NFL cheerleaders from the United States have visited a Dagenham primary school to teach their skills to pupils.

Market traders have opposed moving three historic wholesale markets to Dagenham Dock.

Barking and Dagenham council is set to hand out more than £2.5million to community projects in the borough.

Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work "night and day" with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

A Barking pharmacy has won an award for helping the borough's young people stay safe during sex and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

A charity is calling for a national investment campaign to bring empty homes back into use as the rate of houses without residents increases across much of east London.

The council has highlighted almost a dozen risk areas in a report into Brexit preparedness it released today (Tuesday, October 8).

A group giving patients in the borough a voice in healthcare services is asking people to have a conversation with someone they love about mental health.

Dagenham students have gone to Brussels to see how the EU works.

Families who think they can find the most famous player of hide-and-seek in history can visit Valence House, Dagenham, to join the hunt for Wally from the beloved Where's Wally? books.

A primary school has won an award for its work in religious education.

Children's football book author Dan Freedman has visited Dagenham's Robert Clack Secondary to help Year 7 pupils entering the school for the first time.

A filmmaker is trying to make her best work yet as production begins on her second feature film.

A 13-year-old boy will be on the sex offenders register for two and a half years after he exposed himself on a bus outside Barking station.

The combined fee for rent and service charges in Barking and Dagenham has doubled on average over the past 15 years, a new report has found.

A woman on the tracks at East Ham station saw the District line suspended between Plaistow and Upney this afternoon (October 1).

A Dagenham teenager has shown her work on a London Fashion Week catwalk and even stood in the spotlight herself.

A pair of entrepreneurs from Barking and Dagenham College will have their new snack stocked in Sainsbury's.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge faces a fight to remain as Labour's election candidate after the constituency party triggered a reselection vote.

As rates of domestic violence reach a five-year in high in Barking and Dagenham, a commission looking into the causes of abuse in the borough has begun its work.

The Young Foundation is looking for a team of young filmmakers from Barking and Dagenham for a new project.

Palestine's ambassador to the UK has visited a Dagenham school to see its work looking at the connections between the two countries.

Almost 400 primary school children have been treated to displays of artistry and athleticism by students from the Royal Ballet School.

The council has won more than £30,000 for projects designed to keep young people out of violent crime and anti-social behaviour.

The people of Barking and Dagenham have made their opinions heard as the council considers new rules to regulate businesses like strip clubs.

Buyers waiting to move into new tower blocks have been left looking for temporary accommodation after the moving-in date was put back.

Both the borough's MPs have called on Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court ruled this morning (Tuesday, September 24) that Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful.

Train operator c2c plans to reduce the number of hours its ticket offices are open at stations across the network.

Train operator c2c is offering passengers half price off-peak tickets as part of its first "Go Green" week.

Hundreds of people have turned out to the borough's annual Youth Parade to celebrate the contributions made by young people.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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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