Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Thu, 14:20
How Barking and Dagenham Council's cuts will fall

“A pivotal point in the borough’s next 100 years.”

Ben Smith, seen crouching in a blue jacket, brought The 401 Challenge to Dagenham yesterday, starting with Dagenham 88 Runners at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre Picture: Dagenham 88 Runners

A runner who is attempting to set a world record by running 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days brought his mission to raise £250,000 for charity to Dagenham yesterday.

Steve, left, being presented with his NVQ in steam train driving by manager Mark Appleford Picture: c2c

A friend and colleague of a train driver who died at Barking station has praised him as a “railway man through and through”.

Reception pupils at Northbury Primary School in Barking dressed as superheroes to highlight the importance of healthy eating

Web-slingers and caped crusaders merged calculations with crime-fighting in Barking for a superhero dress-up day.

Businesses, including the Golden Fish chippy on Becontree Avenue in Dagenham are baffled after Barking and Dagenham Council refused to discuss free parking

Traders criticised Barking and Dagenham Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell for blocking discussions about extending free parking near their businesses.

Dagenham Civic Centre will offer courses with Coventry University if plans are approved

Jon Cruddas MP has backed plans to turn Dagenham Civic Centre into a branch of Coventry University – despite leading a campaign against it becoming a school.

Tue, 18:30
Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for residents to oppose the possible closure of King George Hospital's A&E department

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has urged residents to sign a petition opposing A&E closures at King George Hospital, after leaked documents revealed plans to shut the Ilford emergency ward at 8pm.

Tue, 17:00
Barking-born England captain Bobby Moore lifts the Jules Rimet trophy next to hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst

A unique piece of sporting memorabilia was sold at auction today, almost 50 years after its former owner became the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

c2c train driver Steve Jones, who was based in East Ham, died at Barking Station on Monday night

The train driver who died in his cab while on duty at Barking station on Monday night has been named as Steve Jones.

Kelly, top left, with daughter Molly, husband Rob Macleod, top right, and son Max Macleod, five, who are helping Amber Triggs, front centre, mum Sue, bottom left, and dad Russell, wearing pink.

Friends and family of a nine-year-old with cerebral palsy are on a mission to raise £30,000 for an operation that could enable her to walk.

Breda Reynolds prides herself on bringing organic gardening to Dagenham

Organic gardening expert Breda Reynolds, 71, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about the importance of

using nature to build a better nation for future generations

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Sir Geoff Hurst with his footballing memorabilia, including cap                  Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Images

A unique piece of sporting memorabilia once belonging to one of England’s 1966 World Cup heroes will go on sale next week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Georgia, front and centre, surrounded by her Dagenham family, who say they're overwhelmed by the public's support Picture: Sarah Craigie

A Dagenham mum “overwhelmed” by support for her disabled daughter has urged readers to keep up their “fantastic” drive to ease her pain.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Gascoigne Primary School's deputy head Laura Ashby with Luena Conceicao, Loresa Ferizi, Albanita Deda, Allegra Lelo and Lorida Dauti

High expectations are fuelling pupil excitement as a rooftop playground takes shape in Barking at the country’s biggest primary school.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A man was taken to a major trauma centre yesterday after suffering a leg injury in Valence Avenue, Dagenham.

A woman had to be cut from her car after colliding with a lorry on the A13 this morning.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sanaa Sheikh before the driver of a Ford KA mowed her down in Dagenham Picture: Sanaa Sheikh

A hit-and-run victim left scarred and traumatised is apppealing for the offending driver to come forward, two years after it happened.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
A group of owners and their dogs in Barking Park

Pet-owners across the borough are backing calls from charities to change the law on dangerous dogs, following reports that the Metropolitan Police is set to destroy about 300 illegal animals.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
After her husband's death, Elaine decided to change care for the better in Barking and Dagenham

Elaine Clark, 58, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how the death of her husband inspired her to help hospital users in her role as your health trust’s Patient Experience Lead

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Cllr Sade Bright has been appointed as cabinet member for equalities and cohesion

A councillor and empowerment leader has been appointed as the borough’s first ever cabinet member for equalities and cohesion.

Monday, April 18, 2016
MP Margaret Hodge, Rahat Ismail and Louise Driscoll with daughter Charlotte

A children’s centre worker and community activist has been recognised by her MP for her valuable work.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ash Bathia, CEO of Probitas 1492, speaks at Barking foodbank

A charity feeding the borough’s most needy is also helping people just out of prison get back into society.

Friday, April 15, 2016
A computer-generated image of the Barking Riverside London Overground station Picture: Moxon Architects

Architects have revealed how a London Overground station at Barking Riverside could look if approved.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Sarah says she has been overwhelmed with support from Barking and Dagenham residents for her daughter Georgia

The mum of a severely disabled teenager is “overwhelmed” by support shown for her daughter by generous Barking and Dagenham donors.

Friday, April 15, 2016
The victim was thrown into the air (Photo: YouTube)

This horrific footage shows the moment a young woman was thrown into the air as she hit the bonnet of a car that failed to stop at a zebra crossing in Barking and Dagenham.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Vince Thomas, team leader at Dagenham Library,

Once upon a time they were a place to meet, find out information and get stuck into a good book. But are libraries dying out?


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Friday, April 29, 2016
Why isn't it sinking?!

It sounds unbelievable, but two Londoners just sailed their fully-functioning houseboat made entirely from recycled cardboard on the Thames - and it didn’t sink.


Friday, April 29, 2016
A person was hit by a train this morning at Romford station

A person has died after being struck by a train at Romford station this morning, leading to hour-long line closures on TfL Rail, Network Rail and London Overground services into Liverpool Street.

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