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.

Barking and Dagenham College has launched year-long internships to get people with autism and other learning disabilities into work.

A Dagenham man has raised more than £400 for charity with "thousands" of Christmas lights on his home.

Buyers in the Barking 360 development are facing even more delays after a demand for more fire-proofing.

Reporter Luke Acton reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Broadway, Barking

A Barking hacker sentenced to six years in prison has been told to pay £270,000 and sell his Rolex watch or face more jail time.

The borough is keeping its float plans under wraps for the 2020 New Year's Day parade to boost its chances of winning a cash prize for charity.

A house on Dagenham's Stockdale Road has been covered with "thousands" of Christmas lights to support a hospice.

A Dagenham charity which helps expectant autistic mums has won a national award.

Barking and Dagenham Council is encouraging people to tell it about rough sleepers in the borough so it can offer support.

Disabled people across the borough have gathered for an annual celebration of their achievements in spite of stigma and misconception.

The days of waiting to get into Vicarage Field's car park could be over with the introduction of new technology.

East London is facing huge levels of child homelessness, according to the housing charity Shelter.

People have held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack at the town hall.

A hulking green box is all that can be seen of what the council has estimated is a £1.5billion Dagenham project. The company behind it says it's set to house systems that make much of our lives work.

Budding photographers are being asked to get their cameras out and create beautiful images of the Thames for a competition celebrating the river.

Teachers and staff have spent the night outdoors to raise more than £2,000 for the homeless.

A Barking baker has beaten the competition in a Christmas cake decorating competition in Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.

East London's NHS trusts pay millions to patients claiming compensation for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions, NHS data shows.

A former Barking and Dagenham College food studies student is set to appear on the Channel 4 show Kirstie's Handmade Christmas.

Barking and Dagenham Council has evicted hundreds of people from their homes, new data has revealed - but last year was a record low for removals.

To raise awareness of violence against women, the council has begun 16 days of events with a flag raising at Barking Town Hall.

People in Barking and Dagenham are being asked to shape the borough's future as the council opens consultations on the new Local Plan.

A crash between a car and a lorry on the A13 has caused more than five miles of tailbacks.

Dagenham students have met the Queen in a surprise appearance in central London.

Councillors have voted to effectively ban strip clubs in Barking and Dagenham after giving new licensing rules the thumbs up.

A new study has revealed the impact dementia will have on east London by 2030.


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.

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