Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected arson attack in Barking.

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham marked International Day of Disabled People at Dagenham and Redbridge football club.

Businesses in Barking, Dagenham and Romford are being offered free marketing advice.

The Christmas lights are on, the trees are being decorated – and panto season is upon us.

Toxic masculinity, eating disorders and crying – those were just some of the topics discussed at Barking’s men’s conference.

Residents of Barking saw the town centre in all its’ glory at the Christmas lights switch-on festival.

A 28-year-old from Dagenham died in a motorcycle crash from serious injuries including one to his head, despite wearing a helmet, an inquest heard.

A couple from Dagenham who use Christmas lights to raise money for charity have had their own switch-on festival.

The Barking and Dagenham charity lottery is returning for its Christmas special.

Barking and Dagenham’s best digital minds put their heads together to find a use for the borough’s empty green spaces.

Two men accused of murdering a teenager in Canning Town told police they had “no idea” why they were arrested, a court has heard.

Barking and Dagenham is marking the start of the festive season in style – with a 30 ft Christmas tree, real reindeer and a visit from Santa.

A rogue landlord has been fined more than £30,000 after converting a family home in Barking into flats.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez have arrested a fifth person.

Students and staff at Barking’s Technical Skills Academy raised nearly £1,000 for Children in Need.

Joyce Addai-Davis is a dressmaker who aims to empower women from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) through her dressmaking workshops.

A market trader has been fined nearly £1,000 for selling fake Yankee Candles at Dagenham Market.

A school in Dagenham has been named School of the Year by the East London Community Organisation, TELCO.

Think Tank Chatham House recruited pupils from Dagenham for a debate on the #MeToo movement.

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of raffle prizes which were going to a fundraiser for a boy with leukaemia.

Another B&M is opening in Dagenham.

A new teacher training centre has opened in Chadwell Heath.

Barking joined together today (Sunday) to remember those fallen in the First and Second World Wars.

Children from Barking and Dagenham were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Remembrance services are being held across the borough to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Five men have been sentenced for their part in the fatal stabbing of a Romanian takeaway worker in the Stratford Centre.

Barking and Dagenham Council is running a week of events to encourage multicultural and close communities,

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.

Officers found eight asylum seeking children on a Dagenham industrial site.


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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