June 18 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Friday, June 8, 2012
A woman had a lucky escape after her car went up in flames at petrol station in Barking.
The woman was in the driver’s seat of the car at Texaco service Station in Ripple Road, Barking, when it is thought an explosion went off in the vehicle, at around midday today.
According Texaco staff member, Bala Chandar, the woman managed to escape before flames completely destroyed the car.
Fire fighters put out the blaze shortly after. No one was hurt in the accident.
Mr Chandar said: “Thankfully everyone is OK. It could have been a lot worse.”
A witness, who was at the nearby Goresbrook Leisure Centre, told the Post: “I heard this almighty bang and saw lots of black smoke. A fire engine turned up soon after.”
A teenage girl thought she was escaping an argument when she got into a car with a Chadwell Heath man – but he took her to a house and raped her, a court heard today.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Rush Green Library is earmarked for closure following a period of public consultation on the library service.
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.