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The iconic Roundhouse is marking the borough’s 50th anniversary by celebrating its rich musical history.

The lorry was moved to a safer location near Vue Cinema at Dagenham Leisure Park

Police arrested three men suspected of entering the UK illegally on Monday (May 18) – after finding them in the back of a lorry in Cook Road.

Thierry Henry delivered a football masterclass to students from Eastbury Comprehensive School,

A football super-star treated students to a sports master class last week after their school was the lucky winner of a prize draw.

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A number of councillors wore GMB shirts at the meeting

Barking and Dagenham Council have spent more than £80,000 on extra security and added working costs as a result of the ongoing bin strikes, but are still almost £50,000 better off.

Yesterday, 13:57
Network Rail workers are set to go on strike over bank holiday Monday. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The two unions behind the strike action, the TSSA and the RMT, have both announced this afternoon that they are suspending the strike.

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Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the borough in July (Pic: PA)

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Barking and Dagenham this summer, as part of the borough’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Yesterday, 12:00
Annual presentation of the Barking Photographic Society, 1976.

From dark room days to the digital age, the Barking Photographic Society has developed its own way of cataloguing the past and present.

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Hyde Park to host World series

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Paralympic champions David Weir and Ollie Hynd call on the British public to support their fellow para-athletes at National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 26 July (pic: Matt Alexander/PA)

Multi champion ‘as fast as ever’

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UEL's International Excellence award winners with Mark Hunter (pic: Ewen Laycock/UEL)

Annual awards night pays tribute to students

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Ade Yusuff of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Young striker has agreed to extend his stay at Victoria Road

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West Ham's Sam Allardyce (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce will find out whether he has a future as West Ham manager on Monday, but he will be on his way to Spain.

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You and a mate can have a Magic Weekend thanks to Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK are giving you and a mate the chance to have a Magic Weekend

Entertainment

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Sing along to the iconic sixties classics which propelled The Searchers to fame as they return to perform at The Broadway.

Monday, May 11, 2015
The Simon and Garfunkel Story

A leading West End actor is taking his story of Simon & Garfunkel on tour.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Kast off Kinks performing live

Their songs defined the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and now some of the former members of The Kinks are back to play out some of their most popular classics.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Lee Nelson performing on stage

Cheeky chappy Lee Nelson definitely delivered on his promise of “proper giggles” when he performed at the Broadway Theatre, writes Rebecca Cushway.

Monday, April 27, 2015
Steve Halliday as Elvis

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.

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