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"17.01.2017 13:26:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Rogue Dagenham landlord guilty of harassing mum and two children A rogue landlord who harassed a mum and her two young children was ordered to perform 175 hours of community service. She shut off electricity in her tenant's house as part of the campaign
"17.01.2017 11:14:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking shopping centre's redevelopment approved as 1,000 jobs promised Planners approved the redevelopment of Vicarage Field Shopping Centre last night. The project will bring 850 homes to the town centre
"17.01.2017 09:29:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dog DNA pilot could extend to school spaces in Barking and Dagenham A pilot to reduce dog mess in parks could extend to school spaces. Do you think dog owners should be penalised for foul play?
"17.01.2017 08:35:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: CCTV images issued of £50k jewellery shop robbery in Barking Police have released CCTV footage of three men in connection with a jewellery shop robbery which left its victim “traumatised”. A third person stood outside the shop as a lookout on his mobile phone and then entered the shop and left soon after with the other two suspects carrying bags laden with the shop's contents.
"17.01.2017 07:33:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham police to merge with other London boroughs Officers and councillors welcomed a new pilot for policing was welcomed after the first phase launched on Monday. “I hope this means more investment into neighbourhood policing and protecting vulnerable residents while being able to deal with increased demands.”
"16.01.2017 19:01:30" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Creative Cafe users are appealing to get more funding Concerned residents are urging local businesses to come forward and help fund a community project. “If it wasn't for this place, we would have been absolutely isolated."
"16.01.2017 17:47:46" Timeline Photos The council admitted the charge isn't benefiting all those paying the £40.56 annual fee
"16.01.2017 15:06:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Ahmadi Muslim's mission of peace in Barking and Dagenham Ahmadiyya Muslim Association volunteer Siemah Ahmad, 38, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she and fellow believers spread peace through charity The minority sect is persecuted across the world and followers are shunned as apostates in Pakistan
"16.01.2017 14:12:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham man turns camper van into a luxury cocktail bar Prefer it shaken not stirred? You can order cocktails however you fancy at a luxury pop-up cocktail bar – in a camper van. “This might sound silly, but creating new cocktails and making new drinks for people is what I enjoy"
"16.01.2017 07:55:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council to introduce £80 fine for Barking and Dagenham residents dumping waste outside bins “Grime crime” offenders could be stung with an £80 on-the-spot fine in a continued council crack-down on environmental offences. “There'll be a zero-tolerance policy to dumping rubbish.”
"13.01.2017 17:27:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stab victims' families unite for Barking and Dagenham anti-knife crime march More than 100 people marched against knife crime today alongside the families of two young men who were stabbed to death. View our gallery to see the marchers refusing to put up with knife crime any longer
"13.01.2017 15:37:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk West Ham coach opens new gym at Barking and Dagenham College The first team coach for West Ham ladies unveiled the new gym at Barking and Dagenham College yesterday. "I'm trying to encourage girls to look after themselves"
"13.01.2017 12:42:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Housing fraud must pay almost £100k to Barking and Dagenham Council A housing cheat has been ordered to pay almost £100,000 after illegally subletting her council flat. She rented out her council flat for three years
"13.01.2017 07:36:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Missed cancer target puts £1.8bn of hospital trust funding at risk Important funding for the trust which runs Barking and Dagenham's healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times. It's missed cancer waiting time targets.
"12.01.2017 19:19:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Snow arrives in Barking and Dagenham as long road delays expected Heavy sleet and snow has begun falling tonight as a severe weather warning is issued for the capital. There is currently congestion in and out of Barking because of long delays on the A13 northbound, while forecasters have urged people to take care while driving.
"12.01.2017 19:17:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham school chef's dessert highly commended in competition A cook supervisor's dessert was highly commended in the regional round of a competition. “I am happy to come away with another trophy for the borough and not return empty-handed."
"12.01.2017 16:38:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man stabbed in Barking A man was stabbed yesterday night. No arrests have been made
"12.01.2017 15:20:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham carer annoyed after breaking wrist in pavement fall A mum who broke her wrist after tripping on a damaged pavement has questioned why the council didn't repair it sooner. “Blood was pouring from my face.”
"12.01.2017 14:17:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Firearm suspect arrested in Dagenham after shooting Police arrested a man suspected of possessing a gun after a 22-year-old was shot. The victim suffered serious injuries
"12.01.2017 13:07:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Final decision on new look Barking shopping centre 'to rival Westfield' to be made next week The major redevelopment of Vicarage Field Shopping Centre is likely to be approved next week. What do you think of the plans?
"12.01.2017 10:06:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Soup kitchen launched by Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Bureau to feed homeless The borough's first soup kitchen is set to launch later this month to feed those most in need. Please lend your support if you can
"12.01.2017 07:21:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham's oldest resident remembered as 'young at heart' at moving funeral Family and friends shed tears as they celebrated the life of a “young at heart” great-great-grandmother who died aged 108. She very often said: 'Laugh and the world will laugh with you.'
"11.01.2017 18:54:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former Dagenham synagogue could be developed into houses The former Barking and Becontree Synagogue site could be bought by the council and developed into housing. “The council also owns adjoining property which, in the longer term, could be included in part of a larger regeneration scheme"
"11.01.2017 18:03:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Arctic blast could bring heavy snow to Barking and Dagenham Snow and sleet are expected tomorrow on the coldest day of the winter so far. Send your weather pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
"11.01.2017 17:05:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Calls for public enquiry into road safety after biker killed in Dagenham A campaign calling for a public inquiry into the safety of a busy stretch of road has been launched after a biker died yesterday. “I think it is time the council took a serious look at this patch which is right outside a school"
"11.01.2017 16:27:00" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham student's pop art make-up earns distinction A hair and makeup student has scored top marks for her incredible pop art-inspired make-up design. “I wanted to do something that was really eye catching, so people would say 'wow look at this"
"11.01.2017 15:16:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham chippy manager's profits down £40k as RingGo parking issues continue The manager of an award-winning chippy has blamed a faulty parking meter for scaring customers away after he lost £40,000 in profit last year. Last year saw its biggest annual loss in 47 years of business
"11.01.2017 13:18:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council committee calls for deferral of green waste decision after supporting Barking grandma's petition A campaigner who is fighting to bring back green garden waste collections says she is hopeful after a council scrunity group agreed to support her petition last night. It's a big step forward for Hilda Gooby's campaign
"11.01.2017 11:34:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sudden death of Dagenham woman is 'unexplained' Police are treating a “sudden death” they attended last night as unexplained. A file is being prepared for the coroner
"11.01.2017 08:15:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Biker killed in Dagenham crash A young man has died after a motorcycle accident in Dagenham. RIP
"11.01.2017 07:37:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hoverboard Christmas present guts Barking family of five's home A mum has told of her shock after a Christmas present burst into flames and gutted her house. Did you give or get a hoverboard for Christmas?
"10.01.2017 17:24:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Coventry University hosts open day at Dagenham campus Prospective students enjoyed exploring a “new kind of university” ahead of its launch later this year. Tutition will cost £6k a year - £3k less than at other universities
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"10.01.2017 16:08:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Almost a month with no heating or hot water in 38 Barking apartments Residents of almost 40 flats struggled without hot water and heating through the festive period and beyond as letting agents have failed to fix a boiler for more than three weeks. Tenants are furious they can't rely on something so basic when the build's service charge for a two-bed is £3,200 a year
"10.01.2017 15:19:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Reggaeoke' party for Dagenham grandad killed in street The family of a man who was beaten to death are planning a party to raise money for his funeral. RIP Clem
"10.01.2017 13:26:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Roof damaged in Barking house fire Firefighters extinguished a house fire in Barking this morning. UPDATE: No one was injured in the blaze
"10.01.2017 12:08:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham bus crash toddler finally home after almost three months in hospital A toddler is finally back at home with his family, almost three months after he was hit by a car which ploughed into him after mounting a pavement. “He was happy – he was all smiles.”
"10.01.2017 11:09:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Patrick Monahan among big names at Barking's new monthly comedy club You'll be entertained by some of the capital's top comedians at a new monthly club night. "They're not getting massive amounts of money, but they're here to support a new club in this part of east London"
"10.01.2017 10:53:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Thirty-five firefighters tackling blaze in Barking Firefighters are tackling a house fire in Barking. BREAKING: Half of the roof and loft are on fire
"10.01.2017 09:44:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traffic queuing for eight miles on A13 westbound after van fire Traffic is backing up for eight miles on the A13 after a van caught fire. Avoid if you can
"10.01.2017 07:24:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Planning application submitted for £6m Dagenham Youth Zone A planning application for the borough's Youth Zone has been submitted to the council. “The submission of this planning application is not only a huge step forward for Barking and Dagenham but for London as a whole."
"09.01.2017 18:11:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Unsafe' Dagenham care home leaves elderly hungry and without daily wash Staff at a care home where residents wet themselves while waiting for the toilet have been told that safety provisions are “inadequate”. One resident said: “It would be nice to have a bath every day but they can't manage that – there's too many of us to look after."
"09.01.2017 16:33:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police hunt man suspected of stealing from four Barking and Dagenham schools Police are hunting for a man suspected of stealing bank cards from four schools. Can you help police find this man?
"09.01.2017 14:05:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham care home marks resident's 100th birthday with afternoon tea A 100th birthday was celebrated with tea, cake and a look back over world events from the last century. Family came from as far as Somerset to celebrate with Cecilia
"09.01.2017 11:50:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Manager punched in the head and tied up during Barking jewellery shop robbery Robbers tied up the manager of a jewellery shop before fleeing with items removed from a safe. No arrests have been made so far
"09.01.2017 08:14:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Congestion at Barking Flyover after road crash
"09.01.2017 08:02:40" newhamrecorder.co.uk Tube strike: Disruption ongoing Passengers are facing ongoing disruption after Tube staff walked out for 24 hours last night. Staff are protesting at 800 job cuts and the closure of ticket offices.
"09.01.2017 07:39:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham weight loss queen sheds 16 stone A woman who lost 16 stone in 18 months has told how an operation to reduce her stomach transformed her life. “I was getting bigger and bigger, I was unhappy and uncomfortable.”
"06.01.2017 17:16:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Restaurants in Barking and Dagenham least hygienic in country Restaurants here are the least hygienic in the country, a recent study suggests. Feeling hungry?
"06.01.2017 14:25:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Driver upset after first car stolen in Chadwell Heath A driver says she is “absolutely gutted” after her first car was stolen while she was visiting a friend. “It's caused me so much grief, so much stress"
"06.01.2017 11:36:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Covers band ready to start the party at Dagenham pub Mr Spankey and The Hipthrusters are playing their first gig in the borough. “We like to get that party feeling and get everyone up dancing and having a good time"
"06.01.2017 11:08:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police searching for biker arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in Dagenham Police are searching for a biker who has failed to answer bail after being arrested in connection with a fatal collision. Officers have been unable to track him down
"06.01.2017 09:17:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Vile' theft from Dagenham crash site memorial leaves grieving sister 'livid' A grieving sister was left “fuming” after “vile animals” stole from a memorial on the spot where her brother was killed in a crash. Despite her anger, she's willing to take no further action if the helmet is returned
"06.01.2017 07:26:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Author pens third crime thriller inspired by working at Dagenham police station A grandma has brought her experience of the “sad, mad and seriously bad” to an action-packed thriller series – set down the road. “There's an awful lot of swearing in the book – there's not a lot of 'Oh deary me!'”
"05.01.2017 17:16:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Several roads set to be closed in Barking and Dagenham Several roads will be closed to traffic over the next few weeks while essential work is carried out by utility companies. Will you be affected?
"05.01.2017 14:05:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Families of Barking killer Stephen Port's victims urge witnesses to come forward Families of Stephen Port's victims are asking for the public's help in an investigation over police failing to link the deaths. “It is essential that we establish whether the police response to the deaths of these young men was thorough and appropriate"
"05.01.2017 13:10:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Your chance to help Dagenham student midwife bag dream placement A student midwife hopes Post readers will help her complete her studies by assisting births in the Philippines. Can you help send Charlotte to the Philippines?
"05.01.2017 11:10:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man who sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl on the Tube believed to frequent Becontree area Police have renewed their appeal for information after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train. Can you help police identify him?
"05.01.2017 08:18:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stabbed Dagenham teen's mum organises anti-knife crime march day before funeral A grieving mum has organised an anti-knife crime march the day before she buries her son who was stabbed to death. “Knife crime isn't about race or religion, it's a concern about our community, our neighbourhood, our safety and our young.”
"04.01.2017 16:40:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man trapped in overturned car near A13 flyover A car has overturned near the Lodge Avenue roundabout by the A13 flyover this afternoon, trapping a man inside. Update: Roads have now reopened but expect delays
"04.01.2017 16:33:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Baby girl is hospital's 2017 arrival A day that was once filled with sadness at the death of a loved one has been transformed into a joyful memory. Congratulations to Laura and Stuart!
"04.01.2017 14:28:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man trapped in overturned car near A13 flyover A car has overturned near the Lodge Avenue roundabout by the A13 flyover this afternoon, trapping a man inside. There's no access to the A13 while the emergency services handle the situation.
