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The borough's Hindu community held a colourful celebration to end the nine-day festival Navratri.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

A radio service catering to patients at King George and Queen's Hospitals is set to run its third annual 25-hour nonstop broadcast to raise money for charity on the day the clocks go back - and you can get involved by sponsoring a song.

Two quick-thinking schoolgirls rescued a four-year-old boy found crossing a busy Dagenham road on his own.

A man has been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries following a crash on the Heathway in Dagenham.

If you're a fan of MTV you might just have spotted a team of midwives from Queen's Hospital on your television this week.

Teenagers from Dagenham and Rainham and a 26-year-old man from Stratford have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary after they were stopped by police in a car acting suspiciously.

Meeting the wants and needs of Londoners must not be lost in the quest to solve London's housing crisis.

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

What would you like to see included in the regeneration of two housing estates?

There has been a travesty of democracy. The people were asked, they made clear their opinion and their decision has been overruled. Yet somehow the powers that be expect us to just deal with it.

NFL cheerleaders from the United States have visited a Dagenham primary school to teach their skills to pupils.

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

Who gets to be a charity?

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Patients, staff and other visitors to Queen's and King George hospitals might have noticed something different this week, as the borough's NHS trust celebrated national Play in Hospital Week.

A Dagenham primary school has been recognised for its work in promoting mental health and wellbeing.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has been shortlisted in the 2019 Councillor Achievement Awards.

Dawn raids at 50 properties across east London have resulted in police seizing a variety of drugs, cash and weapons.

Delays due to leaves on the line could become a distant memory thanks to new leaf blowing technology.

Four kind-hearted teenagers have been praised for coming to the aid of a man who fell over near their school.

A gang of county lines drug dealers from across east London have been brought to justice after they were found guilty of transporting Class A drugs from London to Exeter - often using coerced children as drug mules while bragging about their illegal lifestyles on Snapchat.

Market traders have opposed moving three historic wholesale markets to Dagenham Dock.

The 31st of this month is a significant date - and no we are not talking about Brexit.

Barking and Dagenham council is set to hand out more than £2.5million to community projects in the borough.

Crime & Court

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

A radio service catering to patients at King George and Queen's Hospitals is set to run its third annual 25-hour nonstop broadcast to raise money for charity on the day the clocks go back - and you can get involved by sponsoring a song.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Health

Friday, October 11, 2019

Patients, staff and other visitors to Queen's and King George hospitals might have noticed something different this week, as the borough's NHS trust celebrated national Play in Hospital Week.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

More landlords are banning renters keeping dogs in their properties, with aptly-named Barking of all places listed as one of the worst areas.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The NHS hospital trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has introduced a new team of specialists to support children living with asthma in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Environment

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

Monday, September 23, 2019

The vast majority of robberies in Barking and Dagenham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Three men dumping bags on a residential street and two women using a pram to carry rubbish are among fly-tipping offenders to be caught on camera.

Politics

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Barking and Dagenham council is set to hand out more than £2.5million to community projects in the borough.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work "night and day" with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

Education

Two quick-thinking schoolgirls rescued a four-year-old boy found crossing a busy Dagenham road on his own.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Four kind-hearted teenagers have been praised for coming to the aid of a man who fell over near their school.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A former Dagenham science teacher is attempting to rewrite the textbooks - and has received a £500,000 investment from the government to help him do so.

Heritage

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Nigerian Independence Day and the start of Black History Month have been marked by two flag raising ceremonies.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Eighty years ago, children across Dagenham were sent to the country when the Second World War broke out.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

How we reported the news this week in 60, 40 and 20 years ago

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