A minicab driver has won a battle with the council over a bus lane fine thanks to the Post.

The grieving parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death last year have helped set up a school in his honour.

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.

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.

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

Residents grilled councillor Dominic Twomey over free parking permits and council plans to become the landlord of a Travelodge in Poplar.

What do one of Barking’s most famous footballing sons, a fictional wizard and a mean grandparent have in common?

Barking and Dagenham Council have fined 45 people in just five days for littering.

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

Neighbours have been urged to help in a weapons sweep as part of a crackdown on crime.

The redevelopment of the old Abbey sports centre has been given the green light in spite of campaigners’ concerns.

Last week, the Barking and Dagenham Post released troubling figures about the dramatic rise in violent crime across the borough.

Fed up with the same old rubbish at Christmas?

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

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

The council has marked World Aids Day by renewing a commitment to supporting people with HIV and Aids.

Green-fingered volunteers planted hundreds of trees in a Dagenham park this week following a £10,000 grant.

A bedridden mother relied on her son to empty a commode in the garden while she waited a week for the council to fix her toilet.

A new mobile app has been launched to help tackle street harassment.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been ordered to apologise and pay costs after letting a beleaguered landlord face the prospect of prosecution for 18 months.

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

Barking and Dagenham Council has blasted “behind closed doors” plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in the borough.

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

A Labour councillor who failed to declare an interest in two properties her husband rents out when she was responsible for punishing rogue landlords has apologised.

The council and a developer have scooped £1million to set up a major new construction training centre.


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.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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