A paedophile who raped a young girl in the 1980s and 90s has been jailed today after his brave victim came forward three years ago.

Cleaners at Ford Dagenham are being urged to accept the offer of a three per cent pay rise by union officials.

Teachers are being asked to nominate children for a £1,000 prize for ‘doing something extraordinary in their community’ by a children’s education charity.

A passenger has been taken ill at Barking, causing delays of up to 6 minutes across the whole c2c network.

A car has crashed on the A13 between Dagenham and Wennington, leaving two people with potentially life threatening injuries.

A Dagenham man has been jailed after driving his car at a police officer in Leicestershire.

Vandals have caused up to £8,000 of damage to a pitch and putt course after they smashed facilities and burned down a hut.

A signalling problem at Pitsea has caused disruption across the c2c network, with trains being delayed or revised.

Trains run by c2c are being delayed after a signalling problem at Pitsea.

The entire c2c train network is experiencing delays and alterations due to a broken down freight train in Barking.

A grant of £1,000 has been awarded to Ab Phab Youth Club as part of a £24,000 scheme by a major house builder.

One yard of tape, one yard of string, 20 sticks of spaghetti and one marshmallow.

The boss of a new £6 million youth centre has spoken out about his hopes for the venue just months ahead of its opening.

A team of archaeologists has discovered remains of what could be a small farmstead from around 3,000 years ago.

Mumbai-based Aqui Thami is finishing her residency at The White House gallery.

Barking and Dagenham MPs have voted against Theresa May’s Brexit plan in an historic defeat.

A new exhibition of 100 illustrations exploring London stories, real or fictional, is opening this February.

Owners of a rescue dog fear that she has been taken and have offered £400 for her return.

A teenager was robbed by a man wielding a knife who had one demand: her Oyster card.

The number of undiagnosed diabetes sufferers has fallen by 60 per cent, from 1,642 in 2012-13 to 624 in 2017-18, according to the Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group.

A couple in Dagenham are turning their house into a winter wonderland as part of their annual fundraiser for St Francis Hospice.

Peace was the message at a remembrance service in Barking today (Friday).

Children are using lesson time to discuss Brexit and the Windrush generation following the launch of the Votes for Schools project.


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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