August 21 2014 Latest news:
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 teenager who fractured a man’s nose with a bottle at a dog track walked free from court yesterday after insisting he acted in self-defence.
Accidents involving dustcarts have cost Barking and Dagenham Council more than £300,000 in the past six years, the Post can reveal.
One hundred years ago, a global war began that saw more than 16million people killed and a further 20m wounded. In this week’s feature to mark the centenary of the First World War, Sophie Morton finds out how the story of Barking’s own war hero is being told to a new audience.