Barking and Dagenham Borough News

A Dagenham man is running the London Marathon in memory of his wife who died last June.

Errol Seaman has brought gamification to Barking and Dagenham College

Former pro basketballer and championship winner Errol Seaman lays out the concept of ‘gamification’ for Sebastian Murphy-Bates – and explains how it’s helping students at Barking and Dagenham College

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Barking and Dagenham tops list of teenage pregnancy rates across the capital.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in London.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Action from the BlitzBootcamp in Central Park, Dagenham.

What were you doing at 9am on Saturday?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ram Kalsi with the Eastbury Comprehensive School rugby shirt (Pic by Creative Capture)

Two Barking and Dagenham pupils welcomed the England rugby team to Twickenham.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BMX star Matti Hemings teachig Nicki Ogunjennilusi, 11 a trick on his bike.

The sounds of Beethoven and Mozart could soon be ringing out around the streets of Marks Gate – if Phillippa Banister gets her way, that is.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Allan Smith from Dagenham will be running the Brighton marathon for charity.

Allan Smith loves wildlife so much he’s running 26 miles to protect it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Kevin Webb, 35 at a pothole on Fitzstephens Road, which his elderly mother fell over

The son of a pensioner who fell over a pothole has said the roads near his home are covered in craters bigger than his size-12 feet.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Police want to speak to this man in connection with the serious sexual assault [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police are hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Pondfields Park after he befriended her near Heathway Railway Station.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A 31-year-old man who bombarded his ex with more than 90 abusive messages in the space of one day has escaped a prison sentence.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Barking and Dagenham College students Mark Bewes (left) and Sam Bowen (right) with Ellen Kerr (centre).

A pair of aspiring technology designers have helped create an innovative new app which could help improve efficiency in the health industry.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Year 5 pupils at Calverton Primary School's graduation day at Custom House

Calverton primary school pupils flaunted first-class awards at a red carpet graduation on Thursday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Barking and Dagenham cabinet member for regeneration Cllr Cameron Geddes outside St Margaret's Church, Barking.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been handed a million-pound grant to protect historical buildings across Barking town centre.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Residents are angry about the closure of the right-hand turn from the A13 eastbound into Renwick Road.

The future of the A13 could lie underground under radical new road-designs measures outlined by the Mayor of London.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The new Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking which is opening in March.

The £14million Abbey Leisure Centre is set to bring Barking a new range of exercise opportunities in March this year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jamie Ross in front of the ongoing work toward a new skate park at Sportshouse in Dagenham

“We’re building a £750,000 skatepark at Barking Sporthouse, which we hope to open in April or May.”

Monday, February 16, 2015
Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the Barking Riverside  developments last year.

The blueprint for thousands of new homes across Barking Riverside has been outlined by the Mayor of London, with the launch of a six-week public consultation.

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Winston Payne, 68, has a few thoughts for Britain's politicians

Author Winston Payne is a member of the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, where he offers his views. He gives Seb Murphy-Bates an insight into his views on politics

Friday, February 13, 2015
What started as a shed fire at Seton Gardens spread to three properties (Pic by Grant McDonnell)

Ten people were evacuated and a garden shed destroyed at Seton Gardens on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Theresa May at the Oasis Banqueting Hall in Barking this evening. Picture: Vickie Flores

Theresa May MP came to Barking this evening to show support for its Conservative candidate Mina Rahman.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tamika Abaka-Wood finds the time for BDYD alongside work

Tamika Abaka-Wood tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Sharon Ritchie, right, with her daughter Rebecca, sister Pattricia Moses and nephew Evan appeal for witnesses to come forward on her husband hit-and-run accident

The family of a hit-and-run victim killed walking to work have made a fresh appeal for information as the struggle for justice continues.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Farmhouse Tavern in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been forced to back-track over its own pub-saving scheme, allowing a Dagenham tavern to be turned into a licensed function venue and restaurant.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Billy Bragg recalls the impact that Ford had on the Dagenham community

Folk singer Billy Bragg has become an important institution in the world of political activism.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Aerial photo of the former Sanofi site. The buildings to the left are the 17 acres of londoneast-uk.

The 17-acre business and technical park on Dagenham’s former Sanofi site has welcomed its first tenant, an engineering training centre.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.