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A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

A new logistics unit offering more than 230,000 sq ft of warehouse space is set to open in Dagenham.

A shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,375 costs after illegally selling a cigarette to an underage person.

Businesses were urged to grasp the opportunities £15billion of planned investment will bring to the borough as the council and Federation of Small Businesses outlined a bold vision last night.

A ‘rogue’ letting agent has been fined £4,000 after failing to publish the correct fees for tenants and landlords.

An estate agents in Chadwell Heath has insisted there was no breach of its customers’ privacy after it was alleged that an ex-employee had been taking confidential client data off the premises.

A florist had a knife held to her stomach during a daylight raid on her shop.

Schoolchildren were involved in a brawl that left a sandwich takeaway trashed and shop assistant with a cut to the face.

The “impending collapse” of the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line has been averted and passengers will get a free month’s travel once the delayed new trains finally arrive.

Ford will be cutting jobs across Europe in a bid to save money, it was announced today (Thursday).

Even if you don’t realise it, you have come across display advertising. You have seen it on web pages, in newspapers and in magazines. It’s everywhere, once you start to look, and there are plenty of companies out there who are already doing it well.

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

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

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

Businesses in Barking, Dagenham and Romford are being offered free marketing advice.

Barking and Dagenham’s MPs have slated prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of a crunch vote.

An Ilford market trader caught flogging fake designer jewellery in Barking has been fined almost £1,000.

How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme.

The council and a developer have scooped £1million to set up a major new construction training centre.

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.

Another B&M is opening in Dagenham.

Jamie Brown, of Archant Local Impact, explains how to make your business stand out from the crowd

The WHSmith store at Barking station will be closing next week.

The founder of social boxing organisation BoxUpCrime will be speaking at a bootcamp for young entrepeneurs.

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can build brand awareness.

Barking and Dagenham is the first council to sign up to the prime minister’s new equality charter.

Are you unemployed and looking for work, or fed up in your job and wanting a change?

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can access help to make your business stand out online.

Barking Market will be marking its revamp with a day full of family fun.

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

One of the country’s largest discount retailers has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 for repeatedly selling knives to children in Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath.

A campaign to raise awareness of business and consumer rights is taking place in Barking and Dagenham.

The Ford motor company has rejected claims that jobs are at risk in a bid to revive business.

Businesses from across Barking and Dagenham gathered to celebrate their successes and achievements at the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce business awards.

We’ve teamed up with the mighty Daggers to give fans the chance to win an exclusive limited edition gold football kit sponsored by West&Coe.


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

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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