June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sukran Sahin, Senior Reporter
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Talented youngsters from Barking Abbey School are representing the borough at a major dance event on the South Bank next week.
The school will be taking part in the Step Live! 2012 dance extravaganza at the Southbank Centre show on July 7, where pupils from dozens of London schools will show off their skills.
Sue Goodman, Step into Dance artistic director, said: “Congratulations to the dancers from Barking Abbey School. Their work was a delight. They deserve the opportunity to perform in Step Live! 2012, at the prestigious Southbank Centre, London.”
The event, part of the Festival of the World and Big Dance 2012, will include contemporary dance, hip-hop, African, musical theatre and cheerleading. . The free event runs from 11am to 5pm.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Media personality Paul Ross will host this year’s Barking and Dagenham Business Awards, which has seen a bumper crop of first-time entrants.
Wasteful spending “would not be repeated today” claimed the council after it was revealed to have spent £10,000 on flowers over five years.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.