A Barking GP has been appointed as a Diabetes UK clinical champion for her contribution to improving diabetes care.

A Dagenham man has won a Youth Sport Trust (YST) award for his work helping the community keep fit and active during lockdown.

“We called them the Covid cuts. We saw one that was particularly horrendous. It gave us all a laugh.”

Chadwell Heath businesses are battling through the coronavirus pandemic despite uncertainty over their future.

The MP for Barking has welcomed former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn being suspended from the party following remarks made over a report into antisemitism.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge was left feeling “disturbed” after she was branded a “racist Zionist”, a court has heard.

Pupils from two secondary schools have been praised for their efforts in raising awareness of social issues as well as funds for charity.

A Covid-19 testing lab that can produce results in as little as six hours could be opened in Dagenham.

A teacher who volunteered with St John Ambulance during the coronavirus pandemic has been made an MBE for his work

A radicalised prison inmate has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years after trying to murder a prison officer in an Islamist terror attack behind bars.

A radicalised prison inmate has been found guilty of attempting to murder a guard at a top security jail.

Barking and Dagenham Council is encouraging more people to consider adoption with the launch of a celebrity-backed campaign.

Staff in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) bereavement team have helped make sure families who lost loved ones in hospital during the pandemic were given the advice and help they needed.

Barking and Dagenham Council has stopped care home visits and asked headteachers to enforce face masks in schools after an explosion of cases.

A partygoer has been cleared of fatally stabbing Barking man Randy Skuse at a party in Whitechapel and injuring three other people.

Getting your GCSE results is an exciting time. There are plans to be made about the future and what to do next. This year has been especially challenging for students and we know many are anxious about receiving their results.

Two brothers, including one from Dagenham, are to face trial in January for their alleged involvement in a terror plot.

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

A teenage girl spared jail over her part in the death of a Dagenham man has been given a second chance to avoid a “downward spiral”.

A further easing of lockdown across England has been postponed with the prime minister warning the country “cannot be complacent” amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

A man has appeared in court in connection with a suspected terror plot.

In 1893 The Public Offices were built on land in East Street.

Of the borough’s listed buildings, the Grade II*-listed Barking Public Offices, also known as Barking Magistrates’ Court, is the only one with Victorian origins and remains one of its most imposing buildings.

A man from Barking has denied killing a Rainham postal worker by dangerous driving.

Former magistrate Sue Hamilton explores crime and punishment as part of a heritage project uncovering Barking town centre’s past.

Rubbish dumps are set to reopen next week after more than a month of closures because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus warning messages are being broadcast from cars in the streets of Barking and Dagenham to get people to respect the lockdown.

The family of a doctor who died after contracting the coronavirus has described a one minute’s silence held to honour fallen NHS heroes as a “humbling tribute”.

A riverside cafe and bar in Barking has been recognised for its work in creating a positive community impact.

A Dagenham man allegedly recruited and directed two teenage boys to carry out a murder in a revenge hit after he was stabbed himself as part of a feud, a court has heard.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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