"04.01.2017 14:00:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking music and drama group raise £514 for Haven House An amateur theatre group raised £514 for Haven House Children's Hospice during their panto performances. "We're very pleased to have raised this much"
"04.01.2017 11:16:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Residents worried that access road could ruin Dagenham cul-de-sac An influx of cars and lorries caused by a planned new vehicle access could put lives at risk, residents of a cul-de-sac have claimed. “The road is simply not wide enough for any more cars to come through”
"04.01.2017 09:55:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Train delays at Barking station Passengers are experiencing severe delays after a train fault affected some c2c services this morning. Have you been held up by the delays?
"04.01.2017 07:21:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking grandma behind green waste petition has last chance to convince councillors Campaigners fighting to bring back a “vital” service have triggered a meeting to shape its future. “I think taking the service away could make people very depressed and lonely"
"03.01.2017 17:29:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Win pair of tickets to Barking dance show which takes place onstage - and off A unique immersive dance performance will show different interpretations of courage – staged in some unusual spaces in the Broadway Theatre. The audience will end up on stage for the finale Natalie Su Robinson "Natalie Su Company" Broadway Barking
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"03.01.2017 15:57:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Freight train sets off on 7,500 mile journey from China to Barking A new trade route has opened up after a freight train began its journey to Barking – from China. Next stop: Barking!
"03.01.2017 14:23:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Boiler explosion' claim calls firefighters to Dagenham burst water pipe There was chaos this afternoon after a burst hot water pipe was reported as a “boiler explosion”. Emergency services descended on the Heathway when a man rushed to the road's shopping centre for relief after a reported explosion
"03.01.2017 12:27:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham biker crash victim's birthday to be marked with balloon release A dad-of-three who was killed in a crash will be remembered as his family mark what would have been his 23rd birthday. Biker's sister calls on community to remember brother as family faces first birthday without him
"03.01.2017 12:08:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man arrested after New Year's Eve fight in Dagenham A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and burglary after a brawl broke out on a housing estate late on New Year's Eve. Police were called just after 11.30pm
"03.01.2017 11:13:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Glowing party props usher in New Year at Barking Bollywood celebration A Bollywood-themed party celebrated art and culture as 180 people ushered in 2017. 'Amazing party ambience' as families celebrate Indian culture
"03.01.2017 09:16:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Brave dad chases off burglars in Chadwell Heath A mum-of-two has praised her courageous husband after he chased off a gang of burglars in the middle of the night. “I was a bit shocked, I thought it was my son coming in. I'd never expected that kind of thing"
"30.12.2016 16:21:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Can you help Kelly find out more about her mum - who died when she was just seven weeks old?
"30.12.2016 11:33:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Appeal to help find missing Dagenham woman A charity is growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing woman. Can you help?
"30.12.2016 09:37:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two women arrested after police officer bitten by 'out of control' dog in Dagenham A police officer was bitten by an “out of control dog” while on duty yesterday. Updated: Two women have been arrested
"30.12.2016 09:08:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham pensioner's relief after beloved dog survives garden attack A great-grandma has told how her pet dog narrowly avoided being blinded after being attacked in her own garden. The terrier cross needed several stitches
"29.12.2016 17:15:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police tackle 'out of control' dog in Dagenham Traffic came to a standstill as police tackled a dangerous dog this afternoon. Breaking: one person was injured
"29.12.2016 16:58:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of Barking sexual assault A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. Update: Police was called shortly before 9am today
"29.12.2016 16:12:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Dagenham pastor organises charity race to raise funds Pastor Ade Adesina, 51, tells Phoebe Cooke about how he's hoping to start off an annual fun run to tackle an acute shortage in charity funding "We wanted to think about a way people can come together"
"29.12.2016 12:01:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Patient rushed to hospital after incident at Barking's Salvation Army A patient had to be rushed to hospital after an incident at Barking's Salvation Army branch this morning. The building has been taped off
"29.12.2016 09:16:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police investigate after residents scare off armed burglars in Chadwell Heath Police are looking to trace four burglars who scarpered after they were confronted with the home owners. One was armed with a crow bar
"28.12.2016 15:43:35" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy, 8, hit by car in Chadwell Heath on Christmas Eve An eight-year-old boy was left in a critical condition after being hit by a car on Christmas Eve. He was in a critical condition following the crash
"28.12.2016 14:16:19" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking school chef hopes to cook up recipe for success at London-wide competition A cook is hoping to rise to the occasion in the next round of a competition to find the UK's best school chef. Good luck Lisa!
"28.12.2016 11:58:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham switches to greener street lighting The borough is to pave the way for energy-efficient street lighting – and save the council millions of pounds in the process. The switch to greener lighting could save the council £21m
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"28.12.2016 09:10:05" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Boy who robbed two Dagenham shops aged 12 jailed for six months A teenager has been jailed after robbing two shops and a man at knifepoint in less than five months. CCTV footage shows the 12-year-old leap over the counter to snatch cigarettes and alcohol.
"23.12.2016 15:57:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham care home residents upset after pet chickens eaten, stolen and then eaten again Care home residents have been left upset after the chickens they were given to replace ones that were stolen were killed by a fox. They had only just recovered from the theft of the last group
"23.12.2016 13:12:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking based charity sends 30 tonnes of food and clothing to Syria A Barking-based Muslim charity has sent £3m of food and clothing to the people of Syria thanks to donations from the public. “This is a proud moment for Barking and Dagenham.”
"23.12.2016 11:34:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Belt out carols at Barking and Dagenham Christmas Eve services If you're in the mood for a traditional Christmas Eve exploring the true meaning of Christmas there are plenty of church services to choose from. Fancy a traditional Christmas Eve service?
"23.12.2016 11:32:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham traders' profits hit by lack of signs saying double yellow lines not in force A shop owner whose takings have been hit after double yellow lines were painted on the road outside his store says signs should be erected to show restrictions are not in place. “There's no consideration or help for any of the traders.”
"23.12.2016 07:13:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham teen caught carrying knife jailed after laughing in arresting officer's face A teenager has been jailed for carrying a knife after laughing in his arresting officer's face. He laughed when police asked him about the weapon, saying: “I use it for my own protection, cuz.”
"22.12.2016 17:55:47" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Bitcoin cash machine boosts footfall in Barking barbershop Bitcoins have arrived in Barking. Will you be bagging some Bitcoins?
"22.12.2016 17:18:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Theresa May announces Barking and Dagenham will benefit from £20m homelessness scheme The council has welcomed prime minister Theresa May's decision to tackle rough sleeping in the borough as part of a £20million scheme. The government has selected Barking and Dagenham to be included in the rough sleeping roll out
"22.12.2016 15:25:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Gospel choir perform as surprise for family of killed Chadwell Heath bouncer Ricky Hayden The best friend of killed bouncer Ricky Hayden organised a gospel choir performance as a surprise for his grieving parents. The thoughtful gesture touched Ricky's family
"22.12.2016 13:11:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Clem Roberts: Family friend sets up JustGiving page to raise £2k for killed Dagenham grandad's funeral A family friend of a grandad who was beaten to death days before Christmas is fundraising to help pay for his funeral. “He was never down and was always bubbly"
"22.12.2016 12:10:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham pupils give back with reverse advent calendar Youngsters have turned the festive season on its head by creating a “reverse advent” to help the homeless. “Normally you take chocolate from an advent calendar – we wanted to give instead"
"22.12.2016 11:20:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham schoolgirl's excitement at starring in Assassin's Creed film A budding actress is excited about seeing herself on the big screen – for the second time in less than a year. “I've seen the scenes that I was in but some of it was filmed in Spain, so I'm interested to find out what it looks like now it's finished"
"22.12.2016 07:29:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham GP surgery with hole in the wall and out of date medicine deemed to require improvement A GP surgery has been rated as requiring improvement after inspectors found a hole in a wall, broken furniture and out of date medicine. The practice manager said improvements have been made
"21.12.2016 17:10:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Teen fined £600 for stealing bikes from Dagenham primary school after drinking session A drunk 17-year-old who helped steal 12 bikes from Valence Primary School has been fined £600. He was warned that he could have been jailed if he was over 18
"21.12.2016 15:33:59" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police renew appeal for Barking girl, 16, missing for five weeks Police are growing increasingly worried about a teenage girl who has been missing for more than five weeks. She was last seen on November 17
"21.12.2016 14:04:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Firefighters rescue two residents from flats on fire in Barking Two people had to be rescued from a burning block of flats in the early hours of this morning. The cause is under investigation
"21.12.2016 13:41:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Feature: Volunteers hope to open Dagenham night shelter all year round as demand soars It's the time of year when people think about those less fortunate than themselves including vulnerable adults without anywhere to call home. “People have complex issues, complex needs, so having the shelter open all year round gives you more time to help them.” Hope for Barking & Dagenham
"21.12.2016 13:12:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Children get creative at Barking MP's annual Christmas card competition Thousands of children have taken part in Margaret Hodge's annual Christmas card competition. Did your child enter?
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"21.12.2016 10:50:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Clem Roberts murder suspects including girl, 14, released on bail Three people who have been arrested on suspicion of beating a grandfather to death in Dagenham have been released on bail. A post-mortem was inconclusive so further tests will be carried out
"21.12.2016 10:25:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham bus stop crash toddler might not be home for Christmas The parents of a toddler who has been in hospital since a car mounted the pavement and crashed into him almost nine weeks ago are hoping that he will be home for Christmas. We have our fingers crossed that Archie can spend Christmas with his family at home
"21.12.2016 07:16:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Praise for brave Barking neighbour as care home arson pair jailed A dad-of-three who rushed into a burning care home to rescue residents has been praised as the two men who set it alight were finally brought to justice. "These people have special needs – they can't help themselves. I had to go in.”
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"20.12.2016 16:17:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham fraudster jailed after role in card scamming criminal gang A fraudster who built devices to scam Tube passengers was sentenced yesterday to six years behind bars. He was sentenced yesterday
"20.12.2016 15:07:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post readers donate bikes and cash after Dagenham disabled cycling club hit by theft Readers have rallied round to support a cycling club after the Post reported that three bikes had been stolen. Cycling coach 'totally blown away' after readers raise hundreds for club targeted by thieves
"20.12.2016 12:47:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Daughter's shock as dad, 60, killed in Dagenham fight days before Christmas These are the first pictures of grandad Clemuth Roberts who was killed in a fight yesterday, just days before Christmas. “I'm in shock, my dad has gone forever. My dad didn't deserve to die this way.”
"20.12.2016 12:16:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mayor opens new 24-hour gym in Dagenham leisure park The borough's Mayor kicked off proceedings at the opening of a new gym. Will you be joining a gym in the New Year?
"20.12.2016 10:15:51" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham's oldest resident dies aged 108 Tributes have been paid to the borough's oldest resident who has died at the age of 108. RIP Lilian
"20.12.2016 07:21:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Cell becomes Santa's grotto at Dagenham police station open day Visitors were treated to an unusual sight at a police station open day – a cell transformed into Santa's grotto. Did you go down to the open day? See if you can spot yourself in our gallery.
"19.12.2016 17:21:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Girl, 14, among three arrested after man killed in Dagenham A man in his fifties was killed in a fight this afternoon. A 14-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy and 20-year-old man have all been arrested
"19.12.2016 13:58:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham teachers take centre stage for panto written by head of geography Teachers turned thespians to entertain students with a charity panto. Oh yes they did
"19.12.2016 12:03:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Graduation celebration for families finishing Barking school's FAST programme Mums and dads joined their children for a special graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all involved
"19.12.2016 08:23:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Watch attacker stab Barking victim 10 times Police have released footage showing an attacker stab a dad-of-two 10 times in an unprovoked attack. The dad-of-two was found by his wife with a punctured lung and injured chest, stomach, bowel and liver.
