A legal eagle is running the marathon to prove his wife wrong – for once.

A man had to be cut free after getting trapped in a crash on the A1112.

Children living in a council run hostel have been treated to Easter eggs.

Families have found out whether or not their children got into their first choice primary schools.

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has replied to a six-year-old girl who urged him to take guns and knives off the streets in a letter.

A Barking and Dagenham College student’s space-themed cake has been ‘highly commended’ in a major competition.

Some children might spend their spare time staring at screens, but not Dara Adawole.

A licensee has lost a bid to extend opening hours at a club where police found a man armed with a knife and bat during a fight.

A gang and its drill musician ringleader that tortured a 16-year-old boy in a ‘violent and humiliating’ ordeal have been jailed for 23 years.

Demolition firm Squibb Group is behind the work at Sebastian Court in Meadow Road, Barking, with the council’s regeneration firm, Be First, sharing footage to mark the building’s end.

The Met is appealing for help finding a ‘vulnerable’ missing woman.

A technical college sponsored by Ford is on the look out for new students.

The council owned regeneration firm Be First Regeneration Ltd lost close to £4million in its first year.

The Duke of Sussex is to visit Dagenham today to open a new £6.15m youth centre.

The council has been counted in the top 20 per cent for electric vehicle charging, a BBC study revealed.

A group of mums is appealing for donations and volunteers to help pamper the homeless this Easter.

A woman found covered in bruises at her home died of natural causes, a coroner has concluded.

A top primary has been accused of scapegoating autistic children after it warned parents its results would dip because there were so many in the school.

A pensioner has slammed the council after she was fined for parking with two wheels on the pavement even though she has done for years.

A car made out of textiles took centre stage at the opening of a school exhibition inspired by the women of the borough.

The man in charge of street cleaning has suggested people should sweep the pavements outside their homes to keep neighbourhoods tidy.

Three drug dealers from Barking and Dagenham have been jailed following a series of police raids across east London.

An anti-social behaviour hotspot has been turned into a communal garden thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers.

A primary school’s pupils have taken their first steps along a new zebra crossing built thanks to people power.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at an end of terrace house on Saturday.

An ex-spin doctor has accused a Labour MP of not having the courage to support a second Brexit referendum.

A man was stabbed in Dagenham on Saturday night.

Work to build almost 100 temporary pre-fab homes for homeless people has begun.

The flag of Bangladesh has been raised at the town hall to celebrate 49 years since the country’s independence.

The mayor has made a last call for people to nominate groups or individuals for community awards.


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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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Nana Boakye-Yiadom’s late goal saw Barking end a four-match winless run and take all three Bostik North points on Saturday.

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