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Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

A special stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Dagenham schools.

A mum is bouncing back from depression after scooping top prize in a national cake baking competition.

Families who think they can find the most famous player of hide-and-seek in history can visit Valence House, Dagenham, to join the hunt for Wally from the beloved Where's Wally? books.

Business reality show The Apprentice will be returning to our screens next week and this year we'll see how a former Dagenham Sunday Market trader does his best to avoid the firing line.

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough's own literary festival.

Dagenham is set to host an independent house music record label's first ever festival.

It's that time of year again where everyone fancies themselves as baking connoisseurs, talking about crème pats, even bakes, and, of course, soggy bottoms.

Barking Splash Park is adding another string to its bow as it plays host to a series of outdoor cinema screenings.

A budding film director is paying tribute to the streets where he lives in his next movie.

A new festival is set to bring house music to Dagenham this summer.

An author has published a novel about living in a cul-de-sac in tribute to the people of Dagenham.

A former pupil at a Romford theatre school from Dagenham has made her West End debut in London's feel-good musical Mamma Mia!

The community came together through music and dance as a festival atmosphere filled the Barking town square on Saturday.

A Bucks Fizz spin off is swapping the land of make believe for Barking to headline the One Borough Festival.

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

A Barking and Dagenham resident has published a book detailing the profound impact that a partnership of churches in the borough is having in the community.

The full line up for the Barking Folk Festival has been announced with under two months to go until the annual bash.

Barking and Dagenham residents with visual impairments will have more access to talking books thanks to an £82,000 cash injection.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

A music producer and artist who works in Harold Hill has launched his first single, and is being featured alongside artists including Nick Cave, Example and the Kooks.

The Channel 4 show Location, Location, Location is planning to come to the borough.

Actor Sheridan Smith has appeared in character as the mother of the first man Stephen Port killed as filming of a BBC drama begins.

Here is a selection of the World Book Day photos sent in by our readers.

The families of the men killed by serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a TV drama they hope will highlight police failings.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants - but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Music

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough's own literary festival.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dagenham is set to host an independent house music record label's first ever festival.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A new festival is set to bring house music to Dagenham this summer.

Friday, July 12, 2019

A Bucks Fizz spin off is swapping the land of make believe for Barking to headline the One Borough Festival.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

Theatre

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A special stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Dagenham schools.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Families who think they can find the most famous player of hide-and-seek in history can visit Valence House, Dagenham, to join the hunt for Wally from the beloved Where's Wally? books.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Barking Splash Park is adding another string to its bow as it plays host to a series of outdoor cinema screenings.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A former pupil at a Romford theatre school from Dagenham has made her West End debut in London's feel-good musical Mamma Mia!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

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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.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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

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