June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Shaffi, Olympics editor (news)
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Muhammad Ali has appeared at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
The former boxer, who has Parkinson’s Disease, appeared towards the end of the ceremony as the Olympic Flag was brought into the Stadium.
He was greeted with raucous cheers.
The flag was carried by people including Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Liberty’s Shami Chakrabarti.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Media personality Paul Ross will host this year’s Barking and Dagenham Business Awards, which has seen a bumper crop of first-time entrants.
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.