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Councillors and pupils stood together in Barking Town Square to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

After the festive period, gift giving and indulgence follows the contrastingly bleak month of January and a period of self-deprivation: alcohol free, less calories and reduced spending... It is time to look back to thriftiness in Barking's past - shopping here 100 years ago involved pawnbrokers and penny stores.

A "shy" student has scooped a leading role at his college.

A new law to tackle terrorist propaganda could be introduced in the wake of the 2017 London Bridge terror attack.

A robber from Orpington has been jailed for at least 30 years for stabbing a young Dagenham man to death after he was lured into a "honey trap" on Snapchat.

A convicted terrorist from Chadwell Heath who took a selfie on a secret phone has been sent back to jail.

The fondest of memories have remained with me of the many times our family spent together at Christmas, with my grandmother and grandfather Wilson, our many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College's Technical Skills Academy have raised £450 for victims of the earthquake in Albania that killed 51 people.

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor will walk free from custody after a senior judge dismissed torture charges against her.

A robber from Orpington has been found guilty of murdering a Dagenham man after he was lured into an ambush by a teenage girl.

Wreaths were laid in Barking to mark 101 years since the end of the First World War.

Pupils and veterans united at the Dagenham Village war memorial to remember those who died in service.

A 17-year-old boy has been named in court by one of his co-defendents as Jodie Chesney's killer.

A Dagenham primary school has been recognised for its work in promoting mental health and wellbeing.

Two thugs from Dagenham and Collier Row are among 14 people to be sentenced for their part in "terrifying disorder" that broke out at a pro-Tommy Robinson demonstration.

Rush Green Primary School has achieved the School Games Gold Award following an overhaul of its PE curriculum.

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.

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