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.

Actor Sheridan Smith has appeared in character as the mother of the first man Stephen Port killed as filming of a BBC drama begins.

A book to get children more interested in the natural world has been launched at a school in Dagenham.

Jeremy Corbyn has accused veteran Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge of a “total breach of trust” by recording a private meeting between them without his permission.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham have urged those feeling under the weather this winter to see a pharmacist early on to get expert advice and treatment.

A group of Barking teens are set to perform at the prestigious London Palladium after winning a place in the final of the Jack Petchey Foundation’s glee club challenge.

A delivery driver accused of driving Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ alleged killers to the scene of the fatal attack parked his van and took drugs to “calm his nerves” after what happened, a court has heard.

A 20-year-old drug dealer from Barking has denied organising a van to take Tavis Spencer-Aitken’s alleged killers to the Nacton area of Ipswich on the day of his death.

A manipulative man who strangled his wife and set light to her body after taking out more than £300,000 in life insurance has been found guilty of murder.

A drug dealer from Barking accused of murdering teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has denied hitting him over the head with a bottle during the fatal attack.

The jury in the trial of six defendants accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has been hearing evidence about gang rivalry in Ipswich.

A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens is in the witness box at Ipswich Crown Court.

Three members of the same family could be jailed today for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

Barking and Dagenham is set to launch a domestic violence commission after recording the highest levels of abuse in the home in London.

A “controlling and manipulative” man strangled his wife then set fire to her body after taking out £310,000 of life insurance, a court has heard.

A witness has told how he saw a group of hooded youths jump on a teenager on the day the 17-year-old was stabbed to death.

Barking and Dagenham experienced London’s largest rise in young people taking part in higher education over the last decade.

A Dagenham chorister has released a solo album of gospel music.

Santa’s famous red suit will be straining at the seams this Christmas thanks to the generosity of boys and girls in Barking and Dagenham.

A Barking school has been forced to close one of its sites following a major water leak.

The MP for Barking’s annual Christmas card competition saw its record number of entries this year with 5,633 children from primary schools across the borough taking part.

Barking’s first halal and vegetarian foodbank has opened its doors.

A primary school in Dagenham has been named as the best in the borough, according to a pupils’ progress measure.


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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.



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