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The council’s purchase of land in a flood zone is ‘possibly just the beginning’ of a spending spree.

Neighbours are crying out for help from police following a spate of burglaries which left them fearing for their safety.

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

A Dagenham Market trader didn’t torch a £260,000 Ferrari because he was suffering from a broken ankle ‘after falling off his van while fixing an aerial’, a court has heard.

Neighbours have been urged to help in a weapons sweep as part of a crackdown on crime.

The redevelopment of the old Abbey sports centre has been given the green light in spite of campaigners’ concerns.

A pop up bus is to deliver urgent supplies to the East End’s homeless this Christmas.

A social enterprise has scooped an award and £500 prize money for its work tackling loneliness.

A charity shop has called on people to have a clear out to support sick and injured pets.

A Dagenham charity has set itself the goal of handing out 1,000 Christmas hampers this Christmas.

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

A Barking and Dagenham police cadet has scooped an award for always doing her best.

Drink or drug driving has led to four fatal or serious casualties in the borough this year, figures reveal.

A man has been fined £600 for dropping a cigarette butt.

Barking and Dagenham’s MPs have slated prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of a crunch vote.

Second World War veterans have called for people to join their club to save it from closing.

A museum has scooped £35,000 towards raising awareness of Barking’s former lords of the manor.

The council has marked World Aids Day by renewing a commitment to supporting people with HIV and Aids.

An Ilford market trader caught flogging fake designer jewellery in Barking has been fined almost £1,000.

The council should scrap free parking permits for councillors before asking drivers to pay more.

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A single mum is unable to return to her 12th-floor council flat after a boiler she warned was faulty caught fire.

Plans to build 13 pre-fab council homes in 60 weeks have been given the green light.

A woman and two children have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats.

Fatbergs have caused almost 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Detectives have appealed for help tracing a man wanted for questioning about a string of burglaries.

A Labour councillor who failed to declare an interest in two properties her husband rents out when she was responsible for punishing rogue landlords has apologised.

The council and a developer have scooped £1million to set up a major new construction training centre.

Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Abdulrahman Nassor Juma.

A councillor responsible for punishing rogue landlords who failed to declare a property her husband rents out has been ordered to make a public apology.

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