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Yesterday, 19:00

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

The MP for Barking has criticised prime minister Theresa May for calling off tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal.

Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and the scores of Santas running through the streets this weekend certainly helped add to the festive feeling.

Crossrail, London’s new east to west railway service, may be delayed even further and could require a £2billion funding boost, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Barking and Dagenham has joined four other London councils to back a Windrush Day celebration in the borough.

A pop up bus is to deliver urgent supplies to the East End’s homeless this Christmas.

A social enterprise has scooped an award and £500 prize money for its work tackling loneliness.

A charity shop has called on people to have a clear out to support sick and injured pets.

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

A Dagenham charity has set itself the goal of handing out 1,000 Christmas hampers this Christmas.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected arson attack in Barking.

Last week, the Barking and Dagenham Post released troubling figures about the dramatic rise in violent crime across the borough.

Fed up with the same old rubbish at Christmas?

Trustee for Dagenham autism charity, Sycamore Trust UK which helps adults and young people with employment, social and parenting skills, discusses parenting support and disability in the borough

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

A Barking and Dagenham police cadet has scooped an award for always doing her best.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham marked International Day of Disabled People at Dagenham and Redbridge football club.

Businesses in Barking, Dagenham and Romford are being offered free marketing advice.

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction work on more than 900 new homes has been held in Barking.

Hundreds flocked to a sleepy Dagenham cul-de-sac on Sunday for a charity Christmas lights switch-on.

Crime & Court

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Dagenham charity held a candlelit vigil in Romford to pay its respects to women who have been affected by male physical violence or sexual abuse.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A man from Barking is among six people accused of killing a teenager by stabbing him 15 times and smashing a bottle over his head to “settle the score” in a postcode feud, a court heard.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Drink or drug driving has led to four fatal or serious casualties in the borough this year, figures reveal.

Health

Friday, December 7, 2018

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The council has marked World Aids Day by renewing a commitment to supporting people with HIV and Aids.

Environment

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fed up with the same old rubbish at Christmas?

Monday, December 3, 2018

A piano might have transformed the life of Elton John but for Barking and Dagenham Council it is an unwanted Christmas gift.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Green-fingered volunteers planted hundreds of trees in a Dagenham park this week following a £10,000 grant.

Politics

Yesterday, 17:45

The MP for Barking has criticised prime minister Theresa May for calling off tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Barking and Dagenham’s MPs have slated prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of a crunch vote.

Education

Yesterday, 19:00

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

Heritage

Friday, December 7, 2018

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

Monday, December 3, 2018

A museum has scooped £35,000 towards raising awareness of Barking’s former lords of the manor.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

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