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.

The Warren School is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results, with an increase in the number of pupils achieving the top grades.

Staff are "delighted" at Jo Richardson Community School after GCSE results were released August 22.

All Saints Catholic School is celebrating after a third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 - the equivalent of an A or A*.

Dagenham Park secondary has seen passes in English and maths jump 12 per cent as pupils open their GCSE results.

More students than ever have achieved top grades in this year's GCSE results at Sydney Russell secondary, according to principal Janis Davies.

It has been a positive GCSE results day for Elutec Year 11 pupils, with three quarters of the cohort achieving a standard pass in GCSE maths.

The executive headteacher of Eastbury Community School has said he is "extremely pleased" at the success of his pupils in the new-look GCSE exams.

Barking Abbey School has seen an increase in the number of pupils passing their maths GCSEs.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

Barking and Dagenham council has applauded schools for their A-level successes.

Teachers and students are celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate on A-level results day at Jo Richardson Community School.

Youngsters at Sydney Russell are celebrating today after scooping top grades following years of hard work.

All Saints Catholic School are celebrating A-level and Btec results success, including doubling the amount of A* grades achieved last year.

Two students at Elutec have achieved the engineering technical baccalaureate - equating to four A-levels - after receiving their sixth form results.

A bright teenager has become the first pupil from The Warren School to secure a place at Oxford University.

When you've worked so hard to set up your future, it is a good feeling to have the next few years mapped out.

A teenager who runs his own clothing line is heading to university after achieving top grades in his exams.

After restless nights awaiting her A-level results, Sowmiya Gunabalasingam will sleep soundly tonight.

Robert Clack headteacher Russell Taylor has said he is "absolutely thrilled" with the school's A-level results.

It's that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.


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?

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

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