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Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

Businesses in Barking, Dagenham and Romford are being offered free marketing advice.

A 28-year-old from Dagenham died after a motorcycle crash in Hornchurch caused serious injuries including one to his head, despite wearing a helmet, an inquest heard.

A man who was rescued from a house fire as a child is looking for the off-duty police officer who saved his life.

Five men have been sentenced for their part in the fatal stabbing of a Romanian takeaway worker in the Stratford Centre.

Two men have today been found guilty of killing Beniamin Pieknyi who was stabbed in the Stratford Centre.

A prominent flytipper who operated in Newham, Barking and Rainham has been given extra time in prison.

A takeaway worker died 15 seconds after being stabbed during a fight in Stratford which had last under four minutes, a court heard today.

A fire which broke out by a railway track between Bethnal Green and Stratford is causing delays.

A teenager accused of stabbing a 21-year-old to death in Stratford told the courts he tried to stop a mass brawl that broke out.

Members of a tenpin bowling league held their annual fundraising event for Canning Town charity, Ambition, Aspire, Achieve.

A witness in the Beniamin Pieknyi murder trial told the court today he’d pleaded with the alleged attacker, telling him “it’s not worth it”.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham is launching a petition to get the government investing more in policing.

Rail bosses have admitted they don’t know how much delays to Crossrail will cost.

A former Dagenham and Redbridge protegee has turned his sights to teaching.

A public consultation on the White Horse pub in Chadwell Heath is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday).

An ex-builder is living in a house in Romford made from pieces of Ronan Point, a tower block in Canning Town which partially collapsed in 1968.

Residents of Havering, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham should get used to the sight of industrial parks next to their homes – but that’s not a bad thing, industry experts have said.

A former West Ham midfielder completed his first ever London Marathon last week in just under five and a half hours.

Met Police have issued advice for spectators ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.

There will be a reduced service on the District Line on Friday due to strikes at the Acton Town depot.

Drivers on the district line have added another day to their strike action.

Tube drivers have u-turned on their strike plans yet again and will now be walking out for 24 hours on Wednesday, April 11.

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has cancelled a planned strike for next Wednesday.

The family of three-year-old neuroblastoma sufferer Isla Caton are just £40,000 off their fundraising target.

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