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A Forest of Thanks has been planted with 29,000 trees in what has been described as the largest of its kind in Europe.

The borough’s MPs have urged people to help independent businesses in their area survive the pandemic after shops shut their doors for a second lockdown.

A Chadwell Heath gym manager says theft is the last thing his business needed entering another lockdown, after equipment was stolen twice in three days.

This is the moment thieves snatch a £6,500 motorbike from outside a home in Dagenham.

Smart meters are here for prepay customers – meaning it’s even easier to top up from the comfort of your home.

The daughters of a man who died at King George Hospital, two weeks after he contracted coronavirus under its care, say they were shocked to see a Covid patient coming and going from the ward for cigarette breaks.

The first coronavirus death in ​six days has been recorded at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

The film released by Barking and Dagenham Council as part of its anti-youth violence campaign has been viewed almost 25,000 in two weeks.

A burst water main has flooded a road causing traffic chaos.

A director of the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed his disappointment over failures in recent investigations into a historic paedophile ring, uncovered by a new true crime podcast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy showers and thunderstorms which may lead to flooding.

Barking and Dagenham Council has congratulated students in the borough on their A-level results, which saw most secure their chosen destination, despite difficulties in downgrading.

Elutec Academy has enjoyed a successful A-level and Level 3 vocational results day, with many of its Year 13 students securing the results they need to move toward their desired career.

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched its Lost Hours campaign to address the problem of youth violence in the borough.

Three newborn kittens have been found tied up in a black bag and dumped in a rubbish bin.

This is the moment a suspected thief tries to break into a van.

Stuart Broad led England’s charge with bat and ball, grabbing the initiative for his side on day two of the must-win third Test against the West Indies.

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

Revolutionary technology is set to transform the world of snooker as the professional sport comes to terms with the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds are set to be able to attend sporting events for the first time since March later this month as the government plans for a socially-distanced return of spectators to sports grounds by October.

The police arrested 10 people in a series of raids across London and Essex targeting organised gangs forcing “vulnerable” people to farm cannabis.

Hundreds of people have turned out to pay their respects to Dame Vera Lynn.

A series of raids have been carried out in east London including one near Goodmayes Park.


Hopes for a return to more normal lives for all have soared with news of the vaccine roll-out. Here, medical experts unite in their reassurance to the public that vaccines meet strict standards of safety and effectiveness.

From January 1, 2021 the way the UK trades with the EU will change. Businesses need to act now! This is true for retail, those trading in consumer goods, services and investment, construction and housing as well as vehicle and haulier firms.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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