Disabled students from Barking and Dagenham have made it through the first round of the East London Panathlon Championships.

Ford will be cutting jobs across Europe in a bid to save money, it was announced today (Thursday).

Pupils in Dagenham are having a think about what jobs they’d like to do in the future.

Work to improve Valence Park has begun.

The grieving parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death last year have helped set up a school in his honour.

What was the best Christmas present you received this year – a nice watch, a video game, or some brand new socks?

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for your child is next Tuesday.

Students from a school in Barking will make their acting debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet.

Barking and Dagenham won £5,000 in the London New Year’s Day Parade borough competition.

Sporty students from Barking and Dagenham College’s Rugby Academy spent a fortnight training with a French rugby union team.

The Barking and Dagenham Youth Forum has beaten its record in the amount raised for charity in one year.

A rogue landlord has been fined £35,000 for renting rooms in Barking with no licence.

A former East India Docks worker from Barking has died, aged 93.

A boy from Dagenham was arrested on Boxing Day after £8,000 worth of phones were stolen.

A woman and three men were injured in a Boxing Day police chase in Dagenham.

A Dagenham school was rated outstanding during an inspection by Brentwood Diocese.

Christmas Angels have been mysteriously appearing across Chadwell Heath – and it’s not the work of Father Christmas.

Youngsters were presented with awards at the Christmas party for Dagenham autism charity, Sycamore Trust UK.

A contractor has been appointed to build the overground extension to Barking Riverside.

A 12-year-old from Dagenham saved his family’s life after he heard the carbon monoxide alarm in their house going off.

Parents in Dagenham are outraged after their children became sick the night after eating the school Christmas lunch.

A group of Barking and Dagenham residents received a Christmas present they weren’t expecting.

West Ham United captain, Mark Noble, organised the donation of £10,000 of sleeping bags, hand warmers and coats for the homeless.

Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Darren Rodwell, has spoken out about homelessness during the holidays.

Residents grilled councillor Dominic Twomey over free parking permits and council plans to become the landlord of a Travelodge in Poplar.

A Barking youth group held a community-wide Christmas party to raise money for Barking foodbank.

A veteran teacher of Northbury Primary School in Barking is leaving after 27 years of service.

The jury is out in the trial of five teenagers accused of murdering Lord Promise Nkenda, who was fatally stabbed in Canning Town in February.

A teenager has been hit by a van near Barking and Dagenham College.

A fourth man has been charged with the murder of Abdulrahman Nassor Juma, who was fatally stabbed in Barking in May.


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