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A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

Barking and Dagenham won £5,000 in the London New Year’s Day Parade borough competition.

It won’t be long before the First World War passes from living memory.

Three residents from Barking and Dagenham have received an Honorary Freedom of the Borough, the highest honour a council can give.

A joint two week operation to crack down on crime in Barking town centre has resulted in a major clampdown on crime and anti social behaviour in the area.

Borough resident Emdad Rahman completed a 100k challenge to help raise awareness of dementia last week.

So, England finished fourth at the World Cup finals in Russia.

Borough arts Susanna Wallis talks about green spaces and the need for children to have more freedom in their education.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

Grassroots arts programmes in Barking and Dagenham can apply from today for a share of a £1 million pot of funding set aside by the mayor of London.

80 school children from the Borough took part in the ‘Arsenal & Barking Year Three Schools Cup’ in front of Arsenal head scout Martin Taylor

I joined council leader, Darren Rodwell, and colleagues recently at City Hall, for the announcement of the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture awards.

After nearly a decade of government cuts, it is no secret that difficult decisions had to be made.

Acid will be recognised as a “highly dangerous” weapon under new sentencing guidelines after skyrocketing attacks involving corrosive substances.

Barking and Dagenham scooped a £160,000 prize at the first London Borough of Culture awards, despite missing out on the top accolade.

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