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Five men have been jailed for a total of 35 years for a firearms conspiracy after police found two loaded semi-automatic guns ready to fire when they approached their car in east London.

More people are having undercover affairs in the East End than almost anywhere in London, according to the people who know about illicit relationships.

Anyone with a spare driveway can be earning hard cash from renting it out to motorists looking for parking spaces after lockdown ends with some households in east London making more than £1,600.

The warm weather has brought a public warning about a caterpillar pest that causes eye and skin irritation.

Curators would have loved to open their Docklands museum to the public for the VE Day 75th anniversary — but coronavirus put paid to that.

Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

Schoolchildren stuck at home during the pandemic emergency who may be behind in maths and English are being offered online tuition by an east London housing organisation to get them up to speed.

Binmen out on the streets collecting household refuse each day have been “overwhelmed” with public support during the lockdown emergency.

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Rail services on the Fenchurch Street line to Rainham are being closed for two days after Christmas for engineering work ready for the new TfL extension to Barking Riverside.

A man has been charged with murder following a stabbing at a house in Dagenham on Saturday night, Scotland Yard has confirmed today.

A man from of east London arrested at Heathrow airport is to appear in court today charged with a terrorism offence.

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

Police are appealing for help to trace a suspect known in the Barking area who failed to appear at court to face a charge of sexual assault.

Two men have been convicted for an acid attack in the street with their victim still undergoing painful medical treatment 20 months later with what detectives describe as “horrifying life-changing injuries”.

Passengers on the London Overground are getting a slow service when it comes to complaints or making travel inquiries.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport’s expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to “have a weekend break” from aircraft noise.

More landlords are banning renters keeping dogs in their properties, with aptly-named Barking of all places listed as one of the worst areas.

A call for more police patrols to make the streets safer has been made at the London Assembly after violent deaths this year reached 100 with the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

Traffic snarled up blocking the busy A13 into central London following a road crash on the Newham Way at Canning Town is now said to be clearing.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

What a stink! People daring to visit Valence House Museum are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells.

More than 100 families were evacuated from a tower block of flats in Barking during the night when police said a man threatened to burn down the building.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road accident in which a cyclist was seriously injured at traffic lights in Dagenham.

How the Dagenham Post reported the news this week in 1949, 1979 and 1999.

Our front pages were splashed with the news in 1949 of a devastating summer storm, police tearing apart a bungalow in 1979 looking for the loot from a £50,000 robbery and the government injecting £500m in 1999 to bring Barking and Dagenham into the next century.

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.

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