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Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, and Jonathan Taylor, European Investment Bank Vice President, sign the £150m investment agreement

New homes to be built as part of £150m investment in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first London borough to benefit from its share of a £1billion investment in the capital.

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No one was injured in the crash.

Motorcyclist escapes injury in Valence Avenue crash

A lucky motorcyclist has escaped injury following a crash with a car in Dagenham this evening.

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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend works close parts of Tube and Overground network

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Francene Clarke-Walden

Dagenham beauty in the running for Miss Universe Essex

A Dagenham beauty is swapping admin for the catwalk after being chosen as a finalist for Miss Universe Essex.

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Volunteer Chris Rixon fixing a bike as part of a local organisation take recycled bikes from the Gascoigne Estate, modify them back to working standard and then offer them out to local people and business at much-reduced rates.

Cycling projects receive grant boost

Cycling in the borough is set to get a boost as two projects have been awarded grants from the Community Cycling Fund for London.

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West Ham United's Alex Song during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

West Ham boss: Alex Song is our Yaya Toure

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce is make a Song and dance about Alex

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Jenny Eclair is bringing her stand-up show Eclairious to Barking's Broadway Theatre

Grumpy Old Women star Jenny Eclair brings stand-up show to Barking stage

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

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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