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.

A piano might have transformed the life of Elton John but for Barking and Dagenham Council it is an unwanted Christmas gift.

Barking & Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

The council’s war on fly-tippers continues with the release of another video of people caught on camera who are suspected of illegally dumping waste in the borough.

The owners of an independent cinema in a leafy suburb in north London are to open a second venue in Barking.

Police have found the body of a missing student with links to east London.

A £790,000 mini-park which will include a walking route and a cycle superhighway into central London is coming to Barking.

Residents face a council tax increase of almost three per cent in the town hall’s freshly drawn up budget proposals.

A fraudster almost duped an 87-year-old man from Dagenham into handing over £6,000 after posing as a contractor working for the council.

The family of a former Ford worker who died just two months after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer are appealing to his ex-workmates to come forward.

A man arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released.

A hairdressing student proved she is a cut above the rest after she worked alongside an expert stylist at an international hair show.

More council homes will be built in Barking and Dagenham thanks to a £25million grant from the Mayor of London.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has been given a £350million loan from the government to safeguard the delayed Crossrail project.

Students explored the story of an American civil rights activist and learnt more about equality and diversity as part of a college’s Black History Month activities.

Travellers are being warned that two Tube lines will be down and another two partially suspended so major upgrade work can take place next weekend.

Four men have been sentenced for violent disorder after police officers were pelted with glass bottles, bricks and building debris at an illegal rave in Barking.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

The first phase of shared ownership homes at Barking Riverside which will be London’s first ‘Healthy New Town’ has been launched.

I was horrified to discover this week that Barking and Dagenham has the highest number of Year 6 obese children.

Former Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) student and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery is supporting a national campaign urging the government to stop funding cuts to further education.

A Dagenham man who stalked a woman he met on a website for Catholic singles after going on four dates with her has been given a suspended jail sentence.

A Premier League football club is holding a second recruitment drive as part of a campaign to find a blood stem match for a schoolboy from Dagenham with cancer.

Fire crews are currently in Barking town centre after an ‘unknown substance’ leaked from a container on a bus this afternoon.

Losing a parent at any age is heartbreaking, but I really can’t image the devastation caused when you lose your mother or father at a young age.

The leader of the council and one of his deputies are in the running for a national award that recognises dedicated politicians.

A warrant is out for the arrest of a man from Barking who has been charged with drug offences following a series of police raids across east London.

Around 100 people came forward to help a schoolboy from Dagenham who is battling cancer and needs a vital blood stem match.


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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