The council is to build new temporary accommodation properties in Dagenham which will be allocated to homeless people in the borough in time for Christmas.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has vowed to stay with Labour and ‘fight for the values, principles and soul of the party’ following the resignation of seven of her colleagues.

A group of kind-hearted knitters have been awarded for their contributions to events in Barking and Dagenham.

Dagenham jobcentre has been sold and will be turned into a housing development with a commercial unit on the ground floor.

A trader has admitted offering customers a bum deal by selling them fake Chanel potties at Dagenham Sunday Market.

A controlling womaniser who murdered his wife in the family home while their daughters were in before setting fire to her body will be sentenced today.

Barking and Dagenham Council has unanimously agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

A man from east London has been charged with terrorism offences including being a member of Al Qa’ida.

Police have today released two dramatic videos which shows a high speed chase where a shotgun was waved at them by a gang member in a ‘scary clown mask’.

There are five food premises in Barking and Dagenham with a zero-rating for hygiene.

Watch out Hollywood, Dagenham East is a step closer to becoming the UK’s equivalent.

One of the council’s weapons against fly-tipping has returned for the first time this year with the release of its 11th CCTV appeal.

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Detectives are appealing for information in their hunt to find a wanted man with links to east London.

Cowardly robbers attacked an elderly man in his Dagenham home during a violent burglary last night.

A sixth youth has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.

As a parent the worst fear is for one of your children to fall ill.

A woman and a man have been charged following two separate knife attacks in Barking last Friday.

A schoolboy from Dagenham battling leukaemia who desperately needs a blood stem cell donor to save his life has found a match and had a transplant.

A woman and a man have been arrested following two separate knife attacks 20 minutes apart in Barking last night.

A 10-year-old child has been rescued after they fell into the Barking Creek yesterday evening.

A discount retailer with stores in Chadwell Heath, Beckton and Romford has rolled out a weekly ‘quiet hour’ to help shoppers with autism.

I can’t believe we are coming to the end of 2018.

Plans for the biggest film studios in London took another step towards reality this week when the preferred bidders visited the site in Dagenham.

Three teenagers have been stabbed in a street fight in Dagenham in the early hours of this morning.

Three members of the same family are facing possible jail for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

Barking and Dagenham Council will be going live on Facebook so residents can ask questions about next year’s budget.

I had absolutely no idea that councillors were given free parking permits until Andrew Boff revealed it last week.

A teenager from Dagenham who was caught carrying a fake gun disguised as a cigarette lighter and cocaine has been jailed.


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

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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