Barking and Dagenham Borough News


Small firms are expected to slow hiring and increase prices in response to a National Living Wage increase, according to a new report.

Yesterday, 11:26
Syed, 37, with a medal he won completing his 100k push in one year

Despite not being able to run one mile without wheezing last year, a councillor on Sunday put 100k between himself and inactivity.

Yesterday, 09:52
Three cars were involved in a crash on the A13 in Dagenham

Motorists face heavy delays westbound on the A13 Thames Gateway this morning, following a three-car crash in Dagenham.

Yesterday, 07:00
Police officers are developing links with the community

Police in Barking and Dagenham are trying to forge stronger links with the Eastern European community.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Tracey's son, Jake, died in 1999

Dagenham author Tracey Hughes tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how her son Jake’s death in 1999 inspired her to help others by writing his story.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sky TV's Hilary Kurt-Webster leads a line dancing class at the Park Centre on Rectory Road,

The borough’s elderly began dancing and fighting their way to fitness on Older People’s Day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Barking Learning Centre will host a mental health awareness session tomorrow

The council will host a free event to mark World Mental Health Day tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Parents are becoming incresingly concerned about cars parked on the pavement outside St Peter's Primary School

A group of concerned parents who fear for their children’s safety are calling on drivers to stop parking on the pavement outside a Dagenham school.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A group of four men from Dagenham have appeared in court charged with firearms offences in Barking.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The development of Gascoigne estate in 1970

An interactive museum about the history of the Gascoigne Estate will officially open with a VIP launch tonight.

Monday, October 5, 2015
An artist's impression of the new development

A redevelopment being hailed as a “cultural milestone” will bring 147 private flats and a three-screen art house cinema to Barking.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Have you seen Robert ‘Bob’ Murphy?

A 70-year-old dementia sufferer who had been reported missing from Chadwell Heath has been found safe and well.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Fake Converse clothing was among the items seized

Trading standards officers seized 200 items of counterfeit clothing from an Essex man flogging fake goods to borough shoppers.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for stealing supermarket chocolate and children’s toys.

Friday, October 2, 2015
The development next to Barking Margistrates Court

A property company is looking for public investment into a new residential development in Barking town centre.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A chef who beat up his girlfriend in Barking has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini visited Dagenham Civic Centre (Picture:PA/Ian West)

Paris, Milan, Dagenham. It might seem unlikely, but the borough has joined the global fashion vistas for a new InStyle photoshoot.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Lee and Grace Chalkley with son Micah, five

A married dance duo on a mission to beat childhood obesity hip-hop, popped and stomped their way into Green Lane on Monday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Nine crashes in just over two weeks on the A13 have led to safety fears

Negotiations to take a section of one of the capital’s most heavily-congested roads underground are ongoing, as the tally of crashes continues to rise.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

Stab victim Joel Adesina was carrying a “sword” on the night he was killed, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Albert Relf turns 100 at Ted Hennem House in Dagenham

A former Ford worker has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Have you seen missing 65-year-old Ronald Munday?

A 65-year-old man reported missing from his home could be in Barking.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

The trial of two men charged with the murder of 15-year-old Joel Adesina was delayed today.

Monday, September 28, 2015
A Toyota Prius became wedged on a barrier in Barking (Pic: Toni Louise Oatley Canty)

Traffic is slow-moving westbound on the A13 Alfreds Way after a car mounted a barrier in Barking.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Police and ambulance crews talked the woman round

Emergency crews managed to prevent a woman from self-harming during a six-and-a-half-hour stand-off in the early hours of this morning.

London Bloggers

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.