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The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Barking and Dagenham has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

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Romford Police detectives are appealing for the public's help tracking down a man wanted for a catalogue of thuggish offences - including making threats to kill.

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There will be more than two weeks of restricted services on c2c rail services this summer as Transport for London engineers begin work on the Barking Riverside overground extension.

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The NHS trust which runs Queen's Hospital has reached an £11m High Court settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was left disabled by a brain injury suffered during birth.

The Woodford depot Transport for London uses to operate its east London Dial-a-Ride service will close this autumn, sparking fears from users that the service might stop operating effectively.

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Men from Dagenham and Romford have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a gang allegedly tried to steal money from a cash point and robbed a shop till in Canterbury.

Plans for 3,000 homes at the new Beam Park estate have been signed off, with developers announcing the first new builds will go on sale later this year.

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Four people were led to safety in breathing apparatus by firefighters when a blaze broke out in a Chadwell Heath flat at the weekend.

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There are severe delays on TFL Rail services this evening between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield after a points failure at Forest Gate.

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The NHS trust which runs both Queen's and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

Police officers investigating an alleged county lines drugs ring have made six arrests following a string of raids on homes in Romford, Dagenham and further afield in Essex.

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NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year's resolution for 2019.

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As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it's important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

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The medical directors of three of east London's largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

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