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Tributes to ‘caring’ son after death by drug overdose in Barking

The family of a man found dead in a hotel room after a drugs binge have paid tribute to a “lovely” and “caring” man.

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Barclays bank, on Faircross Parade, Barking will close in October.

Residents angry at closure of Barclays bank on Faircross Parade, Barking

An elderly couple have threatened to close their bank accounts after hearing their local branch will close.

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The newly refurbished Barking war memorial

Barking war memorial undergoes £6,000 refurbishment for First World War centenary

With the 100th anniversary of the First World War this year, Barking’s memorial honouring the fallen has undergone a major refurbishment.

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Murad Haider, director of GroupCars, launched a petition to try and save the mosque last year.

Poll results: Agreement with government to reject plans for Dagenham mosque

A government decision to stop an old Dagenham post office becoming a permanent mosque has been supported by the vast majority of our readers, the Post’s own online poll reveals.

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Rush Green pupils April, Rawah, Anne, Daisy and Phoebe with England physio Gary Lewin

England physio presents certificates to Rush Green pupils

Leavers at Rush Green Primary School enjoyed a visit from a World Cup star at their graduation ceremony.

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Do you recognise Charlie?

Search for owner of dog found in Dagenham street

Can you help trace Charlie’s owner and save her life?

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Security Guard Gibrilla Bangura will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Barking security guard arrives at Glasgow Commonwealth Games to compete

Like something out of a comic book, mild mannered security guard Gibrilla Bangura has transformed into his sprinter alter ego to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

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Kiki Monye with the card she designed for prince George's birthday with head Rachel Mahon and mum Chika Anyanwu

Dagenham schoolgirl shortlisted for Prince George birthday card design

A local schoolgirl has had her design shortlisted for the commemorative first birthday card of Prince George of Cambridge.

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Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Police arrest seventh man over Barking’s Shammi Atwal death

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the death of Shammi Atwal in Barking.

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Cllr Aziz Choudhury

‘Unique’ Islamic centre run by women to open at former Chadwell Heath police station

A “unique” new Islamic centre is set to replace a former police station after plans were given the go-ahead.

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Emdad Rahman in the Queen's Baton Relay

Barking man takes part in Queen’s Baton Relay

Thousands of Londoners will make the journey to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but one Barking man had a special reason for being there.

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Mary Harris and Steve Sutton with the missing security fence surrounding their flats

Council failure to fix Barking security fence ‘puts residents at risk’

A victim of an alleged burglary attempt is calling on the council to replace a missing fence panel and restore security – five months after it was removed.

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Summer dance school steps up in Barking and Dagenham

Grab your kicks and hat and prepare to learn how to street dance.

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Camera man James Mapp and friends during their community film and arts experience

Film festival celebrates young creatives in Barking and Dagenham

A film festival brought creative young minds together.

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This storm picture was taken by SJ Croucher

Pictures: Barking and Dagenham hit by storms

Thunder and lightning became a familiar sight in the borough over the weekend.

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The overturned refuse lorry in Dagenham Road (Pic: Tom Heneghan)

Overturned refuse lorry damages three cars in Rush Green

An overturned refuse lorry in Dagenham Road, Rush Green, damaged three parked cars this afternoon.

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Plans to build ‘all-through’ free school on Barking Riverside development

Plans to build an ‘all-through’ free school in Barking’s Riverside development will be put before the council tonight.

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Residents will only have to wait three years before applying for council housing.

Poll: Barking and Dagenham Council set to scrap 10-year housing wait

Plans to make residents wait 10 years before they can apply for council housing are set to be scrapped by Barking and Dagenham Council, whose Labour administration today announced its intent to cut the limit to three years.

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Westley Murray

Dagenham knife attacker who left victim in coma for 10 days sentenced to three years’ jail

A knife attacker who left a stranger fighting for his life after an argument in a Dagenham street has been jailed for three years.

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Pupils play on a bouncy castle at a fun day at Thomas Arnold Primary School

Pictures: Dagenham pupils get active for sports week

Running, skipping and jumping were celebrated during sports week at Thomas Arnold School.

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Four fire engines rush to blaze on East Street, Barking

Ten rescued from shop fire in Barking

Ten people were rescued from a burning building after a fire broke out on the ground floor of a shop.

