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Work to improve Valence Park has begun.

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.

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for your child is next Tuesday.

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.

A contractor has been appointed to build the overground extension to Barking Riverside.

Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Darren Rodwell, has spoken out about homelessness during the holidays.

A man has been fined £600 for dropping a cigarette butt.

A single mum is unable to return to her 12th-floor council flat after a boiler she warned was faulty caught fire.

Winter may be coming, but the race to name a gritter is hotting up.

An inquest into the deaths of two women who died in a fire has heard that they could have survived if fire doors had been fitted.

Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.

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

The council says it has saved almost £1million in clear up costs after becoming the first local authority to ban illegal traveller campsites.

A boxing club’s managers are searching for a new home after getting locked out of their premises.

Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.

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

An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

Councillors, charities and the police were among those who signed a pledge at Barking Town Hall yesterday to unite and take action against knife crime.

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

A flag was raised outside the Town Hall of Barking and Dagenham Council today to mark the beginning of Baby Loss Awareness Week, amid calls to break the taboo and wall of silence that exists around the issue.

The stolen statue of a soldier who was killed in action has been found the day after a replacement was put up.

London’s deputy mayor for housing is set to approve plans for a 3,000-home cross boundary development in Rainham and Dagenham – despite Havering Council initially rejecting the scheme over the height of proposed tower blocks.

A partnership scheme that aims to improve habitats for wildlife by restoring areas of the Chase Local Nature Reserve, held a launch event which encouraged residents to get involved.

Communities across Barking and Dagenham are being encouraged to swim the length of the English Channel to raise funds to support spinal cord injury charity, Aspire.

78 new affordable homes will be built for local people in Barking and Dagenham.

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