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An engineering student has had a close shave for charity.

There’s nobody better qualified to teach the law enforcers of the future than a former police chief - and that’s exactly what an ex-borough commander is doing.

What’s the most exciting school assembly you’ve had?

A food studies student has been awarded two bronze medals for putting plus-sized women on top of cupcakes.

Barking and Dagenham College has played host to VIP guests from the other side of the world.

Pupils at a Dagenham school have spent a week celebrating everything they love about the country.

Pupils at a Barking school are set to have classes in mindfulness as part of a national research project into the emotional health of young people.

Pupils at a Dagenham primary school were given the chance to find out about six religions with a special question and answer session.

A Dagenham university is believed to be the first in the country to stop using single use plastics on its campus.

Riverside School has been recognised as the top performing secondary school for progress in Barking and Dagenham.

One yard of tape, one yard of string, 20 sticks of spaghetti and one marshmallow.

Year Three pupils have shared their ideas to make the borough the ‘green capital of London’.

Pupils at a Dagenham secondary school are potential lifesavers after raising money for a defibrillator.

MPs grappling with Brexit weren’t the only ones with an important vote to cast this week.

The father of a man stabbed to death in Barking has spoken of his pride after opening a school in his son’s name.

Pupils in Dagenham are having a think about what jobs they’d like to do in the future.

A bright schoolboy will be swapping Dagenham for Eton after winning a £72,000 scholarship to study at the prestigious public school.

The grieving parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death last year have helped set up a school in his honour.

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for your child is next Tuesday.

Students from a school in Barking will make their acting debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet.

Sporty students from Barking and Dagenham College’s Rugby Academy spent a fortnight training with a French rugby union team.

Barking and Dagenham experienced London’s largest rise in young people taking part in higher education over the last decade.

A Dagenham school was rated outstanding during an inspection by Brentwood Diocese.

Dozens of pupils celebrated moving into their new school grounds with a festive talent show.

Pupils at a Dagenham school have been visited by a former education secretary.

Primary school pupils in Barking took part in a ‘reverse advent calendar’ to support rough sleepers.

A Barking school has been forced to close one of its sites following a major water leak.

A veteran teacher of Northbury Primary School in Barking is leaving after 27 years of service.

A primary school in Dagenham has been named as the best in the borough, according to a pupils’ progress measure.

Quick-thinking classmates saved the life of their 12-year-old friend on Wednesday after he began choking on a cough drop.

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

Two schools have received funding to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school.

Barking and Dagenham Council has blasted “behind closed doors” plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in the borough.

Barking & Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Pupils from five Barking and Dagenham schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

Ten of the borough’s schools joined together for a stage show and exhibition in Dagenham to mark Remembrance Day and a century since the Armistice.

A school in Dagenham has been named School of the Year by the East London Community Organisation, TELCO.

Think Tank Chatham House recruited pupils from Dagenham for a debate on the #MeToo movement.

A well-known children’s TV presenter visited a school in Dagenham to support an event which is all about celebrating young people’s individuality.

A new teacher training centre has opened in Chadwell Heath.

A computer science teacher staged a flypast to signal the start of a school’s remembrance service.


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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