foot high pile of waste was flytipped on his land.

An Ilford man has been fined after hiring a "man with a van" to take away rubbish later found illegally dumped in a Barking street.

A mum is bouncing back from depression after scooping top prize in a national cake baking competition.

Members of the homeless community have spoken out after five rough sleepers died on the borough's streets.

Boy hit by car in Dagenham

Monday, October 7, 2019

A teenaged boy was hit by a car in Dagenham on Friday night.

A youth club has announced its half term plans promising youngsters will have fun, make new friends and learn something new.

A beauty shop's staff have treated Thomas Cook workers searching for jobs to a free pampering following the tour operator's collapse.

Nigerian Independence Day and the start of Black History Month have been marked by two flag raising ceremonies.

An overheated car has seen the fire brigade called to a multi-storey car park in Barking.

Fake Apple AirPods were among £50,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized in a raid on an illegally rented house.

A pop-up gallery's new exhibition displays work inspired by Africa.

A young mum was "buzzing" after her boss shaved her hair off for charity.

A man has been treated for a head wound after being attacked and robbed by a gang.

A Dagenham-born amputee has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after he became the fastest person to row from Europe to South America.

A supermarket manager is to shave off a staff member's locks in a bid to raise £1,000 for charity.

A school, community group and sports club have teamed up to get young people to pick up boxing gloves instead of knives.

A school's ex-pupils returned for an "inspirational" awards ceremony to celebrate youngsters' successes.

Plans for black history month have been revealed as the borough prepares to celebrate the history, achievements and culture of black and minority ethnic people.

An appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage has been launched after a man was hit by a car on the A13.

A school has opened the doors to 'state of the art' science labs as part of its £55million expansion plan.

A bid to build 19 "affordable" homes on the Becontree Estate has been given the green light by town hall chiefs.

A disused pub is to be restored with homes built next door to a garden of remembrance despite families' privacy fears.

A new two-bedroom flat which will become home to a homeless family got the seal of approval during a visit by town hall chiefs.

An art teacher who painted a mural to brighten up her neighbourhood has spoken out after it was sprayed with graffiti.

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

Neighbours are invited to a drop-in session to view proposals for more than 50 "affordable" homes.

An independent furniture company has completed the first stage of its management buyout.

Police have appealed for information to trace a missing girl who may be in the borough.


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?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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