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Staff at YourVets wear bras over their uniforms to raise money for dog charity Nowzad

Animal Antics: Dagenham vets wear bras for charity

If you saw vets wearing their bras over their uniform on Friday, it wasn’t because they didn’t get dressed properly.

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Fire damage to the Halal meat shop on Ripple Road in Barking

Over 70 firefighters called to Ripple Road blaze

The cause of a fire is under investigation after more than 70 firefighters were called to a blaze yesterday morning.

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Man arrested after fatal collision in Chadwell Heath

A teenager was killed and a man has been arrested after a fatal car crash in Chadwell Heath last night.

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Neill Buchel

Body of ‘leg in lake’ Dagenham dad Neill Buchel set to be repatriated to South Africa

The ashes of a Dagenham dad who was discovered in a public lake are set to be flown back to his childhood home in South Africa.

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Mr Murdoch was attacked on his way home along Holloway Road

Court: Man crashed Jaguar into cab and assaulted police in Heathway

A man who crashed a Jaguar into a minicab and assaulted a police officer in a row over a £7 cab fare was ordered to pay £2,000.

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Jerry Hollingsworth

Post People: Jerry’s vision to teach women the art of self defence

Barking man Jerry Hollingsworth, 54, has a 40-year background in various martial arts. He tells Kay Atwal about his plans to run women-only self defence classes

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Court: 16 weeks’ jail for drunken threat to stab woman in hospital

A woman who threatened to stab a hospital worker in a drunken rage was jailed for 16 weeks.

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Cllr Darren Rodwell cuts the ribbon (photo: Paul Bennett)

First stage in regeneration of Barking’s town centre complete

The first stage in the regeneration of Barking’s town centre is complete, developers have announced.

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Volunteers enjoy their breakfast

MP Jon Cruddas hosts volunteer breakfast

Volunteers across Barking and Dagenham have been treated to a thank you breakfast by Jon Cruddas MP.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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Mr Murdoch was attacked on his way home along Holloway Road

Court: Curfew for champagne-fuelled Dagenham assault on paramedic

A man who assaulted an ambulance driver after mixing champagne and medication was sentenced to live under curfew for the next two months.

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William Bellamy pupils and staff with the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham and the winning potato harvest

Dagenham pupils harvest potato crop

Watering cans and wellies at the ready, pupils from William Bellamy Primary School in Dagenham sampled a taste of The Good Life, after harvesting their own bumper crop of home-grown potatoes.

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The Alice in Wonderland cast

Pictures: Alice in Wonderland told with a twist by Dagenham pupils

The story of Alice in Wonderland was told with a modern twist by pupils from William Bellamy Primary School.

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Left to Right: Ben Maynard, Darren Boughton and Max Bragger

BMX-mad Dagenham teens to represent Team GB

Two BMX-mad teenagers are travelling to the Holland this weekend to represent Team GB in the World Championships.

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‘World-class’ healthcare research centre planned for Barking

A multi-million pound world-class healthcare research centre envisioned to revolutionise wellbeing is on its way to Barking and Dagenham.

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Margaret Hodge received an honourary doctorate from the University of South Wales

Barking MP Margaret Hodge awarded honorary doctorate

Margaret Hodge has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of South Wales.

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Teenager found hanged in Barking shed is named

Police have named a teenager found hanged in a shed.

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Police are appealing for information about the distraction burglary (pic: Dave Thompson/PA)

Police appeal after elderly woman burgled

A pensioner was the victim of a distraction burglary, costing her more than £100.

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The Co-op was evacuated after a freezer caught alight

Dagenham Co-op evacuated after freezer catches fire

Six people were evacuated after a freezer caught light in the Co-op in Porters Avenue, Dagenham, this morning.

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Crime and Courts See all

Tributes to ‘caring’ son after death by drug overdose in Barking

The family of a man found dead in a hotel room after a drugs binge have paid tribute to a “lovely” and “caring” man.

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Plans to build ‘all-through’ free school on Barking Riverside development

Plans to build an ‘all-through’ free school in Barking’s Riverside development will be put before the council tonight.

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Barclays bank, on Faircross Parade, Barking will close in October.

Residents angry at closure of Barclays bank on Faircross Parade, Barking

An elderly couple have threatened to close their bank accounts after hearing their local branch will close.

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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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