A pensioner was scammed out of £200 after being told she owed money for decorating work - but none had been carried out.

Some of the borough’s talented performers took to the stage at Dagenham Sunday Market.

Commuters are facing disruption on c2c services this evening as a result of a broken rail.

An injured swan on a train line is causing problems for rail passengers.

Trains are being cancelled or disrupted on the c2c network as a result of a broken rail.

A fitness centre has launched a new app in a bid to make exercising easier.

The Overground is operating with severe delays between Barking and Gospel Oak.

A bright schoolboy will be swapping Dagenham for Eton after winning a £72,000 scholarship to study at the prestigious public school.

Did you receive too many bottles of shower gel this Christmas, or a box of chocolates that you don’t like?

A pregnant woman and her husband who were injured when the coach they were travelling on overturned have said that they “deserve answers” about what caused the crash.

Longbridge Road in Barking is partially closed due to a crash at the junction with Westrow Drive.

Barking and Dagenham’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) faces challenges in delivering an effective service that stops young people from reoffending, an inspection has found.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

Opening hours at GP surgeries in Barking and Dagenham have been extended over the holiday period, including Christmas Day. Residents can now book to visit a GP Hub in the area which will be open for same day, urgent appointments every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm or weekend appointments between 8am and 8pm.

A gang of teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old boy who was mown down in a stolen BMW then stabbed 15 times in a Valentine’s Day attack.

Homeless people have been given free flu vaccines to help prevent them from getting the illness this winter.

Pupils at a Dagenham school have been visited by a former education secretary.

Almost 1,500 years of history has been told in just five pictures depicting some of the famous women connected to Barking and the surrounding area.

Politicians and community leaders shared their views on challenging disorder, racism and crime at an event in Dagenham.

West Ham footballers helped bring some early Christmas cheer when they visited sick youngsters, including a little girl from Dagenham.

Whether visiting friends and family or going for that bargain in the sales, the rail network helps a lot of people to get around over the festive period.

What do one of Barking’s most famous footballing sons, a fictional wizard and a mean grandparent have in common?

Work on the Overground extension to Barking Riverside is set to begin next year.

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Dagenham man who was fatally stabbed in Anerley.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and the scores of Santas running through the streets this weekend certainly helped add to the festive feeling.

Not many 12-year-olds can say they have played pool with one of England’s top footballers.

Two schools have received funding to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school.

This colourful Christmas card will be dropping through letterboxes this winter after being selected as the winner of a design competition.

Staff at a Dagenham pet shop are aiming to ensure that the borough’s abandoned animals aren’t forgotten this Christmas.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to a signal failure on the TfL Rail line.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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