An "eclectic" mix of machinery, art, classics cars and ales are among the attractions on offer as the Steam and Cider Fair returns to Dagenham.

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Hundreds of youngsters enjoyed a "magical" outing yesterday as Barking Rotary club put on a circus to remember.

A 52-year-old man is to appear in court charged with terror offences.

Fire safety checks in council high rises will be stepped up after a devastating fire claimed the lives of at least six people in the early hours of this morning.

Two sisters have organised a bus to transport donations to victims of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower.

A "surrogate father" who raped and sexually abused a teenage boy has been convicted.

Teachers have overcome "immense challenges" to transform their school's fortunes, an Ofsted report has found.

Youngsters enjoyed an explosively fun Saturday when a visiting workshop demonstrated the magic of science.

Thousands turned out for an "outstanding" festival showcasing an eclectic array of folk music.

Muslim women have been "verbally abused" and "spat on" since the London Bridge attacks, a mosque secretary has claimed.

Young athletes proved there may be some truth in the concept of beginners' luck as they celebrated reaching the finals of a competitive tournament - despite only playing the sport twice before.

A pensioner claims she was left shaken by the "disgusting" behaviour of a binman who refused to take all her green waste - after her collection was reportedly missed for a month.

Prospective MPs addressed everything from terrorism to fly-tipping in a live hustings ahead of the general election.

Nearby workers have spoken of their shock after police raided a house in Dagenham in connection with the London Bridge terror attacks.

Trains are back to running a normal service after a signal failure caused severe delays.

A mum says she is "overjoyed" after naming her newborn in memory of "the most wonderful aunty".

A woman had to be treated for chest pain after she was involved in a car crash.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of torture.

The lack of qualified staff at a GP surgery poses a "risk to the health and wellbeing" of patients, a new report shows.

A robber who assaulted a pensioner with a knife before binding him with tape to steal cash and jewellery from his home has been jailed for eight years.

A mother has raised concerns over plans to close a day centre which has performed "miracles" for her disabled son.

More than 500 people flocked to Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club yesterday to raise £2,000 for charity at an "emotional" fundraiser.

A giant inflatable colon is taking shoppers by surprise as they find out more about a common cancer.

An ecstatic couple have tied the knot at the college where they first met.

A man will stand trial after an entire shopping centre was evacuated last week.

A derelict bowling pavilion went up in flames last night.

A man has been charged with assaulting police after a terror alert at a busy shopping centre.

Youngsters celebrated the future of their garden after receiving a £500 donation following a shock fire.

Paperless visitor parking will be getting into gear from next week.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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