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Members of the BAD Youth Forum at Pondfield Park with Cllr Darren Rodwell

Young volunteers provide facelift for Pondfield Park

If you think something looks a bit different at Pondfield Park, you’ve got 12 young volunteers to thank for it.

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Officers in Barking and Dagenham have been involved in a policing initiative as part of Operation Lockdown

Three arrests in Barking and Dagenham after Operation Lockdown

Three arrests were made in Barking and Dagenham for possession of class A drugs after nine east London boroughs were involved in a policing initiative,

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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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The Saltire - the Scottish National flag flying over Dagenham's Civic Centre. Dagenham, London on September 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Calls for ‘one community’ in Barking and Dagenham as Scotland rejects independence

Scotland’s decision to remain within the United Kingdom has seen calls for people to come together a little closer to home.

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The Harrow pub, Ripple Rd, before it was demolished last year

Green light for new powers to safeguard declining Barking and Dagenham pub stock

Powers to try and stem the tide of the borough’s pubs being sold off or left to ruin have been agreed by councillors.

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The Saltire - the Scottish National flag flying over Dagenham's Civic Centre. Dagenham, London on September 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Scotland vote: Results of our Barking and Dagenham Post readers’ poll

While Scottish voters set about determining the fate of their nation and the wider United Kingdom at polling booths today, here are the results from our own readers’ poll on the independence referendum.

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The transition fair was designed to help service leavers rejoin society (pic: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC)

Military leavers enjoy Barking Learning Centre transition fair

Military veterans headed to Barking Learning Centre today for a transition fair.

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The coffee morning is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (Pic: Chris Ison/PA)

Macmillan to provide coffee and a health check in Barking

Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting a coffee morning in Barking this Saturday.

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Matt Cardle sports his wristband

Famous faces wear wristbands to support Dagenham charity

X Factor winner Matt Cardle and legendary West Ham goalkeeper Phil Parkes are among the well-known faces who have sported an Osbourne Partnership Charity wristband.

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A group of young dancers are doing a sponsored walk for charity.

Sponsored walk for Dagenham dancers vying for Disneyland

A dance group will be a few steps closer to their dreams coming true this weekend as they embark on a sponsored walk to fund-raise for an extraordinary trip.

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Councillors met at Barking Town Hall last night (photo: Film Barking and Dagenham)

Assembly meeting: Planning powers are focus for Barking and Dagenham councillors

Planning powers were the focus of the first council assembly meeting following the summer recess last night.

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Todd admitted causing their deaths

Former bus driver admits killing elderly Dagenham couple through dangerous driving in Romford

A 57-year-old man yesterday admitted killing an elderly Dagenham couple by driving a double-decker bus dangerously in Romford.

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The vehicle on fire (Picture: Emdad Rahman)

Car fire causes severe disruption on A406, Ilford

A car fire on the A406 in Ilford caused hours of disruption on the roads this morning.

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Domanic Tottman, 9, with his husky Cedar who came 2nd in the puppy category.

Animal Antics: Dagenham dog show raises money for animal sanctuary

You’re probably used to seeing dogs and their owners walking through Eastbrookend Country Park, but they were gathered there for a very different reason on Sunday.

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Police want to speak with this man

Police hunt for Dagenham cash snatcher

Police are hunting a man who snatched £40 in cash from the hands of a cash machine user.

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Police want to speak with this man

Hunt for sweet-toothed suspect after £150 in chocolate stolen from Dagenham store

This man is wanted for questioning after more than £150 in boxes of chocolate were stolen from a supermarket.

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Goresbrook School's very first pupils

Dagenham free school welcomes first pupils

The first pupils at Dagenham’s first all-through school have started lessons this week, supported by some very special bears.

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Margaret Hodge speaks with police after the collision with a motorbike. Picture: Guido Fawkes' Blog

Barking MP Margaret Hodge involved in collision with motorcyclist

Margaret Hodge has been involved in a collision with a motorcyclist, her office has confirmed.

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David Salisbury with the winner James Furzer and Oliver Heath

Dagenham architect students wins top award for conservatory design

An architecture student from Dagenham could become a garden household name after winning an international competition to design the conservatory of the future.

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London Underground

TRAVEL: Services hit on Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King’s Corss.

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The Malthouse and Granary will be opening its doors on Saturday

Quiz: Explore Barking and Dagenham with Open House

It’s that time of year again, when you’re allowed to heartily indulge your instinct to have a good nosey around and no one will think twice about it.

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Helen Jenner, Cllr Everlyn Carpenter, Cllr Darren Rodwell, 16- month old Thomas Connolly and his mum Caroline Connolly at the opening of Arden House Nursery and Children's Centre.

