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A bank holiday heatwave could see record temperatures replace the wind and rain that has dogged August, the Met Office has said.

A national charity is to provide specialist domestic violence services after teaming up with the council.

Riverside School is celebrating after 30 per cent of all grades awarded were at 9-7 - the equivalent of an A or A*.

Young people who experience hate crime now have a new way to get help.

A 12-year old boy is among nine youngsters attending a tuition centre who have achieved top grades in maths.

The headteacher at Robert Clack secondary has said he is delighted with the hard work of everyone at the school as pupils' GCSE results are revealed.

The Warren School is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results, with an increase in the number of pupils achieving the top grades.

Staff are "delighted" at Jo Richardson Community School after GCSE results were released August 22.

All Saints Catholic School is celebrating after a third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 - the equivalent of an A or A*.

Dagenham Park secondary has seen passes in English and maths jump 12 per cent as pupils open their GCSE results.

More students than ever have achieved top grades in this year's GCSE results at Sydney Russell secondary, according to principal Janis Davies.

It has been a positive GCSE results day for Elutec Year 11 pupils, with three quarters of the cohort achieving a standard pass in GCSE maths.

Essex Police detectives are appealing for information after two men from Dagenham and Rainham were arrested over an incident in which a man was pinned against a vehicle and allegedly assaulted in High Ongar yesterday.

The executive headteacher of Eastbury Community School has said he is "extremely pleased" at the success of his pupils in the new-look GCSE exams.

Barking Abbey School has seen an increase in the number of pupils passing their maths GCSEs.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

Two brothers whose quick-thinking could have saved lives during the Samuel Garside House fire have scooped awards.

Aldi supermarkets in Romford are now donating all excess food to two projects helping feed vulnerable people across Havering and Barking and Dagenham.

A man shot a knife-wielding boy at close range without warning following a chase on a Tube, a court has heard.

A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

More than 100 families were evacuated from a tower block of flats in Barking during the night when police said a man threatened to burn down the building.

Social tenants at Samuel Garside House who were forced out by fire have been told to return to their homes - despite some residents' safety fears after money paying for alternative housing was stopped.

A crash on the A13 has been causing traffic delays.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has hailed the "amazing" work being done at the Future Youth Zone.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling on Costa Coffee to investigate "unorthodox management" at an Upminster cafe after a theft led to allegations that staff were being subjected to unauthorised pay deductions.

Crime & Court

Wed, 12:00

A man shot a knife-wielding boy at close range without warning following a chase on a Tube, a court has heard.

Wed, 08:14

More than 100 families were evacuated from a tower block of flats in Barking during the night when police said a man threatened to burn down the building.

Tue, 17:00

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling on Costa Coffee to investigate "unorthodox management" at an Upminster cafe after a theft led to allegations that staff were being subjected to unauthorised pay deductions.

Health

Wed, 10:00

A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

Tue, 07:00

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

NHS staff at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust took more than five weeks' worth of sick leave because of drug or alcohol abuse last year.

Environment

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

City Hall's environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A residents' association chairman has said forcing people to pay to park outside their homes is an attack on working people.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

Politics

Monday, August 12, 2019

An autistic Dagenham man has won back the car he depends on.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The situation facing residents affected by the Barking flats fire is "outrageous and inhumane" according to Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Bishop of Barking has joined more than 100 faith leaders urging Boris Johnson to allow more refugees into the country.

Education

Riverside School is celebrating after 30 per cent of all grades awarded were at 9-7 - the equivalent of an A or A*.

Yesterday, 18:05

A 12-year old boy is among nine youngsters attending a tuition centre who have achieved top grades in maths.

Yesterday, 17:30

The headteacher at Robert Clack secondary has said he is delighted with the hard work of everyone at the school as pupils' GCSE results are revealed.

Heritage

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Plans to bring a banqueting suite in Chadwell Heath back to its former glory as an art deco cinema have been given the green light by architects and independent cinema consultants.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Who needs the Tour de France when you can enjoy a Tour de Becontree?

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

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