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.

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.

Pupils from five Barking and Dagenham schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Barking and Dagenham.

Passengers on the Barking to Gospel Oak line have become used to delays and disruption in recent times.

A fire broke out at a homeless camp beside the busy highway between Barking and East Ham this morning, damaging shelters amid billowing plumes of black smoke.

The WHSmith store at Barking station will be closing next week.

Could you come up with a better name for a gritter than Gritty McGritface?

Families flocked to Barking Riverside for a community fireworks display.

Eight members of the same family will be taking on Saint Francis Hospice’s Santathon challenge in memory of a relative.

The mother of Beniamin Pieknyi has told how her family will “never be whole again” following the 21-year-old’s murder.

Young dancers took to the streets to perform a tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Marks Gate Junior School has continued to be rated good by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

Could you support a vulnerable adult and look after them in your own home?

Counter terror officers have arrested a man in east London.

Almost 60 years after his untimely death, the legacy of Buddy Holly lives on.

Three cars and a van have been involved in a crash in Dagenham.

Commuters are facing rush hour disruption following a signal failure between Limehouse and Barking.

A Barking arts organisation has received a £500,000 grant to improve its facilites.

Santa is set to come to the streets of Dagenham - and he won’t be alone.

A Dagenham school has been crowned school of the year after being recognised for the opportunities it provides.

Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.

“London is moving east. We’re already there and everyone has to follow.”

Two gang members from Dagenham and Romford are among nine to be banned from making drill rap videos, wearing hoodies and riding bikes in a bid to crack down on crime.

Two consultations into the redevelopment of Central Park are set to go ahead.


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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