Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 16:49

A burglar who left his fingerprints on a window ledge after ransacking a Dagenham home has been jailed for four years.

Thu, 17:02
The subway clean-up volunteers in the Marks Gate underpass.

A once grubby subway under the A12 has been transformed into a colourful montage of whales and roses by the residents of Marks Gate.

Thu, 15:15
Anrul Islam stood before magistrates following an investigation by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command (SO15).

A 23-year-old man from Dagenham appeared in court today charged with a series of money-laundering and fraud offences.

O Yemi Tubi with the painting that won him international recognition

O Yemi Tubi, designer at Tubs Media Ltd in Dagenham, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about a decision four years ago that enabled him to achieve global recognition

Wed, 15:57
Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowsk were both found guilty of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The two men who stamped and kicked Neill Buchel to death before chopping up his body and dumping it in a Dagenham lake have been sentenced to life behind bars.

Wed, 15:00
Refuse workers on the picket line

Dagenham’s Labour parliamentary candidate Jon Cruddas has waded into the council refuse collection dispute, calling on bosses and workers to sit down with a government advisory body.

Wed, 14:28
Neill Buchel's dismembered body was found in White Hart Lakes in The Chase, Dagenham

The mum of murdered dad-of-two Neill Buchel whose body was chopped up and dumped in a Dagenham lake will never forgive his killers, a court heard this morning.

Wed, 11:31
Researching pictures of full English breakfasts for this article was a hard task for a hungry journalist... [Photograph by Ewan Munro]

A woman from Greenwich has started up a cooked breakfast delivery business - and hopes to expand across London.

Wed, 10:00
Closed Loop recycling

Environmental group Friends of the Earth has launched a campaign to save 120 jobs at a Dagenham recycling plant.

Jamie Barnard will run the London Marathon to raise cash for Scope

A project manager is going the extra 26 miles for his son.

Wed, 08:00
Hannah McDuffas delivering a cooked breakfasts to reporter Mark Shales.

A former Chadwell Heath teacher has swapped the classroom for the kitchen and started up a cooked breakfast delivery business.

Wed, 07:00
Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowsk were both found guilty of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The fate of the men who killed Neill Buchel before chopping up his body and dumping it in a lake will be decided today.

Tue, 14:00
Paul Walsh is ballroom dancing for Get Active in Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking.

Being 6ft 2ins and rather gangly meant my only experiences of dancing were doing so very badly in nightclubs as a student.

Staff have been urged to come forward if they have issues surrounding drug or alcohol abuse.

Staff at Barking and Dagenham Council face random drug and alcohol testing at work, under new safety measures.

Part of the extension will link the Islamic centre to the Bengal Lancer

A mosque that flouted planning rules has been granted permission to expand – despite objections from its neighbours.

Tue, 09:08
Have you seen Gary Mobley?

The family and friends of a disabled father-of-two from Dagenham are appealing for information after he went missing six days ago.

Tue, 09:07
The assualt took place in Stanley Avenue, Dagenham (Pic: Google maps)

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man had his ear sliced in half by an attacker with a spade.

Mon, 19:16
Former Royal Marine Commando Alf Bulgen, 94, served in Burma during the Second World War.

A hero of the Second World War who finished the conflict in an east Asian brewery has died at the age of 94.

Both the cars were left badly damaged after the Upney Lane crash on Wednesday

A brave driver helped rescue five people from car crash wreckage on Wednesday.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Aspiring journalist Tito recently interviewed Channel 4's Paul Mason

Dagenham sixth former Tito Mogaji-Williams, 17, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about his ambition to become a political commentator – and his strong start interviewing Paul Mason, Channel 4’s economics editor

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Akala visited Studio3Arts in Barking for an industry-led workshop for young people.

MOBO award-winning rapper Akala led a music and poetry workshop in Barking on Thursday, in a bid to keep young people away from substance abuse.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tess Culnane

The far-right British National Party (BNP) have unveiled a parliamentary candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, five years after ex-leader Nick Griffin was soundly beaten in the borough.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Left, David Farmer with

A keen biker who was killed on Good Friday died in a crash just half a mile from his home.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Local residents have worked with Sadia Ur-Rehman to set up a pop-up Creative Café from the Marks Gate Community Centre.
(left to right) Oliver (14 months), Evie (16 months), Sarah, Sarah.

Residents in Marks Gate have marked the opening of a brand new pop-up ‘creative café.’

Monday, April 6, 2015
Friends and fellow bikers have turned the crash site into a roadside tribute to David

Friends of a motorcyclist killed in a collision are bidding to give him a £10,000 crowd-funded send-off.

London Bloggers

Mon, 15:28
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.