Barking and Dagenham Borough News


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

Yesterday, 16:00
Enjoying a pint at the Eastbrook pub.

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

Yesterday, 11:30
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.

Yesterday, 10:30
(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.

Yesterday, 09:45
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 met 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.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Barking Abbey with St Margaret's Church

The dead body of a 21-year-old man was found in the grounds of a Barking church on Saturday.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Bruna Defaria Logallo, 4, with mother Nicola (left) is presented an award by Cllr Laila Butt and Borough Commander Andrew Ewing (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A pair of courageous children were celebrated alongside an array of police officers at an inspirational Barking and Dagenham commendation ceremony on Friday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
David Salisbury with the winner James Furzer and Oliver Heath

An architecture student from Dagenham could become a garden household name after winning an international competition to design the conservatory of the future.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(L-R)  Operations manager Gerry Martin and reformed offender Chris Nelson.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Prison life isn’t easy, and rightly so.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Helen Jenner, Cllr Everlyn Carpenter, Cllr Darren Rodwell, 16- month old Thomas Connolly and his mum Caroline Connolly at the opening of Arden House Nursery and Children's Centre.

An iconic register office has reopened as a children’s centre after more than half a million pounds of investment.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Business owner Paul Harding has complained of toxic fumes at his Marks Gate office. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Toxic fumes have left an architect unable to work in his Marks Gate office, he says, despite frequent calls to the council.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Customers no longer have to carry their trusted pencils and note down item numbers

Gone are the days of leafing through hefty 1,000 page catalogues and marking down product codes with your trusty Argos pencil as the retailer trials new high-tech stores in east London.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
The gunshots were heard in Langdale Close, Dagenham (Picture: Google Streetview)

Detectives from the Met’s Trident Gang Crime Command are appealing for witnesses and information after shots were fired in a residential street in Dagenham

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Barking Library: 'No significant mice problem'

Bookworms are being asked not to eat in the library “to minimise the amount of food being dropped on the floor” after a reader spotted a mouse in the building.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
NBA hopeful Ryan Wilson has joined Dagenham Dragons community basketball club.

An American basketball player targeting an NBA career has linked up with a Dagenham team keeping youngsters away from drugs.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Summer sounds festival.

Crowds packed into Barking’s Town Square on Sunday as the Summer Sounds community festival brought the Pallet Pavilion season of events to a close.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Craig Rowley and his father Roger outside King George Hospital

Hospital bosses are investigating allegations a cancer-stricken mum fell from a hospital bed, badly cutting her head, three days before her death.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Dagenham Ford Diesel Centre

Up to 250 new jobs will be created at Ford’s Dagenham plant with the installation of a new diesel engine production line.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Angry residents are up in arms about the state of Sebastian Court, in Meadow Road, Barking.

A group of council tenants are scared for their safety 
after being told an eight-month leak in their six-storey block of flats could cause the roof to cave in.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Members of Brighter Steppings who created Storybright, a new mobile app enabling users to read and post creative stories in 100-word chapters.

A new social media app aimed at getting more young people into creative writing is about to launch in Barking.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Javarn Carter of IMD Legion will take part in tonight's Got to Dance final.

A dyslexic dancer from Barking could be about to see his dreams realised with his dance troupe preparing for tonight’s live final of Sky One’s Got to Dance.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
An example of Channon's Money Power Loyalty clothing line

A budding businessman who found himself homeless as a teenager is hoping to take the fashion industry by storm with the launch of his own clothing line.


AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

London Bloggers

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:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.