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Firefighters will strike over pensions

Firefighters to strike in Barking and Dagenham over pensions

Firefighters in Barking and Dagenham will join a series of nationwide strikes next week as part of an ongoing dispute with the government over pensions.

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Youngsters, of the London's Fire Brigade Community Fire Cadets, work on a practical session at Barking and Dagenham Fire station.

Cadets complete challenge to raise cash for charity

An adrenaline-fuelled team challenge by Barking and Dagenham fire cadets raised about £200 for charity last night.

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Romanians living in Barking warned that they face removal from the UK

Eight Romanians have been warned that they face being removed from the UK after being issued with immigration papers.

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Owner of Delish Chicken, Chadwell Heath, lands £5,000 fine for cockroach infestation

A cockroach infestation has seen one chicken shop owner pay out thousands in court fines.

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Free history giveaway to celebrate World Book Night

Reading fans have the chance to pick up some free local history books tonight in celebration of World Book Night.

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Vince Cable presses the button to officially open the TEG Biogas plant in Dagenham (pic: Paul Bennett)

Business Secretary Vince Cable opens pioneering food waste plant in Dagenham

The capital’s first anaerobic digestion waste recycling plant was opened in Dagenham this morning by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

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Chadwell Heath club’s antics help raise cash for children’s hospice

Members of a community club who dressed up as pirates and monsters from the Doctor Who series raised £600 for a children’s hospice.

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive road safety campaign, at the The Broadway Theatre.

Students targeted by hard-hitting road safety talks in Barking and Dagenham

Students were on the receiving end of a hard-hitting presentation about road safety.

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Dr Waseem Mohi

GP’s column: Dr Waseem Mohi on a year at the helm of Barking and Dagenham CCG

My GP colleagues and staff at Barking and Dagenham clinical commissioning group (CCG) hit a major milestone this year as the organisation reached its first birthday as an official body.

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Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke will host the glitzy awards ceremony.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke to host Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2014

Companies have just two weeks to submit an entry into this year’s Barking and Dagenham Business Awards and get the chance to meet BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing favourite Anton du Beke.

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The view from Karen and Mark Staddon's garden

Trees screen for Dagenham school’s neighbours

Neighbours horrified by an extension to a nearby school, have persuaded the council to take steps to reduce the unsightliness.

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Sanaa Sheikh in hospital after the accident

‘Help track down Dagenham hit and run driver’

The family of a woman who was left unable to move or eat after a driver knocked her down on a zebra crossing have appealed for help finding the culprit.

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The woman from Dagenham had been flying a kite.

Kite flyer from Dagenham tumbles from beach promenade on to rocks

A 53-year-old woman was rushed to hospital last Saturday after falling up to 10 feet on to rocks while flying a kite at the beach.

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Florence King (left), 88, and Muriel Baker, 87

Local elections 2014: Courting the grey vote in Barking and Dagenham

Over the last few decades Barking and Dagenham has seen its population change and grow drastically.

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Alexander Smith in his pierrot's costume

First World War centenary: Story of Dagenham pierrot who entertained troops

Not everyone who took part in the First World War was involved in fighting. In this week’s feature to mark its centenary, Sophie Morton meets the son of a one of the war’s lesser-known heroes – a pierrot who entertained the troops

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Left to right: Paul Howard, 38, Samuel Howard, six, Marry Karim, 29, Keran Howard, two, and Tim Hunt, 33, holding Natalia Hunt, three months (pic: David Mirzoeff)

Local elections 2014: What issues are highest on parents’ agendas in Barking and Dagenham?

With a school places crisis gripping the borough, the Post went down to a children’s centre to find out what issues were highest on parents’ agendas in the run-up to the local elections.

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Charlie Makaveli (left) with a colleague and teacher Fiz Houssein (right)

Create Your Future: Barking & Dagenham College students on running business ‘pods’ on campus

Young business minds are given opportunities to bloom at Barking & Dagenham College.

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Win a Kindle Paperwhite

Spring has sprung and the countdown to the summer holidays is on, so Villa Plus is helping with the preparations by offering one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on an all-new Kindle Paperwhite.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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