June 18 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A talented student has performed a hat trick of achievements after being crowned footballer of the year, playing at the BBC Proms and securing a place at Eton College.
Taiwo Ilori Whyte, 12, played double bass in the National Youth Orchestra at the Proms held at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington on Sunday.
As the youngest member of the 86-strong National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Taiwo has trained at the Royal College of Music for the past three years and also plays two other instruments, the saxophone and piano.
The talented youngster, of Suffolk Road, Dagenham, also excels at the beautiful game for Euro Dagenham FC and was named Player of The Year at this year’s awards ceremony.
To round off his sporting, musical and academic prowess, he has been offered a place to study at the leading public school in Berkshire in autumn 2013.
A Euro Dagenham FC spokesman said: “In the light of Team GB’s Olympic success it’s marvellous to see the borough’s young talent extends from the playing fields to the capital’s most glorious stages.”
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.