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An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

Market traders have opposed moving three historic wholesale markets to Dagenham Dock.

A beauty shop's staff have treated Thomas Cook workers searching for jobs to a free pampering following the tour operator's collapse.

A pair of entrepreneurs from Barking and Dagenham College will have their new snack stocked in Sainsbury's.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

Allegations of unfair pay deductions at an Upminster Costa Coffee by a Dagenham barista has led to the company launching an independent audit of its franchise partners.

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.

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.

It's the last chance to have your say on plans to move London's three historic wholesale food markets to Dagenham.

More than 800 families could soon be living on top of Vicarage Field as part of a major redevelopment.

An oil supplier has won the top prize at this year's Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards after doubling the size of the enterprise in just five years.

Balancing the needs of the economy and the environment a priority for Transport East

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

A local councillor has had his Labour Party membership fully reinstated after being excluded from the party last month.

Police tore through Barking this afternoon and handcuffed the wrong person after an earlier bank robbery in which staff were threatened with a screwdriver.

The owner of an Ilford gym attended by the London Bridge terrorists has denied he was involved with a Jihadi training camp in Pakistan, an inquest heard.

Plans to close Ford's engine plant in Wales will not have any impact on its factory in Dagenham, the company has confirmed.

A long-standing local councillor has been expelled from the Labour Party after apparently throwing his weight behind the Brexit Party on social media.

A new hotel is set to open as part of a chain's £115million expansion plans.

A supermarket has been forced to security tag its shopping baskets after a spate of thefts from the store.

An entrepreneur has launched an app in a bid to help youngsters better manage their money.

The deadline for applications for the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce's business awards has been extended to Monday, June 3.

The owners of a beauty shop have been fined more than £14,500 for selling 'dangerous' skin-whitening cosmetics.

Is your company the employer of the year?

A wedding venue has been told it cannot put up a marquee because of its impact on the green belt.

A firm has been selected to build a development which includes a 29-storey tower block in the centre of Barking.

The council's regeneration firm has urged people interested in developing land in the borough to contact them.

A licensee has lost a bid to extend opening hours at a club where police found a man armed with a knife and bat during a fight.

Demolition firm Squibb Group is behind the work at Sebastian Court in Meadow Road, Barking, with the council's regeneration firm, Be First, sharing footage to mark the building's end.

A technical college sponsored by Ford is on the look out for new students.

The council owned regeneration firm Be First Regeneration Ltd lost close to £4million in its first year.

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, says businesses need to understand their website visitors and be able to act quickly when they spot interest

Are you part of Barking and Dagenham's next big business?

An ex-spin doctor has accused a Labour MP of not having the courage to support a second Brexit referendum.

A team of students has scooped top awards at an industry-led project judged at Amazon's head office.

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains why all businesses need their own website

The borough has come bottom in a capital-wide study of food hygiene ratings.

The chief exec of Tesco has proved that every little helps on a school visit.

A trade union has warned public money may be at risk after the council's regeneration firm failed to file accounts.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The first episode in a 10-part documentary series about Dagenham Sunday Market is set to air today (Monday).

Snooker legend Steve Davis proved he definitely isn't "boring" as he launched this year's Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce business awards.

Three of London's most iconic markets could find a new home in Dagenham.

This piece of undercooked chicken drumstick has cost a company thousands of pounds after they sold it to council officials.

Train operator c2c has submitted multi-million pound plans to revamp Barking station - taking it back to a previous design.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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