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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.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has delivered a petition to the Home Office in a bid to get more police on the streets in Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

More than £3million is in question as the council decides whether to take the Dagenham film studios project into its own hands - at least for now.

Barking and Dagenham council is set to hand out more than £2.5million to community projects in the borough.

Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work "night and day" with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

The council has highlighted almost a dozen risk areas in a report into Brexit preparedness it released today (Tuesday, October 8).

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge faces a fight to remain as Labour's election candidate after the constituency party triggered a reselection vote.

As rates of domestic violence reach a five-year in high in Barking and Dagenham, a commission looking into the causes of abuse in the borough has begun its work.

The council has won more than £30,000 for projects designed to keep young people out of violent crime and anti-social behaviour.

The people of Barking and Dagenham have made their opinions heard as the council considers new rules to regulate businesses like strip clubs.

Both the borough's MPs have called on Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court ruled this morning (Tuesday, September 24) that Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful.

The vast majority of robberies in Barking and Dagenham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

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