"16.12.2016 16:40:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Attempted murderer who stabbed victim more than 30 times in Dagenham jailed for life A man who stabbed a stranger more than 30 times in a ferocious unprovoked attack has today been jailed for life. He told police that intruders were responsible
"16.12.2016 15:00:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Elderly enjoy festive fun at Barking school's free Christmas lunch Christmas came early for OAPs who enjoyed a free three course meal of turkey and all the trimmings. The visitors also enjoyed some entertainment from the school choir
"16.12.2016 11:37:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Zero-hours contracts blamed for £21m overspend by Barking and Dagenham Council Zero-hours contracts have been blamed for the council overspending £21million in housing benefits. Councillors slammed the Tories for their 'broken' policies after an 80 per cent rise in benefit claimants
"16.12.2016 10:01:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Marks Gate street project has improved road safety according to residents' survey Almost two thirds of Marks Gate housing estate residents think road safety has improved thanks to an innovative street redesign project. 65% of residents say they now walk or cycle more
"15.12.2016 17:23:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Arsonists who hurled fireworks into Barking care home jailed Two men who left a disabled woman fighting for her life after hurling fireworks into a care home for their own 'twisted pleasure' have today been jailed. Their actions left a disabled woman with a mental age of a three-year-old in a critical condition for two months
"15.12.2016 16:25:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking drug addict who killed friend after noodles row jailed for seven years A drug addict who killed his friend after an argument about noodles has been jailed for seven years. His victim died of a serious head injury
"15.12.2016 14:38:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Lorry driver's three point turn mistake blocks Barking road for six hours A three point turn became a six-hour obstruction after a large lorry got stuck in the middle of a road. "You couldn't really be angry with him although it was a bit of pain”
"15.12.2016 10:57:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham has London's lowest suicide rate Barking and Dagenham has the lowest suicide rate in London, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics. There were 11 suicides in the borough last year
"15.12.2016 07:20:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Report highlights Barking and Dagenham's role in housing solution Building more homes in outer London boroughs could help narrow the divide between the capital's “housing haves and housing have-nots”, a new report suggests. Building more homes here could help price Londoners in, it suggests
"14.12.2016 18:36:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking mum blames hospital trust for 'horror story' birth A mum who claims she was forced to sleep in her own vomit while on a maternity ward says she has been left traumatised. “It was a big mess, I felt so neglected"
"14.12.2016 18:12:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham council tax could rise by four per cent Residents are invited to share their thoughts on plans to raise council tax by almost four per cent next year. The council wants your thoughts.
"14.12.2016 17:11:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Have your say on plans to preserve Barking and Dagenham's past Help decide how to best preserve the borough's past. Could you spare 10 minutes?
"14.12.2016 15:32:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Addict found guilty of Barking manslaughter after drug-fuelled fight over noodles A drug addict has been found guilty of manslaughter after a fight about noodles ended in his friend's death. "He accepted that he was drunk, high and angry and lost his temper."
"14.12.2016 14:28:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham College tutor shortlisted for $1m global award A talented tutor could prove he's worth a million dollars after being shortlisted for a global prize.
"14.12.2016 13:56:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking exhibition aims to encourage visitors to embrace diversity A gallery owner is hoping her exhibition about faith and diversity will send a message to its visitors. “We want to send a message out to the world of what is possible"
"14.12.2016 12:27:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Grandmother's last ditch attempt to set up Barking Riverside city farm A grandmother who has spent years battling to set up a city farm fears her dream will never come true. “This farm is not going to get going in my lifetime. It's such a shame. A whole generation has missed out.”
"14.12.2016 10:36:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham Christmas lights raise hundreds for hospice The switch on of an annual Christmas lights display at a house in Stockdale Road, has raised £600. “It went well, but the heavens opened up and it chucked it down."
"14.12.2016 09:01:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fizzy drinks made by Barking and Dagenham College students to go on sale A team of fizzy drinks creators have won the chance to see their product on sale on the high street. “It looked close, but eventually team Rapple Fizz emerged as clear winners.”
"14.12.2016 07:28:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking MP calls for government to fight off 'overwhelming' group of bookies As the government considers a review of gaming, Sebastian Murphy-Bates looks at how borough bookies exposes people to 'highly addictive' machines on which they can bet £100 in the space of just 20 seconds The government "need to get their act together and stop the number of these machines and shops rising in our borough.”
"13.12.2016 17:16:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hens stolen from Dagenham care home's new dementia garden Three chickens appear to have been stolen from a care home. The elderly residents liked to collect the eggs.
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"13.12.2016 16:32:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk School choir perform at first Barking Riverside Christmas celebrations Families were full of festive cheer at the new community's first ever Christmas lights switch-on. “This was a wonderful opportunity to bring people together and enjoy some wonderful Christmas carolling.”
"13.12.2016 12:19:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Controversial Muslim community centre planning change gets go-ahead A former shop has been given the green light to operate as a community centre. The application had received 42 letters of objection
"13.12.2016 11:39:27" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Manchester City star Yaya Toure banned from the roads after drink driving in Dagenham Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been banned from driving after he was caught drink driving in Dagenham. The Ivory Coast International released a Facebook statement apologising for his actions
"13.12.2016 07:14:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking patients 'at risk' from receiving wrong medicines Vulnerable residents in supported living are “at risk” of receiving the wrong medicines, inspectors found during a recent visit. The care provision was judged "unsafe" and "not always effective"
"12.12.2016 18:51:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Festive fun at Barking and Dagenham College Christmas market It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barking and Dagenham College. “The market did really well with the floristry team selling out and a new student business venture called Candi ran popular a sweet stall"
"12.12.2016 17:28:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking teen, 14, designs 'lollicopter' – a helicopter made from plastic bottle A young inventor is hoping his debut creation will fly off the shelves when it takes off next year. It took the Karan just 90 minutes to invent it
"12.12.2016 15:50:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 250 evacuated as fire breaks out in Barking sauna Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from a community building after a fire broke out in a sauna this morning. Barking Learning Centre remains closed until tomorrow
"12.12.2016 13:39:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Santas raise money for hospice on Dagenham fun run A sea of Santas advanced on Dagenham to spread some ho-ho-hope over the festive season. Check out our gallery below to see if you can spot your friends among the Santas!
"12.12.2016 12:11:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Firefighters tackle sauna on fire in Barking town centre Firefighters are tackling a sauna on fire in the town centre. Town Square has been cordoned off
"12.12.2016 09:58:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Copy that! Barking MD's eco-friendly tree gift to former school A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint. "As a former pupil it has been marvellous to be able to give a little back to the school"
"09.12.2016 19:17:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham predator who filmed up women's clothes on Tube spared jail A 55-year-old who filmed up women's skirts on public transport has been spared jail. He used a homemade device to covertly film his victims
"09.12.2016 18:26:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Islamic State supporter from Barking jailed An extremist has been jailed for two years for posting an Islamic State propaganda video on Facebook, despite claims he would find prison “a living nightmare”. The extremist said he didn't think it was illegal to share the video on Facebook
"09.12.2016 17:47:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk New centre for troubled youngsters opens in Barking An ex-headteacher sent to remedial class as a child officially opened a centre transforming the lives of the borough's most vulnerable young people. “You can't pick winners and losers. You have to treat everybody as a winner."
"09.12.2016 17:00:42" newhamrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on A13 following oil spill The A13 has severe delays this evening and remains partially closed following an earlier oil spill. Travelling on the A13 this evening?
"09.12.2016 16:32:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Santa joins elves and reindeer to visit disabled Dagenham pupils Santa, his elves and reindeer dropped in for a “magical” workshop with disabled children. Take a look at our gallery to see what Santa got up to when he visited Richard Alibon Primary School
"09.12.2016 15:11:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk European food fair comes to Barking town centre Ever wanted to go to France or try the French cuisine? Now is your chance as a European food fair is filling the streets of Barking. The French food stalls are open until 6pm this evening
"09.12.2016 09:29:35" newhamrecorder.co.uk Oil spill causes eight mile tailback on A13 Two lanes on the A13 Canning Town flyover are closed eastbound and the westbound route is reduced to one lane after an oil spill causes severe delays. Long delays on A13
"09.12.2016 09:14:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former police chief issues warning about upcoming police borough merger A former senior police officer believes plans to merge the Barking and Dagenham force with those in two neighbouring boroughs is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”. A former police chief has issued a warning about the merger plans
"08.12.2016 16:53:51" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man found dead near Barking church was facing sex assault trial A man who was found dead in Abbey Green had been due to go on trial for sexually assaulting a girl. A note in his belongings expressed fears about going to prison and being known as a “pervert”
"08.12.2016 13:57:47" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Socialist panto retells fairytale with a Dagenham twist Class, capitalism and war are the focus of an artist's reworking of a classic fairytale. There's still time to enter our comp to win tickets to see Jack and the Beanstalk retold with a Dagenham twist - entries close at 5pm
"08.12.2016 13:11:55" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ford Dagenham women given standing ovation for strike on equal pay The Ford Dagenham strikers who paved the way for equal pay have been recognised for their pioneering work. “We were out for our rights, it was the first time women had striked at the factory"
"08.12.2016 12:37:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council expected to approve controversial Muslim community centre planning application Trustees of a Muslim charity have rejected accusations that they will illegally operate a community centre as a place of worship. It's recommended for approval despite 42 letters of objection
"08.12.2016 11:28:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Teenager missing for 35 days could be in Barking and Dagenham Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy who's been missing for more than a month. Vinnie went missing in Newcastle on November 3
"08.12.2016 11:26:00" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former Barking students inspire next generation at careers event Some of Eastbury Community School's most successful students returned to the place where they kickstarted their careers. "It was great to see how successful some of them had become."
"08.12.2016 10:07:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Bikes worth £450 stolen from Dagenham disabled cycling group Three bikes worth a combined total of £450 were stolen from a group that helps disabled children learn to ride. The club teaches children with mental and physical disabilities how to ride a bike
"07.12.2016 18:46:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Dagenham shop assistant's fear as teens repeatedly target off-licence A 24-year-old woman has been left scared for her safety after facing ongoing harrassment from a gang of youngsters. Can you help police find these bullies?
"07.12.2016 15:57:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Girl, 16, missing from Barking Police are growing increasingly about a teenage girl who has been missing for more than three weeks. Please share to help find Ahlam
"07.12.2016 15:53:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Families of Barking serial killer's victims unite to sue police The families of three gay men murdered by Stephen Port will sue the Metropolitan Police. Two families have joined the Taylors in their campaign against the Met
"07.12.2016 15:17:46" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking walk for peace raises £500k for needy Muslims donated £500,000 to charities in a presentation at the House of Commons. “Our motto is 'love for all, hatred for none'.”
"07.12.2016 15:07:41" Timeline Photos Pick up a copy of today's Barking and Dagenham Post for your chance to win a private capsule ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye
"07.12.2016 14:04:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk European food fair hits Barking for two days European flavours are set to fill town centre streets in a two-day food fair. Sample the continent's finest tomorrow and Friday
"07.12.2016 13:04:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Socialist panto retells fairytale with a Dagenham twist Class, capitalism and war are the focus of an artist's reworking of a classic fairytale. Take a sneak peek at the show in our picture gallery and find out how you could be in with a chance to win tickets!
"07.12.2016 11:02:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fury as double yellow lines painted outside Dagenham businesses without warning Traders preparing for the Christmas rush were left fuming after council workers painted double yellow lines outside their shops. “We are small shops struggling for life now.”
"07.12.2016 10:25:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hole in the heart Barking judo girl picked for England squad A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion. At just 12 years old, Amy is set to fight for England
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"06.12.2016 17:13:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham's Golden Fish loses out in takeaway awards final A much-loved chippie has failed to hold on to first plaice in a battle of top takeaways. It wasn't to be for our favourite Codfather
"06.12.2016 16:18:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham grave repairer denied £14.37 expenses by council A retired grave-digger who repaired his parents' plots when the council refused says it's “disgraceful” that the authority won't refund him £14.37 he spent on concrete. He offered five days' labour at the cemetery for free, asking only to be paid for concrete
"06.12.2016 14:07:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Dagenham cafe boss offers free Christmas meal for elderly Rosie Lee Cafe owner Rosie Boyaci, 47, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about using her business to reach out to those in need at Christmas “I love Christmas because for me it's about people coming together. I have that every year with my family and I think it's sad that people can't have that."
"06.12.2016 12:05:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Female fans kick off at 'seedy' Barking FC gentlemen's night The chairman of Barking FC has defended an upcoming gentlemen's evening which has been described as sexist by female fans. Do you think the event is sexist?
"06.12.2016 11:39:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham bus crash parents' fundraiser raises £670 The parents of a toddler who was knocked down by a car have raised £670 to thank those who have cared for him. Some joy for little Ronnie-Mae and Ruby following bus stop crash
"06.12.2016 07:28:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham shop fined £600 for selling knife to 15-year-old A shop owner has been fined hundreds of pounds after a member of staff sold a knife to a 15-year-old girl. “Our children, grieving parents and families and the wider community often pay a far higher price in terms of lives lost to knife crime.”
"05.12.2016 18:41:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Union calls off 24-hour Tube strike set to hit Barking A 24-hour Tube strike scheduled to hit the Hammersmith and City line tomorrow has been called off. Tomorrow's Hammersmith and City line strike will not go ahead
"05.12.2016 18:20:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Youngsters tackle boccia and boxing at Dagenham disability sports festival Budding athletes swapped books for wheelchair basketball as they enjoyed a smorgasbord of sporting activities. Double world champion sprinter TJ Ossai helped inspire youngsters
"05.12.2016 12:14:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council spends £12m buying up land for Dagenham film studio site Blockbuster plans to build a film studio in the borough have taken a step forward after the council snapped up land for the site. It's a step closer to plans to open London's biggest film studios
"05.12.2016 10:41:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham's Sandie Shaw opens Huggett Women's Centre for victims of abuse A 60s icon bravely relived her experience of abuse at the opening of a centre for female victims of sexual and domestic violence. Sandie Shaw spoke about a past abusive relationship during the emotional ribbon cutting ceremony
"05.12.2016 08:13:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk One dead after A406 car crash in Barking Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal car crash.. Police are appealing for witnesses after a man dies in a Barking car crash. Can you help?
