Monday, August 12, 2019

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.

Fourteen knives were seized in schools, pupil referral units and colleges in Barking and Dagenham last year, it has been revealed.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

Barking and Dagenham has been showcased in a new video aimed at attracting London visitors to the borough.

Inspectors have praised the leadership of a Dagenham school rated as 'outstanding' in its latest Ofsted report.

Public urinators and rubbish dumpers are among the wrongdoers caught on camera by Barking and Dagenham Council.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Barking and Dagenham has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

The home secretary has been given a tour of Barking and Dagenham's Future Youth Zone ahead of its grand community opening this Saturday.

A raft of fresh measures to tackle prostitution in Ilford Lane have been announced at a heated public meeting.

The mother of an autistic man has said he will be a prisoner in his own home when the government takes away the car he depends on to get around.

A Brexit Party candidate for one of London's eight MEP seats has launched his bid for office in Dagenham.

A group of Dagenham pupils have paid a visit to one of the most famous addresses in the country - 10 Downing Street.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in England will receive more money, the government said, as a public inquiry begins.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

Last year eight people were fined for begging by Barking and Dagenham Council, according to a new report.

A grieving family from Dagenham has welcomed the government's decision to grant a visa so a grandmother can attend her grandson's funeral.

The councillor for Albion ward in Barking is running in the upcoming EU elections.

Residents and politicians have gathered to remember Stephen Lawrence on the 26th anniversary of his murder at Barking Town Hall.

Improvement is required within Barking and Dagenham's children's services, inspectors have found.

Barking and Dagenham's representatives in Westminster were split yesterday when they voted on alternate plans for Brexit.

Town Hall officials have been slammed for being secretive about a request by campaigners wanting to know how they handle information to the public.

Jeremy Corbyn has accused veteran Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge of a "total breach of trust" by recording a private meeting between them without his permission.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has urged people to sign a petition opposing plans for a large energy park in Bexley.


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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