A play about a woman moving her family from Somalia to the UK will be the peak of the celebrations in the borough for the annual Refugee Week.

Residents have begun moving back to Barking Riverside building devastated by the fire on June 9, but the most vulnerable are still staying away from their homes.

The National Lottery has given almost £10,000 to help celebrate 100 years of Dagenham's Becontree Estate.

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has visited the site of the Barking fire that destroyed 20 homes and the rest centre used to aid residents.

For Andrew Boff, chairman of the London Assembly's planning committee, shouting from the street was the first sign of the devastating blaze that had taken hold close to his Barking Riverside home.

A businesswoman has created a 'one-stop shop' event for children, charities and people who need help to tackle knife crime.

The borough has remembered the Normandy landings during the Second World War with a procession to Barking Town Hall.

A football coach has travelled to Lebanon to spend a week with Syrian refugees.

A procession in Barking will mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.

Eight have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a street fight in Dagenham last week.

A series of attacks against Rush Green Primary School has left staff questioning the response from police.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College were left without a paddle after their teacher got on a plane to Seville for a school trip without them.

The Brexit Party leapt to second place in the recent EU elections in the borough, but Labour held on to the top spot.

Melissa Watson had just left Barking station, fresh from her home in Devon, when she fell victim to a bag snatcher.

Barking and Dagenham Council is looking to swell the ranks of its legal team with fresh talent.

The deadline for applications for the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce's business awards has been extended to Monday, June 3.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after a man was seen with a gun on the A13 near the Barking flyover.

A group preserving the heritage of east London wants to hear from Thames Ward residents to get their stories.

In an effort to clean-up a Barking road, the council, police and government officials have carried out a 'major operation' to crack down on illegal work practices and anti-social behaviour.

The mother of an autistic man has said he will be a prisoner in his own home when the government takes away the car he depends on to get around.

The council has completed eight new, 'east end style' homes in Dagenham.

A Brexit Party candidate for one of London's eight MEP seats has launched his bid for office in Dagenham.

A major international law firm has shortlisted a school from East Ham in a national competition.

What is Ramadan?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Most of the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will begin a month-long fast on Sunday, May 5. But what is Ramadan? And why is it so important for Muslims?

Six teenage girls have been arrested after police were called to reports of a fight in Dagenham.

The White House Gallery in Dagenham is offering bursaries to artists living and working in and around Barking and Dagenham.

Last year eight people were fined for begging by Barking and Dagenham Council, according to a new report.

Hundreds of people have braved the winds for a belated St George's Day celebration in Dagenham to raise money for a good cause.

Families are being invited to celebrate St George's Day tomorrow at a free community day.

The councillor for Albion ward in Barking is running in the upcoming EU elections.


Here's why we should preserve and restore the historic and natural landscape and how you could help with one of Land of the Fanns' community project grants, of up to £5,000.

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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