Barking register office reopens as nursery

An iconic register office has reopened as a children’s centre after more than half a million pounds of investment.

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Business owner Paul Harding has complained of toxic fumes at his Marks Gate office. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Marks Gate architect complains of ‘dangerous’ toxic fumes

Toxic fumes have left an architect unable to work in his Marks Gate office, he says, despite frequent calls to the council.

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Maria Slovakovas (pictured) colourful artwork is on display at Studio 3 Arts' gallery in Boundary Road

Pictures: Czech artist’s ‘colourful’ work exhibited in Barking

A Czech artist is the focus of a special exhibition at the same gallery she helped to decorate just one year earlier.

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MP Jon Cruddas wants cancer survival rates in the borough to improve

Cancer survival figures must improve for Barking and Dagenham, claims MP

Early diagnosis of cancer is vital to improving the borough’s survival rates, according to MP Jon Cruddas.

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Staff outside the barking dog pub as it has been included in the CAMRA good ale guide. 
Dan Husk, Patrycja Bonter, and Craig Hendry.

Barking Dog pub praised for real ale in beer guide

The Barking Dog pub has been named one of the best places to drink real ale, according to a beer campaign.

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Investigation underway after Facebook misconduct social worker employed by Barking and Dagenham Council

An investigation is under way after a social worker who bragged about children being taken into care on her Facebook page was employed by Barking and Dagenham Council.

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Sheryl Taylor, pastoral support assistant at Jo Richard Community School, who passed away in June

Fun day in memory of Jo Richardson support worker Sheryl Taylor

A charity fun day is being held in memory of school worker Sheryl Taylor, who died in June after a battle with cancer.

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(L-R) Claire Gager, Lisa Hunt, Bev Young, Sam Hunt, Ricky Lovell, Tassia Dowes, Bonnie Sargent and Rachael Anderson (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Pictures: Fundraising for Tickled Pink at Asda Dagenham

With the nights drawing in, a supermarket brightened up the weekend by bringing the fun of the seaside to Dagenham.

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David Lovett, Joshuaa Lovett and Carly Lovett who was given the news that her brain tumour was terminal earlier this year and has been raising money to fund her treatment which is not avalaible on the NHS.

Dagenham dance troupe put Disneyland on hold for cancer sufferer

A Dagenham dance troupe have put their dreams of performing at Disneyland on hold to raise money for a cancer sufferer.

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James Croxall was caught at Dagenham Heathway tube station

Fare-dodger caught at Dagenham Heathway slammed with £89.70 fine

Trying to save a few quid proved disastrous for one man who was forced to cough up a hefty fine after dodging his train fare.

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Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Two homes burgled in one night in Meadow Road, Rush Green

Two homes in a Rush Green street were burgled in the same night as their owners slept.

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The bin man died at the scene of the crash Picture: PA/Lewis Stickley

Bin man from Barking dies in lorry crash on North Circular

A bin man has died after his refuse lorry crashed through a barrier and overturned on the North Circular.

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Nikki Watson from Green Shoes Arts Project at their new home in the Chadwell Health Community Centre in Chadwell Heath. London on September 11, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Post People: Nikki Watson shares her excitement at Green Shoes Arts’ move to new home

Nikki Watson, 29, is associate director with Green Shoes Arts in Barking and Dagenham. She speaks to Kay Atwal about changing lives

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Debbie McGee and Paul Daniels will star in  their brand new show Back Despite Popular Demand at the Broadway Theatre, Barking. Picture: Tim Hodges

‘If magic isn’t baffling, it isn’t worth doing’ – Paul Daniels to bring new tricks to Barking

Britain’s most famous magic couple, Paul Daniels and his assistant wife Debbie McGee, are returning to the stage to conjure up some new tricks and some old favourites to amaze and amuse.

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Crime and Courts See all

Officers in Barking and Dagenham have been involved in a policing initiative as part of Operation Lockdown

Three arrests in Barking and Dagenham after Operation Lockdown

Three arrests were made in Barking and Dagenham for possession of class A drugs after nine east London boroughs were involved in a policing initiative,

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Politics See all

The Saltire - the Scottish National flag flying over Dagenham's Civic Centre. Dagenham, London on September 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Calls for ‘one community’ in Barking and Dagenham as Scotland rejects independence

Scotland’s decision to remain within the United Kingdom has seen calls for people to come together a little closer to home.

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Business See all

David Salisbury with the winner James Furzer and Oliver Heath

Dagenham architect students wins top award for conservatory design

An architecture student from Dagenham could become a garden household name after winning an international competition to design the conservatory of the future.

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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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