Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

Yesterday, 17:12

Two brothers whose quick-thinking could have saved lives during the Samuel Garside House fire have scooped awards.

Yesterday, 16:00

Aldi supermarkets in Romford are now donating all excess food to two projects helping feed vulnerable people across Havering and Barking and Dagenham.

Yesterday, 12:00

A man shot a knife-wielding boy at close range without warning following a chase on a Tube, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 10:00

A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

Yesterday, 08:14

More than 100 families were evacuated from a tower block of flats in Barking during the night when police said a man threatened to burn down the building.

Yesterday, 07:00

Social tenants at Samuel Garside House who were forced out by fire have been told to return to their homes - despite some residents' safety fears after money paying for alternative housing was stopped.

Tue, 18:01

A crash on the A13 has been causing traffic delays.

Tue, 18:00

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has hailed the "amazing" work being done at the Future Youth Zone.


Yesterday, 18:00

Essex make an immediate switch of formats as they return to Vitality Blast action against Sussex, following the sensational Specsavers County Championship victory over Kent.

Yesterday, 10:00

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor was delighted with the bounce back ability shown by his squad to deliver a 4-2 victory over Harrogate Town.

Yesterday, 08:12

Isthmian South Central: Ware 4 Barking 2

Yesterday, 07:14

Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater admitted their three-wicket win at Kent in the County Championship was 'hard to explain'.

Tue, 19:18

In its 168 years, Canterbury Cricket Week has never witnessed anything quite like it as Essex overcame a first-innings deficit of 112 to land an astonishing three-wicket Specsavers County Championship win with over a day to spare.

Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski bounces back from Man City game

Tue, 12:00

Barking manager Justin Gardner is backing his side although he knows it may take them time to gel ahead of their clash with Ware.

Tue, 10:00

Dagenham & Redbridge attacker Angelo Balanta says it was a huge reaction to rally from back-to-back defeats and seal a 4-2 win over Harrogate Town.

Tue, 07:15

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is hoping his side can go on to force a result against Kent, despite losing plenty of play to the weather at Canterbury.


Tue, 14:42

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.

Mon, 11:58

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

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

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!

Monday, July 15, 2019

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


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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