A group of youngsters have shared their experiences of life in lockdown and being back at school with their MP.

In an average year, flu kills 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more. It is clear that this is anything but a normal year, and we must do all we can to protect ourselves and those around us from the flu.

Yesterday, 17:00

A warning about the risk of fire at a disused pub was made one year before a blaze destroyed it.

Yesterday, 12:00

Tributes have been paid after the death of a well-loved education chief, who was also the borough’s first director of children’s services.

Yesterday, 09:26

Two serving officers at the East Area Command Unit, which serves Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, have been charged with assault.

Yesterday, 07:00

Youngsters across east London are being given the chance to design, build and host performances in their own pavilion.

Thu, 15:46

Potential jurors at an inquest into the deaths of four gay men in Barking could be quizzed about their beliefs and moral attitudes, a court has heard.

Thu, 12:07

Historic England has chosen a Dagenham school to help pilot a scheme championing the value of local heritage and its role in the national curriculum.



Sir Alastair Cook struck the 67th first-class century of his career when compiling 172 in the Bob Willis Trophy final.


Alastair Cook stroked his way to 172 as he produced an innings of the highest quality to put Essex on the cusp of a first innings lead in their Bob Willis Trophy clash with Somerset at Lord’s.

Yesterday, 12:00

Barking manager Justin Gardner is looking to go on a cup run this season but knows AFC Sudbury is a tough draw for his side.

Yesterday, 07:00

Anthony McGrath believes Sam Cook still has plenty of space to grow after the fast bowler pegged Somerset back with a five-wicket haul in the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Thu, 21:12

Sam Cook returned figures of five for 76 as Somerset were bowled out for 301 before bad light prevented Essex from facing remaining three overs in the days allocation.

Thu, 13:51

Sam Cook collected the only wicket to fall in the morning session as Somerset scored 104 runs to reach lunch on 233 for 5 against Essex in their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Lord’s.

Thu, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s 2-1 defeat to London rivals Arsenal.

Thu, 08:42

Sam Cook returned figures of 2 for 38 whilst there was a wicket apiece for Jamie Porter and Aaron Beard on a rain-affected day when the four stoppages to the inclement weather claimed 46 overs, as Somerset reached the close on 119 for 4 in the Bob Willis Trophy Final at Lord’s.

Wed, 16:15

Jamie Porter claimed his first wicket of the match in a truncated session of play that allowed just 10.5 overs of play in the afternoon session shoehorned in between rain.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A month-long festival is being staged with outdoor dance, origami sculptures and online radio plays.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

An artist is calling for people to share their experiences of building bridges for an outdoor art project.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Designs to turn a community centre built in the 1970s into a hub for culture include a glitter ball and theatre made of straw.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Londoners ate more than eight million meals last month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme, the Treasury has said as it worked out the number by parliamentary constituency.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

An author has published the sequel to a novel celebrating the people and history of Dagenham.

Friday, August 7, 2020

An author is celebrating after seeing her first novel published.

Friday, August 7, 2020

An events organiser and arts studio have teamed up so people can still tune in and drop out after the plug was pulled on festivals across the country this summer.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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