Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 19:00

Betting shops, pawnbrokers and takeaways are blighting the

borough, according to shoppers.

Yesterday, 12:13
Cllr Saima Ashraf, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Bouygues UK's John Campion, Cllr Cameron Geddes, and East Thames's Kevin Harris

A contract worth about £41.5 million has been awarded for the first phase of Gascoigne Estate’s regeneration.

The Ripple Road junction with Upney Lane, where damage to the railings reminds pedestrians of previous crashes

A car collision that left a nine-year-old with serious head injuries has left shocked residents fearing for children’s lives.

Helen Ball at the Rivergate Centre's two-day circus festival featuring NoFit State

Helen Ball, 36, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about Creative Barking and Dagenham’s role in boosting art in the borough as the scheme enters its final year

Mon, 08:04
A nine year old was seriously injured in the crash

A nine-year-old was taken to hospital with severe head injuries after being hit by a car in Barking.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Police are appealing for information after an attack on two teenagers on July 22.

Friday, July 31, 2015
The sports day encouraged healthy living for disabled residents

More than 20 activities across 10 venues marked this year’s borough-wide Learning Disability Week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Northbury Primary School have won a gold award for their healthy eating

Barking and Dagenham has become the latest council to make sure that all fish served in school meals will be demonstrably sustainable.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Two sisters Janet Brooks, and Margaret Brooks, are fighting for justice

Two sisters are fighting to uncover the truth surrounding their mum’s death following allegations of fraud at her inquest.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
An artist's impression of how the OnSide Youth Zone will look (Pic: Charlie Coleman)

Just days after Dagenham’s multi-million-pound youth club got the green light from the council, a group of passionate youngsters spent the weekend spreading the word.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Vicargae Field's WH Smith store will close in September

A Barking shopping centre is set to lose its WHSmith store this autumn.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Cislyn has been found

A 78-year-old woman who suffers with dementia and had been missing from Dagenham has been found.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
West and Coe director  Jeremy West

Firefighters were called to a fire at a funeral directors in Dagenham last night.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Kelly Wenborne, Harry Turner and Ricky Lavell with a picture of the bag

Artwork designed by a nine-year-old boy from Dagenham could soon find its way into households across the borough after it won a supermarket design competition.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Lanre teaches pupils to follow their ambitions through mediums such as poetry

Accountant and motivational poet Lanre Sulola, 31, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he inspires with his blend of business insight and inspirational speaking

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Sarah Robertson, left, gives free boxing classes for women aged 18 and over at Barking Learning Centre

“Hit them like you mean it – they can take it!” is probably the last thing I thought I’d ever hear booming across a library.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

The council has signed up to a sub-regional “strategic alliance” whose chair doesn’t see a future for the borough – for an annual fee of £10,000.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Carer, Sam Curtis with his nan, Barbara Newccombe

The demands of being a full-time carer are undeniably tough, so when the Post reported about the extra financial strains of one in particular on Wednesday, a kind-hearted reader got in touch.

Friday, July 24, 2015
All three lanes are closed westbound on the A13 Ripple Road in Barking

Motorists face heavy delays on the A13 Alfreds Way in Barking this morning, following a three-car crash.

Friday, July 24, 2015
35 firefighters tackled the blaze in Kemp Road  (Pic: London Fire Brigade: @LondonFire)

A total of 43 residents were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of this morning, as firefighters spent four hours battling a blaze in a Dagenham car repair workshop.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Fatty Arbuckles restaurant, which has been empty for a while, is going to be demolished in a few weeks’ time

An American diner which has stood empty for some time will be demolished next month, as part of plans to rejuvenate a failing Dagenham retail park.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The council will spend £10,000 on Nelsa every year it is a member

Council leader Darren Rodwell will tonight join five other east London councils in a deal to entrust £20,000 to Waltham Forest.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
(right to left) Cllr Darren Rodwell, Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, director of children’s services Helen Jenner, project manager James Lister, Joy Barter Intergrated Family Services group manager for early years and childcare, group manager for innovation and funding Andrew Sivess and Rikke Damsgaard, strategic childcare development manager (Pic: Spencer Griffiths)

A former social services building has reopened as a nursery catering for up to 200 children.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Picture: PA Images/Dominic Lipinski

The next stage of Barking town centre’s £42.3million housing plans were agreed by Cabinet members on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The council will spend £10,000 on Nelsa every year it is a member

Barking and Dagenham is set for another round of massive cuts with the council preparing to slash £72million from its budget.

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.