Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Wed, 09:34

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

Wed, 08:00
(L-R)  Operations manager Gerry Martin and reformed offender Chris Nelson.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Prison life isn’t easy, and rightly so.

Tue, 16:47
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.

Tue, 15:15
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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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.

Monday, August 25, 2014
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.

Monday, August 25, 2014
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.

London Bloggers

Wed, 14:16
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.