May 22 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The council and police teamed up to show residents how to cut the risk of burglary during the summer months.
They set up a crime scene at the Dagenham Town Show and used a uPVC door to demonstrate the best way of ensuring doors and windows are locked in the correct way.
Residents were also given advice about other ways they can avoid becoming victims of burglary and other crime and received crime prevention devices such as timed light switches and door alarms.
Cabinet member for crime, justice and communities, Cllr Jeanne Alexander, said: “uPVC doors make your home really safe, if locked properly, which is why events like this are so important.
“We will continue to work closely with the police and residents in the borough to remind them of this very important message.”
A wood machinist who sliced three of his fingers on an industrial blade, needing one to be amputated, has won thousands of pounds in compensation from the firm where he was employed.
Seven plumbing students are celebrating after securing jobs at a big construction company.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.