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MP says residents “deceived” after Beam Park Station axe

East London has been “deceived” by the decision to axe Beam Park Station, an MP has said. Hundreds of people

Dozens of hospital staff off work in Omicron outbreak

Almost 100 members of staff in east London hospitals are off work as COVID cases continue to rise in the

Former Barking & Dagenham mayor resigns from council

A former mayor of Barking & Dagenham borough has resigned from the council with immediate effect to “put her career

Veteran Barking MP to step down at next election

Barking MP Margaret Hodge has announced she is to leave Parliament after 27 years. The veteran East London MP told

NHS trust chief defends unvaccinated staff

An East London hospital boss has defended his staff for not getting vaccinated despite its low vaccination rate among employees.

First look at huge 4,000-home Chadwell Heath development plan

An enormous new town could soon be built in East London after stunning new photos were unveiled. The Chadwell Heath

Barking to Beijing in 36 hours and other claims as council leader says “the world owes us”

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has claimed tat there will be a train from Barking to Beijing that

East London hospitals fill with unvaccinated patients and pregnant women

Unvaccinated pregnant women have had their babies delivered early because their COVID cases were so severe, according to a hospital

Half price trains to encourage climate friendly travel

An East London train line is offering half-price tickets to passengers to encourage eco-friendly travel. The train operator says it

Council leader hits back at suggestion of far-right growth in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is not a breeding ground of the far right, says the council leader. A charity report claimed