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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.

The government is pushing ahead in its effort to take back a mobility car from an autistic man who cannot use public transport.

The impact of Brexit and the morals of holding a second referendum were among the topics discussed at a people's voice event in Barking.

Patient satisfaction has fallen at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year, with doctors warning of "relentless pressure" building across the NHS.

Are you a Brexiteer who wishes we'd left the EU already or a remainer keen to see a second referendum?

A banqueting suite run without planning permission since 2015 has lost its fight against an enforcement notice from Redbridge Council.

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has visited the site of the Barking fire that destroyed 20 homes and the rest centre used to aid residents.

From selling anti-war journals outside a bookshop on a Saturday afternoon as a schoolgirl to spending a quarter of a century as an MP, it's easy to see why Dame Margaret Hodge admits to having "always been political".

A long-standing local councillor has been expelled from the Labour Party after apparently throwing his weight behind the Brexit Party on social media.

The council leader of the only leave-voting borough to back Labour in the EU elections said democracy means "you're allowed to change your mind".

The Brexit Party leapt to second place in the recent EU elections in the borough, but Labour held on to the top spot.

Dame Margaret Hodge has slammed Jeremy Corbyn after a human rights watchdog launched an investigation into whether the Labour "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised" Jewish people.

Barking and Dagenham's new mayor has pledged to encourage people to get involved in the community during his year-long tenure.

Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Fines for fly-tipping in Barking and Dagenham will more than double from next month.


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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