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Over the past few months, the Post has been speaking to people getting active for good causes by entering the London Marathon.

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Hollie's boyfriend, Hollie's Mum, PS Simon Harman and Hollie Tillbrook Credit: Met Police

A quick-thinking police officer has been reunited with the teenager he saved after she suffered a heart attack.

Members of the GMB union during last weeks strike

The refuse collectors’ strike took a step towards resolution today after unions tabled fresh proposals which the council says it is happy to consider.

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Barking and Dagenham Post Election Social Media Evening at the Archant office in Ilford

Candidates for Barking and Dagenham and Rainham answered your questions at the Post’s own live social media hustings on Monday, in a bid to secure your vote ahead of next week’s General Election, writes Mark Shales

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Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell and Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for education and schools open Markyate Nursery (Pic: Spencer Griffiths)

A former Dagenham library has been transformed into a nursery.

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A yorkshire terrier playing

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first council in the country to use DNA testing to catch irresponsible pet owners who fail to clean up after their dogs.

Yesterday, 16:18
Harry, seven, and Mark Cole

A popular St George’s Day fun day has raised more than £3,600 for a children’s charity.

Sport

Mayesbrook Park boss calls on his players to win tonight’s semi-final with Clapton

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce may be feeling the pressure of his team-s poor performances

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Frankie Raymond of Dagenham and Redbridge is mobbed by teammates after scoring (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

First-team coach ecstatic youth wreaked havoc versus Stanley

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Nick Browne celebrates his century for Essex against Surrey (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Essex opener hit career-best

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Queens Park Rangers' Bobby Zamora and West Ham United's Reece Burke in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce finally gave youth a chance with selection of Burke

Yesterday, 16:30
Barking manager Mick O'Shea (pic: Terry Gilbert).

Mayesbrook Park boss hails league rivals and reveals Tom Jeffes is leaving the club

Yesterday, 16:00
Hornchurch Athletic's clubhouse in Hylands Park

Hornchurch Athletic’s Nathaniel Bastin is writing a regular blog during the 2015 season

Entertainment

Yesterday, 12:26

Forget forking out on a summer break, simply dig out your flipflops, don your sunhat and head down to the Barking Broadway theatre on Saturday for the Ultimate Beach Party.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Wrestle Force show at Chelsea theatre in March

There’ll be plenty of testosterone on show when Wrestle Force returns to Dagenham on Saturday.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Studio 3 Arts director Liza Vallance outside The Gallery in Barking with Daryl Branch   Pic: Marcus Tylor

It’s been a long wait but the borough finally has its first ever contemporary art gallery – the Boundary Road Gallery in Barking.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Steve Halliday performing as Sir Cliff Richard tribute

Professional Cliff Richard tribute act We Say Yeah are coming to the Broadway Theatre next Saturday.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Polka dot pantomimes Wizard of Oz cast photo

At The Broadway theatre next week, you can catch a stage production of one of the most memorable children’s films of all time.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin

A live band energises this third instalment from the languid hip-hop maestro.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Group shot of the Ejected

An influential ’80s Dagenham punk and indie band are returning to The Garage in Highbury to headline for the second time on Sunday.

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Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

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