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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.
The trial of an illegal immigrant accused of repeatedly raping a woman has collapsed.
A former finance worker who left the City to set up her own balloon artistry business has taken America by storm, picking up a handful of awards in a recent international competition.
Flags flew at half mast at both Barking Town Hall and Dagenham Civic Centre yesterday following the death of Cllr Tony Perry, who died last Saturday.
A planning appeal that could have seen the demolition of a pretty neo-Georgian former convent in Dagenham has been dismissed by the government.