A Dagenham church is supporting people to improve their lives and achieve their goals with a course on how to live well on a budget.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of domestic abuse in London. In the 12 months up to September 2019 there were almost 3,000 domestic abuse offences according to data from the mayor of London - more than 14 for every 1,000 people.

Studio 3 Art’s spoken word and open mic music night is back in Barking for 2020 showcasing more talent.

Three pilots are under way to help older patients in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

A large-scale scheme aiming to improve daily life in Barking and Dagenham has beaten targets, reaching more residents and impacting more lives according to a new report.

Barking and Dagenham’s float has won £5,000 for the mayor’s charities after its showing at the annual New Years’ Day Parade in central London.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge are sharing £15,000 from the government to tackle criminal landlords.

A Dagenham charity is set to expand its autism training to paying customers in 2020 as funding from the public sector shrinks.

Hospitals usually see a drop in patients going to the emergency departments in summer - around 10 per cent.

Students have raised money for Cancer Research UK in a test of their business skills.

City Airport has given £35,000 to projects aiming to help people in east London.

A new service connecting older people with the community is coming to Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

Barking & Dagenham College has started a new club to get women working in the construction industry.

On June 9, 2019, people living in Barking’s Samuel Garside House were told to leave their homes as a fire climbed the front of the building.

While Christmas is a busy time for everyone, if not buying gifts then at least wrapping things up for the new year, a year-round volunteer steps up his work to help even more people in need.

Barking’s Capital Karts has appointed administrators after the tax man petitioned the High Court to try and wind up the company.

Two Barking schools have taken home prizes for their green-fingered designs.

Barking & Dagenham College students have revealed the borough’s float for the 2020 London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

The elderly of Barking & Dagenham have enjoyed a free Christmas dinner at Dagenham’s Rosie Lee Cafe.

Students from Barking & Dagenham College have raised £230 with their beauty, hair and make-up skills.

The council has approved plans to turn a disused Dagenham hospital into space for more than 200 homeless people.

A fox has been caught snoozing in the bottom of a wardrobe at a second floor flat.

A collision on the A13 Lodge Avenue flyover in Dagenham has caused miles of queues in both directions.

Councillors have unanimously approved plans to take the wood off Samuel Garside House in an effort to get the building back to normality before the first anniversary of the fire.

An award-winning artist is exploring the stories of people in Barking and Dagenham and how those stories are told.

A multi-agency programme to get people the help they need has been officially launched for Barking and Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council is hoping to turn a disused hospital into beds for the needy.

A Marks Gate man has been told to pay almost £6,000 for flogging fake designer clothes at Dagenham Sunday Market.

Emergency workers in Barking and Dagenham can get fit for free this festive season at two Barking and Dagenham leisure centres.

A woman has spoken of her relief that a memorial bench to her late father has been replaced after it went missing.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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