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Barking and Dagenham College pupils are among thousands across the country finding out their Btec results today (Wednesday, August 12).

Police have named two people found dead just hours apart in Dagenham.

A detective specialising in keeping young people out of gangs has appeared on author Jennifer Gilmour’s Abuse Talk podcast to discuss the exploitation of young people.

A detective has been given a commendation for her work with families in Barking and Dagenham.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has urged the government to clarify its advice on home-to-school transport for children with special education needs.

Construction of Dagenham’s film studios has been given a boost thanks to a £5million government grant.

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

The government’s proposed changes to the planning system are “potentially disastrous” for Londoners, according to Barking and Dagenham Council Leader Councillor Darren Rodwell.

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme is enjoying its second week across Barking and Dagenham.

A woman is hoping to raise £23,000 so she can take up her dream offer of a place at the University of Cambridge.

I am fat. I know this because I calculated my body mass index. I then tried to work out ways that I could prove BMI to be an unreliable measure.

A woman and a man have been found dead in Dagenham just hours apart in what police believe are linked incidents.

It is impossible to know the long-term impact of coronavirus on our high streets and on other parts of the economy.

An author is celebrating after seeing her first novel published.

An events organiser and arts studio have teamed up so people can still tune in and drop out after the plug was pulled on festivals across the country this summer.

Train operator c2c has introduced an exemption badge to support passengers who are unable to wear face coverings.

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Building work on a cinema, homes and a new facility for older people has started.

Three newborn kittens have been found tied up in a black bag and dumped in a rubbish bin.

Two people have been injured after a collision involving a bus in Rush Green.

Views are being sought on revised, eco-friendly proposals to build more than 500 homes at the eastern end of Gascoigne estate.

A teenage girl spared jail over her part in the death of a Dagenham man has been given a second chance to avoid a “downward spiral”.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Former West Ham stars Sir Trevor Brooking and Clyde Best have backed a campaign for a statue in memory of a talented footballer denied the chance to represent England due to his race.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 18:45

Police have named two people found dead just hours apart in Dagenham.

Mon, 16:26

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A woman and a man have been found dead in Dagenham just hours apart in what police believe are linked incidents.

Health

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Monday, August 3, 2020

The town hall has pledged to take a zero-tolerance approach to unlicensed gatherings following two illegal raves.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Saint Francis Hospice, like all other charities, has found its fundraising events severely curtailed in recent months, as community partnerships manager Michelle Gower explains

Environment

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Views are being sought on revised, eco-friendly proposals to build more than 500 homes at the eastern end of Gascoigne estate.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A crackdown on flytipping has been launched which includes asking people committing grime crime if they are “tossers”.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

Politics

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A woman on a family trip to Dubai allegedly withdrew thousands of pounds which were meant to pay for her child’s carer.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Barking and Dagenham Council does not intend to increase the number of councillors ahead of a ward boundary review.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The town hall’s finance chief has described a £2.4million boost to the council’s coronavirus hit coffers as “a drop in the ocean”.

Education

07:00

Barking and Dagenham College pupils are among thousands across the country finding out their Btec results today (Wednesday, August 12).

Mon, 07:00

A woman is hoping to raise £23,000 so she can take up her dream offer of a place at the University of Cambridge.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A Dagenham teenager has secured a £250,000 scholarship to study at a top American university.

Heritage

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

In 1893 The Public Offices were built on land in East Street.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Of the borough’s listed buildings, the Grade II*-listed Barking Public Offices, also known as Barking Magistrates’ Court, is the only one with Victorian origins and remains one of its most imposing buildings.

Friday, July 10, 2020

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

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