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Friday, July 5, 2013
The borough’s first Community Games kicked off today with a competition involving 650 schoolchildren.
Day one of the event saw 48 teams compete in eight different events at SportHouse and the Mayesbrook Athletics Arena.
There was also a renaming of the arena, which is now to be known as the Jim Peters Stadium, in memory of Dagenham’s famous athletics export who ran the first sub-two hour 20 minute marathon.
Tomorrow the Games continue but are open to families.
The Community Games comes after the council withdrew from the London Youth Games last year.
The Post is a media partner of the event.
A bus driver who hit and killed an elderly Dagenham couple with his double decker has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Former Phones 4U stores in Barking and Dagenham have reopened as Vodafone shops, following the collapse of the high street chain last month.
David Cameron visited the famous Dagenham Ford motor plant today to announce a £9million funding grant for work on a new diesel engine.
Seven decades after putting his life on the line during the Second World War Arctic Convoy missions, George Samuel Barker has been recognised for his bravery. He talks to reporter Anna Silverman about life at sea and his pride at collecting the medal.