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Private companies will be able to have a say in how NHS money is spent in the borough after a huge merger planned for next year.

Saint Francis Hospice’s direct marketing manager Katharine Ayres explains the different ways to pay tribute to a loved one, especially if you weren’t able to attend the funeral

It’s starting to look like I don’t have common sense. Maybe I am the kind of person who is the reason they put “may contain nuts” on jars of peanut butter.

The town hall has issued a retail giant with a legal order demanding it tells customers to wear face masks.

Have you seen Shavonni, 14, missing since Thursday, October 22?

People’s memories and stories of life on the Becontree Estate are being sought for a book by Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas to mark its 100th year.

Students used their art skills to share the love during a national colleges week.

The Barking and Dagenham Black Lives Matter (BLM) group is set to host a virtual event for Black History Month this Saturday (October 31).

The MP for Barking has welcomed former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn being suspended from the party following remarks made over a report into antisemitism.

Barking and Dagenham’s ward boundaries are being reviewed - and you can have your say on which areas should fall into which wards.

A child, man and woman have been saved from a fire caused by laptop batteries.

Following reports of waits of up to four months for blood tests, the clinical commissioning group (CCG), the governing body for GPs and surgeries, has declared it a “serious incident”.

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.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge was left feeling “disturbed” after she was branded a “racist Zionist”, a court has heard.

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

A man has appeared in court charged with offences linked to a county lines drug dealing investigation.

“It was one of the best years we’ve ever had and once Covid came, it just fell off a cliff.”

A teenaged boy was stabbed in an attack in Barking.

Reduced footfall during the pandemic has been felt by all high street shops, from those selling essential items to businesses most affected by government restrictions.

The town hall has announced plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Day.

The winning bidder to own and operate Dagenham’s Hollywood-style film studios is to be announced next week.

Parents struggling to put food on the table this half term may be entitled to free school meals – here is where to find help.

A group of neighbours have protested against a 5G mast being built outside their homes.

A museum has been awarded a £70,000 lifeline from a billion pound pot aimed at helping the country’s cultural institutions bounce back from Covid-19.

A member of the town hall’s cabinet has stepped down from her role for personal reasons.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:00

The town hall has issued a retail giant with a legal order demanding it tells customers to wear face masks.

Yesterday, 09:51

Have you seen Shavonni, 14, missing since Thursday, October 22?

Wed, 15:02

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge was left feeling “disturbed” after she was branded a “racist Zionist”, a court has heard.

Health

Private companies will be able to have a say in how NHS money is spent in the borough after a huge merger planned for next year.

Yesterday, 17:00

The town hall has issued a retail giant with a legal order demanding it tells customers to wear face masks.

Wed, 17:00

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.

Environment

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Plans to restrict vehicles around five schools in a bid to improve safety have been announced.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Around 32,000 native trees and shrubs will be planted in Dagenham as a tribute to the NHS staff and key workers on the pandemic frontline.

Friday, October 9, 2020

The town hall is asking for people’s views on its air quality action plan.

Politics

Thu, 14:08

The MP for Barking has welcomed former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn being suspended from the party following remarks made over a report into antisemitism.

Mon, 07:00

A Labour MP has accused the government of playing “unscrupulous political games” over TfL’s coffers.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets councils today said they would step up to feed hungry children over half term after the government rejected plans to fund free school meals during the holidays.

Education

Thu, 17:14

Students used their art skills to share the love during a national colleges week.

Wed, 14:52

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

Tue, 12:00

Parents struggling to put food on the table this half term may be entitled to free school meals – here is where to find help.

Heritage

Yesterday, 07:00

People’s memories and stories of life on the Becontree Estate are being sought for a book by Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas to mark its 100th year.

Tue, 17:18

The town hall has announced plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Day.

Tue, 07:00

A museum has been awarded a £70,000 lifeline from a billion pound pot aimed at helping the country’s cultural institutions bounce back from Covid-19.

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