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Barking and Dagenham Council hosted a special flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd Indian Independence Day before a celebratory event for all the community yesterday.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history has been celebrated in a town hall ceremony.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history is to be celebrated in a special ceremony.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The Bard of Barking has explored his family roots in the area to mark the centenary of his grandparents getting married and moving here from Essex.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A celebration of Armed Forces Day is coming to Valence House in Dagenham next weekend.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating one hundred years since it was saved from demolition.

Barking and Dagenham residents who died serving in the armed forces are being honoured in a book of remembrance.

Archeologists excavating the area around Barking Abbey have uncovered artefacts over 10,000 years old, proving that societies have thrived in Barking for millennia.

Former sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham factory reunited for a tribute event commemorating 50 years since the historic strikes.

If there was any danger about the legacy of the Ford Dagenham strikers being forgotten, a film dramatisation released in 2010 put an end to that.

Ford Dagenham’s striking women machinists faced prejudice over their historic act in the media as well as the street.

Fifty years ago today 187 women made history by raising placards outside the Ford motor company’s Dagenham factory calling for equality.

The vote was clear: down tools, grab your handbags and walk out the door.

Striking sewing machinists and other campaigning women in Barking and Dagenham’s history have been immortalised in a silk banner.

Ready the cannon! The borough’s Summer of Festivals went off with a bang over the bank holiday weekend.

A Second World veteran from Dagenham has returned to the scene of some of the conflict’s hardest-fought battles to honour his fallen comrades.

The council is searching for Ford workers involved in the strike of 1968 strike to invite them to an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the walkout.

Valence House is to offer visitors the opportunity to experience life in different eras, from 2000BC to the present day.

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

Red and white flags are fluttering above Barking Town Hall this weekend for St George’s Day.

Archiving project Layers of London are holding a free workshop for schools to help them incorporate heritage activities into the curriculum.

A Dagenham man has paid tribute to his father for his two acts of gas-related bravery in the borough 60 years ago.

Photographs of England’s only World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, have gone on display in a new exhibition.

A woman from Beckton is starring in the London School of Economics’ performance of Made in Dagenham.

Volunteers looking to create a permanent record of people from Barking and Dagenham who have lost their lives serving in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War are appealing for support.

Eastside Community Heritage are offering a traineeship worth £15,000 to a young person living on the Gascoigne Estate, but first need to crowdfund the money for the wages.

A rare collection of photos from a Barking veteran reveal what life was like when all fell quiet on the Western Front.

Campaigners trying to get Dagenham’s forgotten war dead immortalised with a new memorial in Eastbrookend Cemetery have handed in a planning application to the council.

The race to find the operator for London’s largest film studios which will be built in Dagenham has been launched today.

This week Eastbury Manor House has celebrated 100 years since it was saved from demolition.

Archiving project Layers of London are looking for volunteers in Barking and Dagenham.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

Five decades ago, women workers at Ford’s Dagenham factory went on strike.

A hundred years ago the first women won the vote, thanks to the fight and sacrifice of the suffragettes.

To mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote on Tuesday, next week’s paper will be a special women’s edition.

To kick-start the celebrations, Hayley Anderson delves into the history of the suffragettes and their role in history.

Barking residents are rekindling an old flame this Valentine’s Day, with a romantic movie night set to take place at an historic former cinema.

As women march the streets of London for gender equality and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage gets ever closer, the East End Women’s Museum, which aims to “balance the history books”, starts to take shape in.

Hayley Anderson finds out more.

An evening celebrating 100 years since British women first won the right to vote is coming to Barking Learning Centre.


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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