The number of stop and searches has plummeted from more than 1,000 per month six years ago to under 250, figures show.
A Dagenham-based autism charity is encouraging people to wear something unusual for a day in a bid to raise both funds and awareness.
Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of domestic abuse in London, a police report revealed.
Last month we hosted the first of a series of Serious Violence Summits in partnership with Redbridge and Havering - with 250 people attending and more than 200,000 people reached online.
The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Barking and Dagenham.
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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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