The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

I hope you wanted a general election for Christmas because that’s what we’re getting.

Gurleen Marwaha, 26, is the assistant director of Explore Learning, Barking, which aims to build children’s confidence in education. She tells the Post what she loves about the borough and what she’d like to see change.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

The deadline to have your say on the proposed closure of Dagenham Police Station is this Friday (Oct 6).

Today is international Women’s Day, which marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women.

A workshop on how to get published by local author Ian Ayris is among the attractions at ReadFest 2014, which kicked off today.

Cristina’s is a brand new restaurant located in the vibrant heart of Barking on North Street, just around the corner from the East Street market.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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