"05.12.2016 08:12:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Appeal after 15-year-old goes missing from Dagenham Police are appealing for anyone who can help them trace Domantas Volkovas who was last seen on Thursday November 24. Can you help police find missing 15-year-old?
"02.12.2016 18:12:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking drug dealer jailed after hiding heroin up his bum A drug dealer who hid 25 wraps of class A drugs up his bum has been jailed for five years. “Vincent Ojo thought he could come to Essex to deal drugs but was stopped in his tracks"
"02.12.2016 16:47:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds watch X-Factor's Che Chesterman switch on Barking Christmas lights Barking town centre was transformed into a winter wonderland with an 'elfy number of festive jumpers – and a little help from a singing sensation. Did you get into the festive spirit? Click below to see if you can spot yourself in our gallery
"02.12.2016 15:50:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham primary introduces extra break to boost exercise Pupils at a primary school are being given an extra 15-minute break for exercise to encourage them to be healthier. The headteacher was inspired after reading about a similar scheme at a school in Scotland
"02.12.2016 13:42:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Man claiming to be council worker steals from 86-year-old's home A great-grandmother has been left scared in her own home after £150 was stolen from her by a man pretending to be a council worker. Please share to raise awareness and help catch the thief
"02.12.2016 12:35:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mod band Missing Andy looking forward to Dagenham Roundhouse show Mod band Missing Andy are looking forward to playing a smaller scale show as they get ready for their Dagenham Roundhouse gig. "We have lots of really cool ideas floating about for the new album and we're keen to get back on tour”
"02.12.2016 09:05:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk One man taken to hospital after Dagenham car crash
"02.12.2016 09:00:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boost to Barking Riverside bus services from next year Residents living in Barking Riverside will benefit from a better bus service following a TfL consultation. What do you think of the proposals?
"01.12.2016 18:11:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ten miles of delays on A13 following accident There are serious delays on the A13 eastbound because of an accident. Bad news if you're using the A13 tonight.
"01.12.2016 17:33:43" Stunning moves from Lose Control at Barking's Christmas lights switch-on
"01.12.2016 16:49:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds of Barking churchgoers protest against council rent hike Hundreds of protesters rallied against a rent hike they say could force them out of their place of worship. "We just can't afford the rent, this will force us off the land"
"01.12.2016 16:28:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham teens judged the best in mock trial contest Students raised the bar as they scored a decisive legal victory. The talented group will now go forward to the national finals
"01.12.2016 15:27:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post-mortem inconclusive for man found dead near Barking church Further testing is being carried out to uncover the cause of death of a man found in Abbey Green. Police are continuing to treat the death as "unexplained"
"01.12.2016 12:54:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on the A12 in Chadwell Heath after an accident involving an ambulance A section of the A12 is closed in Chadwell Heath after an ambulance crashed with a car. Paramedics are on the scene
"01.12.2016 12:37:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy, 12, pleads guilty to string of Dagenham robberies A 12-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to three robberies – including one where he was armed with a knife. He was armed with a knife during one robbery
"01.12.2016 11:08:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham grime MC calls for end to 'pathetic' street violence A grime artist who tackles issues such as gun and knife crime with his music plans to film his next video in his hometown. He says Dagenham has inspired his music.
"01.12.2016 07:34:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham has lowest life expectancy in London The borough has the lowest life expectancy in London for the second year running. How do you think Barking and Dagenham compares to Kensington and Chelsea?
"30.11.2016 17:16:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sisters who saved diabetic mum rewarded by Dagenham shopping centre Two girls met Santa as a reward for helping their mum when she had a diabetes attack. Christmas came early for five-year-old Ria and big sister Brooke.
"30.11.2016 16:52:00" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sisters who saved diabetic mum rewarded by Dagenham shopping centre Two girls met Santa as a reward for helping their mum when she had a diabetes attack. The girls were treated like VIPs after appearing on the front of last week's paper
"30.11.2016 15:10:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Dagenham DJ captures suspected UFO on camera A radio presenter believes he captured a UFO popping for a pint. Watch the strange sight captured near the Pipe Major pub by a DJ who claims it's his second time spotting a UFO
"30.11.2016 14:35:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham events celebrate disabled sport Two days of inclusive sport will celebrate the achievements of disabled people. Awards, inclusive sport and support groups will celebrate disabled people and those that care for them
"30.11.2016 12:01:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk “The one thing we won't have and the one thing we won't tolerate in our community is hate and division"
"30.11.2016 11:07:25" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Tireless fundraiser remembered at Dagenham Heathway lights switch on Staff at Heathway Shopping Centre remembered their star fundraiser at the annual Christmas light switch on. “Our events just won't be the same without Winnie's smiling face"
"30.11.2016 10:13:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Parking restriction plan to stop littering at Barking nature reserve A nature reserve being ruined by littering is set to be protected with new parking restrictions. Students have also organised a community clear up
"30.11.2016 07:04:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sandie Shaw set to open Dagenham women's centre Pop star Sandie Shaw is heading back to her hometown to officially open a new women's centre. The sixties star will launch a safe place for victims of domestic abuse
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"29.11.2016 17:07:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Canon's horror at dead body found next to Barking church The sight of a dead body near St Margaret's Church today left a former reverend “horrified”. The pastoral worker saw the body on a bench as police investigated
"29.11.2016 15:04:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Terminally ill Dagenham mum granted wedding wish thanks to donations A dying mum has had her dream wedding after wellwishers donated more than £7,000 to her fundraising appeal. “Without the support she wouldn't have got her happy ending."
"29.11.2016 12:44:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police investigating 'unexplained' death after body found near Barking church A man was found dead this morning near St Margaret's Church. A man's body was found on Abbey Green this morning
"29.11.2016 12:18:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mum opens Barking clothes shop inspired by Sierra Leone roots A designer who was forced to flee a civil war has launched her first clothing store. "I couldn't stay at home and be a house wife, and the only thing I knew how to do was to make clothes”
"29.11.2016 12:10:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Watch short film by Dagenham teenagers on the big screen A short film exploring friendship, loyalty, sexting and stealing will make its debut on the big screen on Thursday. “It's good to actually get out into the open the pressure on lots of young men"
"29.11.2016 08:32:57" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham bus stop crash parents organise fundraiser to thank hospital staff The parents of a toddler who broke his leg when a car ploughed into him just months after he learnt to walk are raising money to thank hospital staff. “It's difficult because he doesn't talk so it's hard to understand if he's in pain"
"28.11.2016 18:35:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking medical practice taken out of special measures A health centre has reversed its fortunes less than a year after being found inadequate. Major improvements have been made
"28.11.2016 17:26:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy, 12, charged with three Dagenham robberies and carrying a weapon A 12-year-old boy appeared in court on Saturday charged with three robberies. A 12-year-old stands accused of robbing one person and two shops in less than six months
"28.11.2016 15:38:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Anti-racism protest organised in support of Barking acid attack victim Campaigners are staging an anti-racism protest tomorrow in support of an acid attack victim. We're hoping for a big show of support
"28.11.2016 12:26:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Elderly Barking fraudster jailed for decade-long £250k identity scam An elderly fraudster who committed housing benefit fraud for a decade has been jailed for two years and four months. He pretended to be both the tenant and the landlord using false identities to scam housing benefit
"28.11.2016 12:12:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hit and runs up by a third in Barking and Dagenham Hit-and-runs in the borough have risen by more than a third over the past four years. What consequences for hit-and-run drivers?
"28.11.2016 09:46:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk GLOW festival is shining success for Barking and Dagenham Barking and Dagenham's first ever light festival, GLOW, attracted almost 2,000 people this weekend. Did you go to GLOW?
"28.11.2016 07:14:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking market open on Mondays in run up to Christmas Need to get a move on with your Christmas shopping? Well there'll be more chances to grab a bargain at Barking market as it will be open on Mondays from today. Will you be popping down?
"25.11.2016 19:11:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham 'cheeky chappy' dad killed in crash remembered at funeral A young dad-of-three who was killed in a crash was laid to rest this afternoon. RIP Craig
"25.11.2016 16:46:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former X Factor star Che Chesterman is to switch on Barking Christmas lights Bright lights and Christmas cheer are coming to town. “Christmas is a wonderful time of the year where all the community can come together to celebrate the festive cheer"
"25.11.2016 16:19:47" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk CCTV appeal after teenage brothers attacked at Dagenham bus stop Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak in connection with a vicious assault on two young brothers in Dagenham. Do you recognise this man?
"25.11.2016 11:39:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Barking serial killer will spend rest of his life in jail A serial killer who murdered four men after drugging them and raping them while they were unconscious will spend the rest of his life in jail. A man in the public gallery shouted “I hope you die a long slow death you piece of shit” as an emotionless Port was sent down
"25.11.2016 11:33:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk First look at stunning Barking GLOW festival The dark winter nights are about to get a whole lot brighter thanks to a unique festival of light art - and you can see a sneak preview here. Get a sneak peek at Barking's first ever light art show
"25.11.2016 10:32:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Work starts on 'creative arts hub' set to boast Barking's tallest tower Developers broke the ground at the site of a “creative arts hub” that will also feature 270 energy efficient homes. The GLA has provided £30m in funding
"25.11.2016 09:46:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man stabbed in robbery in Barking Park A man has been rushed to hospital after a robbery in broad daylight descended into violence. The attack happened in the middle of the afternoon.
"25.11.2016 07:41:53" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham Ford workers raise £1,255 for cancer victims Freezing Ford fundraisers bagged £1,255 for Cancer Research UK by braving a car full of ice. They took the plunge in a CAR filled with ice
"24.11.2016 18:06:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Give compensation to family of Dagenham Aids dad infected by NHS' demands MP A former health minster today called for the family of a Dagenham dad who was infected with Aids by NHS blood products to be compensated for the “agonies of their loss”. "There is no part of the scheme that fits the agonies that they went through, so I wonder whether there could be some recognition of that.”
"24.11.2016 17:39:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: MPs pledge protection for LGBT people in Barking and Dagenham An MP has urged people to be careful when using dating apps such as Grindr ahead of the sentencing of a serial killer found guilty of murdering four gay men he met online. "My thoughts are with the families of the victims"
"24.11.2016 15:37:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Kevin the carrot's dad discovered in a Dagenham supermarket The Aldi Christmas ad has inspired a keen seamstress to spread Kevin the carrot far and wide. Have you spotted Kevin the carrot lately?
"24.11.2016 13:51:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post memories: Mecca Dagenham celebrates 20 years of bingo Know your two fat ladies from your legs eleven? “Every day is different – it's a job which you like to go to each day"
"24.11.2016 12:27:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham goes dotty for Children in Need Schools and workplaces across the borough have been finding novel ways to raise money for Children in Need. Are you in our gallery?
"24.11.2016 11:14:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking music and drama group stage panto Fancy booing some baddies and cheering on the good guys? Then get down to the Ripple Centre this week to watch pantomime Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. “We're really looking forward to it, it's been a really long rehearsal period, but it will be good to get it on stage"
"24.11.2016 10:16:21" Are you a supply teacher in Barking and Dagenham? We would love to hear from you. Call 020 8477 5879
"24.11.2016 10:07:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Family of eight 'left to freeze' in Dagenham two-bed home A family of eight living in a two-bedroom house was forced to endure four days without central heating or hot water. When the family complained about the freezing conditions, they were told to 'boil a kettle' by a council worker
"24.11.2016 08:51:38" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: 'Armed' youths storm Dagenham shop to steal sweets, cigarettes and one soft drink A teenager believed to be armed with a gun stormed a cash and carry with two others to steal sweets, cigarettes and a chilled drink. Can you help police track down the boys shown in this CCTV footage?
