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An overground train pulls into Barking station, where our source said she came within seconds of suicide. She is speaking out to encourage others to seek help

Woman tells of train suicide bid at Barking in hope of saving others

A woman who came within seconds of throwing herself in front of a train at Barking station has spoken out in the wake of Dagenham man Jack Gatcliffe’s death on the tracks at Romford.

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Edna and Patrick Earle on their wedding day

Post Memories: Dagenham couple celebrate diamond anniversary

Sixty years ago, newlyweds Edna and Patrick Earle’s special day was featured on the front page of the Post. Now the couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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Tony Carruthers is curriculum manager for construction at Barking and Dagenham College

Post People: Barking & Dagenham College’s bricklaying expert Tony tells all

Tony Carruthers, 54, is curriculum manager for construction at Barking & Dagenham College and a member of the Guild of Bricklayers. He tells Kay Atwal how he started

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Bruna Defaria Logallo, 4, with mother Nicola (left) is presented an award by Cllr Laila Butt and Borough Commander Andrew Ewing (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Brave children honoured at Barking and Dagenham police ceremony

A pair of courageous children were celebrated alongside an array of police officers at an inspirational Barking and Dagenham commendation ceremony on Friday.

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Barking MP Margaret Hodge and Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas

Margaret Hodge and Jon Cruddas unite against the ‘bedroom tax’

Margaret Hodge and Jon Cruddas joined forces in parliament to lodge a spanner in the works of the government’s controversial spare room subsidy.

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Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett - Cheltenham Town vs Dagenham and Redbridge - Sky Bet League Two action at the Whaddon Road Stadium on 20/09/2014 - MANDATORY CREDIT: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO - Self billing applies where appropriate - 0845 094 6026 - contact@tgsphoto.co.uk - NO UNPAID USE

Daggers boss praises work rate against Cheltenham

Burnett admitted his side rode their luck at Whaddon Road

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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