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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.

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A homeless mother-of-three was “devastated” after Barking and Dagenham Council locked her temporary accommodation while she was in prison and destroyed all her family’s possessions.

London Fire Brigade spent more than £300,000 on Barking Fire Station, including £90,000 on the showers, as part of £11.8m in repairs and upgrades to its estate over four years.

The council has bought a business park as part of plans to develop a digital and media ‘powerhouse’ in the borough.

Barking and Dagenham MPs have voted against Theresa May’s Brexit plan in an historic defeat.

London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt of Barking, was able to plan the attack despite being under MI5 surveillance, a pre-inquest has heard.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been rapped for the unfair dismissal of three people on its housing team in summer 2017, including two that faced race and disability discrimination.

Barking and Dagenham Council is among 11 boroughs which have joined forces to provide accommodation to families at risk of homelessness – backed by £38m in government funding.

Barking and Dagenham’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) faces challenges in delivering an effective service that stops young people from reoffending, an inspection has found.

The council’s purchase of land in a flood zone is ‘possibly just the beginning’ of a spending spree.

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

The MP for Barking has criticised prime minister Theresa May for calling off tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Barking and Dagenham’s MPs have slated prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of a crunch vote.

The council should scrap free parking permits for councillors before asking drivers to pay more.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been ordered to apologise and pay costs after letting a beleaguered landlord face the prospect of prosecution for 18 months.

Barking and Dagenham Council has blasted “behind closed doors” plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in the borough.

A Labour councillor who failed to declare an interest in two properties her husband rents out when she was responsible for punishing rogue landlords has apologised.

A councillor responsible for punishing rogue landlords who failed to declare a property her husband rents out has been ordered to make a public apology.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

Households have been urged to recycle with more care as countries dealing with our rubbish get tough on waste.

“London is moving east. We’re already there and everyone has to follow.”

More than one in 10 midwives working at Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Council leader Darren Rodwell has welcomed new powers allowing local authorities to borrow more to build their own homes.

Two consultations into the redevelopment of Central Park are set to go ahead.

Barking-based London Assembly member Andrew Boff has lost the race to be the Conservative Party’s next mayoral candidate.

There were more than 800 people killed or injured on the borough’s roads last year, the latest figures reveal.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has demanded the government end its “catastrophic” austerity policy.

A total of 847 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

The borough’s MPs have slammed a proposed shake up of constituencies.

The axed Barking police station, which was closed in 2014, was sold for £925,000, it has been revealed.

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