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Friday, October 9, 2020

A “massive increase” in the number of unemployed people may result when furlough ends this month.

A shisha bar in Barking has been shut down after it “continuously” broke the government’s coronavirus rules.

Views are being sought on the future of the borough.

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The building of hundreds of “affordable” homes is speeding up at one of the capital’s largest estate redevelopment projects.

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A row has erupted after the town hall served warning notices to stores following complaints of customers not wearing face masks.

A shop manager who stepped up after youngsters fired up to 50 rocket fireworks at his store has won an award.

A nightclub in Barking town centre which allegedly hosted a lockdown party has been temporarily shut down.

Barking and Dagenham Council has written to Asda demanding it do more to force customers to wear masks, accusing the supermarket chain of “creating a public health risk and putting profits before people”.

A discount retailer is closing down its branch in Dagenham.

Views are being sought on plans to create a workspace hub in the middle of an industrial estate.

Beam Energy’s 600 customers look set to be switched to British Gas and are promised their tariffs will be matched like-for-like or bettered as part of the switch-over.

Londoners ate more than eight million meals last month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme, the Treasury has said as it worked out the number by parliamentary constituency.

The company that owns the Barking and Dagenham Post has announced it is to come under new ownership.

A McDonald’s restaurant in Dagenham has closed after three members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Businesses are being encouraged to register an interest in supplying the movie and TV industry ahead of a film studio’s opening.

A businessman has been denied permission to open his café until midnight over fears it will disturb care home neighbours.

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

A plan to build tower blocks rising up to 28 storeys next to Barking Station has been recommended for refusal.

Demolition worker Shannon Brasier, from Dagenham, is in a coma after being hit by a JCB crane while at work.

Dagenham Market may now be closed after 18 years as a community mainstay, but its legacy lives on.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Barking and Dagenham’s shops, a police chief has said.

More than 20 Dagenham Sunday Market traders are relocating to Romford as it trials an extra day of opening.

Pubs, restaurants and bars welcomed back customers for the first time in months on “Super Saturday”.

More than 13,000 ventilators to help coronavirus patients have been made by a consortium including Ford Dagenham.

Pubs can reopen tomorrow after being closed for three months and consumer group Camra, the Campaign for Real Ale, has released an easy to follow guide to help people use and support their local pubs safely over the coming weeks and months.

Businesses can get advice on how to generate high-quality leads without spending more money during a free webinar run by publisher Archant.

Barking and Dagenham’s constituencies have seen 25,600 jobs furloughed, figures show.

The council has shared advice for shopkeepers ahead of stores reopening as lockdown restrictions continue to be relaxed.

Anyone with a spare driveway can be earning hard cash from renting it out to motorists looking for parking spaces after lockdown ends with some households in east London making more than £1,600.

The Vicarage Field shopping centre is set to open for non-essential shops next Monday, June 15, as careful reopening plans gather pace.

A boost has been given to women and young girls dealing with period poverty thanks to two councillors and Asda.

Plans to create the UK’s largest wholesale market at Dagenham Dock have been submitted.

Dagenham Sunday Market has announced it will be permanently closing due to being unable to meet social distancing regulations.

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

Companies or organisations bidding for town hall contracts worth more than £100,000 will have to show how they will help the council achieve its goals.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ford Dagenham has helped to produce up to 200 ventilators a day in the fight against coronavirus.

Companies across the borough are invited to find out more about the support available to small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

A supermarket’s staff are limbering up to a dance-a-thon in a bid to raise £500 for an NHS charity.

An arthouse cinema, affordable housing and healthy ageing centre looks set to be built on the site of a former sports centre.

Ford staff are set to return to the Dagenham engine plant next week - while construction of coronavirus ventilators continues.

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