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Big-hearted students and staff at Dagenham’s Sydney Russell School raised a cracking £1,600 for a children’s hospice – just in time for Christmas.

Can you help Meg find a new home?

Each week, the Post profiles a dog from the RSPCA South West Essex kennels who’s looking for a new home. This week, meet Patch.

Donatas Badgzius is on the Met's most wanted list

A man sought by Barking and Dagenham police is one of the Met’s 12 most wanted criminal.

Made in Dagenham star Gemma Arterton (left) with one of the original Dagenham Ford strikers Vera Sime. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A pioneering Ford striker has said it feels like ‘no one is listening’ to women in the fight for equal pay.

Kevin J

Two star comedians have joined forces with promoter VIP Live to get you laughing for the festive season.

Aiden, two, with Matt Partridge (left) and Ian Gayle (right) from Dagenham and Redbridge FC during a visit to the children’s ward at Queen's Hospital, Romford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Dagenham and Redbridge FC stars stopped by at Queen’s Hospital to bring sick tots some much-needed festive cheer.

Shop manager Gary Powell, right, with staff Deanna Shelton and Ricci Wilding at The Golden Fish in Becontree Avenue

The Golden Fish in Dagenham’s Becontree Avenue has been crowned the borough’s best takeaway by an unlikely panel of judges.

Barking and Dagenham College students at Parkview care home

Barking and Dagenham College students spread a little Christmas cheer last week when they treated the residents of a care home to a festive concert.

Barking Town Hall

Libraries, bin men and lollipop ladies could face cuts as part of £54million savings proposals agreed this week by Barking and Dagenham’s cabinet.

Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A lollipop lady risked her own life to bring a group of school children to safety during a high-speed police chase on Tuesday.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 in Padbury Court off Bethnal Green Road

A 20-year-old man will today appear in court charged with murdering Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina.

Overall winner Shubby Okunaiya, eight, from Trinity School, holding her card with Margaret Hodge

If you’re one of Margaret Hodge’s 120,000-odd constituents, you’ll see these snowflakes fall through your letterbox very soon.

Gemma Arterton (centre) with original Dagenham women strikers (front row left to right) Gwen Davis, Eileen Pullen, Vera Sime and Sheila Douglass, and cast of the musical Made in Dagenham. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Made In Dagenham star Gemma Arterton and a group of the 1960s Ford strikers who inspired the musical held a rally outside Parliament to protest the continuing gap between men’s and women’s pay packets – 47 years after the strike.

Lisley Deeble who was the victim of a robbery at her home in South Close. The robber was wearing a Royal Mail outfit and pushed in through the door (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

When a robber dressed as a postman pushed in through her front door, raised a hammer and told her to “shush”, all Lisley Deeble could think of was the safety of her two-year-old granddaughter who was in the house with her.

Barking Town Hall

Plans to recruit two political officers at a cost of £100,000 were agreed at last night’s cabinet meeting, despite the council’s audit committee calling them “unjustified” during a council savings drive.

David Blake, who died following the crash on December 6 (picture: Met Police)

A 57-year-old cyclist from Barking died after a car crash in Stepney, police have confirmed.

The cat being looked after by an elderly couple

It’ll be lonely this Christmas for this ginger cat – unless a Post reader recognises him, that is.

Students with their artwork

Barking and Dagenham College has been chosen as one of four London colleges to be awarded funding by the Equality and Diversity Good Practice Fund.

The barber gets to work on John's moustache

It’s gone - but not without a fight.

Reno Turner presents the cheque to cllr Saima Ashraf at the Gascoigne Estate youth centre Christmas party

A Barking youth centre’s Christmas party was tinged with sadness when three of their former members who all tragically died this year were remembered at the event.

Joel Adesina died three hours after a street fight in Bethnal Green

Two more people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murdering Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina in Bethnal Green.

The victim needed stitches after being bitten by a dog

Can you help track down an owner who fled the scene after her dog bit a man on the face?

Cllr Dan Young has been suspended from the Labour Party, it was confirmed

Dagenham councillor Dan Young has been suspended from the Labour party in the aftermath of an assault on a woman thought to be his girlfriend six weeks ago.

Jacob walks through the market on the hunt for the perfect Christmas bargain (pictures: Isabel Infantes)

It’s that time of year again – when you need all the help you can get to find the perfect Christmas gift. Jacob Ranson visited Dagenham Sunday Market to do the leg work for you.

Crime & Court

Fri, 16:47

A man sought by Barking and Dagenham police is one of the Met’s 12 most wanted criminal.

Thu, 13:33
Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A lollipop lady risked her own life to bring a group of school children to safety during a high-speed police chase on Tuesday.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 in Padbury Court off Bethnal Green Road

A 20-year-old man will today appear in court charged with murdering Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina.

Health

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A&E departments at the two hospitals serving Barking and Dagenham saw fewer than 80 per cent of people within the four-hour target the week before last, latest NHS England figures show.

Monday, November 17, 2014
The A&E at Queen's Hospital, Romford. Inset: health secretary Jeremy Hunt (Pictures: PA)

The two hospitals serving Barking and Dagenham are set to receive millions of pounds to avert a winter health crisis.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Waiting times at Trust A&E departments is 10pc below the national average

Just 85 per cent of A&E patients were treated at Queen’s and King George Hospital within four hours in September – 10pc less than the national standard.

Environment

Monday, October 27, 2014

Streets and schools across the borough are looking a lot cleaner thanks to a group of keen volunteers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(L-R) Pam Fletcher, Maria Brown & Danny Fletcher signing a Labour party petition asking for spitting/urinating in the street to be made a fineable offence (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Dropping a cigarette butt, urinating in public, not picking up dog mess and spitting in the street.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(L-R)  Operations manager Gerry Martin and reformed offender Chris Nelson.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Prison life isn’t easy, and rightly so.

Politics

Fri, 12:00

A pioneering Ford striker has said it feels like ‘no one is listening’ to women in the fight for equal pay.

Thu, 16:00
Barking Town Hall

Libraries, bin men and lollipop ladies could face cuts as part of £54million savings proposals agreed this week by Barking and Dagenham’s cabinet.

Wed, 10:41
Barking Town Hall

Plans to recruit two political officers at a cost of £100,000 were agreed at last night’s cabinet meeting, despite the council’s audit committee calling them “unjustified” during a council savings drive.

Education

Wed, 17:18

If you’re one of Margaret Hodge’s 120,000-odd constituents, you’ll see these snowflakes fall through your letterbox very soon.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Ripple Primary School pupils with Matt Jarvis, Roberta Moore and head Roger Mitchell, and the Bobby Moore Trust Foundation's funders and coaches

It’s already produced one victorious World Cup captain – now Ripple Primary School could be gearing up to add another to its roll.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sydney Russell School in Dagenham

Sydney Russell could be the latest Dagenham school to become an academy after a formal consultation was launched on Monday.

Heritage

Sunday, December 14, 2014

As the camera pans out across bushes and brambles showing the vast countryside where Marks Gate estate now stands, “oohs” and “aahs” fill the room in Valence House.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Scott and his mum, Dorothy Lilian Steptoe

Scott Redmond always knew there was something peculiar about his family – but what he read in a Post cutting was even worse than he’d imagined.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ten miles to the east of the Houses of Parliament in Barking, close to the Lodge Avenue flyover, lies Eastbury Manor House. It was there, legend has it, the Gunpowder Plot was supposedly hatched.

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