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Our archives reveal how the Dagenham Post reported a blackmailer 70 years ago was caught in the act, how upset a little girl 40 years ago was who lost her dog and the headmaster 20 years ago who single-handedly manned the baracades to stop travellers invading his school.

Three men who carried out a brutal pre-meditated attack on a young man in Barking while chasing him down the street have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of his murder.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

A woman was overcome by smoke when fire broke out in the kitchen of her home in Becontree last night.

Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

Train services on the Fenchurch Street network through east London were the most punctual anywhere in Britain in February, latest rail industry figures show.

Town Hall officials have been slammed for being secretive about a request by campaigners wanting to know how they handle information to the public.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenager from Dagenham who needs daily kidney dialysis treatment at the Royal London Hospital.

Longer weekday late evening trains are being put on the Fenchurch Street network through east London and Essex to help Christmas shoppers and partygoers get back home.

Crossrail's chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly's transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the 'super tube' opening.

Accident investigators looking into the cause of a fatal crash on the A13 trunk road at Barking in which a motorist died after collapsing at the wheel are appealing today for witnesses.

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Bow is to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.

A man has been charged tonight with the murder of a woman at an address in Bow.

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Traffic was held up on the A13 in Dagenham during this-morning's rush-hour following a collision between a motorbike and a van in which the rider was injured.

A huge blaze has swept through Roding Primary School in Dagenham where more than 80 fire fighters have been at the scene during the night.

Fire crews had to evacuate from a blaze in Dagenham when a roof collapsed as flames swept along a terrace of houses.

A 28-year-old man from Dagenham has been jailed for 12 years for his part in the killing of a father was gunned down and stabbed outside his home.

Detectives investigating an insurance 'crash for cash' scam have released an image of a man they are looking for they think might be living in east London.

Eight schools in Barking and Dagenham have picked up awards in this year's Mayor of London 'healthy living' programme at City Hall today.

Four people had to be rescued from cars stranded when a water-main burst and flooded part of Ripple Road leading off the A13 flyover at Dagenham early this-morning.

Thousands of people don't realise they have high blood pressure which could lead to hypertension, strokes and heart disease, it has emerged.

This 40-year-old weeping woman befriended a vulnerable man in his 60s in Dagenham and tricked him out of more than £10,000 of his savings.

A man is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts following an operation in east London by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

A police investigation is underway after two men were injured in a double shooting in Chadwell Heath last night.

A teenager from Dagenham is one of three thieves starting jail terms totalling 20 years for a series of violent street robberies using and stealing high-power motorbikes.

A woman and three men have been jailed for a total of 29-and-a-half years for firearms offences after a gun and ammunition were discovered at an address in Dagenham and another gun in the boot of a car on the M2 motorway.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn't grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

A man in his 80s has been conned out of £2,500 in what detectives say was a cruel 'courier' fraud—despite refusing to withdraw cash from a machine at Tower Hill.

Detectives have released a picture today of a man they want to trace after a teenager was sexually assaulted while asleep in her hotel room in Barking.

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