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A national theatre company spent its summer collecting stories about Eastbury Manor. Anna Silverman finds out how they inspired this weekend’s Hallowtide fair.

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Jon Cruddas MP delivers a petition at No.10 Downing Street

Jon Cruddas hailed yesterday’s visit to Number 10 a “huge testament to people power” but warned the fight against plans to a build a prison in Dagenham wasn’t over yet.

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The scene at The Brewery in Romford after the stabbing

A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has been cleared of attempted murder, but still faces years in jail.

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Nurse Emma Mansell (centre) with members of the fundraising team. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Forget mince pies and pigs in blankets this festive season and put on your running shoes for charity.

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Doodle of Dagenham

Scott Redmond, 44, posted drawings of places in the borough, past and present, online. He tells Adam Barnett how his Dagenham Days project took off on Twitter and Facebook by stirring people’s memories

Clare Butler (back left) with some of the children and teenagers who attended her Barking and Dagenham diabetes support group (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The founder of a diabetes support group for youngsters coping with the condition says she has been pleased with the response to her first meeting.

Homes will go to people who have lived here for three years

The second radical alteration to Barking and Dagenham’s housing policy in just a few months comes into effect on Monday.

Sport

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Non-league team will give Daggers a tough test in FA Cup

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Rhys Murphy is back (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers forward accepts he has to fight to regain his place

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

They will hope to build on that away point when they host Shrewsbury Town this weekend

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West Ham United's Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with teammate Stewart Downing (left)

Hammers striker Diafra Sakho is battling to be fit to play at Stoke City on Saturday

Tom Jeffes (right) netted Barking's winner at Hullbridge (pic; Terry Gilbert)

Barking continued excellent league record last weekend

May & Baker in discussion (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

Essex One leaders secured another victory

Dagenham bounced back this weekend

Dagenham remain an inconsistent unit

Entertainment

Tue, 13:53

“I’m actually just an idiot,” Chris Ramsey laughs down the phone.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Jenny Eclair is bringing her stand-up show Eclairious to Barking's Broadway Theatre

There’s no doubting comedian and self-confessed grumpy old woman Jenny Eclair’s aplomb in delivering her stand-up show Eclairious.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Professor Green - Growing Up In Public

Green shows what he can do when he puts his mind to his rhymes in this mixed bag of a return.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

The feted duo pick up their guitars to retread old ground - but can they still cut it?

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Late Night Tales - Franz Ferdinand

Yet another sterling selection in this series, this time from Alex Kapranos and co.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ty Segall - Manipulator

Gritty, gambolling garage-rock raconteur hits his creative high water mark.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Orenda Fink - Blue Dream

Mellow, mellifluous and soothing collection that bridges the alt-pop and singer-songwriter genres.

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It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is the latest name to receive the Freedom of the City of London.

Investigators and scientists have made an initial assessment of the launch site as they attempt to work out how the launch of a commercial resupply ship ended so dramatically. The team has taken a “cursory look” around the site with Nasa saying it will take many more weeks to understand and analyse the full effects […]

Armageddon actress Liv Tyler dressed up her baby bump as a bun in the oven for Halloween.

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