Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 19:00

The mum of an epileptic 12-year-old has criticised the “kindest school in the country” for giving her daughter the nickname “dozy Rosie” – and a flash photography-induced fit.

Yesterday, 14:00
Travellers on the Castle Green site

The group of travellers illegally pitched up in Dagenham could be removed by the weekend, according to the council.

Yesterday, 12:30
Billy Bragg will return to his birthplace to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a borough of London (Pic by Yui Mok/PA)

Folk singer Billy Bragg might be the borough’s greatest living contribution to popular culture, fusing political activism with poetic love songs.

Yesterday, 09:44
The crash in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham (Pic: @Ry_Francis)

A pair of police officers ended up in hospital following a car chase through Dagenham on Wednesday.

Mon, 10:52
Have you seen this trailer?

Police are appealing for information after a trailer was stolen from a Dagenham hotel car park on Saturday night.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Scott Pope bouncing his way to a healthier lifestyle at Robert Clack Leisure Centre

If you’re like me and have no coordination, getting active in any meaningful sense is a problem.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Vicarage Field Shopping Centre

An asset management company has bought Barking’s Vicarage Field shopping centre for an off-market fee of £35million.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jamie Graham was reported as found at 6pm today

A 25-year-old Dagenham man reported missing on Thursday has been found.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Police in Bradfield Drive, Barking after recovering the car

A car was stolen today in Barking - with a young boy still inside.

Friday, June 26, 2015
The group on Castle Green (Pic: @Dolph7800)

A group of travellers arrived in Dagenham last night, hours after they were moved on from Barking town centre.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Lord Denman, in Heathway, Dagenham

A Dagenham pub has come of age and will host a charity fun day on Saturday as part of its 21st birthday celebrations.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

One of the UK’s largest supermarket chains has pulled the plug on plans for a new superstore on Dagenham’s former Sanofi site.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Travellers have pitched up illegally on Abbey Green causing problems for St Margaret's Primary School.

A group of travellers illegally camping in Barking town centre face court action tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Barking and Dagenham General Election 2015

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has apologised for a “stupid mistake” after “accidentally” claiming £30 on expenses for funeral flowers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Police in Barking and Dagenham were called to Oxlow Lane shortly after 11pm on Saturday

A crowd of up to 300 youngsters, some carrying knives and throwing bottles, left residents of a normally-quiet road scared to leave their homes after a 16th birthday party got out of control.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The council is pushing for the borough to walk more regularly to fight illness (Pic by Sze Fei Wong/ Getty Images)

It’s time to stop sleepwalking to inactivity and make a change – according to the borough’s cabinet member for adult social care and health.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The bodies were found in the grounds of St Margaret's Church (Pic by Anna Bruce)

Two men found dead in the grounds of St Margaret’s Church died of mixed drug overdoses, an inquest heard.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A close-up of the bees hanging over the pavement in Haskard Road, Dagenham.

A “cartoon-like” bee swarm has invaded Haskard Road, attaching itself to a lovingly-cultivated Scandinavian pine tree on Saturday and striking fear into the grower.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Jermaine Stewart, 28, of Millard Terrace, was charged on June 16

A 28-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an attack on a pregnant mum in Barking.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Have you seen these people?

Police are searching for a man and a woman after more than £2,000 was stolen from an 83-year-old man in Dagenham.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Louise Jeffreys, director of arts at the Barbican Centre (Pic by Felix Clay)

Artistic innovation group Barbican will swap Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue for the borough’s folk festival next weekend, July 4 and 5.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Steve Barker, Antony Childs, Waheed Sadiq and Frank Magri say the bus lane is harming businesses

Firms have hit out at a 24-hour bus lane which is forcing customers to risk fines.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Miss Natalie's Dance School hosted a community fun day at Hatfield Hall Community Centre in Dagenham

Some of the borough’s hottest young stars wowed the crowds in the final of a talent contest on Saturday, organised as part as a family fun day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Group chairman Terry Justice, where the bench once stood.

A commemorative park bench funded by a Chadwell Heath community group has been stolen – putting plans for a special memorial garden in jeopardy.

Friday, June 19, 2015
The turning from Suffolk Road to Ripple Road was blocked after a man was found injured.

An 18-year-old is charged with one count of common assault and one count of grevous bodily harm, following reports of a fight on Tuesday.

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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.

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