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

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

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I had absolutely no idea that councillors were given free parking permits until Andrew Boff revealed it last week.

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

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

Figures from the Met show that there have been more than 150 incidents where someone has been injured with a knife since January.

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

Barking and Dagenham’s best digital minds put their heads together to find a use for the borough’s empty green spaces.

Students and staff at Barking’s Technical Skills Academy raised nearly £1,000 for Children in Need.

A great-grandmother from Barking has partied with Prince Charles at his 70th birthday bash.

Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

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

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

Peace was the message at a remembrance service in Barking today (Friday).

Shop owners at Barking station have given a mixed reaction to proposed plans for a new development that aims to bring about major improvements to facilities and passenger capacity.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.

Commuters are facing rush hour disruption following a signal failure between Limehouse and Barking.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

A woman from Barking has spoken out after her son was posthumously awarded for donating his organs.

House prices in Barking and Dagenham have risen by 2.6 per cent in the last year.

Barking and Dagenham’s best GCSE students were recognised at an awards ceremony.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

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