Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

A postal worker was found dead after a car “racing at speed” smashed into his vehicle, a coroner’s court has heard.

A support service has been set up to help families caring for children who have suffered abuse and trauma.

A nurse has described how acts of kindness have helped her cope with working on a Covid-19 ward.

Two men were arrested and eight women rescued during raids on brothels in a crackdown on sexual exploitation and modern slavery.

More than a fifth of children in working households in Dagenham and Rainham live in poverty, a study shows.

A hospice is seeking donations to help vulnerable children through its Ramadan fundraising appeal.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

Dennis Goodwin was 18 when the allies declared Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, ending a war which was “80 per cent boredom and 20 per cent excitement”.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

A tip is due to reopen after a row between Havering Council’s leader and the borough’s waste authority.

A group of MPs and council leaders has written to the health secretary demanding a Covid-19 test centre.

A gang of burglars sprayed fire extinguishers in the faces of an elderly couple during a “despicable” attack inside their home.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.

A group of almost 300 supermarket workers are fighting for up to £10,000 each in equal pay compensation.

A row has erupted between council leaders after one “dissed” Barking and Dagenham on the radio.

The c2c train operator has been named by commuters as the capital’s most punctual service.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

Three members of a criminal gang who went on a £300,000 ‘high end’ car stealing rampage have each been jailed for three years.

A Rainham man has appeared in court charged with committing an aggravated burglary in Forest Gate.

A team of animal lovers who rescue lost, found or injured pets is appealing for support to meet increasing demand for their help.

A 14-year old boy has now been found after being reported missing on Christmas Eve.

The teenager had been missing from Chadwell Heath, but charity, Missing People, confirmed on Thursday, January 2 he has been found.

The Queen has appointed the Bishop of Chelmsford as the new Archbishop of York.

The full list of candidates standing for Dagenham and Rainham in the general election has been published.

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers’ cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

The second stage of ambitious plans to build 3,000 homes on an estate crossing two boroughs could be a step closer.

Police are appealing for information to help find an 83-year-old man who has been missing for two days.


The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.

Sparing just a couple of hours a week to help at your local hospice is incredibly rewarding; you’re supporting a cause that helps people facing the end of their lives. But there’s more to volunteering than meets the eye.

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