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The council is planning to purchase the former Muller factory site for an undisclosed sum.

Almost 30,000 EU citizens in Barking and Dagenham have applied to live and work in the UK after Brexit, according to the Home Office.

A scheme to compensate Windrush scandal victims has been slammed by MP Dame Margaret Hodge.

The number of parents hit with £60 fines for pupil absences shot up in Barking and Dagenham last year in response to more calls for action from schools.

A trader has been fined for selling fake designer clothes in Dagenham Market.

The UK's first commission aimed at driving down violence has been launched in the borough, with the support of MP Jess Phillips.

The number of children across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham being referred to an emergency social services team for high profile crimes such as murder, criminal exploitation or child sexual exploitation rose sharply last year according to a new report.

MP Jess Phillips MP will join representatives from Shelter and City Hall as Barking and Dagenham Council launches the capital's first domestic violence commission tonight, Tuesday, February 4.

A row has erupted between council leaders after one "dissed" Barking and Dagenham on the radio.

Barking and Dagenham Council's deputy leader pledged a "budget for growth" as he answered questions during an online session.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Barking and Dagenham has almost doubled in a year. Here are the outcomes.

The number of school pupils in the borough is set to increase to more than 50,000 in the next five years, a council report reveals.

Barking and Dagenham's council leader has welcomed government plans to improve fire safety on buildings.

Borough leaders and school pupils will stand together on Monday as Barking and Dagenham remembers the victims of the Holocaust.

Barking and Dagenham Council is urging people to help the environment this year by signing up to its green garden waste scheme.

A Barking man was fined £15,000 for illegally building an extension to his property, after being denied the required planning permission 15 years ago.

Opportunities were missed to protect a vulnerable 11-month-old baby from Ilford who died in the care of an unqualified Vietnamese babysitter in Barking, a review has found.

Prospective Labour leader Lisa Nandy has urged voters to "be brave" as she launched her leadership campaign in Dagenham. She said otherwise the party "will die".

Medical professionals in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets will receive extra training to recognise signs of domestic violence and offer victims support sooner.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge are sharing £15,000 from the government to tackle criminal landlords.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Barking and Dagenham more than 2,200 times in two years - but the vast majority of crimes are going unsolved.

A GP practice led by a Havering NHS commissioning boss has been placed in special measures after a damning Care Quality Commission report.

The leader of the council has said he is pleased to keep two "formidable" MPs, claiming Tory rivals missed their chance.

Labour's Jon Cruddas held off a challenge from Conservative candidate Damian White to win Dagenham and Rainham by just 293 votes.

Labour's Dame Margaret Hodge has been reselected as Barking MP - but said she was "devastated" by the party's performance nationally.

The Barking and Dagenham Post will be live throughout the night bringing you the latest from the General Election count at Barking Learning Centre.

Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 - so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.

Councillors have voted to effectively ban strip clubs in Barking and Dagenham after giving new licensing rules the thumbs up.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has visited Dagenham on the campaign trail.

The full list of candidates standing for Dagenham and Rainham in the general election has been published.

The full list of candidates standing for Barking at the general election has been published.

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

A team of volunteers has hit the streets to get more people registering to vote in time for the next general election.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

The council has spent more than £100,000 on its response to a fire in Barking.

MP Margaret Hodge has defeated challengers to remain Labour's candidate for Barking in the next general election.

Barking Labour members are set to choose the party's next parliamentary candidate for the constituency tonight.

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

Two east London Labour MPs followed-through on their pledge to vote for Boris Johnson's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) on October 22, bucking the party whip.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

The council's independent report into the building devastated by the Barking fire has added to many of the worries already held by the people who lived there.

MP Jon Cruddas has been accused of playing party politics and scaremongering following a key vote around the government's new Brexit deal.

Barking and Dagenham's cabinet has backed a policy that would make it extremely difficult for strip clubs to open in the borough.

Barking and Dagenham's cabinet has approved £3.4million to design and secure planning permission for film studios in Dagenham.

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