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Council leader calls on government to back Barking

A new ‘£10 billion’ train linking Barking to Beijing in 36 hours should be built to boost the UK economy,

New plans for huge new Barking village approved

New plans for a huge 1,000-home village have been approved by an East London council. Massive new towers will be

New housing estate approved for Barking

A huge new estate will be built in Barking after plans were given the green light by the local council.

Barking town centre scheme approved

Barking town centre is set to be transformed after new plans were approved. Tower blocks and shops will be built

Local elections: Barking and Dagenham candidates

The candidates for the borough of Barking and Dagenham have been announced as local elections in East London edge closer.

Barking and Dagenham has cheapest house prices in London

An east London borough has the cheapest house prices in the capital – but homes still cost 10 times the average

Impromptu CQC inspection shows Queen’s Hospital waiting times still a problem

An East London hospital has been slammed by inspectors after some patients were forced to wait over 24 hours in

Beam Park Station could still go ahead

Beam Park railway station in Rainham could get built after all now the government has stepped in to re-start discussions.

Councillor apologises after swearing at Barking and Dagenham budget meeting

The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has apologised after swearing repeatedly in a council meeting. Councillor Dominic Twomey

Dagenham school gets Ofsted rating upgraded

A struggling East London school has been praised after a report found it had hugely improved. A new Ofsted report