Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 17:30

Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Barking Riverside this morning, to launch a set of capital-wide infrastructure requirements for the next half-century.

Yesterday, 13:45
The five friends reach their destination in Berwick.

Tired of taking the bus? You should try three full days’ worth.

Yesterday, 11:30
Potholes in Fuller Road, Dagenham (photo: Steve Poston)

Barking and Dagenham Council is paying out the equivalent of £83 a day for pothole-related compensation claims, the Post can reveal.

Mon, 12:00
Reede Road Tenants and Residents Association on last year's trip to Southend.

Nothing encapsulates a British bank holiday like a visit to the seaside and 500 Barking and Dagenham residents can enjoy a free trip later this month.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Kayleigh Walby, Georgia-Rose Cuthbert and Sally King were awarded plumbing scholarships.

A group of lucky ladies have been awarded free plumbing scholarships through a Dagenham training centre.

Friday, July 25, 2014
A crash on the A1306 Ripple Road is causing heavy delays heading eastbound.

Motorists are experiencing severe delays after a crash between two lorries on Merrielands Crescent, Dagenham this morning.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Barking & Dagenham College students learning to code

Tech-minded youngsters considering a career in the digital industries have the chance to learn more about coding this summer through a series of workshops.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Police taped off the scene in Hedgemans road.

A man believed to be 16 has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing in Hedgemans Road, Dagenham.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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.

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

Monday, July 21, 2014
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.

London Bloggers

Thursday, July 24, 2014
London comedians are preparing for Edinburgh (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

During these sultry July afternoons and endless balmy evenings the nervous musings of young comedians in London drift to dreams of triumph on the Edinburgh stage.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man poduction came to an end on Sunday, July 6

If you’ve been wandering around bereft of purpose, a wet-eyed stare fixed on your blank face, then no doubt you too are as gutted as I am that The Drowned Man has finally come to an end.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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