June 20 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Dagenham Town Show went out with a bang as major acts gave thumping performances in glorious sunshine for the last time.
About 20,000 people turned up, including nearly 7,000 to watch dance group Diversity carry the Olympic Flame onto the stage in what became the defining moment of the 60th show.
The Britain’s Got Talent winners from Dagenham received a rapturous welcome as they kicked off the Sunday leg of the festival, though the Central Park show was not just about the Olympic year but also celebrated an institution which has now become the latest casualty of the recession.
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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.