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A Barking humanitarian worker has told how she spent 10 days struggling to get home from Cambodia as the coronavirus crisis led to international borders closing.

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Two cars, a street lamp and a bus stop were destroyed by fire after a crash ended a police pursuit in Dagenham.

OK, you showed off how much you know about classic films in our Monday lunchtime quiz.

Two months ago Dagenham actor Victor Olusina excitedly announced he had secured a leading role in the off-West End play Warped Sacrifice.

A community initiative set up to ensure vulnerable residents are supported throughout the coronavirus crisis has helped more than 300 people during its first week.

A college’s staff have turned tech to carry on teaching after the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut.

A total of nine businesses have been closed down after operating illegally during the coronavirus outbreak.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

Looking for something to entertain the children for a few minutes while you make lunch?

Plans to build more than 60 affordable homes have got the green light from the council.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has increased the wages of some of its lowest paid workers in a move hailed by unions.

A shopkeeper is calling for the rent at his premises to be deferred to help his business survive plummeting sales triggered by the coronavirus.

With all this time spent indoors, no doubt you’ve been watching a lot of TV.

The council is introducing free parking for keyworkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

Normal life will not resume for at least six months, a key government doctor has said.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

The length of the coronavirus lockdown depends on how stringently the public stick to the rules, cabinet minister Michael Gove said, as he declined to give a timeframe for the strict measures being lifted.

Coronavirus has impacted our lives.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham is among more than 400,000 volunteers to sign up to support the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Hope is hugely important for everyone at this difficult time.

A Barking special school is celebrating after Ofsted upgraded its rating to Good.

Crime & Court

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Using coronavirus to threaten someone is a criminal offence, the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) has warned after a Dagenham man appeared in court for coughing at police.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

Friday, March 20, 2020

An East Ham drug dealer found with cocaine on him when his car was stopped in Barking has been jailed for four years.

Health

17:06

A Barking humanitarian worker has told how she spent 10 days struggling to get home from Cambodia as the coronavirus crisis led to international borders closing.

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

07:00

A community initiative set up to ensure vulnerable residents are supported throughout the coronavirus crisis has helped more than 300 people during its first week.

Environment

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The number of large scale fly-tips in Barking and Dagenham has risen sixfold in less than a decade.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

Politics

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

If you see a business open that shouldn’t be, report it.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The council is planning to purchase the former Muller factory site for an undisclosed sum.

Education

Yesterday, 17:00

A college’s staff have turned tech to carry on teaching after the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut.

Friday, March 27, 2020

A Barking special school is celebrating after Ofsted upgraded its rating to Good.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

Heritage

Monday, March 23, 2020

Prof Ged Martin looks at the way Essex people spoke 100 years ago

Monday, February 24, 2020

A new plaque commemorating the life of a Titanic survivor has been installed in St Chad’s Park.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A new heritage trail to celebrate some of east London’s extraordinary women has been launched.

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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.

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