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Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham.

Innocent family caught in crossfire as gunshots fired outside Dagenham schools

An innocent family was caught in the midst of a suspected gun fight after two cars collided outside a primary school.

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Only Newham saw more youngsters allocated their first choice of primary school (pic: PA Wire)

Primary school places: 90% in Barking and Dagenham offered first choice

Nearly 90 per cent of prospective primary pupils in Barking and Dagenham will go to their first choice of school in September, it was revealed this afternoon.

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Ballet dancer Amaan Rashid

Post People: Young Dagenham ballet dancer has high hopes for the future

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.

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Create Your Future: Students to discover new skills and meet BBC TV star

TV presenter Maggie Philbin, star of BBC One’s Bang Goes the Theory, is to appear at an interactive college day aimed at inspiring the workers of tomorrow.

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Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham.

Police release fresh details of Dagenham shooting

Police have released more details of a shooting incident in Dagenham yesterday afternoon.

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West Ham United's Matthew Jarvis scores his side's first goal of the match

West Ham winger pays the price for being too honest

Hammers’ Matt Jarvis stays on his feet and costs his team a penalty says Sam Allardyce

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Children in Barking and Dagenham can join in the free Easter egg hunts

Easter egg hunts and kids’ holiday activities set for Barking and Dagenham

Schools may be about to close for the holidays but there are still plenty of fun things to do for children in Barking and Dagenham over the Easter break.

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You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

Win 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers

You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

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London duo Sigma top singles chart

London-based dance duo Sigma have gone straight in at number one in the singles chart with a remix of a Kanye West song.

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