A team of students has scooped top awards at an industry-led project judged at Amazon's head office.

A teenager has been giving flowers and presents to strangers after being inspired by her brother to spread the love.

A photography exhibition inspired by what was one of the world's largest housing estates is due to open.

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.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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

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