An emergency fundraising appeal has been launched to provide items such as wash kits for hospital staff and iPads to keep coronavirus patients connected to their families.

Officers investigating the rape of a man at Barking station have released a CCTV picture of someone they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

A Dagenham church is providing telephone buddy and chaplaincy services to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Barking and Dagenham Council’s chief executive is set to join Birmingham City Council on a temporary basis.

Businesses that have hiked the price of items such as toilet roll and hand sanitisers have been branded “selfish and exploitative” by Barking’s MP.

A community initiative set up to ensure vulnerable residents are supported throughout the coronavirus crisis has helped more than 300 people during its first week.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham is among more than 400,000 volunteers to sign up to support the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

A Barking special school is celebrating after Ofsted upgraded its rating to Good.

More than 140 people have been helped by the BD Can scheme since it launched at the start of this week.

A scheme has launched to support vulnerable people in Barking and Dagenham and harness the borough’s community spirit during the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman has been pronounced dead in Dagenham.

An East Ham drug dealer found with cocaine on him when his car was stopped in Barking has been jailed for four years.

The next phase of the Barking Riverside development is set to launch next month.

A Dagenham youth club has vowed to continue to support young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Community groups from across the borough are set to come together to help vulnerable people and those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell has urged people to “keep calm and carry on” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Dagenham technical college is consulting on plans to accept younger pupils from next year.

A person in Barking and Dagenham has been confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was raped in the toilets at Barking station.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident between two groups in Dagenham.

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise visit to a Dagenham school this afternoon.

A pioneering higher education institution is set to open in Rush Green later this year.

The second phase of a £346 million development in Barking is set to go ahead after planning permission was granted.

Up to 500 youngsters are set to benefit from a three year programme teaching them key digital skills.

Track renewal and footbridge strengthening work is set to take place on the c2c network over the Easter weekend.

Members of the public and supermarket staff have put out a bin fire in Barking.

Plans to build 196 homes on the site of a former pub have been agreed by Barking and Dagenham Council.

Forget West Ham’s visit to Liverpool - the real big football match this weekend was taking place in Dagenham.

A new plaque commemorating the life of a Titanic survivor has been installed in St Chad’s Park.

A man from Dagenham has been charged with a robbery at an amusement arcade.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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