A national charity is to provide specialist domestic violence services after teaming up with the council.

A 12-year old boy is among nine youngsters attending a tuition centre who have achieved top grades in maths.

Two brothers whose quick-thinking could have saved lives during the Samuel Garside House fire have scooped awards.

A man shot a knife-wielding boy at close range without warning following a chase on a Tube, a court has heard.

A crash on the A13 has been causing traffic delays.

Community-minded youngsters have launched a poster campaign with an international advertising firm to challenge how they are portrayed in the media.

Youngsters at Sydney Russell are celebrating today after scooping top grades following years of hard work.

A budding film director is paying tribute to the streets where he lives in his next movie.

A college principal has warned a lack of awareness about new technical qualifications could see youngsters miss opportunities.

Students at Barking and Dagenham College have been celebrating their BTEC results.

Colleges, advisers and organisations have all been lined up for a careers fair next month.

A mother whose 11-month-old was killed by a babysitter working illegally in the UK has described her daughter's final moments.

The police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

The iconic Abbey Road Studios outside which the famous Beatles zebra crossing photo was taken 50 years ago has a rival.

A man was found fatally stabbed following a street brawl, a court has heard.

A planning application for the latest stage of redevelopment of the Gascoigne Estate has been submitted to the council.

A residents' association chairman has said forcing people to pay to park outside their homes is an attack on working people.

When most people think of firefighters they don't imagine them sitting on bikes.

A pair of fitness fanatics are to scale the highest mountain in Africa in a bid to raise £1,000 for charity.

An author has published a novel about living in a cul-de-sac in tribute to the people of Dagenham.

A boxing club is appealing for help keeping its doors open as spiralling costs put it at risk of closing six months after finding a new home.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl.

A scheme offering free NHS MOTs that can help spot a range of health conditions has been rolled out to eight more pharmacies.

The Bishop of Barking has joined more than 100 faith leaders urging Boris Johnson to allow more refugees into the country.

Who needs the Tour de France when you can enjoy a Tour de Becontree?

Passengers are facing misery this morning after trespassers on the line caused delays on the c2c.

A shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 after illegally selling alcohol to two children.

A new playground promises fun in the sun for children in Chadwell Heath.

A golf course gearing up to host a European championship after its clubhouse was torched in an apparent arson attack, has "risen from the ashes".

A hospital director who turned around "one of the worst midwifery departments" in the UK has received a university's top honour.


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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