"24.11.2016 08:18:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Five youths beat Dagenham shop assistant during robbery Police have released CCTV footage showing five boys attacking a shop assistant during a robbery, leaving him with head injuries. One of the boys threw a shop sign at the victim while he was lying on the floor
"24.11.2016 07:12:38" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Residents set out vision for Barking and Dagenham over the next two decades As the consultation focuses on what people would like to see in the borough in the future, a lot of answers focused on what people disliked and want to change. Concerns included fly-tipping, with one respondent labeling the borough 'filthy'
"23.11.2016 19:07:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Watch Barking poison killer accuse victim of dealing drugs to another Police interview videos show Port slander one of his victims as a drug dealer and describe the churchyard where he dumped three bodies as “spooky”. Police interview tapes show the killer deny even knowing one of his victims
"23.11.2016 18:20:30" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: 'Rape fantasy' fetish listed on Barking serial killer's social media profile Serial killer Stephen Port admitted being into “rape fantasy” on one of the many gay dating profiles he used to lure young men to his flat. He also posted topless pictures and lied about his age to seem younger
"23.11.2016 17:35:35" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Car crashes into railings at Upney station Emergency services have rushed to the scene after a car collided with railings. The emergency services are at the scene
"23.11.2016 17:16:10" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Police admit missing chances to catch Barking's 'voracious sexual predator' Seventeen police officers face investigation for possible misconduct over the catalogue of failures in catching serial killer Stephen Port. The officer who took over the investigation described Port as 'probably one of the most dangerous individuals I've encountered'
"23.11.2016 17:07:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Barking churchwarden tells of shock of finding body in graveyard A churchwarden has told of her shock after she stumbled across the body of one of Stephen Port's victims. Bizarrely, the 70-year-old used to work with serial killer Stephen Port
"23.11.2016 16:41:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: How police told the Post there was 'nothing suspicious' about Barking churchyard deaths When a third body was found near St Margaret's Church within weeks, the Post challenged the Met as to whether the men's deaths were linked – and whether Barking was safe. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is probing the Met's initial inquiry
"23.11.2016 16:36:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Neighbours describe Barking serial killer as vain and anti-social Former neighbours of convicted serial killer Stephen Port say he was a vain, anti-social depressive who swapped boyfriends without a care. “[Most of the time] he looked depressed because he doesn't talk and the expression on his face was gloomy"
"23.11.2016 16:12:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Parents of Barking serial killer's victim criticise police investigation The parents of one of serial killer Stephen Port's victims have criticised the Met's handling of the case. "We do believe Jack would still be here if they had done their job"
"23.11.2016 15:25:18" newhamrecorder.co.uk Chancellor's Autumn Statement vows to make the economy 'resilient' Philip Hammond vowed to make the economy “resilient” for leaving the EU as he outlined the government's economic plans in his first and last-ever Autumn Statement. How will you be affected by the Autumn Statement? Email email@example.com or call 020 8477 3816
"23.11.2016 15:16:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Terminally ill Dagenham mum raising money to get married A mum who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer exactly a year after her sister is raising money to get married. “We are all heartbroken and terrified as we all know my time is so very precious"
"23.11.2016 12:16:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Parents of Barking serial killer's victim weep as verdict reached Jack Taylor's parents and sisters wept in court today as the guilty verdicts were delivered but Port made no reaction. The jury continues to deliberate 10 other charges against Port
"23.11.2016 11:20:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Former colleague's shock upon finding serial killer's victim in Barking A former colleague of the serial killer has spoken of her shock after she stumbled across the body of one of his victims. Exclusive: Church warden who worked in kitchen with Stephen Port tells of shock at finding serial killer's victim
"23.11.2016 11:03:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Serial killer found guilty of three Barking murders A jury has found Stephen Port guilty of murdering three gay men. A jury has found Port guilty of murdering three men with overdoses of GHB
"23.11.2016 10:10:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Tireless Dagenham fundraiser dies aged 87 A great-grandmother who spent decades raising money for charity has died aged 87. Winnie will be fondly remembered for dressing up as a witch and collecting for charity in Dagenham Heathway
"23.11.2016 09:30:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Heroic Barking sisters aged 5 and 8 rescue mum during diabetic attack Zoe Hanks decided to take a bath after picking up Brooke, eight, and Ria, five, from school but soon felt unwell. Well done, Brooke and Ria!
"23.11.2016 09:24:33" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk First phase of Dagenham development almost complete Councillors visited the first phase of a project set to bring more than 158 new homes to Dagenham. “This £16m contract will transform the estate and provide new high quality homes for local people"
"22.11.2016 17:56:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ricky Hayden funeral: Mourners wear orange and release doves at packed farewell to doorman Devastated friends and family of Ricky Hayden said their final farewell to the hugely popular doorman at his packed funeral today. RIP Ricky
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"22.11.2016 16:21:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham Christmas lights display raises money for hospice While many people are busy testing the bulbs on a single string of Christmas lights, have sympathy for one man who has thousands to check. Will you be heading down?
"22.11.2016 14:33:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Church to launch £100k multi-sports site in Dagenham A church is launching a £100,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) to make the site more than a place to worship. Minister Simon Smallwood plans to welcome people to the new site with an afternoon of cake
"22.11.2016 09:47:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds expected to attend funeral of Chadwell Heath bouncer Ricky Hayden Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the funeral of murdered bouncer Ricky Hayden later today. A horse-drawn hearse will lead the funeral procession
"22.11.2016 07:49:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk All welcome at Dagenham biker crash dad's funeral A young dad's funeral will be held on Friday. Biker Craig Voyce, who died in hospital earlier this month following a collision with a car, will be cremated at South Essex Crematorium in Upminster at 4pm.
"21.11.2016 17:51:00" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Teenage girl hit by car near Becontree station A teenager has been rushed to hospital after she was hit by a car this evening in Gale Street near Becontree station. Expect delays
"21.11.2016 15:16:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk James Nesbitt films Sky 1 drama in Barking town centre Actor James Nesbitt avoided getting cold feet by wrapping up in a big jacket between takes while filming in Barking Town Square. Look who it is!
"21.11.2016 14:34:05" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man stabbed during car park row in Barking A man was stabbed during an argument in a car park. Battery Court residents awoke to find their main entrance off-limits as police investigated
"21.11.2016 13:09:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mark Gate pupils share anti-bullying messages in balloon release Hundreds of children released blue balloons sharing messages of love and kindness as part of Anti-Bullying Week. They attached tags to the balloons with messages like "be kind".
"21.11.2016 10:49:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Truck and four cars crash in Barking A truck collided with four cars, injuring at least one person this morning. Breaking: Paramedics and police are dealing with a five-vehicle crash on the North Circular Road
"21.11.2016 08:56:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police charge two teens with murder of stabbed Dagenham son Two males, both aged 16, were charged on Saturday, November 19 with the murder of Duran Junior Kajiama, 17. Stabbing latest - two boys charged
"18.11.2016 15:33:46" audioboom.com The East London Football Podcast: Hammers at Spurs, protests at Orient and injury woe at Daggers Welcome to the first episode of the East London Football Podcast, a brand-new series from Archant. Matt Withers is joined and each and every Friday by some of the best and brightest correspondents in the business to discuss football in East London - West Check out out east London football podcast, featuring previews of this weekend's matches
"18.11.2016 13:20:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham police will test sharing staff, buildings and vehicles with four other boroughs Barking and Dagenham police will unite with four other boroughs to test the practicality of a joint “Basic Command Unit” (BCU). “We also want to implement a way of investigating crime that is more focused on what victims need"
"18.11.2016 11:53:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk BBC shows Barking and Dagenham's in-work homelessness crisis The BBC highlighted the borough's housing crisis for the second time in less than a month. Teachers, social workers and nurses are being forced to stay in hostels
"18.11.2016 09:25:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham entrepreneur's appeal to pay competition costs The woman behind a board game dreamt up over a bowl of rice is up for an international award - but needs support to be in with a chance. Can you help Arinola reach out to people who might have been forgotten?
"18.11.2016 08:51:01" newhamrecorder.co.uk Send us your Children in Need photos! If you're doing something fun to raise money for BBC Children in Need today, we want to hear from you! What are you doing for Children In Need today? Share your photos with us and you could see them in the paper
"18.11.2016 08:19:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy, 16, charged with murder of stabbed Dagenham teenager A 16-year-old boy will appear in court today charged with the fatal stabbing of a teenager. The teenager will appear in court today
"18.11.2016 07:13:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham schools facing £22m of cuts, union bosses claim Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim. Union leaders described the cuts as 'startling'
"17.11.2016 17:33:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: How much your London MP claimed in expenses 2015-16 Search our table of London MPs' expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16 MPs in the capital spent a total of £12.2million of taxpayers money carrying out their constituency duties last year.
"17.11.2016 15:09:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Firefighters cut councillor from car in Barking for Alcohol Awareness Week Firefighters cut a councillor out of a car yesterday to show the dangers of drink-driving. The borough commander gave a first-hand experience of the consequences of drink-driving
"17.11.2016 11:16:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two teenagers arrested in murder investigation after Dagenham stabbing Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old arrested two teenagers yesterday. Two 16-year-old males have been arrested on suspicion of Duran's murder
"17.11.2016 10:07:51" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Patron announced for Dagenham youth zone Plans for a multi-million pound youth club have been given a boost as organisers partner with a leading interactive creative solutions agency. The project just bagged £1million a year
"17.11.2016 08:45:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car in Dagenham A woman in her forties was treated by paramedics after being hit by a car. Police were called to Green Lane in Dagenham, at the junction of Sparks Close, at 3.40pm yesterday after being alerted by the London Ambulance Service.
"16.11.2016 18:41:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council defends spending on Barking Folk Festival The council has defended their £34,000 spending increase on a music event. “The overall council costs for the whole summer of festivals programme is contained within an allocated budget, which will not be exceeded"
"16.11.2016 17:47:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Youth unemployment rises in Barking and Dagenham Joblessness has risen among the young, according to recent figures. But the total number of benefits claimants dropped in October
"16.11.2016 17:31:07" Timeline Photos Are you doing anything special for Children In Need this week? Send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, post them below or tweet @bdpost and you could see them featured in the paper.
"16.11.2016 15:41:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Noxious liquid' sprayed on Polish pair in Barking Two Poles were sprayed with “noxious liquid”, leaving a man with serious facial injuries. One victim remains in hospital
"16.11.2016 12:29:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Homeless families in Barking and Dagenham could be moved miles out of London Homeless people could be forced to move miles outside of the borough as the housing crisis reaches a “perfect storm”. “This is the best decision in very difficult times”
"16.11.2016 12:11:59" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Students don beer goggles in Dagenham Forget gingerbread pubs – today Bake Off meets beer goggles in a unique challenge to the senses. “These challenges may seem silly, but they get some very important conversations started"
"16.11.2016 09:56:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dad 'in shock' after Barking acid attack A dad admits he is “still in shock” after being sprayed with noxious liquid following a pizza delivery. “My face was burning, I was in a lot of pain"
"16.11.2016 07:16:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Borough Manifesto puts Barking & Dagenham's future in your hands The results of the borough's biggest-ever survey are in - and reveal that residents worry about house prices, fly-tipping and safety. They asked, you answered.
"15.11.2016 18:49:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Money launderers jailed after Barking traffic jam thwarts £6m scam A money launderer and his accomplice, whose attempt to escape arrest was prevented by a traffic jam, have been jailed for eight and a half years. "Their greed has cost them their liberty..."
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"15.11.2016 15:20:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham youngsters tackle obesity through sport Budding athletes enjoyed a punchy week to champion every sort of sport. "We are keen for children to try different sports to find one which really fires up a passion in their belly"
"15.11.2016 13:04:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tube staff could strike in lead-up to Christmas causing travel chaos Tube staff have voted to go on strike in the lead-up to Christmas with millions of passengers facing potential travel chaos. "Our dispute is about taking action to haul back the cuts machine and put safety back at the top of the agenda."
"15.11.2016 13:03:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ahmadi Muslims of Barking raise thousands for Royal British Legion A persecuted minority raised more than £3,000 for the Royal British Legion with poppy collections. The followers say patriotism is a central part of their religion
"15.11.2016 11:34:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Legendary Wishbone Ash founder is coming to Dagenham Roundhouse One of Britain's most loved melodic rock acts, Martin Turner, is bringing an evening of hit music to the borough's iconic music venue. "We had such a great reception from audiences at our recent Written in the Stars shows in the UK, Poland and Germany, we can't wait"
"15.11.2016 10:00:46" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Young Barking artist chats to Fleur East at police awards A young artist is branching out of his comfort zone after being named runner-up in a London-wide contest. Josh's drawing wowed the judges
"15.11.2016 08:01:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking man guilty of sharing ISIS video on Facebook A man from Barking has been convicted of sharing a “dangerous” terrorist publication after he posted a video by the so-called Islamic State on social media. His phone and computer were seized.
"14.11.2016 18:47:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham sweet shop couple retire after 26 years A couple who made their love of sweets a livelihood are swapping liquorice for leisure. “We kept it all very traditional and very much for the family.”
"14.11.2016 16:00:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Heat is on for budding Barking chefs Students cooked up a storm as they proved their mettle in the kitchen. “I'm shocked, I didn't think it would be me"
"14.11.2016 13:17:46" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mum 'scared and disgusted' after Dagenham son stabbed to death in takeaway brawl A grieving mum is living in fear after her gentle son was fatally stabbed outside a takeaway. “I can't wish for anyone to go through this pain, it's awful. I can't describe it.”
"14.11.2016 12:25:33" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Flats fire in Dagenham under investigation Police are investigating after a loft was gutted by fire this morning. No one was injured in the blaze
"14.11.2016 11:04:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stephen Port: Jury considering verdict in Barking 'serial killer' case The jury is considering its verdict in the case of the suspected serial killer. He denies all 29 counts against him.
