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.

A project that helps parents with learning difficulties to care for their children could close if it is unable to secure further funding.

The family of a Dagenham man who died from an asbestos-related cancer are attempting to trace his former colleagues.

Saturday’s encounter at May & Bakers Sports & Social Club ended prematurely after heavy rain halted play with the hosts yet to bat

A communications worker based in Dagenham and his colleagues from across the country completed the London Marathon for Saint Francis Hospice.


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.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

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