The arts are now firmly at the heart of a school thanks to its multi-million-pound expansion.
Riverside School has been recognised as the top performing secondary school for progress in Barking and Dagenham.
Robert Clack School received a massive boost ahead of their 2019 rugby tour of South Africa thanks to a generous donation from the MID Group.
Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.
Building work on a new school in Dagenham has begun.
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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