"13.11.2016 13:53:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Remembrance Day: Barking honours its fallen soldiers with dream of peace Hundreds joined to remember their wardead in parades, wreath-layings and services today. The remembrance service stressed the importance of ending war across the world
"11.11.2016 17:26:15" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Dangerous' Dagenham brawler jailed after hit-and-run A 23-year-old driver was jailed for running over a woman after fighting with between 10 and 15 people. He claimed his involvement in the early morning fight was in self-defence
"11.11.2016 15:03:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds celebrate life of 'brave' Chadwell Heath community hero Wellwishers came in their droves to pay tribute to an “inspirational” community champion this morning. “She had a great sense of humour, she pushed through the pain”
"11.11.2016 12:37:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Dagenham teacher's national prize for boosting bat and ball Robert Clack School PE teacher Paul Cook, 54, tells Seb Murphy-Bates how he rejuvenated cricket and won Chance to Shine's Special Recognition Award Robert Clack teacher talks bringing cricket back into state schools
"11.11.2016 11:26:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk BBC Radio 2's 'Old Woman' from Dagenham dies at 92 A nonagenarian whose magnetic personality made waves on a national radio show has died. Did you know Joyce Frost or hear her dulcet tones on BBC Radio 2? Let us know by emailing email@example.com or call 0208 477 3886
"11.11.2016 09:17:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Remembrance Day: Dagenham teen army recruit will join squadron to remember fallen An injured teenage recruit hopes to mark Remembrance Day by returning to his barracks and marching with his comrades. “These people did the same job that I'm doing now and they gave their lives to protect their country and their families.”
"11.11.2016 08:17:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: CCTV appeal after Barking burglary Detectives are looking for two men who threatened a salesman before stealing cash in broad daylight. Have you seen these men?
"11.11.2016 07:27:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Remembrance Day: Dagenham singing veteran shakes off heart attack to return to Trafalgar Square ceremony A maritime music star who braved kamikaze attacks won't let a recent heart attack stop him remembering our fallen. Tune in on Sunday to watch Danny honour the fallen
"10.11.2016 18:50:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police seize knives and drugs in Dagenham car raid Two men were arrested after offensive weapons and drugs were found in a car stopped by police. Police recovered these weapons from the car
"10.11.2016 18:11:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Councillor left 'speechless' over Dagenham Civic Centre university row A councillor said he was left “speechless” after fearing his colleagues were blocking a university on selfish grounds. The building was called a 'corridor for democracy'
"10.11.2016 17:02:55" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy hit by car outside Dagenham school A boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car. He was taken to hospital as a priority
"10.11.2016 15:12:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking photographer's exhibition uncovers hidden gems on the streets of London Unseen life on the streets of the capital has been captured in a new exhibition. "It's people and things going on in London that others may not see that I take pictures of"
"10.11.2016 14:26:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham students enjoy 'buzzing' police faith day Hundreds of young women came together for a series of talks on everything from domestic abuse to hate crime. "These girls give me great confidence in the future of this city”
"10.11.2016 14:12:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Onboard Barking's boat Airbnb which served in two World Wars As a veteran of two World Wars and decades in industry, the JJ Prior is not your average bed and breakfast. “If you'd told me this time last year that I'd be living in a place with a sauna within 12 months I wouldn't have believed you.”
"10.11.2016 11:37:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk The Who tribute act set to rock Dagenham Roundhouse The longest established The Who tribute act will be playing all the group's hits on Saturday night. “With all these music venues closing down, it's good to see it up and running again"
"10.11.2016 10:47:33" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Remembrance Day: Services in Barking and Dagenham Your guide to the weekend's Remembrance Day services Click below to see the full list of Remembrance Day events across the borough
"10.11.2016 08:47:54" newhamrecorder.co.uk Man stabbed in Docklands for 'looking at attacker's girlfriend' Detectives have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a sickening knife attack. Click to watch a video of the suspects.
"10.11.2016 08:08:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham attempted murderer who escaped from prison recaptured A 28-year-old who stabbed a man 25 times with a glass, then fled Pentonville prison and went on the run. has been recaptured. He stabbed a man 25 times with a glass.
"10.11.2016 07:32:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Cemetery gate system makes Dagenham dad unable to visit son's grave A grieving father cannot visit his son's grave because of a new cemetery gate system, his daughter has claimed. A grieving disabled father cannot visit his son's grave because of a new cemetery gate system, his daughter says.
"09.11.2016 18:28:27" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fundraising day to fund conservation of Dagenham museum's portrait An ageing aristocrat is in need of some tender loving care. Help save Sir Richard from fading...
"09.11.2016 16:55:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking family go back in time for BBC documentary two-parter A family swapped phones for fast fashion when they travelled back through six decades – to a time before they were born. They met a lot of well-known faces including EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker and musician Jazzie B
"09.11.2016 16:44:19" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham College students clean up graveyard A church cemetery has been transformed thanks to the work of a group of young volunteers. The young don't care about their community? Think again!
"09.11.2016 15:13:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk People helping escaped Dagenham attempted murderer and cellmate urged to turn them in If you are assisting Matthew Baker and James Whitlock, you are “potentially committing a crime”. The police have renewed their plea
"09.11.2016 14:38:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Inside Dagenham's Ford Heritage Centre Usually closed to the public, the Post was given a rare glimpse into Dagenham's automobile achievements at the Ford Heritage Centre, home to priceless cars. See more of the incredible collection in our gallery
"09.11.2016 12:41:55" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Scheme to tackle child sexual exploitation launches in Barking and Dagenham Youngsters in the borough are uniting with a charity to help protect their peers from child sexual exploitation. Teenagers are working with Barnardo's to warn other youngsters about sex abuse.
"09.11.2016 12:04:27" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Arts start-ups urged to choose Barking over Berlin Arts start ups have been urged to choose the borough in a campaign aiming to cement it as a creative industry “hot spot”. Ich bin ein Barkinger - are you?
"09.11.2016 11:05:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Victory for Dagenham MS sufferer who feared losing home after mum's death A disabled woman who feared losing her home has finally been told that she can stay in her wheelchair adapted bungalow. Jan says she was bullied by the council, which requested she leave her home despite having the right to inherit her mum's tenancy
"09.11.2016 09:04:35" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking dad's upset as trust denies baby son TB jab A dad says he feels “totally let down” after his six-month-old was denied a vital vaccination. “I'm very scared of taking Suleiman out and about – I feel totally let down.”
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"08.11.2016 17:04:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Flats plan blocked at Barking and Dagenham College Plans to make a “pivotal” technology centre a reality were blocked as councillors slammed plans to develop the green belt. “They have done a good job but it's not good enough"
"08.11.2016 12:16:47" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Green light for 17 new flats in Barking town centre development Nearly twenty new homes are to be squeezed into a dense four tower-block complex. What do you think of the decision?
"08.11.2016 09:51:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham attempted murderer among two prisoners on the run after jailbreak An attempted murderer is among two men on the run from prison after they reportedly stuffed pillows in their beds and cut through cell bars. Updated: The prisoners are believed to have used diamond-tipped cutting equipment to break through cell bars
"08.11.2016 07:10:38" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Suspended sentence for Dagenham Right to Buy fraudster A mum who tried to fradulently buy a council house – and then blamed it on her son – has received a suspended sentence. A council investigation unveiled what the judge referred to as a "great tragedy"
"07.11.2016 18:56:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Prisoner on the run after attempted murder in Dagenham A man found guilty of attempted murder has escaped from prison. The public are being asked to call 999 if they spot either of these men
"07.11.2016 15:55:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking firefighter retires after 40 years of saving lives A decorated firefighter has today retired after more than 40 years of service. "Wayne has been a true gentleman throughout his career and will be missed around the fire station and definitely on the fire ground for his professionalism and vast experience"
"07.11.2016 13:10:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Barking poet goes from page to stage Scottish writer Anne Macauley, 60, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she brought her love of English to the borough and became a published poet Former English teacher talks poems, spoken word and showing young people the beauty of language
"07.11.2016 11:45:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Bench unveiled in memory of killed Chadwell Heath bouncer Friends of a killed bouncer celebrated his life by installing a memorial bench on the spot where he was stabbed to death. 'Warm' and 'generous' bouncer's life celebrated with memorial bench
"07.11.2016 08:11:13" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fire destroys Dagenham garage A fire tore through a garage on Saturday night. Did you see what happened? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8477 3824
"07.11.2016 07:09:58" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Suspended sentence for Barking crystal meth paedophile A former crystal meth addict who watched videos of babies being sexually abused as he binged on drugs has been spared jail. He admitted to hoarding 284 indecent images of children, babies and animals having intercourse
"04.11.2016 16:41:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Teenage girl missing from Barking Concerns are growing for a missing teenage girl. Please share to help find 16-year-old Vanessa
"04.11.2016 14:22:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Almost 400 jobs at threat at Muller's Chadwell Heath dairy Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Muller's dairy operation. “Regrettably, it is clear the dairy is no longer economically viable."
"04.11.2016 12:51:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham florist grows to sell furniture An entrepreneur is branching out by flogging furniture next to florals. You can now pick up a bunch and bed at the same time
"04.11.2016 11:03:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police called to Dagenham Library after stones thrown Police were called to a library this morning after rocks were thrown from the roof into the street below. Did you see what happened? Email email@example.com or call 020 8477 3824
"04.11.2016 10:15:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham second worst for low pay The borough has amongst the highest number of residents on low pay, a survey out today reveals Are you paid below the £9.75 London Living Wage? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8477 3879
"03.11.2016 18:40:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Gangster movie shot in Dagenham takeaway A beloved chippy is coming to a cinema near you. And whose hand do you think might just make the cut?
"03.11.2016 17:48:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham police to merge forces with Havering and Redbridge Barking and Dagenham police will merge forces with Havering and Redbridge in a ground-breaking new partnership from January. "I wouldn't be surprised if this system is rolled out across the whole of London over the next few years”
"03.11.2016 13:35:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Win family ticket to Barking Park charity firework display We're giving away five family tickets to Saturday's dazzling fireworks display in Barking Park. Here's your chance to win
"03.11.2016 12:00:59" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham Duke of Edinburgh adventurers receive gold awards Watch your back Bear Grylls – four students are hot on your heels. Well done to them all
"03.11.2016 08:22:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham street left without post for a week A businesswoman says she fears losing her customers after her street didn't receive post for a week. “We were expecting things that week and it just didn't turn up"
"02.11.2016 19:00:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Chadwell Heath Community Centre chairwoman dies One of the borough's most influential volunteers died yesterday morning. RIP
"02.11.2016 17:44:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham council tenants take on new management role Council tenants are celebrating after being officially being handed the reigns for their property. "This is an absolutely massive achievement”
"02.11.2016 16:15:43" Live and work in Barking & Dagenham? Paid below the £9.75 London Living Wage? Struggling to get by? Share your story. Contact: email@example.com / 020 8477 3879
"02.11.2016 16:06:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 186 registered sex offenders are living in Barking and Dagenham Almost 200 registered sex offenders are living in the borough. “These latest figures mean that nearly one in every 1,000 people in England and Wales is on the register"
"02.11.2016 13:33:54" Timeline Photos Pick up a copy of today's Post to win a family ticket to the fireworks display at Barking Park on Saturday
"02.11.2016 13:05:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Planners push for 17 more flats in Barking town centre development More flats are set to be packed into a housing zone that will feature the borough's tallest tower. Vote in our poll to let us know what you think of the plans
"02.11.2016 11:40:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Revealed: One in 125 properties in Barking and Dagenham sold to offshore buyers In this special report EMMA YOULE reveals why we should be concerned about offshore cash buying up property - after 1 in 125 sales made last year were to a foreign buyer Check out our interactive map to see whether any houses on your street were sold to offshore buyers
"02.11.2016 09:16:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two women injured in Barking crash Two women were rushed to hospital following a car crash yesterday afternoon. Did you see what happened?
"02.11.2016 07:06:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fiancee's pain as Dagenham dad-of-three dies in crash The fiancée of a biker who was killed in a hit-and-run has spoken of the “heartbreaking” pain of having to plan his funeral instead of their wedding. "We should be planning our wedding now, not a funeral"
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"01.11.2016 17:05:29" Timeline Photos If you're a council tenant or leaseholder, you'll be paying for clean-ups across the borough this year
"01.11.2016 15:16:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sadiq Khan rejects Dagenham Tube rezoning plan Hopes that Dagenham's three Tube stations might be moved from Zone 5 to Zone 4 have suffered a setback. But the council has pledged to keep fighting for Dagenham to join Zone 4.
"01.11.2016 13:30:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham siblings crowned Irish dancing world champions Two dancers from a troupe of 10 have been crowned world champions. Jordan Academy of Irish Dancing boasts two world champions
"01.11.2016 13:04:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Citizens Advice Bureau opens in Barking library Residents can now get advice on everything from employment to relationship advice in the same place they loan a book. The Barking branch has moved from Ripple Road
"01.11.2016 12:09:53" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking theatre set to reopen after explosion refurb Theatre staff are hoping to break a leg when the main auditorium reopens on Thursday following a three month closure. The Broadway will host its first show in more than three months on Thursday
"01.11.2016 10:23:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham couple switch on lights – in time for Halloween Turn down a quiet residential street and you will find yourself transported to a most delightful winter wonderland. Are you ready to put up your lights?
"01.11.2016 08:33:30" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Four-car crash at Dagenham East station in rush hour A traffic accident involving four cars has closed Rainham Road South this morning. More as we get it.
"01.11.2016 07:19:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Volunteers build sweetshop and beach hut to transform Dagenham care home garden A care home garden has been transformed by volunteers. PICTURES: Here's a heartwarming story for a misty grey morning.
