A derailed freight train caused 2.5 miles of track damage due to a combination of timber degradation and an uneven, defective wagon, an investigation has found.

Pupils and staff have come together to create a four metre wall of poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day.

A new course helping healthcare workers to improve their skills is to be taught in Dagenham.

Dagenham and Redbridge’s match against Stockport County has been postponed after several Hatters players tested postive for coronavirus.

How far could you run in a month?

Rapid coronavirus test kits that can provide results within an hour are set to be rolled out across east London.

Pupils at a Barking special school have been getting into the Halloween spirit thanks to a donation from a supermarket.

Two medieval buildings containing reused Roman roof tiles have been found during an archaeological excavation in Barking.

Patients will not be able to use King George Hospital’s emergency department for children overnight during the winter as part of plans to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.

Two east London estate agents have teamed up to help young renters ensure they are not being ripped off.

A 16-year-old has been charged with stabbing another teenager in Barking.

A man has raised more than £1,200 after cycling from Stratford to Barking on an adapted bike.

A dad from Barking has launched a petition calling for a museum focusing on black British history to be set up.

Barking and Dagenham’s ward boundaries are being reviewed - and you can have your say on which areas should fall into which wards.

A 10 year strategy to regenerate Barking town centre has been agreed by councillors.

Plans to produce the next generation of hit films in Dagenham have moved a step closer after councillors agreed to lease the site to a studio operator.

A driver who attempted to flee the country after seriously injuring three people in a hit and run incident has been jailed for five years.

A Dagenham primary school has been recognised for the work it does to support the emotional and social development of pupils.

Being a new mum in the middle of a pandemic is a daunting prospect for many – but for those giving birth at Queen’s Hospital, a community spirit has flourished.

Valence House is set to reopen for the first time since being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, MPs in the capital have been told.

New pupils at a Dagenham secondary school have been presented with their own musical instrument.

A group of London councils has called on the government not to ignore deprivation and poverty in east London as it distributes a fund designed to help tackle inequality.

Young people battling cancer are set to benefit from age- appropriate support and care from a specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurse.

The work of those who have tried to change things for the better in their communities has been highlighted at the East London community heroes awards.

A new tunnel could replace part of the A13 as part of plans to create thousands of new homes over the next two decades.

Youngsters across east London are being given the chance to design, build and host performances in their own pavilion.

A woman was forced to move her children out for more than a month after the family’s temporary accommodation was left without heating and hot water during the winter.

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.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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