Have you ever wanted to take the familiar smell of your home town with you wherever you go?

A cyclist has pedalled 1,000km to raise money for the hospice that cared for his cousin.

Timetable adjustments and a reduced room capacity are among the measures being introduced at CU London ahead of the new term.

Some rush hour buses are set to become school-only services in a bid to maintain social distancing as youngsters return to the classrooms,

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman who was last seen in Dagenham.

Tours of Barking and Dagenham are among the activities included in this year’s Open House London.

Police investigating the death of a man in Dagenham are calling on witnesses and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.

A man has died following a crash involving a lorry and a pedestrian in Dagenham.

What are the names we’re set to hear in Barking and Dagenham’s classrooms in a few years’ time?

A woman was spat and and threatened with being stabbed as she travelled on a train between Stratford and Upminster.

Do you know a person or group who has made a difference to their area during the coronavirus pandemic?

Plans to improve the area around a 500-year-old tower in Barking town centre have been approved by councillors.

A campaign to raise £100,000 to erect a statue of a footballer who should have been the first black player for England has hit its target.

A Barking nursery is hosting a free holiday club to help youngsters most in need this summer.

While many were celebrating the end of the Second World War in Europe in the summer of 1945, the battle was still continuing on the other side of the world.

A man in his 60s has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council will reconsider blue badge applications that were rejected in the last six months following a local government ombudmsan investigation into the process.

A Dagenham Second World War veteran has told how he will be remembering his fallen comrades on the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

A food bank which provides halal and vegetarian meals to those in need has seen a 300 per cent increase in its services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barking and Dagenham College pupils are among thousands across the country finding out their Btec results today (Wednesday, August 12).

Police have named two people found dead just hours apart in Dagenham.

Construction of Dagenham’s film studios has been given a boost thanks to a £5million government grant.

A woman and a man have been found dead in Dagenham just hours apart in what police believe are linked incidents.

Former West Ham stars Sir Trevor Brooking and Clyde Best have backed a campaign for a statue in memory of a talented footballer denied the chance to represent England due to his race.

An immersive production about a group of young footballers is set to be performed at Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s ground.

A Dagenham teenager has secured a £250,000 scholarship to study at a top American university.

A colourful road crossing is set to come to Dagenham - and you could design it.

A Barking and Dagenham councillor is releasing a novel inspired by her career as a prison officer.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with a street fight in Dagenham.

A hospital chaplain has told how he faced “every type of emotion” while supporting bereaved families during the coronavirus crisis.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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