Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Wed, 17:28

A man was dragged from his car and beaten by a gang of five men then chased through Dagenham on Saturday night say police, who are appealing for information.

Wed, 10:05
Barking Power Station

Council bosses will appeal for cash to Boris Johnson and the government over the coming months in the hope of saving Barking’s embattled power station.

Tue, 07:30

Motorists on the A13 Thames Gateway heading westwards towards Dagenham face heavy delays this morning, following a crash between a motorbike and a car.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Artist Chad McCail designed the mural and spent his summer engaging with as many of Becontree’s residents as he could (Pic: Matt Benjamin)

A colourful new mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate will be unveiled at Valence House this afternoon.

Friday, October 24, 2014
No one was injured in the crash.

A lucky motorcyclist has escaped injury following a crash with a car in Dagenham this evening.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fine artist Biniam Ghide, from Dagenham, worked on the project.

The rich history of the Becontree estate has been depicted in a colourful new mural, set to be unveiled at Valence House on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Cabinet member met at Barking Town Hall (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Major long-term plans for Barking and Dagenham’s transport future were outlined by members at tonight’s Cabinet meeting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Lake Michigan Admirals star Jaywuan has linked up with the Dagenham Dragons.

An American basketball team that once boasted a pair of ex-Harlem Globetrotters will touch down in Barking later this month for a special charity match.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Barking MP Margaret Hodge

The borough’s businesses will enjoy a private audience with the women keeping the government’s finances in check this morning.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Barking and Dagenham council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell (right) with Sustrans' Bryn Lockwood (left) and Havering cabinet member for culture and commmunity engagement Cllr Melvin Wallace (centre)

Barking and Dagenham moved a step closer to Havering this afternoon after a new walking and cycling bridge spanning the River Beam was lifted into place.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Mum Alyson Agrawal, with two-year-old son Syon, has been campaigning for her Indian husband to be allowed a Uk visa.

A distraught mum is appealing for help reuniting her son with his dad – who lives more than 5,000 miles away.

Monday, October 20, 2014
The new Vodafone store in Dagenham's Heathway shopping centre.

Former Phones 4U stores in Barking and Dagenham have reopened as Vodafone shops, following the collapse of the high street chain last month.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
All the award winners, runners-up and highly commened local companies from the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2014.

Barking and Dagenham has been named as one of the top places in London to launch a small business.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A 44-year-old man from Barking has been arrested as part of a suspected £40million alcohol fraud and money-laundering plot.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Good Samaritan was savagely beaten and bottled by a gang of men at West Ham Underground station as he came to the aid of a woman who was being harassed.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Cabinet members will meet at Barking Town Hall this evening (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Up to 410 public sector jobs could be at risk over the coming three years as the council sets about making £53.5million worth of cuts.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Prince Andrew with engineering students Christopher Attridge and William Tighe at CEME in Rainham.

The Prince Andrew, as he opened a new £1.3m digital communications hub at Barking and Dagenham College this morning.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Detectives investigating the murder of Ashley Latty have charged another man

A sixth man has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old Ashley Latty in Dagenham, and will appear in court today.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Enjoying a pint at the Eastbrook pub.

“There’s nothing to do in Dagenham, mate.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Hammersmith and City line could become the

The Hammersmith and City Underground line could become the “Hammersmith to Barking” line as council bosses set out plans to re-write the track’s 24-year history.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(L-R) Pam Fletcher, Maria Brown & Danny Fletcher signing a Labour party petition asking for spitting/urinating in the street to be made a fineable offence (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Dropping a cigarette butt, urinating in public, not picking up dog mess and spitting in the street.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The old Ford stamping plant, which closed July 2013.

A pair of huge developments at the historic sites of Dagenham’s former biggest businesses could see the creation of thousands of new jobs over the coming years.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Cabinet members will meet at Barking Town Hall this evening (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Plans to transform the face of Barking town centre over the next four years dominated proceedings at this evening’s cabinet meeting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Artist Verity-Jane Keefe launches the

We might know the ins and outs of our own streets but how much do we know about the rest of Barking and Dagenham, and the people who have lived there?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Barking Abbey with St Margaret's Church

Police are investigating a possible link between two ‘unexplained’ deaths at St Margaret’s churchyard, Barking, after bodies were found just over three weeks apart.


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Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit: