A drug dealer kept crack cocaine and heroin up his bum for EIGHT days in a bid to stop police from finding his stash after he was arrested.

A motorist who ran over an elderly pedestrian after ignoring medical advice not to drive because of an eye condition has been jailed for dangerous driving.

A couple who hired a ‘man with a van’ to take away their rubbish have been fined for fly-tipping after he turned out to be an illegal dumper.

The finalists for the London Curry Awards have been revealed and a string of restaurants across east London and Kent are included.

Leftover food from Tesco branches in Bow and Barking are being used to feed needy refugees and migrants in Newham.

Barking and Dagenham Council will provide specialist help for workers who are victims of domestic violence after becoming the first London borough to support a special agreement.

A crowd fundraiser to help the victims of the Barking Riverside fire has collected £16,000 in just one week.

Have you always fancied learning another language or creating your own t-shirt?

A charity that has supported victims of the Grenfell tower fire has opened a support line for residents affected by the Barking Riverside blaze.

A shop owner in Dagenham has been fined for a second time for failing to prove how he got rid of his business waste.

Plans for a new look solar-powered housing estate with 526 new flats has been given the green light by council chiefs.

Almost 100 new council homes will be built on the site of a former housing block in Barking.

These are what the new proposed shared ownership homes in Dagenham look like.

A crooked window cleaner who burgled his elderly client’s homes in Dagenham after they trusted him to use their toilet alone is due to be sentenced today.

School was out yesterday afternoon as more than 500 pupils took to the streets in Barking to march against car use.

The council marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by flying the rainbow flag over Barking Town Hall today.

Students at a secondary school in Dagenham have raised £2,000 in memory of their friend who died from leukaemia.

A crooked window cleaner who burgled his elderly client’s homes in Dagenham after they trusted him to use their toilet alone is facing prison.

Three historical and world renowned markets are to move to Dagenham.

Four men who were arrested on suspicion of murder following an ‘unexplained’ death in Dagenham have been bailed.

Footballer Raheem Sterling will pay for the funeral of a schoolboy Damary Dawkins who died from cancer.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following an ‘unexplained’ death in Dagenham.

The Home Office is to review the case of a Jamaican grandmother who has been refused a visa to attend the funeral of her grandson from Dagenham.

The family of a missing teenager from Dagenham are appealing for information leading to his whereabouts.

Crossrail might not open to passengers until 2021, more than two years after services were originally due to commence, it has been claimed.

A schoolboy battling a rare form of leukaemia who won the hearts of rappers Stormzy and D-Saro has lost his fight.

A flat above shops in Dagenham that was suspected of being used by prostitutes and drug dealers has been closed down following a catalogue of complaints from neighbours and traders.

Past and present West Ham footballers officially open the club’s new academy at its training ground in Chadwell Heath.

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Dagenham this evening.

Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company are giving away five VIP tickets to the 10th Daggers Against Racism Day.


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