A Syrian refugee who only started swimming a year ago hopes to follow in the footsteps of sport-legend Michael Phelps and compete in the next Olympics.

Many people think of a young school leaver when they think of an apprentice - but Peter Beardall doesn’t fall into that stereotype.

Apprentices at Barking and Dagenham College have impressed a local primary school.

An engineering student has had a close shave for charity.

A food studies student has been awarded two bronze medals for putting plus-sized women on top of cupcakes.

Barking and Dagenham College has played host to VIP guests from the other side of the world.

A fitness centre has launched a new app in a bid to make exercising easier.

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

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

Barking & Dagenham College student Joe Sullivan has been crowned Essex Open champion in Brazilian Ju Jitsu.

Free activities are taking place across Barking and Dagenham today (Wednesday) to mark world mental health day.

The chief inspector of schools visited Barking and Dagenham College on Friday to hear about its community engagement work.

Aspiring nurse Oluwaseun Onasanya, who is due to start a degree in Paediatric Nursing after completing her fast track Access to Nursing course, speaks about her inspiration and the need to boost neighbourliness.

A mother whose son was murdered after he was groomed online visited Barking and Dagenham College to discuss the importance of internet safety.

Aspiring filmmakers from Barking and Dagenham can learn tricks of the trade from industry experts in a new course announced today.

For some, working from home means the perfect time to put the kettle on and put your feet up.

A mother and daughter from Dagenaham found themselves studying at the same college.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College showed their community spirit by volunteering to clean up the grounds of one of the borough’s most famous attractions.

A student support worker from Barking and Dagenham College has spoken out in favour of BTECs ahead of A-level results day.

London Pride has been commemorated with a rainbow-coloured mural and T-shirts, courtesy of Barking and Dagenham students.

Barking and Dagenham College’s engineering course is bucking the national trend by having several female teachers.

The world of business is a cut-throat pursuit of money, money, money.

A student engineer has spoken out ahead of International Women in Engineering Day.

The Summer of Festivals rolls into Dagenham on Sunday for Eastbrookend Country Fair.

Police are hunting a man who subjected a 13-year-old girl to racial and sexual slurs before threatening a woman who came to her aid.


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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