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A new playground, basketball court and outdoor gym have opened in Valence Park after two years of campaigning by a local mum.

It's been 40 years since RT and RF buses travelled the streets of London. this Saturday they are going to roaming the streets again.

A steam train is passing through Rainham, Barking and Stratford tomorrow and this is how you can see it!

The council's planning chiefs have given the thumbs up to two new tower blocks neither of which include social housing.

Rail enthusiasts with deep pockets could be in for a treat with a steam engine due to arrive in the borough.

The police have released a CCTV image as they continue to search for a 'vulnerable' missing man.

The boss of a leisure centre has apologised following claims it was charging people unfairly.

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

The first count of deaths among the homeless has revealed there were four fatalities in the borough.

Police have established a 'dispersal zone' in Barking centre, allowing them to break-up groups of more than two people.

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

A fundraising page has been set up to help three young rugby players who were seriously injured in a car crash on the A13.

Three men have been jailed for ambushing a Barking man and beating him to death with garden shears and pickaxe handles in an Ilford town centre revenge attack.

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

A 20-year-old drug dealer from Barking has denied organising a van to take Tavis Spencer-Aitken's alleged killers to the Nacton area of Ipswich on the day of his death.

A shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,375 costs after illegally selling a cigarette to an underage person.

The great granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst called on families to share the story of how women won the vote on a visit to Barking.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen's and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

Is this Dagenham's most brazen fly-tip?

London Fire Brigade spent more than £300,000 on Barking Fire Station, including £90,000 on the showers, as part of £11.8m in repairs and upgrades to its estate over four years.

A CCTV image has been released after a customer was slashed in a betting shop fight over a winning ticket.

The Overground is operating with severe delays between Barking and Gospel Oak.

A witness has told how he saw a group of hooded youths jump on a teenager on the day the 17-year-old was stabbed to death.

May & Baker will look to continue piling the pressure on the Thurlow Nunn Division One South front-runners this weekend.

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