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.
A High Court judge has voiced concern after a "slight" and "highly-disturbed" 11-year-old boy was handcuffed and placed in leg restraints by police for an "extended period".
Three men have been jailed for life for a "ferocious" knife attack on a young man near a children's playground in Barking.
A dealer has been found guilty of killing a former Bond actor with the same chemsex drug he sold to serial killer Stephen Port.
Barking and Dagenham has unveiled its new council-funded policing team that will be tasked with closing brothels, preventing illegal traveller camps and tackling drug dealing.
Armed officers who shot the London Bridge terrorists believed explosives were about to be detonated and lives were at risk, an inquest heard.
Jurors have examined the spot where the three London Bridge terrorists were shot dead by police two years ago.
Jurors have been shown graphic images of the moment the three London Bridge terrorists were shot dead by armed police officers.
MI5 received an anonymous tip-off that London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt was an extremist before an investigation was launched in 2015, an inquest has heard.
The widow of one of the London Bridge terrorists broke down in court as she said she had laid flowers at the scene but is "not able to look" at photos of the eight people who were killed.
A man who was arrested in Barking on suspicion of smuggling four other men and a child across the English Channel has appeared in court.
The ex-wife of one of the Barking terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attacks broke down in tears as she recalled her shock at the violent acts he committed.
Investigators monitoring London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt were not told that his brother-in-law had alerted a counter-terrorism hotline about his behaviour more than 18 months before the atrocity.
Dame Margaret Hodge has slammed Jeremy Corbyn after a human rights watchdog launched an investigation into whether the Labour "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised" Jewish people.
A woman dubbed the Angel of London Bridge was killed after rushing in to help a victim of the terror attack, saying: "I'm a nurse. I have to go and help".
The youngest victim of the London Bridge terror attack fell over in her high heels and was being helped up by a Good Samaritan when they were both fatally stabbed, an inquest heard.
A 'suspicious death' has been investigated by students from Barking and Dagenham College.
An inquest into the deaths of eight people killed in the London Bridge terror attack is due to begin at the Old Bailey today (Tuesday).
A group of students from Barking and Dagenham College have performed their own music on stage.
A man accused of killing teenager Hasan Ozcan boasted in raps of stabbing rivals, a court has heard.
A law student from Dagenham is a finalist in the competition to find the country's brightest future legal mind.
Barking and Dagenham is one of the worst boroughs in London for environmentally friendly vehicles, a new report claims.
The crowd broke into joyful cheers as Prince Harry arrived to open the brand new Future Youth Zone in Parsloes Park.
Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has visited a school to discuss knife crime with pupils.
A hacker from Barking who blackmailed porn website users and spent some of his ill-gotten gains in casinos has been jailed for six years and five months.
A Barking school damaged during the Second World War held a special breakfast to celebrate 50 years since the site was rebuilt.
GPs in Barking and Dagenham are calling on people to do all they can to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as part of diabetes prevention week.
A schoolgirl's prize-winning anti-racism artwork is being entered in a national competition.
A teenager from Dagenham has been given an award at a national beauty pageant for her charity work.
A Barking drug dealer has been found guilty of the murder of a teenager stabbed to death in a gang-related revenge attack.
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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