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A couple of months ago I wrote in the Barking and Dagenham Post about the need to combat rising knife crime with a tough approach that tackles the causes of violent crime and better supports police.

The Mornington Chasers started the new year as they finished - Running full pelt in pursuit of PBs and medals.

Disabled students from Barking and Dagenham have made it through the first round of the East London Panathlon Championships.

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal feels London is becoming a hub for American sports ahead of his side’s clash with New York Knicks this weekend.

New York Knicks stars Mario Hezonja, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr, Frank Ntilikina, Chasson Randle, and head coach David Fizdale are excited about playing in London this evening.

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky believes the NBA 2019 UK match against the New York Knicks at London’s O2 Arena will be an ‘unknown’.

A new exhibition of 100 illustrations exploring London stories, real or fictional, is opening this February.

New York Knicks center Luke Kornet is excited to have the opportunity of playing in the NBA UK match this week.

Trains are being cancelled or disrupted on the c2c network as a result of a broken rail.

The Overground is operating with severe delays between Barking and Gospel Oak.

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

What was the best Christmas present you received this year – a nice watch, a video game, or some brand new socks?

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.

Students from a school in Barking will make their acting debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet.

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

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.

A pregnant woman and her husband who were injured when the coach they were travelling on overturned have said that they “deserve answers” about what caused the crash.

A mural commemorating a major Thames shipping disaster has been restored to its former glory.

Longbridge Road in Barking is partially closed due to a crash at the junction with Westrow Drive.

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.

Former boxing world champion Colin McMillan has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

Barking and Dagenham experienced London’s largest rise in young people taking part in higher education over the last decade.

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 week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

A woman and three men were injured in a Boxing Day police chase in Dagenham.

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