Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 14:55

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.

Wed, 18:13
Residents of McCullum Estate complain about the smell of sewage.

A group of residents are kicking up a stink after smelling raw sewage in their homes for the past three months.

Wed, 09:30
Barking Town Hall

A longstanding member of a neighbouring council claims Barking and Dagenham has serious questions to answer over the state of its youth offending services.

Wed, 08:43
Bob Miller, pictured in July 2013, handing over letters from Dudley Moore to Valence House Museum's Clare Sexton, assistant archivist

A former policeman who organised the annual reunion for a Dagenham school has died aged 65.

Tue, 08:30
Ezo Bistro in Barking Station. Owners Iliyan Kuzmanov and Ina Jankoic (photo: Sandra Rowse)

The borough’s latest café is hoping to bring back the intellectual side to coffee-drinking – at Barking station.

Mon, 16:11
Nisa Supermarket owner Kirit Patel (centre) presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Westhamians FC first team manager Simon Walker, alongside players (left to right) Ravi Hussein-Patel, Oluwatoni Adedeji  and Dylan Walsh.

A supermarket owner has donated £1,000 to a community football club.

Mon, 12:00
Thierry Schoen with some of the potholes in Campbell Road.

Pothole compensation claims are costing Tower Hamlets Council £122,000 a year, the 
Advertiser can reveal.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Cartridge World’'s business development manager Alan Cridge presents store manager Amit Patel with his Gold Standard certificate.

A Stratford printer cartridge store has been named as one of the country’s finest after picking up a top award. Cartridge World, on Broadway, has become only the fourth store in the UK to achieve the company’s ‘Gold Standard’ - a company quality benchmark introduced back in April.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Lisa Levy was reunited with stolen tabby Houdini

The number of animals reported stolen from Barking and Dagenham more than doubled in the first three months of this year, new figures show.

Monday, August 18, 2014
The jewellery was stolen from a home in Bennets Castle Lane.

Police are appealing for information after a large amount of Asian gold jewellery was stolen from a Dagenham home.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Jack Kendall (front row far left) with the Dagenham Dragons

A community basketball club keeping youngsters away from drugs will welcome an NBA hopeful next month – thanks to a recent story in the Post.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Julian Kingswood and Peter Clarney in the warehouse

A national merchanting business has celebrated the refurbishment of its Dagenham shop with a trade show.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bosses at Barking Town Hall have admitted £1m will have to be written off

An IT bungle has cost an east London council more than £1million after thousands of tenants were able to rack up rent arrears and now can’t be found.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Barking Town Hall

An IT bungle at Barking and Dagenham Council ended up costing more than £1million in written-off rent arrears, it has emerged.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Dog fouling often goes unreported

Nobody likes the sight or smell of dog mess on their road – but just how bad is the issue?

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Mourners paid tribute to the Isufi family in their hundreds, at an emotional memorial service for Erion, Richard and Ramela.

Mourners gathered in their hundreds to pay respects to the Barking family torn apart by a car crash, at an emotional memorial service this morning.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ashley J Francis

You may recognise Ashley J Francis from Eastenders, MTV Base or a whole host of other television, stage and film productions he’s appeared in. He’s also the artist in residence at Studio 3 arts in Barking, working with people of all ages to. The actor, writer, presenter and performer told Mark Shales about his work.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Staff members Eileen Boreham and Maggie Morgan outside Roys Pie and Mash shop.

A family-run pie and mash shop has closed after 20 years of feeding the people of Dagenham.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Mayor of London Boris Johnson alongside council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell at the Barking Riverside development.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The five friends reach their destination in Berwick.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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.

Monday, July 28, 2014
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.

London Bloggers

Tue, 11:01
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.

Friday, August 22, 2014
It turns out painting is the perfect thing to do in bars

I’m somewhat of a casual, lazy and very much amateur painter and after a busy day at work, the prospect of getting all my brushes, acrylics, water and other faff out is far from appealing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Will the relaxtion of the rules on phone use open the floodgates to selfie madness at The National Gallery (Picture via Getty)

Will the National Gallery become selfie central after it removes the ban on photography to avoid confusion over visitors using the new Wi-Fi?