A widower who was told forgotten war heroes including a 19-year-old RAF pilot buried in Eastbrookend Cemetery, Dagenham, would not be memorialised has forced the council to reconsider.

Detectives investigating the knife-point robbery of three teenagers in Dagenham have made two arrests.

One year on from the vote to leave the European Union, our Brexit-backing borough is being urged to make its voice heard in negotiations.

Female construction apprentices have called on women to shun stereotypes and train up for a future in the industry.

A 17-year-old has been jailed for 12 years after he stabbed a “gentle” teenager to death.

Margaret Hodge met about 100 people including Muslims, community leaders and police outside Al Madina mosque to discuss operations tackling prostitution.

Headteacher Sir Paul Grant, 60, looks back over 27 years at Robert Clack School after saying goodbye to his pupils on Thursday, July 20, ahead of his retirement on Thursday, August 31.

A hospital trust is encouraging people to become ward managers as part of a 10-year development scheme.

There has been a 71 per cent increase in rough sleepers across Barking and Dagenham since 2013 – the largest of any London borough.

A crackdown on boy racers could mean them paying up to £1,000 for stunts.

Two lorries have crashed on the A13 as police continue to deal with the aftermath.

Fifty years on from the country’s partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the council is calling on people to join Pride parades in central London.

A driver has been arrested and a passenger injured after a two-car crash in Dagenham.

Northbury Primary School’s music teacher Danielle Wakefield, 30, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she and her pupils are hoping raise hundreds for WellChild to help ill children

A driver who threw a cigarette stub in the street has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to pay a £75 fine.

A man has died after falling from a window of a 17-storey tower block.

Children’s rights were championed by pupils seeking national recognition in the form of a Unicef award.

Barking Abbey School has been placed in the top 20 per cent of UK schools for exceptional pupil progress at Key Stage 4 by the Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) network.

Moped-riding thugs who terrorised a schoolboy and his classmates match the description of a pair caught on camera during an attempted robbery on the same day.

The council has pledged to stop tenants parking in a square children use to play football.

Finalists for the borough’s third business awards have been announced.

An explosion that happened outside a house after a moped-riding male approached is being investigated by police.

Developers will bring 911 homes to a riverside site with builds ranging from six to 15 storeys as part of a £330million regeneration.

The council has secured £1.1million to help regenerate the town centre and repair historic buildings.

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has been working with pupils with learning difficulties to help people of all backgrounds benefit from music.

Two cars have crashed, with one ploughing through a fence and overturning.

Students will swap classrooms for cannon as they battle for the top spot in a Royal Navy gun competition.

A school’s passion for language and literature has resulted in national recognition at an awards ceremony hosted by comedian Julian Clary.

Women from a minority Muslim sect have sent about £200’s worth of donations to refuges for domestic abuse victims.

A 19-year-old male has been arrested after police found a knife with a serrated edge during a routine patrol.


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