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A total of nine businesses have been closed down after operating illegally during the coronavirus outbreak.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

A shopkeeper is calling for the rent at his premises to be deferred to help his business survive plummeting sales triggered by the coronavirus.

If you see a business open that shouldn’t be, report it.

A business support group wants to hear from firms hit by the coronavirus.

A riverside cafe and bar in Barking has been recognised for its work in creating a positive community impact.

Retailer Dixons Carphone has announced plans to shut all 531 of its standalone Carphone Warehouse phone stores in the UK, resulting in nearly 3,000 job losses.

A schoolteacher has been fined almost £20,000 for selling counterfeit replica Premier League football kits and Calvin Klein underwear.

A rush on hand sanitiser sparked by the coronavirus has seen shops sell out and restrictions on sales introduced.

New designs for the Dagenham Studios have been released as part of a bid to turn a former factory site into London’s Hollywood.

A group of almost 300 supermarket workers are fighting for up to £10,000 each in equal pay compensation.

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.

The council is planning to purchase the former Muller factory site for an undisclosed sum.

A secondary school has held its biggest careers fair with more than 40 employers speaking to teenagers about career options.

Shopkeepers have warned that parking charges are putting customers off and threatening their livelihoods.

A Monopoly-style virtual reality app encouraging families and friends to get active has been rolled out to the north of the borough.

Video Views sought on Dagenham film studios plan

Thursday, February 13, 2020

“It’ll put Dagenham on the map.”

Pupils have gained an insight into the banking world thanks to a national apprenticeship week challenge which saw six youngsters scoop first place.

The number of parents hit with £60 fines for pupil absences shot up in Barking and Dagenham last year in response to more calls for action from schools.

A baking businesswoman has made it to the final four of a national search for the year’s best baker.

Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on a cash machine at a Dagenham supermarket.

The c2c train operator has been named by commuters as the capital’s most punctual service.

This is the first look at how three of London’s historic food markets could be united on one site in Dagenham.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Barking and Dagenham has almost doubled in a year. Here are the outcomes.

An expert found no evidence of a proper risk assessment being done before an employee was crushed to death at work, a court heard.

Plans to unite three markets at a new site in Dagenham Dock are set to go out to public consultation.

A boss was warned about health and safety “failings” before his worker was crushed to death under window panes, a court has heard.

Barking and Dagenham has one of the lowest startup business survival rates in the capital, research has revealed.

The Entertainer has announced the return of its Big Toy Rehoming campaign, in partnership with the Salvation Army.

A law firm has received special recognition from a charity for its work supporting brain injury survivors.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Barking and Dagenham more than 2,200 times in two years - but the vast majority of crimes are going unsolved.

Barking’s Capital Karts has appointed administrators after the tax man petitioned the High Court to try and wind up the company.

A family owned restaurant is offering a free dinner to bring festive cheer to the elderly, homeless and less well off this Christmas.

A GP practice led by a Havering NHS commissioning boss has been placed in special measures after a damning Care Quality Commission report.

Ex-members of a collapsed investment scheme held a protest at Al Madina Mosque today claiming to be owed tens of thousands of pounds.

A Marks Gate man has been told to pay almost £6,000 for flogging fake designer clothes at Dagenham Sunday Market.

The days of waiting to get into Vicarage Field’s car park could be over with the introduction of new technology.

A hulking green box is all that can be seen of what the council has estimated is a £1.5billion Dagenham project. The company behind it says it’s set to house systems that make much of our lives work.

Contractors have agreed to create 560 jobs and hundreds of new apprenticeships in the construction industry by 2025.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

An affordable housing development in Barking has stood empty since June after a key contractor went bust with £46million of debts.

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.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

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.

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