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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.

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.

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