The police found cannabis plants while investigating a burglary.

A police sergeant has urged people to protect their homes from an expected “massive” rise in burglaries ahead of the clocks going back.

A man who arrived in the UK with little English and no qualifications has praised the part colleges play in transforming lives.

A man has been charged after a cross was torn off the roof of a church in Chadwell Heath.

Plans to restrict vehicles around five schools in a bid to improve safety have been announced.

An investigation is underway after a “suspicious” fire destroyed the ground floor of a shop.

A man is in custody after a cross was torn off a church roof.

A boxing club has opened a hub in a bid to stop youngsters falling victim to violence or ending up behind bars.

Half of children in Barking and Dagenham live in poverty, a study shows.

A councillor has been shortlisted for an award in a national competition.

People are having to wait up to 13 weeks for blood tests in the borough.

A woman who died in a fatal collision on the M11 has been named by police as Eni-itan Bajomo.

Bob the Builder may have topped the charts once, but now it’s time for Ella the architect to inspire a generation to get into the trade.

Two men believed to be members of an organised crime gang have been taken into custody after a series of dawn raids.

The planned raising of a 5G mast has been met with opposition from angry neighbours.

A woman who counted Dame Vera Lynn as a family friend has celebrated her 100th birthday.

The police are appealing for witnesses after two men were found stabbed.

A man who threw parties for two nights running despite a warning after the first has avoided court.

The town hall is asking for people’s views on its air quality action plan.

A “massive increase” in the number of unemployed people may result when furlough ends this month.

Neighbours are being encouraged to run the length of the River Thames to raise money for charity.

Black History Month is underway with the borough celebrating the history, achievements and culture of black, African and Caribbean people.

A man and woman have been found injured following a shooting in Dagenham.

An online petition calling for a disused pub to be rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire has been launched.

Teachers need to be tested for the coronavirus every week to keep schools open.

Views are being sought on the future of the borough.

The police have released a man’s description following an alleged rape in Dagenham.

The police are investigating reports of a rape.

A community noticeboard at the Fiddlers, Becontree Heath, has been officially unveiled by the mayor.

The building of hundreds of “affordable” homes is speeding up at one of the capital’s largest estate redevelopment projects.


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