The council has slapped 28 fines on litter bugs who targeted a single street in a grime crime crackdown.

Ex-council homes bought under right to buy in Barking and Dagenham have been sold off by former tenants for tens of millions of pounds, new figures have revealed.

A row has broken out after a union has accused the council of 'intensifying social cleansing' by approving a development with no social homes.

Two businesses have been fined a total of £2,230 for failing to prove how they got rid of their rubbish.

Thousands of people will have to pay to park outside their homes after the council announced it is rolling out controlled parking zones to more than 100 roads.

A trade union has warned public money may be at risk after the council's regeneration firm failed to file accounts.

Barking and Dagenham Council staff experiencing domestic abuse will get up to 10 days paid leave under new plans.

Jodie Chesney's mother, sister, aunts, uncles, schoolfriends and Scout troop have joined in a minute's silence a week after her death.

Town Hall officials have been slammed for being secretive about a request by campaigners wanting to know how they handle information to the public.

Plans for 3,000 homes at the new Beam Park estate have been signed off, with developers announcing the first new builds will go on sale later this year.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of domestic abuse in London, a police report revealed.

A majority of young people have been offered their first choice secondary school.

Three of London's most iconic markets could find a new home in Dagenham.

This piece of undercooked chicken drumstick has cost a company thousands of pounds after they sold it to council officials.

Train operator c2c has submitted multi-million pound plans to revamp Barking station - taking it back to a previous design.

A delivery driver who attacked a council worker after dropping off pizzas for a town hall Christmas party won't go to jail.

A developer has vowed to reopen a pub as part of its bid to build new flats.

A driver for a waste recycling company has slammed the council after waiting a month for his rubbish to be collected.

I recently attended the tri-borough Serious Violence Summit held by Barking and Dagenham Council, the first of its kind, which saw key partners come together to discuss ways they can jointly tackle the complex root causes of violent crime.

A 'greedy' rogue landlord who converted three family homes into houses in multiple occupation without planning permission has been jailed for forging documents.

People who are looking after someone else's child are being reminded to make sure the arrangement is registered.

Up-and-coming athletes have a chance to scoop up to £5,000 of funding as part of a mentoring scheme.

A pensioner has won his refund battle after the Post intervened when he was refused one for accidentally paying a parking fine twice.

A memorial service has been held for the victim of a fatal stabbing a year after his death.

A company developing young people's skills has been fined £2,500 for street trading without a licence after a group of youngsters were caught flogging its magazines.


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.

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