October 24 2014 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Monday, March 7, 2011
A protest staged in a bid to stop the opening of a mosque in Dagenham passed off peacefully on Saturday.
Fifty people joined the demo from Chadwell Heath Station to Green Lane in Dagenham, where a community centre and Muslim place of worship is to be unveiled by the autumn.
Twenty police supervised the protest led by the English Nationalist Alliance.
The English Defence League is planning another demonstration in Green Lane this Saturday and the British National Party the following Saturday.
A kick-boxing dad used an iPod to steal people’s details at cashpoints up and down the country because he needed money to go back to Romania, a court heard.
The borough’s businesses will enjoy a private audience with the women keeping the government’s finances in check this morning.
Major long-term plans for Barking and Dagenham’s transport future were outlined by members at tonight’s Cabinet meeting.
The rich history of the Becontree estate has been depicted in a colourful new mural, set to be unveiled at Valence House on Saturday.