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.

Yesterday, 19:00

Primary school pupils in Barking took part in a ‘reverse advent calendar’ to support rough sleepers.

Yesterday, 17:15

A 19-year-old mum and two men have been jailed for a brutal attack at an Ilford home which left a man in a coma for nearly two weeks after corrosive ammonia was poured down his throat.

Yesterday, 17:15

A 19-year-old mum and two men have been jailed for a brutal attack which left a man in a coma for nearly two weeks after corrosive ammonia was poured down his throat.

Yesterday, 16:00

A Barking youth group held a community-wide Christmas party to raise money for Barking foodbank.

Yesterday, 14:00

A Dagenham mother will spend Christmas in a wrist brace after being injured on an incorrectly set-up wheelchair ramp.

Yesterday, 11:23

A Barking school has been forced to close one of its sites following a major water leak.

Yesterday, 09:00

The Rev Canon Chris Burke has been named as the new Archdeacon of Barking.



Barking Road Runners Colin Jones finished second in the ultra marathon at the Dawn til Dusk Races, hosted by Sikhs in the City, on Sunday.


Ebbsfleet United manager Garry Hill felt it didn’t go their way as they crashed out of the FA Trophy to former club Dagenham & Redbridge.

Yesterday, 15:00

An injury to referee Niamh Hennessey saw match called off at half-time

Hammers winger praises Pellegrini for the players’ improvement

Yesterday, 13:00

Barking manager Justin Gardner was disappointed that his side failed to adapt to the tricky conditions as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Bury Town.

Yesterday, 11:00

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor heaped praise on attacker Angelo Balanta and goalkeeper Lewis Moore for their displays in his side’s 1-0 win over Ebbsfleet United.

Yesterday, 10:00

Referee Niamh Hennessey pulled her hamstring in the first half, with the match unable to be completed

Mon, 16:00

Dagenham 88 Runners were out in force at the sixth annual Dawn til Dusk Races, hosted by Sikhs in the City on Sunday.

Mon, 14:00

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has today opened the public ballot for 2019’s international Test Matches at Lord’s, including the second England v Australia Specsavers Ashes Test.


Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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.

Monday, December 3, 2018

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A teacher at a Barking school was inspired to write a book about inclusion after seeing how much his pupils valued having their unique experiences represented in media.


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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