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A family-friendly museum in Dagenham is in the running for a national award.

The borough has remembered the Normandy landings during the Second World War with a procession to Barking Town Hall.

A procession in Barking will mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.

Have you ever heard the bells from St Margaret's Church ringing out across Barking on a Sunday morning and wondered how it's done?

When Jon Bevis's father Stephen died of pancreatic cancer in 1999 the family chose to have his ashes buried in the garden of remembrance at St Chad's church next door to his much-loved local, the White Horse in the High Road.

A group preserving the heritage of east London wants to hear from Thames Ward residents to get their stories.

A doctor has apologised after hospital staff failed to tell the family of a Ford Dagenham striker about a fall she suffered before her death.

The life of a gangster who beat up a Kray Twins henchman features in a new book aimed at setting the record straight.

An artistic project celebrating the hidden history of Barking Creek has received a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Four squadmates from 1948's cup-winning football team from Hunters Hall Primary School in Dagenham have reunited.

Residents from Becontree estate were painted by the Dutch artist Wouter Osterholt from November 2017 to March 2018 as they came and went across the area.

The flag of Bangladesh has been raised at the town hall to celebrate 49 years since the country's independence.

It's been 40 years since RT and RF buses travelled the streets of London. this Saturday they are going to roaming the streets again.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

Where you at the Barking and Dagenham Town Show in 1965?

The great granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst called on families to share the story of how women won the vote on a visit to Barking.

The rainbow flag has been flown over the town hall to kickstart LGBT+ history month.

Campaigners are fundraising for a memorial stone to commemorate workers who were killed in an explosion at Rainham Chemical Works in 1916.

The lighting of six candles to remember the dead signalled the start of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day service.

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

Plans for the biggest film studios in London took another step towards reality this week when the preferred bidders visited the site in Dagenham.

Almost 1,500 years of history has been told in just five pictures depicting some of the famous women connected to Barking and the surrounding area.

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

A museum has scooped £35,000 towards raising awareness of Barking's former lords of the manor.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war's end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Workers in a shopping centre in Dagenham have generously stepped in and are selling poppies after the British Legion were unable to find any volunteers.

Peace was the message at a remembrance service in Barking today (Friday).

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

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

It won't be long before the First World War passes from living memory.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

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