Funeral directors working in east London and Essex have given a share of £22,000 to 15 charities.
Eighty years ago, children across Dagenham were sent to the country when the Second World War broke out.
A gang member from Chadwell Heath has been jailed for nine years after he and his accomplices were found with two kilograms of cocaine.
Jodie Chesney's boyfriend fought to hold back tears as he told the court how she collapsed in his arms after she was stabbed.
Samantha Combie works for the charity DABD (formerly the Disablement Association of Barking and Dagenham), providing care to people with physical and mental disabilities in the borough.
Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.
A year on from a devastating fire that gutted eight classrooms, a Dagenham school has reopened its new block.
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is backing a push for more research into Alzheimer's disease and for more public awareness about the condition.
Opera singers have thrilled staff and students alike in a number of surprise performances at a Barking secondary school.
Skipper Simon Harmer was the hero as Essex Eagles won a last-ball thriller to clinch their first Vitality Blast T20 title at Edgbaston.
Essex Eagles are through to their first Vitality Blast final after a comfortable 34 runs win over Derbyshire Falcons in the second semi-final at Edgbaston.
Dagenham & Redbridge extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a hard-fought point in Devon on Saturday.
Ravi Bopara can't really make up his mind if he's excited about the Vitality T20 Blast Finals Day or not.
With the National League season well underway, young Daggers supporter Keane Handley shares his thoughts in a regular blog
Barking vice-captain Luke Seeley is anticipating one of the best games of the season - despite it only being their home opener this weekend.
Barking manager Justin Gardner knows they must stop FC Romania playing their free flowing football this weekend.
England will launch their World Cup quest with all guns blazing after naming their strongest available side for Sunday's clash with Tonga at the Sapporo Dome.
Essex Eagles will be appearing in Vitality Blast Finals Day for the first time since 2013 when they meet Derbyshire on Saturday at Edgbaston.
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.
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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