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Elise Blake

How Munchkin Elise Blake became Roald Dahl’s Matilda in hit West End musical

Tiny Elise Blake used to be a Munchkin. Now on her 10th birthday she’s about to complete her first year starring as Matilda in the title-role of Roald Dahl’s story in the hit West End musical version.

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National Slipper Day - what are you doing?

Do you slip into a sumptuous pair of slippers after a hard days work? Or do your toes curl up at the idea of having your feet constrained at home after wearing shoes all day?

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Lateef Lovejoy

Laughable and Loveable Lovejoy to headline the Broadway

A big name in entertainment, also known for his comic character Father Kissman, is gracing Barking’s Broadway theatre as a headline act next week.

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Dr Leonard Restall

Post Memories: Former RAF fitness trainer remembers Dagenham wartime school days

One opponent to Dorothy Barley Junior School in Ivinghoe Road, Dagenham, being taken out of local authority control is 85-year-old Dr Leonard Restall.

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Hands of Our Hospital

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.

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