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It's that time of year again - winter is here, and with it comes heightened health risks for certain people.

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

The inquest into the deaths of four men murdered by Barking serial killer Stephen Port will be heard by a jury.

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Plans to build 56 affordable homes on the site of a former Royal British Legion hall have been described as a "win win" for the community.

A single mother from Hornchurch who is training to be an electrician has been nominated for a Women in Construction Award.

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers' cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

A car crash in Chadwell Heath has left a child injured in hospital and caused heavy delays to railway services between Romford and London Liverpool Street.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

The leader of the council has slammed people who complain but don't participate in public consultations saying their "ignorance" stops them from taking part.

The mother of a Dagenham man killed in an Anerley car park broke down after a girl accused of his murder told a court she wants to help his family get justice.

Suffolk police have released a Dagenham woman on bail after arresting her on suspicion of murder.

A kind-hearted teenager who helped to raise more than £5,000 for charity has won a university scholarship for his commitment to the community.

Pupils from three Barking and Dagenham schools were given a taste of life in the aviation industry at a special event.

Commuters on c2c are facing disruption due to an electrical supply failure at Barking.

Councillors have approved 201 new homes for Barking's Gascoigne Estate.

Contractors have agreed to create 560 jobs and hundreds of new apprenticeships in the construction industry by 2025.

A man suffered stab and slash wounds in a "serious assault" in Barking.

Developers of four new tower blocks in Barking have faced a call for compensation and concerns over cladding in a letter from home buyers.

A teenage boy is fighting for his life after being stabbed near the grounds of Barking Abbey.

The council is set to decide tonight, Tuesday, November 12 on a £63million plan to build 200 homes in Marks Gate. All the properties are to be "affordable".

Popular ex-boxer Vinny Mitchell died of multiple traumatic injuries after he lost control of his new motorcycle, a coroner has ruled.

Barking and Dagenham is celebrating inter-faith week.

Wreaths were laid in Barking to mark 101 years since the end of the First World War.

Crime & Court

Fri, 18:18

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

Fri, 17:00

The inquest into the deaths of four men murdered by Barking serial killer Stephen Port will be heard by a jury.

Fri, 15:43

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Health

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The family of a father who died of cancer has described the comfort they feel after his corneas donation helped others "see again".

Monday, November 4, 2019

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The blood testing departments at Queen's and King George Hospitals will be closed next week to protect patients' safety while some biomedical scientists go out on strike in a row over new shift patterns.

Environment

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Work on a new cycleway in Barking will begin early next year, TfL has announced.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sixty neighbourhoods in Barking and Dagenham are among the 20pc most "deprived" in England, according to government figures.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

Politics

Fri, 18:18

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A team of volunteers has hit the streets to get more people registering to vote in time for the next general election.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

Education

Wed, 12:00

A kind-hearted teenager who helped to raise more than £5,000 for charity has won a university scholarship for his commitment to the community.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

University College London is planning to open a new laboratory in Dagenham.

Monday, November 4, 2019

One of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken in one of the world's largest cities has been launched today, November 4, on more than 600 billboards across all of London's 33 boroughs.

Heritage

Mon, 14:04

Wreaths were laid in Barking to mark 101 years since the end of the First World War.

Mon, 12:00

Veterans, politicians and young people alike turned out to pay their respects at a Remembrance Day service.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The sacrifice of those who died serving their country was remembered with a parade through Barking.

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