Barking And Dagenham

What recovery? Ford to axe 1,400 jobs at two UK plants

Ford workers in Southampton and Dagenham were left “shocked and angry” today after the US carmaker axed 1,400 jobs in the UK, dealing a major blow to the economy just hours after it officially emerged from recession.

Chambers fails to sparkle on return to Crystal Palace

The last time Dwain Chambers competed in the London Grand Prix, back in 2003, he was celebrating his victory in the 100 metres when the scoreboard flashed up: "1 D Chambers 9.53 world record." The Londoner clasped his hands to his mouth in disbelief, and with good reason.

Modern sisterhood: Made in Dagenham

As a movie celebrates the roots of wage equality, a new kind of female solidarity is sweeping our society. Let's hear it for the modern sisterhood, says Harriet Walker

More headlines

The battle for Barking

Cahal Milmo reports from the east London constituency where Nick Griffin is trying to unseat a Labour minister