Hundreds of people have turned out to pay their respects to Dame Vera Lynn.

Plans to create two new playgrounds, an interactive maze and nature areas in Central Park have been approved by Barking and Dagenham Council.

A private funeral service for Dame Vera Lynn will take place this week, it has been announced - with a flypast taking place in her honour.

The family and former club of a footballer denied the chance to play for England because of the colour of his skin have welcomed plans to erect a statue in his honour.

The site of a former office block in Barking is being transformed into 169 “affordable” homes.

More than 13,000 ventilators to help coronavirus patients have been made by a consortium including Ford Dagenham.

Men from Dagenham and Upminster are among three to have been charged with the attempted murder of a man in South Ockendon.

A supermarket chain has donated almost 100,000 meals to help people in Barking and Dagenham who are struggling with food poverty.

A fundraising campaign has launched to build a statue in memory of a former West Ham boot boy and Barking FC footballer who should have been England’s first black player.

Families receiving help from a Barking food bank are set to receive a play parcel to keep children occupied during the summer.

Police investigating an assault on a staff member at Barking station have released a picture of someone they would like to speak to.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

A nurse whose car was written off after a shooting on his road has been hit with a fine because the council did not issue a parking permit for his courtesy car.

A Chadwell Heath teacher has traded the classroom for coronavirus care during the pandemic.

Deaths in Barking and Dagenahm rose by 47 per cent in a 10 week period during the coronavirus crisis compared to the 10 weeks preceding it, figures have revealed.

A man is in a critical condition after being shot in Barking.

Plans to create the UK’s largest wholesale market at Dagenham Dock have been submitted.

Dagenham Sunday Market has announced it will be permanently closing due to being unable to meet social distancing regulations.

Barking Town Hall has been lit up in purple to show solidarity in the fight against racism following the death of an unarmed black man in America.

A documentary series about the nursing staff at Queen’s and King George hospitals is due to air on BBC One next week.

Two people have been arrested after a man was found with stab wounds in Dagenham.

Pupils should not return to school this academic year.

Ford Dagenham has helped to produce up to 200 ventilators a day in the fight against coronavirus.

Companies across the borough are invited to find out more about the support available to small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

Barking station is among the 20 busiest in London, Transport for London has revealed as it aims to reduce rush hour overcrowding on its network.

Four teenagers from Barking have been arrested following reports of a machete being brandished in a street in Grays.

The cause of a blaze which destroyed one warehouse and damaged a second is under investigation.

Four Elutec pupils returned to school - but not for regular classes.

Twenty fire engines have been called to the scene of a large warehouse fire near the A13.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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