A man from Barking is among six people accused of killing a teenager by stabbing him 15 times and smashing a bottle over his head to “settle the score” in a postcode feud, a court heard.

Five fraudsters who ran an “industrial scale” bogus visa application ring and then tried to claim millions in tax have been sentenced to a total of 31 years in jail.

Barking and Dagenham has the fifth highest rate of homeless people living in temporary accommodation in England, a new report from housing charity Shelter shows.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Around 100 people attended a second donor drive to help find a blood stem match for a schoolboy from Dagenham battling leukaemia.

The number of robberies in Barking and Dagenham has increased by almost 60per cent, according to the latest police recorded crime statistics.

House prices in Barking and Dagenham have risen by 2.6 per cent in the last year.

Social services bosses at Barking and Dagenham Council have come under fire from a family court judge over their handling of a case involving a teenage boy with complex special needs.

A senior NHS nurse shook her eight-month-old son after momentarily losing control, a family court judge has decided.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest level of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has denied a string of torture charges, including one relating to a woman witnessing the shooting of her two children while she was tied up.

The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

Almost 400 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Barking and Dagenham for food hygiene issues over the last year, it has been revealed today.

Figures released today reveal how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic in Barking and Dagenham and it isn’t great news.

The torture trial of the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been put off until the new year.

Two thirds of babies born in Barking and Dagenham in the last year have mothers who were born outside the UK.

They have sold more than 55million records and had 34 number one hits worldwide and on Monday they’ll be the headline act at a music event in Dagenham.

Today we are highlighting a remarkable case of a council refusing to open itself to scrutiny from local press – transparency essential to our society.

Town hall leader Darren Rodwell sets out his ambitious plans for 60,000 new homes in the borough - and admits: ‘My parents’ might have thought twice about buying their council house if they had realised the consequences.’

A church with a branch in Dagenham is promising to tackle drugs, gangs and violence and open a food bank if it is granted permission to open a branch five miles away.

Parking permit charges in Barking and Dagenham will double for residents with the most polluting cars.

A row of affordable homes for residents will be built on the site of a former garage in Barking.

A Grayson Perry-backed ‘house for artists’ in Barking where creatives will pay hugely discounted rents if they promise to work with the local community, has been approved by the council.

If you want to take your driving test in Barking we have bad news for you.

The widows of two of the London Bridge attackers have launched bids for anonymity over reprisal fears, a pre-inquest hearing was told.

The number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham has increased sharply in the last five years, it has been claimed.

Unsuspecting young girls are being abused at organised “sex parties” advertised on social media, a charity worker in Barking and Dagenham has warned.

More than 40 per cent of the parents who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government in Barking and Dagenham failed to pay in the first three months of this year.

A Uber driver has been cleared of killing a 70-year-old man by his careless driving in a hit-and-run.

A hit-and-run driver knocked down and killed a 70-year-old man then sped off in his rented BMW, a court has heard.


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

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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