Barking and Dagenham Borough News

Yesterday, 12:00

Sgt Ian Lee is in charge of enforcing the Dangerous Dogs Act in Barking and Dagenham. He tells the Post about the two sides of Pit Bill Terriers

Fri, 12:12
New figures show Dagenham is the UK's burglary hotspot  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

London contains seven of the UK’s top 10 burglary hotspots according to new research, with Dagenham the area your house is most likely to be robbed.

Fri, 07:00

Dagenham has been named the UK’s burglary hotspot, with the highest rate of insurance claims in the country.

Marks Gate Junior School pupils show the borough how it's done

If you’re being honest, could you make a bit more effort to keep fit and healthy?

Health care users engaged with experts at awareness-raising stalls.

Yesterday the people of Barking and Dagenham had their say on health care for 2015/16.

Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham want your views on services for 2015/16.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Construction work on the Barking Riverside Overground extension could begin in 2017.

The long-awaited Overground extension to Barking Riverside has received overwhelming support from local residents with 90 per cent backing the proposals.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Gemma Davies, King George Hospital's lead A&E nurse.

Emerging from the worst quarter since records began, staff like Gemma Davies are fighting to keep the two A&E units serving Barking and Dagenham afloat. Sebastian Murphy-Bates finds out what life is like on the front line

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mark Labbett. Celebrity TV Personality and Quizzer and all round scary dude.
 Is coming to Mecca Dagenham.

If you fancy your chances against a TV quiz master – and 200 other people – Mecca Dagenham is the place to be on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Martins Corner

Police are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Martins Corner last night.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Tescos Express in Longbridge Road, Barking. (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Supermarkets across the borough could be under threat with one of the UK’s largest chains set to close 43 stores nationwide.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
The current Dagenham Heathway Post Office.

A community Post Office in Dagenham is set to move into a newsagents next month, following a public consultation.

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Barking and Dagenham College students Gasim El Meziane, 17, Ramesh Chohan, 63, and Gracious Obiji selling their drink brand as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

An enterprising college has been recognised for its business skills by the organisers of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Jonathan Woodhams with one of the borough's estate police teams

Antisocial behaviour has a new enemy – Jonathan Woodhams at Barking and Dagenham’s housing service. Sebastian Murphy-Bates finds out about his work

Thursday, January 8, 2015
World Record work-out attempt at Concord House in Dagenham for the world's largest simultaneous group workout in aid of malnourished children.

These fitness enthusiasts made their way into the record books when they hit the floor for a “zumbathon” on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
(left to right) Aaron Mason and Chris Stefanczyk with manager Steve Highly

An injured soldier who retrained as a gas engineer has helped save the life of 80-year-old disabled woman trapped in her home.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ros Alexander, careers adviser. is holding an inagural careers event later this month.

A mum-of-three is hoping to inspire youngsters on their career pathways through an upcoming new enterprise.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Sydney Russell School in Dagenham

As the academy consultation on the Sydney Russell School nears its final week, a local NUT leader is calling on the council to ballot parents directly.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Dagenham's Hovis handing over Christmas donations to the nurses at Queen's.

Dagenham Hovis workers give up Christmas bonus for sick children

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
James O'Brien, Dagenham lorry driver who died during a deep water diving exercise.

A “great” dad-of-three who “would have done anything for anybody” died in a diving accident while on holiday, a coroner concluded yesterday.

Monday, January 5, 2015
Post reporter Mark Shales in the ambulance. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

While many of us were busy chomping on turkey, emergency staff across the borough spent their Christmas saving lives. Mark Shales spent a cold December day with a paramedic team to experience first-hand some of the challenges they face.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
A Zumba class in action last year at the Gascoigne Youth and Community Centre, Gascoigne Estate. Today's record attempt will take place at Concord House in Kemp Road, Dagenham

A Zumba class in Dagenham is joining an attempt to set the world record for the largest simultaneous work-out.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Cllr Val Rush died earlier this month

The funeral of “dedicated and respected” former councillor Val Rush, who died just before Christmas, takes place on Saturday next week.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Seasonal cards were given to passing families

Muslim charity members hand out season’s greetings in Newham

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Some of the food donated by Dagenham and Redbridge FC to the Dawson Christian Centre food bank.

Dawson Centre Food Bank benefits from Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s Silent Night Carol Concert success

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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