The Met Police’s commander for Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering has warned people that officers are clamping down on unlicensed music events after an upward trend.

West Ham and England legend Sir Geoff Hurst helped to inspire a former football photographer to publish previously unseen snaps of the Hammers in action during the 1960s and 70s.

An academy star has signed his first professional contract with West Ham on his 17th birthday.

Dagenham and Redbridge boss Daryl McMahon praised his side’s “controlled” performance in last night’s 1-0 win at Boreham Wood.

A Dagenham man has been jailed for his role in a scam that targeted elderly people.

A Rainham nurse has been awarded an MBE for her “instrumental” efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A senior cop has called for harsher penalties for assaults on police officers, which have risen sharply across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

In the first of a series of features shining a light on the work of the Met Police across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, reporter Michael Cox speaks to Detective Superintendent Paul Trevers on his role as head of local investigations and much more...

There will be no TfL Rail services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield on some Sundays in October and November due to engineering work.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Barking and Dagenham as they return to school for the new term.

A cyclist has revealed how his life has changed after suffering a brain injury when a motorist opened a car door and he was knocked him from his bike.

Around 20 jobs are set to go at Saint Francis Hospice in a bid to save almost £1million following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two people have been injured after a collision involving a bus in Rush Green.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Having more role models in the Met from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities will help to challenge perceptions of the police and encourage more diversity in the force, east London’s top police officer has said.

A Rainham artist’s mural paying tribute to NHS staff has been put up at King George Hospital.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Barking and Dagenham’s shops, a police chief has said.

More than 20 Dagenham Sunday Market traders are relocating to Romford as it trials an extra day of opening.

Police have been called out to a number of illegal parties across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham in recent weeks.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

Barking and Dagenham College photography students got the chance to present their work to a panel from the Barbican Art Gallery.

Hospital colleagues cheered up a Barking couple on what should have been their wedding day - postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Police are encouraging people across east London to learn about what to do in the event of a terror attack and how to report suspicious behaviour.

Labour politicians from across east London have called for the scrapping of plans to stop free travel for children on public transport in the capital.

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.

A hospital trust paid out £1.8 million towards a temporary ward it did not require after a drop in coronavirus infections.

The former Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell has warned the Government that lifting coronavirus restrictions too soon could be “self-defeating” and lead to a second wave of infections.

“I’m in double lockdown,” admits Stephen Cottrell as he speaks from his Essex home via video conferencing tool Zoom.

A Marks Gate teenager has admitted weapons offences after being caught with a gun by police.

A manager at two Co-op food stores in Romford and Barking has revealed her experiences of being on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.


Hopes for a return to more normal lives for all have soared with news of the vaccine roll-out. Here, medical experts unite in their reassurance to the public that vaccines meet strict standards of safety and effectiveness.

From January 1, 2021 the way the UK trades with the EU will change. Businesses need to act now! This is true for retail, those trading in consumer goods, services and investment, construction and housing as well as vehicle and haulier firms.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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