"31.10.2016 18:41:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Gunpowder plot play brings Guy Fawkes to Barking Potion making and apple bobbing entertained families – along with a dramatic retelling of the Gunpowder Plot. Gunpowder plot brought to life in family fun day
"31.10.2016 15:17:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham dad-of-three dies in Gidea Park crash A dad-of-three who died in a crash has been named as a biker from Dagenham. RIP Craig
"31.10.2016 13:59:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Postcode 'snobbery' bans Barking young drivers from using Zipcar A car-sharing firm's postcode lottery has banned some under 25s living in Barking from renting its vehicles. Do you think it's fair?
"31.10.2016 13:27:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk £10k grant enables Marks Gate creative café to continue The future of a beloved arts venue has been secured thanks to a charity grant. Good news for crafty kids!
"31.10.2016 10:35:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham McDonald's reject delighted by City job success A teenager who was turned down for more than 150 jobs – including working in a fast food restaurant – has landed her dream role in the City. And she's already been promoted, just a few months in
"31.10.2016 09:51:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dress up fun at Dagenham Heathway Halloween fun day Zombies, pumpkins and vampires haunted a mall for a bewitching Halloween inspired fun day. Check out the spook-tacular costumes from the Heathway fun day Heathway Shopping
"31.10.2016 07:53:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police are appealing for information after a man in his 50s was stabbed on Friday night
"31.10.2016 07:18:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Jon Cruddas has backed a bill to force action on homelessness
"29.10.2016 11:01:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham arts group offers stage coaching to help mental health sufferers The secrets of the stage could help people with mental health problems in everyday life. “Being around other people that understand the situation is really powerful because you feel less alone.”
"28.10.2016 16:13:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham special constable sacked after 316 indecent images of children found on phone A special constable who had more than 300 indecent images of children on his phone has today been sacked with immediate effect. He was fired due to his “persistent and systematic use” of extreme adult porn sites
"28.10.2016 15:00:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Chadwell Heath gospel rapper wins second MOBO award Contemporary gospel rapper Guvna B bagged his second MOBO award last night. He has dedicated his win to Ricky Hayden
"28.10.2016 11:23:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Shoebox appeal brings festive joy to Barking and Dagenham's poor Shoebox appeal leader Maria Rackley tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how seeing people living in poverty inspired her to help them this Christmas. "People are forgetting the problems in their own area. This is a hidden community that no-one talks about."
"28.10.2016 10:38:36" Five Elms Child Health Clinic is changing its operating times from Wednesday.
From then on it will be open from 2pm-3.30pm on Mondays and from 10am-11.30am on Wednesdays.
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"28.10.2016 07:38:33" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Three jailed for 'nasty' stabbing at Dagenham Sunday market A trio who knifed a man so brutally he nearly died have been sentenced for the sick attack. The market was full of shoppers at the time.
"28.10.2016 06:30:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Unison and Barking and Dagenham Council sign ethical charter Elderly people can expect higher standards of care following the signing of an ethical agreement. It should mean better care for the elderly, and a better deal for care workers.
"27.10.2016 15:37:35" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham driver killed in motorway crash may have been distracted by hands-free call A lorry driver who was using a hands-free phone may have been adjusting his seat belt when he lost control and overturned on a motorway, an inquest heard today. "There is evidence that the use of hands-free phones is very distracting and not as safe as we think they are."
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"27.10.2016 12:50:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Three decades of saving needed for deposit on Barking and Dagenham flat Barking and Dagenham might be the cheapest place to buy a flat in the capital – but it would still take you more than three decades to save a deposit, according to a new study. That's a lot of saving
"27.10.2016 10:08:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking town centre stabbing: Victim's injuries no longer life-threatening A man in his late 20s was stabbed in the town centre last night. Update - the man's condition is no longer life-threatening
"27.10.2016 07:18:03" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man fighting for his life after being stabbed in the stomach in Barking A man in his late 20s is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the stomach. He has “life threatening and life changing” injuries
"27.10.2016 06:30:08" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Results of pilot projects will inform future approach to vulnerable Barking and Dagenham residents The director of a leading charity says she plans to develop a “more proactive approach” to reaching vulnerable residents when the findings of a pilot project are published. “We need to develop a more proactive approach to reaching people who are struggling with debt but are already making key life changes and so more motivated to make positive money plans.”
"26.10.2016 18:49:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police investigate serious incident in Barking centre Police are investigating a serious incident in the town centre. Pedestrians are being warned to avoid the area
"26.10.2016 16:36:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking Park charity firework display returns next week The dazzling annual charity fireworks display in Barking Park returns next week. Save the date - and pick up a copy of next week's paper for your chance to win a family ticket
"26.10.2016 15:22:28" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking bank closed due to basement flooding A bank has been closed while water is drained from its basement. A "suck out" operation is clearing the basement of water
"26.10.2016 15:15:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two cars and van crash on A13 in Rainham There is queuing traffic on the A13 after a crash between two cars and a van. Knock on traffic is causing delays in Dagenham
"26.10.2016 14:29:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ministry of Justice considers changing ashes collection rules after Dagenham mum's fight The Ministry of Justice hopes to create a fairer system for grieving parents prevented from collecting their children's ashes. A mum who was denied her daughter's ashes hopes more can be done for others in her situation.
"26.10.2016 14:25:41" Timeline Photos Feeling lucky? Pick up this week's Post for your chance to win a family ticket to London Dungeon
"26.10.2016 12:48:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Barking cafe owner talks bangers, mash and characters Cafe owner Ali Emin, 59, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he's created a social hub of traditional grub at Al's Diner since he opened it 27 years ago Al's met some right characters since opening his cafe almost three decades ago
"26.10.2016 10:15:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former mayor backs Dagenham parents' pelican crossing campaign A former mayor has called for a zebra crossing to be replaced with a pelican crossing, after parents' pleas were featured in the Post. “I would like to support the parents"
"26.10.2016 09:06:46" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Police crack down on Dagenham 'boy racer' meets An illegal street race gathering was shut down by police as part of a crackdown on dangerous anti-social driving. Some people have even been spotted bringing BBQs to the races
"26.10.2016 07:05:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Mum's anguish as toddler, 2, remains in hospital after Dagenham bus stop crash A mum whose three children were injured after being hit by a car which mounted the pavement says her daughters have been left devastated by the experience. Little Archie was in an induced coma until Monday
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"25.10.2016 14:16:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Petition aims to bring back free green bin collection in Barking and Dagenham Residents are campaigning to bring back free green waste collections as a consultation on a paid-for service comes to a close. Do you want the green bin service to be brought back for free?
"25.10.2016 12:54:23" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Missing man, 28, may be in Barking and Dagenham Police are appealing for help to find a missing man who could be in the area. He was last seen in the Rush Green area
"25.10.2016 11:09:00" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham musician auctioning 'fake' hand-drawn £5 note to cash in on craze An enterprising musician hopes to fund a nationwide tour by flogging a fake fiver online. “It is unique due to the misspelling of the word England. It was also accidentally printed on Wilkinson's A4 paper."
"25.10.2016 10:53:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Drumming and dance part of Barking group's Black History Month celebrations Spoken word, fashion and dance were all part of a community group's Black History Month celebrations. “It was a really great turn-out and we had an amazing day"
"25.10.2016 10:24:27" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk X-Factor celebrity psychic can predict your future at Dagenham show The medium who foresaw One Direction's success could tell you what the future holds on Saturday night. Harry Styles is a fan
"25.10.2016 09:44:46" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Estate agent couple set to put own stamp on Dagenham post office An entrepreneurial couple are taking over a post office branch in a few weeks' time. “It's a good challenge – that's why we took it up”
"25.10.2016 06:57:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Four men rescued from Barking shoe shop fire Four men had to be rescued from the roof of their flat after a fire broke out in a shoe shop last night. Did you see what happened? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8477 3824
"25.10.2016 06:10:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk School sends Dagenham dancers to Irish world championships Ten Irish dancers will be flown out to the world championships on Friday. “I'm hoping we'll bring back some silverware because they've worked on this for a year”
"24.10.2016 17:01:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds attend Dagenham Girl Piper's funeral after death at 48 There was standing room only as hundreds of mourners crammed into a chapel to remember a “true Essex girl” who died aged 48. RIP Carron Cooper
"24.10.2016 14:10:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Sea creatures and mad hatter inspire Dagenham pupils in Big Draw The therapeutic benefits of drawing were explored by pupils when their school hall was transformed into a mad hatter's tea party. View our gallery to see how teachers transformed the school hall into an underwater kingdom
"24.10.2016 12:09:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Fantastic' community raises £2,325 for funeral of bouncer stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath A grieving mum says “overwhelming” community support helped her family cope after her son was stabbed to death outside his home. The family has been 'overwhelmed' with the support shown by friends of Ricky Hayden.
"24.10.2016 10:30:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham named least prosperous borough in London Barking and Dagenham is the worst borough in London for prosperity, according to a new study. It ranks eighth from bottom across the UK
"24.10.2016 10:02:07" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Virtual reality allows Barking pupils to explore Congo and Caribbean Pupils explored everything from Egyptian pyramids to Mayan ruins and under the Caribbean sea – all without leaving their school in Barking. Children came face-to-face with a gorilla on the virtual field-trip.
"24.10.2016 08:57:31" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Houses evacuated after grenade discovered in garden Homes in Becontree were evacuated when builders found a WWII grenade in a garden. Were you affected? Email email@example.com
"24.10.2016 06:30:14" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Valence House's 10 most intriguing exhibits It's full of hidden treasures but in a special masterclass staff at Valence House revealed the ten most intriguing items in the Dagenham museum's collection. From 'the smelly book' to secret codes, check out these hidden treasures. Valence House
"24.10.2016 06:18:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham Council spent £1.8m on temp senior managers Almost £2 million was spent on interim managers at the council during the last financial year, the Post can reveal. After some managers took voluntary redundancy.
"21.10.2016 14:08:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham students crowned Panathlon south of England champions An aspiring Paralympics swimmer has made waves in a national competition for young disabled athletes. Congratulations to them all
"21.10.2016 12:02:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Undercover police officers praised for 29 per cent drop in neighbourhood crime Neighbourhood crime is down 29 per cent since 2011/12, despite residents at a housing forum complaining about police visibility. The reduction is better than the Met average
"21.10.2016 10:07:02" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Ground Force builder helps Barking and Dagenham College students with their designs Celebrity builder Tommy Walsh downed tools to help college students hoping to follow in his footsteps. Look who dropped into Barking and Dagenham college to advise students
"21.10.2016 09:20:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham youngsters celebrate beavers' 30th birthday The scouting family's youngest members enjoyed a grand day out as they celebrated the organisation's 30th birthday. “It gets them away from their computer games – it's all about the outdoors”
"21.10.2016 06:12:12" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking trader praises police 'heroes' after attempted robbery A quick-thinking stallholder who pinned a robber to the ground has told of his relief after he was jailed. The stallholder wrestled the attempted robber - who was half his age - to the ground
"20.10.2016 15:44:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Borough's recycling hub moved from Barking to Lincolnshire Recycling will now travel more than 100 miles from residents' doorsteps before being sorted. The new method is “more environmentally friendly and efficient”, according to the council
"20.10.2016 12:33:38" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Boy, 2, 'seriously hurt' in Dagenham bus stop crash A two-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a group of people standing at a bus stop this morning. Three children aged two, five and six years old were injured
"20.10.2016 12:05:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Affordable' homes set to replace Barking council flats A block of council flats is set to be demolished. 33 shared ownership flats and 57 “affordable rent” homes will be created
"20.10.2016 10:18:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Children hit by car at Dagenham bus stop A child has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car. Update: Police remain on the scene where three children were hit by a car this morning
"20.10.2016 09:42:35" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Children hit by car at Dagenham bus stop A child has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car. Breaking news
"20.10.2016 06:08:24" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Photos from around the world honour Dagenham Becky's cancer battle A campaign of hope which began with a single photo has snowballed into a show of solidarity for cancer sufferers across the world. Becky's pose is touring the planet in an effort to raise awareness for cancer sufferers everywhere
"19.10.2016 21:16:14" www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk BBC documentary explores housing crisis in Barking and Dagenham Dealing with up to 2,000 people a month, the council's housing department is a hive of activity. Did you tune into No Place To Call Home? You can read our feature on the programme here http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/bbc_documentary_explores_housing_crisis_in_barking_and_dagenham_1_4740435
"19.10.2016 17:43:18" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fly-tippers of Barking and Dagenham to be shamed in public The council's war on “grime crime” will include exposing culprits on a “wall of shame”. “This will show we have a zero-tolerance approach to people being disrespectful to our community"
"19.10.2016 15:26:32" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Volunteer to help create Dagenham dementia garden The daughter of a man who suffers from dementia has raised more than £3,000 to transform the garden of his care home – and now she needs help to get the work done. If you're free next Saturday, you could help do something very special for people with dementia
"19.10.2016 14:36:45" Timeline Photos Pick up a copy of this week's paper for your chance to win a meal for four at Cafe Football
"19.10.2016 14:13:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Council approves 30 minutes' free parking for Barking and Dagenham shoppers Shoppers will be entitled to 30 minutes' free parking in a move to boost trade. Good news or should it be extended further? Let us know your thoughts in our poll
"19.10.2016 12:54:20" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man treated in ambulance after being punched outside Barking Asda A man has been assaulted outside a supermarket this afternoon. An employee said the victim was bleeding from his ear
"19.10.2016 12:32:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Gymnastics-mad Dagenham teenager wins award for dedication to sport A hard-working teenager who inspires others has won a national award. She practices 12 hours a week.
