July 22 2014 Latest news:
Barking man Jerry Hollingsworth, 54, has a 40-year background in various martial arts. He tells Kay Atwal about his plans to run women-only self defence classes
She’s now tipped for Olympic success but doctors thought that Kelly Staddon would be barely active after undergoing a revoluntionary heart operation when she was just eight weeks old.
Kulvinder Johal is assistant head teacher at Northbury Primary School in Barking. She told Kay Atwal about salad and space.
Little Alicia Abiola has a promising career as a dancer after being named the outstanding baby at a performing arts festival.
I’ve been at Carers of Barking and Dagenham for 14 years, as their young carers project co-ordinator.
Attending a One Direction concert is a dream for many teenage girls. But for Georgia Craigie, from Dagenham, it has come true thanks to The Dream Factory, a charity which grants requests to children with life threatening conditions and disabilities.
Barking’s own Sal Bashir is better known as The King – that is, in his guise as an Elvis tribute act. He tells Kay Atwal about his roots and how he has taken the borough into his heart
Jayne Laouami-Baigent is hoping to help other sufferers with an app she has helped to develop.
An aspiring ballet dancer was given the surprise of his life when he received a pair of signed ballet shoes from one of the world’s leading performers.
Jeff Webster, 23, is a quantity surveyor from Dagenham. He is planning to run a series of marathons totalling 85.5 miles for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
An adrenaline-fuelled team challenge by Barking and Dagenham fire cadets raised about £200 for charity last night.
Lynda Gray, 50, is area manager for Slimming World in Dagenham, where she helps people from all walks of life lose weight and lead healthier lives.
Sarah Allman, 37, is a Dagenham mother-of-three who runs a not-for-profit organisation, Whole Body Therapy, helping older people to avoid falls.
Keen sportsman Amaan Rashid, 10, of Dagenham is a mid-associate of the Royal Ballet School and has finished a run of Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House. He played a fairy page, a mandolin boy and a monkey in 10 of the 20 performances. He talks to the Post about dancing, karate and his dreams for the future.
Glenda Paddle, 57, was recently awarded freedom of the borough after working as a school governor for 32 years. She tells Janine Rasiah about her passion for education in Barking and Dagenham.
Dr Jagen John is following family traditions by serving the people of Barking and Dagenham as a GP. He works at King Edward’s Medical Centre in Barking and is also a clinical director at Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group.
Jetsetting Kiwi Savaia Stevenson, who works for the NHS in the borough, explains why she’s made Barking her home.
Ravinder Atwal, 41, is a life coach who works with vulnerable young people and lives in Barking with her family.
Maha Kamal is studying international criminal law at the University of Denver, where she grew up. A newcomer to the borough, she provides Adam Barnett with an outsiders’ view of Barking.
Rachelle Moulai has been the manager of the Barking Bathhouse, currently in the Barking Learning Centre, since it opened as a temporary spa and bar in Axe Street in the summer of 2012. She has also managed luxury spas in the Seychelles and on the pacific island of Bora Bora.
Entrepreneur Abigail Shillingford, 25, tells us how she has started her own beauty treatment company called Amust Natural – inspired by her parents
Maria Williams, 60, who works with Creekmouth Preservation Society, hopes to achieve her dream of writing a book about her village.
Councillor Rocky Gill is the Deputy Leader of Barking & Dagenham Council and the Cabinet Member for Finance.
Dr Waseem Mohi, 41, worked as a doctor at the former Oldchurch Hospital before becoming a GP at Abbey Medical Centre in Barking. Dr Mohi has a wife and three children and he moved from Harold Hill to Harrow to look after his elderly parents. He currently works at Markyate Surgery in Markyate Road, Dagenham.
Ian Wall, 42, is projects manager for Dagenham’s Osborne Partnership, which gets up to 50 people with learning difficulties back into employment every year. The father-of-two from Dagenham started his working life on the West End stage, shifting scenery for Phantom of the Opera.
Michael Foley, 56, has written 20 books on local and military history. He lives in Goresway, Rush Green, with his wife Anne.
I was 14-years-old when I moved to Dagenham from Nigeria with my family in 2004 and had never been here before.
Cole Dines, 40, of Chittys Lane, Dagenham, is a jobbing actor who worked as a paparazzi photographer for four years in order to network his way into the industry. He speaks about his love and determination to make it in the movie business.
Rob Jones has just completed his A-levels at Robert Clack School in Dagenham. The 18-year-old, who lives in Temple Avenue, campaigned for Labour during the 2010 local elections in a bid to oust the BNP from the council. He also set up a school newspaper.
Welcome to Post People – celebrating the lives of people in Barking and Dagenham. This series gives people the chance to share their experiences and give their views on the world past and present.
A knife attacker who left a stranger fighting for his life after an argument in a Dagenham street has been jailed for three years.
Plans to build an ‘all-through’ free school in Barking’s Riverside development will be put before the council tonight.
The cream of the business elite were celebrated at the borough’s annual enterprise awards ceremony last night.
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