A grandfather battling against cancer has spoken of his agony after being conned out of his life savings.

A former East India Docks worker from Barking has died, aged 93.

Second World War veterans have called for people to join their club to save it from closing.

Earlier this month, it was an honour to attend City Hall's moving annual Remembrance Service which was held with members of the Royal British Legion and representatives from the Armed Forces.

Forces' veterans have marched through the streets to honour the men and women from Dagenham and Becontree who lost their lives in the First World War.

Workers in a shopping centre in Dagenham have generously stepped in and are selling poppies after the British Legion were unable to find any volunteers.

Remembrance services are being held across the borough to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Barking and Dagenham's mayor last week backed a Muslim group's pledge to raise half a million pounds for military veterans.


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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