"19.10.2016 09:55:53" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Anti-social 5am deliveries upset Barking residents Noisy delivery drivers are causing sleepless nights for residents. Drivers were also seen urinating on food crates.
"19.10.2016 08:01:48" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two men sought by police after burglary at Dagenham takeaway CCTV footage has been released of two men police would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a takeaway. Two till trays were taken
"19.10.2016 07:02:38" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Long delays on A406 southbound in Barking due to accident before A13 One lane is blocked on the North Circular Road southbound before Beckton Roundabout following an earlier accident. http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/long_delays_on_a406_southbound_in_barking_due_to_accident_before_a13_1_4741024
"19.10.2016 06:26:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Parents' plea to make Dagenham school crossing safer Parents have called for better traffic-calming measures at a busy zebra crossing. “Drivers come off the A13 doing 50 to 70 miles per hour and don't even stop at the crossing.”
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"18.10.2016 14:16:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk BBC documentary explores housing crisis in Barking and Dagenham Dealing with up to 2,000 people a month, the council's housing department is a hive of activity. Will you be tuning in?
"18.10.2016 12:06:47" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Wanted man could be in Barking A 29-year-old man is wanted by police on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Have you seen him?
"18.10.2016 11:48:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Marks Gate Infant School 'determined' to improve after Ofsted report Pupils at a large school suffer from gaps in teachers' knowledge and a badly planned curriculum, according to inspectors. The school was downgraded in the five key assessment areas
"18.10.2016 10:40:33" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Back to Black performed in full at Amy Winehouse tribute night in Dagenham An Amy Winehouse tribute act will be bringing Back to Black back to life at the Dagenham Roundhouse. “I'm keeping her spirit and legacy alive, as I'm a passionate fan of Amy's"
"18.10.2016 09:12:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Tesco criticised after security tags placed on £2 sweets in Barking store Supermarket bosses have admitted that they went too far after security tags were stuck on confectionary worth just a few pounds. Over the top or simply security conscious - what do you think?
"18.10.2016 08:26:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man found dead in Dagenham property A man was found dead this morning in a case being treated as unexplained. The man is believed to have been in his late 30s
"18.10.2016 06:56:26" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Suspects sought after 'incredibly dangerous' Barking cash machine explosion An appeal has been launched by police after a cash machine was blown up and robbed. “It is fortunate that no one - including themselves - was injured during this robbery.”
"18.10.2016 06:23:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking bus driver shortlisted for London-wide award A bus driver has been shortlisted for a prestigious award after conducting himself impeccably. “My job's fantastic, I love it"
"17.10.2016 17:23:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Grieving Dagenham mum commemorates lost children at Barking event Grieving parents gathered to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Lost lives were remembered at the emotional event
"17.10.2016 16:32:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Grieving Dagenham mum commemorates lost children at Barking event Grieving parents gathered to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Parents lit candles to remember their dead as part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
"17.10.2016 14:13:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Councillor turns model for Barking fashion show A councillor swapped the town hall for the catwalk to open a fashion show. “Fashion really brings out the culture, history and the beauty in people"
"17.10.2016 13:01:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Man arrested in Dagenham police chase A man has been arrested after throwing a knife out of a stolen vehicle while being chased by police. The car turned out to be stolen
"17.10.2016 11:45:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Post People: Barking Mad show explores changing times on Colourful Radio Radio writer Jacqueline Malcolm, 48, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about Barking Mad, a 'comic-drama' exploring ambition and hardship Tune in to hear a radio show inspired by Barking
"17.10.2016 08:47:25" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham Police may merge with neighbouring boroughs Barking and Dagenham Police are likely to merge with Redbridge and Havering's forces, it can be revealed. Discussions are ongoing
"17.10.2016 06:14:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barnardo's scheme to tackle child sexual exploitation in Barking and Dagenham Vulnerable children are the focus of a ground-breaking project to prevent sexual exploitation. "Sexual exploitation is a danger to all children and young people and those who have learning disabilities can be at greater risk of being targeted"
"14.10.2016 17:01:09" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Queen's visit to barracks delights Dagenham family A proud serviceman paraded in front of the Queen yesterday. “It was a day that not only left me feeling proud of Adam but proud of all our servicemen and women"
"14.10.2016 15:09:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking tobacco mastermind jailed after £1.2m tax dodge A tax-dodging mastermind is on the run after investigators uncovered her illicit tobacco racket. Wang is now on the run
"14.10.2016 11:36:16" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham police chief taking 'killer clowns' seriously Anyone dressing up as a killer clown with the sole intention of scaring children in the lead-up to Halloween could be arrested, the borough's head of policing has warned. "These types of things can get out of hand"
"14.10.2016 10:26:41" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham based arts festival will raise money for Oxfam Musicians will play their hearts out in aid of Oxfam. Have fun and help a good cause at the same time
"14.10.2016 07:33:56" newhamrecorder.co.uk Major c2c delays caused by faulty train at West Ham Passengers on c2c trains are facing delays of up to half an hour this morning because of a faulty train. Not a great start to the day
"14.10.2016 06:23:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking residents still without carpet weeks after flooding A mum has been forced to stay with friends after flooding damage left her fearing for her baby's safety. “I can't live in a house like that, it's not fair on my baby”
"13.10.2016 16:03:55" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham's Golden Fish shortlisted for takeaway award A fish and chip shop is hoping to batter the competition by holding on to a prestigious accolade. It's got our vote The Golden Fish
"13.10.2016 15:23:55" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fourth teenager arrested on suspicion of Chadwell Heath murder Detectives have arrested a fourth man as an investigation into Ricky Hayden's death continues. He has been bailed until December
"13.10.2016 15:11:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Volunteers mark 40 years of Barking and Dagenham Talking Newspaper Self-styled broadcasters celebrated 40 years of bringing news to the blind. Broadcasters celebrate four decades of bringing the Post to the blind
"13.10.2016 15:08:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Volunteers mark 40 years of Barking and Dagenham Talking Newspaper Self-styled broadcasters celebrated 40 years of bringing news to the blind. Here's to another 40 years!
"13.10.2016 11:31:37" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham Girl Pipers member dies at 48 A brave mum who fought a lengthy battle with cancer has died at the age of just 48. RIP Carron
"13.10.2016 09:32:39" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk New Greggs store to create ten new jobs in Dagenham A bakery will create ten jobs when it opens tomorrow. There's a new bakery in town
"13.10.2016 07:42:05" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Delays in Dagenham after bus crash Motorists are experiencing disruption after a van crashed into a bus during rush hour this morning. Two passengers were treated for minor injuries
"13.10.2016 06:53:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two teenagers arrested after man threatened with firearm in Dagenham Two teenagers have been arrested after reports of a man being threatened with a firearm last night. No one is believed to be injured
"13.10.2016 06:06:56" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Shop owners fear enforcing Dagenham parking restrictions will ruin trade Enforcing parking restrictions could destroy trade, shop owners have warned. “It's going to kill my business absolutely, 100 per cent"
"12.10.2016 14:40:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Chadwell Heath girl given four year music scholarship A budding musician will be able to develop her skills after receiving a four year scholarship. Warren Junior School pupil Jaisha Chowdhury, was one of 42 youngsters to collect a Mayor's Music Fund award
"12.10.2016 12:26:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Market stallholders take centre stage for Barking exhibition The vibrancy of market life will be showcased at an exhibition highlighting the experiences of black fashion traders. Love Barking market? Find out more about the stallholders at an exhibition which launches tonight
"12.10.2016 11:26:52" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Cinema to replace former Barking leisure centre after councillors approve plans Plans to replace a former sports centre with a cinema complex and flats have been given the green light. Soon you could watch the latest blockbusters in Barking town centre
"12.10.2016 09:27:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Dagenham woman suffers allergic reaction to yoghurt An investigation has been launched after a former chef suffered a severe allergic reaction to a yoghurt. “People should be warned – I really don't want this to happen to anyone else"
"12.10.2016 08:38:22" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Crash causes serious A13 delays There are serious delays for drivers on the A13 after a crash at about 7am. For anybody using the A13 this morning
"12.10.2016 06:44:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Burglars break Barking stroke victim's shoulder in raid A stroke victim says she is living in constant fear after burglars broke her shoulder and raided her bedroom. A teenager came to the victim's aid as she cried for help
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"11.10.2016 16:24:59" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Lee Mead at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea for the last night of his Some Enchanted Evening tour, don't forget to pick up a copy of this week's Barking and Dagenham Post, out tomorrow. Good luck!
"11.10.2016 16:08:21" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Pupils make insect hotels and observe seal at Barking Riverside A group of schoolchildren built insect hotels and spotted a seal at one of the borough's biggest development sites. Ever seen a seal in Barking?
"11.10.2016 15:08:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Firms fined £25,000 for illegally renting out former Dagenham pub A director and two property companies have been fined £25,000 after a mum and child were found living illegally in a “squalid” converted pub. “We will not tolerate landlords renting out squalid, dangerous and overcrowded properties just to make a quick buck”
"11.10.2016 13:40:43" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking and Dagenham youngsters perform at the Barbican Schoolchildren and arts groups from Barking and Dagenham entertained thousands of people at the Barbican. Check out our gallery of pictures from the Barbican OpenFest
"11.10.2016 12:16:50" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk 'Killer clown' frightens Dagenham schoolchildren Police are investigating after a clown-masked individual intimidated two children on their way to school. A number of incidents have been reported across the country
"11.10.2016 11:15:29" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Pharmacy damaged in Barking cash machine explosion reopens A pharmacy has reopened after it sustained damage in an early morning explosion. Staff say the blast left vulnerable patients unable to pick up important medication yesterday
"11.10.2016 10:47:49" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Yee-haw! Dagenham bingo hall becomes Wild West saloon for themed night Don your best cowboy boots and hat combo and enjoy a Wild West night out – at the bingo. “All of the team will be donning their finest rhinestones for the occasion and we're excited to give a big 'howdy y'all' to the crowd"
"11.10.2016 10:07:40" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk bit.ly “We were so happy to do this for Harry and he seemed overwhelmed with the attention, as were his mum and dad"
"11.10.2016 06:19:01" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Disabled Barking man upset after stroke victim mum is wrongly chased for rent arrears A disabled man has spoken of his distress after his mum was falsely hounded for arrears following a stroke that left her paralysed on one side. “It's frightening – what's going to happen if I can't pay the rent?”
"10.10.2016 17:06:11" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Multi-million pound primary building opens at Barking secondary school A new multi-million pound primary building has officially opened as a former comprehensive continues its journey to becoming an all-through school. "It's really exciting to be up and running"
"10.10.2016 14:12:17" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Armed men brawl with Barking bar staff and smash pub windows Four men armed with metal poles smashed pub and car windows and fought with staff. Police arrived to find the men fighting in the street
"10.10.2016 13:34:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Person dies after being struck by a train at Chadwell Heath station A person has been hit by a train at Chadwell Heath station. BTP officers are now working to identify the person and notify their next of kin
"10.10.2016 12:22:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Former Dagenham gang member turns life around to launch clothing label A model determined to be an example for others has founded his own clothing label. “I want to help people realise that bad things happen but it doesn't need to break you"
"10.10.2016 10:09:44" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Stabbing closes Dagenham road A stabbing resulted in police closing off a road as they investigated the crime scene. If you had trouble getting down Church Lane on Friday this is probably why
"10.10.2016 07:51:12" newhamrecorder.co.uk Cash machine split open in pre-dawn Barking raid A cash machine has been destroyed in an early-morning raid. There was also a fire at a nearby pharmacy
"10.10.2016 06:14:42" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Shining a light on loss of infant life in Barking and Dagenham A grieving mum is hoping to turn her sorrow into strength by reaching out to others who've lost children. “This was his first child so he's questioning if he should even be a dad.”
"07.10.2016 14:57:36" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Friends to host Ricky Hayden memorial fun day after Chadwell Heath stabbing A friend of a bouncer stabbed to death outside his home is hoping to unite a grieving community with a fun day. Family get-together aims to comfort grieving friends of Ricky Hayden
"07.10.2016 13:29:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Two teenagers arrested after crashing stolen car into Dagenham bus Two teenagers have been arrested after a car crashed into a bus yesterday afternoon in Martin's Corner. UPDATE: The 18-year-old impaled his foot on a spike while trying to flee from police
"07.10.2016 12:04:34" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Barking teens tackle big issues for Black History Month Teenagers discussed hardhitting social issues in the Barking & Dagenham Council Chamber as part of Black History Month. Teen pregnancy, crime and drug abuse were all on the agenda.