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Artist Chad McCail designed the mural and spent his summer engaging with as many of Becontree’s residents as he could (Pic: Matt Benjamin)

New Becontree mural to be unveiled this afternoon

A colourful new mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate will be unveiled at Valence House this afternoon.

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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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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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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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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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Jamie Cureton of Dagenham and Redbridge scores the opening goal against Wycombe Wanderers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Another late goal conceded but Daggers earn impressive point at Adams Park

Sky Bet League Two: Wycombe Wanderers 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

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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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