Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 19:41

A young man believed to be in his mid-teens has been rushed to hospital after an alleged stabbing in Hedgemans Road, Dagenham.

Yesterday, 15:00
Barclays bank, on Faircross Parade, Barking will close in October.

An elderly couple have threatened to close their bank accounts after hearing their local branch will close.

Yesterday, 12:25
Organiser David Harper (second from right) with cricketers Clare Connor, Pete Langman and Heather Knight at the Oval.

An adventurous hotel consultant from the Isle of Dogs is preparing to take two cricket teams up Mount Kilimanjaro to play the world’s highest-altitude match and raise money for charity.

Mon, 17:21

Plans to build an ‘all-through’ free school in Barking’s Riverside development will be put before the council tonight.

Mon, 16:50
Residents will only have to wait three years before applying for council housing.

Plans to make residents wait 10 years before they can apply for council housing are set to be scrapped by Barking and Dagenham Council, whose Labour administration today announced its intent to cut the limit to three years.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Darren Mills with his dogs Marley and Kyla.

An irrational fear of dogs is a common problem for many people and can have a detrimental effect in many aspects of everyday life.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Murad Haider, director of GroupCars, launched a petition to try and save the mosque last year.

Plans to create a permanent mosque in an old Dagenham post office have been rejected by the government.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
BMX star Matti Hemmings came to Sydney Russell School in Dagenham.

What do a pogo, fire hydrant and funky chicken have in common?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Teachers from Barking and Dagenham during a strike in 2011

As many as 51 of Barking and Dagenham’s schools will be shut or partially closed as a result of tomorrow’s general strike.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Host Hugh Dennis presents Eastbury teacher Sharon Collins (second from left) and head of English Louise Hooper (second from right) with the TES Literacy and English Award.

A secondary school in Barking has won a prestigious national accolade for the second year in a row.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Cyclists at Mayesbrook Park, Dagenham.

With the Tour de France hitting London’s roads this afternoon, cycling fever has well and truly hit Barking and Dagenham.

Monday, July 7, 2014
The Tour de France journeys from Cambridge to London today.

Although the Tour de France comes close to Barking and Dagenham today, the peloton won’t actually enter the borough, so those wanting to catch the action will have to look further afield.

Monday, July 7, 2014
One of the best places to watch the Tour de France in Newham is behind Westfield Stratford City, overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A staggering 12 million people watch the Tour roadside in all its stages in any given year.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham with Warren School pupils by the Living Wall.

There’s something in the air at the Warren School – or, rather, there’s something missing from it.

Friday, July 4, 2014
All the award winners, runners-up and highly commened local companies from the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2014.

The cream of the business elite were celebrated at the borough’s annual enterprise awards ceremony last night.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Firefighters from across four stations were involved in tackling the blaze in Barking Road Picture: Tony Gay

Firefighters in Newham will strike on eight consecutive days this month in their long-running battle with the government over pensions.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Firefighters from across four stations were involved in tackling the blaze in Barking Road Picture: Tony Gay

Firefighters in Tower Hamlets will strike on eight consecutive days this month in their long-running battle with the government over pensions.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Firefighters from across four stations were involved in tackling the blaze in Barking Road Picture: Tony Gay

Firefighters in Barking and Dagenham will strike on eight consecutive days this month in their long-running battle with the government over pensions.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Another market trader Rashid Suleman unknowingly sells a dangerous doll to Post reporter Anna Dubois in a seperate incident.

A market trader who put children’s lives at risk by selling dangerous toys has been forced to pay more than £1,000.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
The redevelopment is part of the construction of a new Asda supermarket.

Improvement works to renovate part of Barking town centre began this week, and are set to cause traffic disruption for up to 25 weeks

Friday, June 27, 2014
Police are appealing for information after a man died in 'unexplained' circumstances on Cooke Street, Barking, at 4.20am (pic: Ellie Hoskins)

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, in connection with the unexplained death of a Barking man.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
'A Pants Company’ from Barking & Dagenham College (left-right) Rhys Howard, Shaheen Iqbal, Stephen Upton, Phillip Newberry and Tom Gill.

A team of underwear-selling students from Barking and Dagenham College have won first prize in a national enterprise competition.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr K Alkaisy, centre, and the staff at Urswick Medical Centre celebrate a five-star rating.

More than half of residents who took part in a patient survey claim to have experienced sub-standard care at the hands of their GPs, according to a local health charity.

Sunday, June 22, 2014
A recently launched Anglo-Spanish trading company welcomed some of the biggest Spanish fruit and veg producers to Barking.

After bringing premium olive oils and Spanish wines to Barking, a European trading company have turned their focus to Mediterranean fruit and vegetables.

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