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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.

An express freight route service between Spain and Barking has been launched to transport essential hygiene, medical and food supplies.

As the UK’s coronavirus cases begin to stabilise, calls for an end to the nation’s strict lockdown rules continue to grow.

The council’s regeneration arm has had its vision for the next five years approved by town hall chiefs.

Since 1921 the Barking and Dagenham Post has always been there with you.

A shopping mall could be in for a “huge facelift” after town hall chiefs agreed to buy it.

A British Asian restaurant is offering food boxes.

The government has not gone far enough to support vulnerable people and back town halls, councillors have said.

Are you in business? Are you having difficulty getting answers from banks or from the council?

A company could be at the forefront of coronavirus diagnosis as it works to develop a home test kit.

Thousands of ventilators for coronavirus patients are set to be built in Dagenham.

Morrisons has announced a 10 per cent discount on shopping for all NHS heroes to support them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scientists and clinicians are set to map how coronavirus spreads and behaves in a bid to fight back against the virus.

Businesses across Barking and Dagenham are set to receive a share of a £39 million relief package.

Coronavirus lockdown has prompted some confusion about which businesses are allowed to still open.

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.


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