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As any pet owner will know, this is a hard time of year. Our little furry friends don't understand why we set off fireworks.

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

It's that time of year again - winter is here, and with it comes heightened health risks for certain people.

Fri, 18:18

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

Fri, 17:00

The inquest into the deaths of four men murdered by Barking serial killer Stephen Port will be heard by a jury.

Fri, 15:43

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Fri, 12:40

Plans to build 56 affordable homes on the site of a former Royal British Legion hall have been described as a "win win" for the community.

Fri, 10:00

A single mother from Hornchurch who is training to be an electrician has been nominated for a Women in Construction Award.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:58

An early brace from debutant Ben House set Daggers up for a stunning victory at Victoria Road on Saturday.

Fri, 12:00

Matt Withers is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss a busy week in east London football.

Fri, 09:00

Justin Gardner expects Barking's next opponents South Park will be eager to impress their new manager.

Fri, 07:00

Daggers fan Keane Handley is writing a blog during the 2019/20 season

Thu, 17:00

Peter Taylor says his Dagenham & Redbridge side have to improve as they prepare to take on Aldershot Town at Victoria Road on Saturday.

Thu, 10:14

Dagenham & Redbridge have completed the signing of central midfielder Sam Deering on a deal until 2021.

Tue, 17:27

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed young striker Ben House from Reading on loan until January.

Tue, 15:21

The London Football Association (LFA) are offering an opportunity for the football community in East and North London to have their say and shape the LFA's future agenda on the subjects that matter.

Mon, 15:30

Barking manager Justin Gardner was happy to see his side rewarded for a good performance in the 3-1 home win over struggling Staines Town.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 12:30

An interactive dance performance is coming to the Barking Broadway.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dagenham's White House gallery is opening its doors to offer free food and talks about a new project in the space.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

An unsigned solo musician has beaten almost 1,000 acts to make it through to the final of a national competition.

Monday, October 21, 2019

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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

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.

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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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