3:45 pm, Mon 25 Mar 2013 School places shortage
Earlier this month a report from the National Audit Office said that England needs more than a quarter of a million more school places by next year.
Today MPs have been visiting a school in east London to see the problem for themselves.
Sejal Karia reports.
12:09 pm, Wed 09 Jan 2013 Councils' parking profits soar
Kingston see 320% profit rise
The largest increase in profit from parking came from Kingston-Upon Thames, which saw an enormous increase of 320% from 2010/11 - 2011/12.
The council earned £3.53 million last year.
The figures, collated by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, cover both on and off-street parking, including fines and other charges.
Havering saw the second biggest increase - their profits shot up 186%, to £567,000.
And Barking and Dagenham's parking pot was boosted 174%, to £1.57 million.
3:08 pm, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
Shock at repossession threat
Roger Harding from Shelter says "It's truly shocking how many people are living with the threat of becoming homeless''
2:39 pm, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
Ranking of home repossessions
Top 10 regions for most repossessions - ranked against the rate of claims per 1000 homes.
Barking and Dagenham, London - 8.44
Knowsley, North West - 7.20
Thurrock, East of England - 6.51
Lewisham, London - 6.46
Rossendale, North West - 6.46
Rochdale, North West - 6.41
Blackburn with Darwen, North West - 6.16
Burnley, North West - 6.11
Newham, London - 6.07
Luton, East of England - 6.00
For the complete list, click
2:20 pm, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
Local Authority's with highest rates of repossession:
Durham and Tyneside
Northern England - as well as Derbyshire
Central England - including Northampton, Wellingborough and Milton Keyes
The Wash - South Holland, Peterborough and Fenland
East London and the Thames Estuary
Full report available
2:17 pm, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
New figures show that homeowners in London face the highest risk of repossession in the country. A report by the homeless charity Shelter found repossession rates are twice as high in the capital compared to the national average.
Barking and Dagenham has more than three times as many repossession claims as the rest of the country, affecting one in every 37 homes.
9:52 am, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
London highest for repossessions in the UK
Homeowners in London face the highest risk of repossession in the country. A report by housing charity Shelter found repossession rates to be twice as high as the national average, and three times as high in Barking & Dagenham.
5:30 am, Fri 14 Dec 2012 Repossession capital
Londoners at highest risk of home repossession
Row of houses in south London
Credit: REUTERS/Toby Melville
New figures show that homeowners in London face the highest risk of repossession in the country.
A report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter reveals that repossession rates are twice as high in London compared to the national average.
The nations top hotspot, Barking and Dagenham, has more than three times as many possession claims than the rest of the country, given to 1 in every 37 homes.
6:24 am, Wed 26 Sep 2012 London Travel
ROAD: NORTH CIRCULAR, BARKING
A406 North Circular Road Southbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to van fire between A118 Ilford Hill and A124 London Road (Barking Flyover).
Fire services are at the scene with the van in lane one just after Ilford, traffic passing in lane three.
7:32 am, Wed 12 Sep 2012 London Travel
Hammersmith and City Line part suspended
The Hammersmith And City Line has been suspended between Moorgate and Barking due to a signal failure at Bromley By Bow - Inrix.