June 19 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Two teenagers will be showing off their best moves when they take part in the European Street Dancing Championships.
Jemma Lord, of Westfield Road, Dagenham, and Fraser White, from Havering, are among a handful of British pairs who will compete in Slovenia on Friday.
The duo impressed judges at the all England qualifier at the O2 on May 20 to land the coveted place.
Jemma, 16, said she and Fraser, 18, began dancing together two years ago.
“It works really well,” she told the Post. “We are similar types of dancers so we complement each other.”
She said their style is like Dagenham dance group and Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity. “We like to entertain, so include gimmicky stuff which people enjoy watching,” the Abbs Cross pupil explained.
The pair would love to win, said Jemma, adding: “We’re just going to try our best.”
One of the victims of a vicious pub attack in Rainham that saw three men punched, kicked and stamped on says he only remembers waking up in a pool of blood.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson lists Barking’s Riverside development as a critical area for economic growth in his vision for the capital’s future.
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.