A former barman who arrived in the country with just a few possessions and no English has scooped a post-graduate job - a year early.
Emergency workers in Barking and Dagenham can get fit for free this festive season at two Barking and Dagenham leisure centres.
Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 - so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.
A woman has spoken of her relief that a memorial bench to her late father has been replaced after it went missing.
Barking and Dagenham College has launched year-long internships to get people with autism and other learning disabilities into work.
A Dagenham man has raised more than £400 for charity with "thousands" of Christmas lights on his home.
Students from Barking and Dagenham College's Technical Skills Academy have raised £450 for victims of the earthquake in Albania that killed 51 people.
Buyers in the Barking 360 development are facing even more delays after a demand for more fire-proofing.
A railway station pop-up shop is selling jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, clothing, games and gifts for Christmas made by people from the borough.
West Ham Women manager Matt Beard was pleased to hand a number of players vital minutes as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Continental Cup.
Continental League Cup: West Ham Women 7 Crystal Palace 0
Elite Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Club members have impressed during a couple of busy weeks.
Toshi Kazoku Judokwai saw two of their students win silver medals at the British Championships at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Dagenham Boxing Club's Billy Adams struck gold at the International Olidevas Box Cup in Portugal.
Maidenhead United assistant manager Ryan Peters says it felt 'amazing' to seal a 2-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge.
Dagenham 88 Runners toasted a winning double at Frankie's Festive 5k in aid of St Francis Hospice.
Barking manager Justin Gardner is expecting a tough game against Isthmian Premier league side Cheshunt in the Velocity Trophy.
Hammers boss Pellegrini's job in danger after dismal defeat to the Gunners
Reporter Luke Acton reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Broadway, Barking
Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London's O2 paying tribute to the world's most famous Swedish supergroup.
In the first of our east London panto reviews, we sent reporter Andrew Brookes to Theatre Royal Stratford East to experience a traditional Christmas show for the first time.
An interactive dance performance is coming to the Barking Broadway.
Dagenham's White House gallery is opening its doors to offer free food and talks about a new project in the space.
An unsigned solo musician has beaten almost 1,000 acts to make it through to the final of a national competition.
Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!
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?
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