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Free parking into new year for Barking and Dagenham NHS staff

NHS staff and other key workers will continue to get free parking in east London into the new year. At

Schools feel the strain after half term leads to more staff going into isolation

Barking and Dagenham schools are starting to “creek” under the pressure of rising COVID-19 cases and increasing numbers of staff

Diwali at a distance during lockdown

Barking and Dagenham Council has urged residents to celebrate Diwali safely and inside this weekend. The council said it is

Exams should go ahead say headteachers

Leading headteachers today said exams in England must go ahead to stop children “falling further behind” following Wales’ decision to

Dagenham film studios deal signed

The investment company which owns the studios where The Sopranos, Sex and the City and 30 Rock were recorded today

Class clash over whether schools should be kept open during lockdown

Leading headteachers have warned that schools must remain open during a second lockdown to avoid “irreparable damage” to children’s education

Capital’s first express coronavirus testing centre opened in Dagenham for key workers

A London council has become the first in the capital to launch its own express COVID-19 testing centre for key

Store warned by Barking and Dagenham Council over failure to enforce face masks rule

Budget retailer B&M has been told it could face prosecution unless it stops allegedly allowing customers to flout coronavirus laws

Barking & Dagenham Council launches ‘Working Together’ campaign

An east London council has launched a campaign to help support businesses and people who find themselves out of work

Express testing lab in Dagenham to produce results in as little as six hours

A Covid-19 “express” testing lab is to be opened by a London borough in a sign that councils in the