Teenager Hallie Lopez is studying for her Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Barking & Dagenham College.

A Dagenham-based autism charity is encouraging people to wear something unusual for a day in a bid to raise both funds and awareness.

The founder of a social enterprise steering kids away from crime has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the new year’s honours list.

Bola Johnson is in Year 10 at All Saints Catholic School. The 14-year-old Rhiannon Long about knife crime and the pressure young people face in Dagenham.

Not many 12-year-olds can say they have played pool with one of England’s top footballers.

The local club won 31-25 at Bancroft in the Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table Division Three last weekend

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

Robert Lamb, ambassador of Dagenham-based Sycamore Trust UK, talks about his community work supporting people with autism and why the government should do more.

A police officer accused of having sex with a woman while on duty and being in possession of police property without authority has had one charge of descreditable conduct proven against him.

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has denied a string of torture charges, including one relating to a woman witnessing the shooting of her two children while she was tied up.

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

William Bellamy Primary School has become the first school to bag the School Games Platinum Mark Award with their success throughout the 2017/18 academic year.

The torture trial of the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been put off until the new year.

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

Dagenham-based autism charity, the Sycamore Trust, held an away week for its users.

The IG11 Art Trail is returning to Barking for the third time.

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

A-level students can still apply for a place on degree courses at CU London, which is based in Dagenham.

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

Head of Youth Rugby Jack Courtney praised the efforts of the juniors at the Dagenham-based club

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history has been celebrated in a town hall ceremony.

Lisa Adams is a mum of two campaigning to turn the dilapidated Valence Park into a proper play area. She’s fundraising £20,000 for a new basketball court, playground and outdoor gym.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history is to be celebrated in a special ceremony.

A taste of the Tour de France comes to east London on Saturday at Barking and Dagenham’s first ever public cycling time trials.

Two schools in Barking threw open their gates for a summer fair on Saturday.


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

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

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