Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Samantha Purnell, director of Becontree Avenue’s Ghost Hairdressing Academy, talks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about cutting crime and violence out of students’ lives

Friday, May 22, 2015
The River Club and resturant

A restaurant and function venue could lose its licence following a spate of fighting outside.

Friday, May 22, 2015
The Roundhouse in Dagenham will celebrate the London borough's 50th anniversary

The iconic Roundhouse is marking the borough’s 50th anniversary by celebrating its rich musical history.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
A number of councillors wore GMB shirts at the meeting

Barking and Dagenham Council have spent more than £80,000 on extra security and added working costs as a result of the ongoing bin strikes, but are still almost £50,000 better off.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the borough in July (Pic: PA)

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Barking and Dagenham this summer, as part of the borough’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Members of the GMB union on strike

Fifty tonnes of waste were cleared from borough streets on the first of a 13-day refuse worker strike.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
BDP Business Awards 2015 launch at the Barking and Dagenham FC with Lloyd Johnson (centre)

There are only two weeks left to enter the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Rasa Dirmeityte, Gabi Dirmeityte and Ramune Sulcaite with children William Baranas, Edward Baranas and Vanessa Sulcaite

Hundreds enjoyed the early summer sun at the third annual Dagenham community fun day on Sunday.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Ross Pitts at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday (Pic by Javier Casado/Central News)

A sex predator who hunted for underage students at a girls school on Facebook and sent them hundreds of obscene messages has walked free from court.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Golf Kingdom's Moby golf adventure course has been open one year. Neha Samplay aged nine enjoys the fun.

The UK’s biggest adventure golf course is about to get even larger, a year after opening in Chadwell Heath.

Rubbish is piling up in High Road, Chadwell Heath

Angry council tax-payers have criticised the “disgusting” state of the borough’s streets as refuse workers continue to strike.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Have you seen this moped?

Police are appealing for information after a moped was stolen in a Dagenham robbery on Monday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Jeremy Nuttall helps young offenders back into society

Jeremy Nuttall tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about how he’s helping teenagers to find a better future as the borough’s reparations coordinator for young offenders

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Prospective students could try out their woodwork skills

From investigating blood spatters to designing video games, about 1,000 pupils and students took charge of their future on Wednesday (May 13).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Police and ambulance crews were called to Stansgate Road, Dagenham

A man believed to be in his 20s was stabbed in Dagenham yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The scheme will run at Barking station

Train operator c2c is trialling a new “Turn Up and Go” scheme at Barking station for disabled passengers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Drivers face heavy delays on the A13 westbound this morning after a four-car crash in Barking.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Health Campaigner Andy Walker and Healthwatch officer Manisha Modhvadia are

Health campaigners have blasted the NHS trust running King George and Queen’s hospitals, after the Post revealed suspended members of staff have cost tax-payers more than £157,000 a year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A number of residents in Barking Riverside are concerned about plans to paint new double yellow lines outside their homes

A group of residents have slammed plans to paint double yellow lines outside their Barking Riverside homes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Have your say on the future of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside

Train-users can have their say on the future of the Overground extension to Barking Riverside as the latest consultation phase opened yesterday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Chef, Germain Dolor and owner, Jason Omotoye outside Lokono Caribbean restaurant in Barking.

A former market trader has seen his dreams of setting up a permanent Caribbean restaurant become a reality.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
15-month-old Asher Adebo from Dagenham

An adorable 15-month-old baby from Dagenham has become the face of an early-years swimming school.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Martin Blake is angry at the council's handling of the bin strikes

A teacher took to the internet to back bin strikers and vent his anger at the council – with a poem.

Monday, May 11, 2015
Jon Cruddas held onto his Dagenham and Rainham seat in last week's election

The Labour party is in a “big crisis” according to Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, who this morning resigned from the shadow cabinet.

Monday, May 11, 2015
Jon Cruddas

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has resigned from Labour’s shadow cabinet to conduct an independent review into the party’s recent election failings.

London Bloggers

Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage fashion shopping is a joy in London (Photo by Graham French/BIPs/Getty Images)

In with the old, out with the new. This is the mantra of the best London vintage shoppers today, whose aesthetic of effortless chic is becoming more sought after.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Eating the right foods can significantly improve your mood

Think sweet treats make you feel better? ‘Comfort foods’ could be adding to your misery.