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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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