Monday, November 25, 2019

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.

The council has again pledged to help members of the armed forces re-enter civilian life after it re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

A multi-million pound redevelopment of Parsloes Park is a step closer after City Hall gave the green light.

A call for more police patrols to make the streets safer has been made at the London Assembly after violent deaths this year reached 100 with the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

Borough council leader Darren Rodwell has called on the government to help build more youth centres in Barking and Dagenham.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

An autistic Dagenham man has won back the car he depends on.

The situation facing residents affected by the Barking flats fire is "outrageous and inhumane" according to Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge.

The Bishop of Barking has joined more than 100 faith leaders urging Boris Johnson to allow more refugees into the country.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

The council has voted to scrap the use of single-use plastics where possible after a unanimous vote by the borough's 51 councillors.

The borough's politicians have reacted with mixed feelings to the election of Boris Johnson as new Conservative leader and prime minister.

A group of budding young campaigners quizzed a government minister over how aid money is spent on a visit to Westminster.

More than 4,500 noise complaints have been made across Barking and Dagenham since the start of 2018 - with a tiny cul-de-sac responsible for the most persistent rackets in the borough.

Young people who are in care will be exempt from paying council tax until they turn 25 under new proposals drawn up by the town hall.


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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