A former barman who arrived in the country with just a few possessions and no English has scooped a post-graduate job - a year early.

A primary school in Dagenham will act as an example to others in the area after receiving unique accreditation.

The story of how a group of Dagenham women fought for equal pay is being told by Sydney Russell pupils half a century on.

Barking and Dagenham College celebrated its latest graduates on Saturday.

The most senior judge in England and Wales has visited a Dagenham school in a bid to inspire youngsters to become future legal eagles.

Pupils are asked questions about their periods if they don't attend daily prayers at a Barking Islamic girls' school, the schools watchdog Ofsted has found.

A kind-hearted teenager who helped to raise more than £5,000 for charity has won a university scholarship for his commitment to the community.

University College London is planning to open a new laboratory in Dagenham.

One of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken in one of the world's largest cities has been launched today, November 4, on more than 600 billboards across all of London's 33 boroughs.

Eye-catching artwork by pupils at a Dagenham secondary school has won a national competition.

Parents and guardians can now apply for primary or infant school places.

Sixty neighbourhoods in Barking and Dagenham are among the 20pc most "deprived" in England, according to government figures.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) have delivered over 600 petition cards to Jon Cruddas MP urging him to support better investment in colleges.

There are just a few days left for parents of Year 6 pupils to apply for a secondary school place.

An actress, writer, comedian and former student of Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) has got behind a national campaign promoting post-16 colleges.

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

Children from Dagenham were among millions of youngsters to be sent to the country for their own safety at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Barking Abbey alumni descended on the secondary school to mark the opening of its new £13.5million building.

Barking & Dagenham College has signed up to a new national mental health and wellbeing charter.

A special stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Dagenham schools.

Two quick-thinking schoolgirls rescued a four-year-old boy found crossing a busy Dagenham road on his own.

Four kind-hearted teenagers have been praised for coming to the aid of a man who fell over near their school.

A former Dagenham science teacher is attempting to rewrite the textbooks - and has received a £500,000 investment from the government to help him do so.

A youth club has announced its half term plans promising youngsters will have fun, make new friends and learn something new.

A primary school has won an award for its work in religious education.

A teacher at Barking Abbey School is one of the faces of a new national campaign to encourage more people to consider the profession.

A Dagenham primary school is looking for businesses to sponsor its new minibus.

A Dagenham teenager has shown her work on a London Fashion Week catwalk and even stood in the spotlight herself.

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

Palestine's ambassador to the UK has visited a Dagenham school to see its work looking at the connections between the two countries.

Almost 400 primary school children have been treated to displays of artistry and athleticism by students from the Royal Ballet School.

Rush Green Primary School has achieved the School Games Gold Award following an overhaul of its PE curriculum.

A year on from a devastating fire that gutted eight classrooms, a Dagenham school has reopened its new block.

Opera singers have thrilled staff and students alike in a number of surprise performances at a Barking secondary school.

A group of kind-hearted nursery pupils have visited a food bank to donate goods.

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

A secondary school in Dagenham has welcomed a furry friend to help pupils' wellbeing.

Student volunteers brightened up a Dagenham nursery as part of a community project this summer.

Councillors from 26 authorities have signed a letter calling for more funding for disabled students before the shortfall reaches a "tipping point".

Opening a new university campus in Dagenham's former civic centre was never going to be an easy task.

What a stink! People daring to visit Valence House Museum are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells.

Current and former University of East London students are helping non-native speakers in the community to learn English skills with free lessons.

Riverside School is celebrating after 30 per cent of all grades awarded were at 9-7 - the equivalent of an A or A*.

A 12-year old boy is among nine youngsters attending a tuition centre who have achieved top grades in maths.

The headteacher at Robert Clack secondary has said he is delighted with the hard work of everyone at the school as pupils' GCSE results are revealed.


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?

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