June 20 2013 Latest news:
by Michael Adkins, Acting Editor
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thousands turned out to watch the Olympic Flame pass through Barking and Dagenham today (Sunday).
The iconic symbol started in Barking Park at about 10am - riding on the miniature railway - before taking in several roads across the borough.
Members of dance troupe Diversity, led by torchbearer and group leader Ashley Banjo, carried it on to the stage at the Dagenham Town Show in Central Park, Dagenham.
See the Barking and Dagenham Post on Wednesday for a full round-up and pictures of all the action. Also get your free 64-page Streets of Gold supplement celebrating the Summer Olympics.
Pictures in the gallery are mainly by Steve Poston and Thomas Fuchs.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
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.