Sexually abused by his godfather from the age of four, wrongly imprisoned and tortured at 20, Jean-Louis Kassis knows the importance of a second chance at life in a foreign country.

As a veteran of two World Wars and decades in industry, the JJ Prior is not your average bed and breakfast.

A grieving father cannot visit his son’s grave because of a new cemetery gate system, his daughter has claimed.

Gallery Inside Dagenham’s Ford Heritage Centre

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Usually closed to the public, the Post was given a rare glimpse into Dagenham’s automobile achievements at the Ford Heritage Centre, home to priceless cars.

A decorated firefighter has today retired after more than 40 years of service.

A fire tore through a garage on Saturday night.

Police were called to a library this morning after rocks were thrown from the roof into the street below.

Barking and Dagenham police will merge forces with Havering and Redbridge in a ground-breaking new partnership from January.

A businesswoman says she fears losing her customers after her street didn’t receive post for a week.

Two women were rushed to hospital following a car crash yesterday afternoon.

Traffic is slow on the A13 westbound this morning because of an earlier broken-down vehicle.

The fiancée of a biker who was killed in a hit-and-run has spoken of the “heartbreaking” pain of having to plan his funeral instead of their wedding.

A former Sanofi worker has returned to the iconic site with londoneast-uk.

An award-nominated entrepreneur who designed a board game to educate children in money management has spoken at a special Black History Month business event.

An illegal street race gathering was shut down by police as part of a crackdown on dangerous anti-social driving.

Four men had to be rescued from the roof of their flat after a fire broke out in a shoe shop last night.

Barking and Dagenham is the worst borough in London for prosperity, according to a new study.

As the Essex Investigator he solved cases across Barking and Dagenham. Now the PI shows reporter Mark Shales the dangers of the internet.

Residents have a week to have their say on the future of Barking and Dagenham.

Dealing with up to 2,000 people a month, the council’s housing department is a hive of activity.

A man has been arrested after throwing a knife out of a stolen vehicle while being chased by police.

Anyone dressing up as a killer clown with the sole intention of scaring children in the lead-up to Halloween could be arrested, the borough’s head of policing has warned.

Passengers on c2c trains are facing delays of up to half an hour this morning because of a faulty train.

A group of schoolchildren built insect hotels and spotted a seal at one of the borough’s biggest development sites.

A director and two property companies have been fined £25,000 after a mum and child were found living illegally in a “squalid” converted pub.

Two men will stand trial for the murder of Raja Ali in March.

A new multi-million pound primary building has officially opened as a former comprehensive continues its journey to becoming an all-through school.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Raja Ali.

Two teenagers have been arrested after crashing a stolen car into the back of a bus in Martin’s Corner yesterday afternoon.

A man in his 20s was attacked with a liquid yesterday afternoon.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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