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Dagenham Boxing Club duo Tariq Agius and Billy Adams took another step along the road to possible national glory with impressive wins at the weekend.

Cutting the maximum stake on betting machines to £30 or less “will do nothing” to combat problem gambling, the MP for Barking has said.

Cricket: Cook still keen to conquer

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alastair Cook admits it is a daily struggle to conquer the self-doubts which can constrain even his all-time record run-scoring habits.

Do you know an inspiring sports teacher with a passion for ensuring young girls have equal access and opportunities to play sport? TeamUp, an initiative designed to engage schools and help teachers deliver team sports to girls, is launching a campaign to search for London’s Sports Teacher of the Year and nominations are now open.

A talented teenage basketball star from Barking is celebrating after being selected for the prestigious Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme in the USA.

A new development will see 911 new homes built in riverside location Fresh Wharf in Barking.

Without stepping outside the borough, four friends have walked from Barking to Barcelona, or rather the equivalent distance.

London Lions wii play an international game against Lithuanian LKL side BC Vytautas Prienu at the Copper Box Arena on Easter Monday (April 2, 4pm).

Six Nations: France 22 England 16

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the “game does not love you” after France handed Ireland the NatWest 6 Nations title by prevailing in Paris.

Legions of fans to walk to Wembley for cancer charity and you could be there too

Photographs of England’s only World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, have gone on display in a new exhibition.

Lakeside Hammers have assembled an exciting field for their opening meeting of the season and hope it help bring the crowd in ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Cricket: Morgan rues England collapse

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Eoin Morgan could only rue the collapse which cost England a one-day international series victory against New Zealand.

A bright spark from Dagenham wants to shine through the glass ceiling.

Dagenham Boxing Club’s Billy Adams remained on course to equal Kevin Mitchell’s record of three national titles in one season with success on another busy weekend.

Warren School’s Maliha Baig won the under-11 girls’ title at the Jack Petchey East London regional singles table tennis competition at the Copper Box.

Barking Abbey London Lions were unable to get the better of Durham in their reverse WBBL fixture, losing 72-45 in the north east on Sunday.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our animated Met Office video forecast.

“Charity begins at home.” This is said so often there is a risk of it being taken for granted as a sound principle. Far from it. The notion deserves careful examination, particularly as debate rages over foreign aid and the charities scandal.

Clean energy will provide all of Barking and Dagenham’s power by 2050, the council has pledged.

Acid will be recognised as a “highly dangerous” weapon under new sentencing guidelines after skyrocketing attacks involving corrosive substances.

Barking Sporthouse will host four Premier League matches in a festival of handball this weekend.

Trains face severe disruption due to wintery weather, giving commuters another reason to be miserable during morning rush hour.

The ITTF Team World Cup marked the official launch of a major grassroots table tennis project at the Copper Box Arena this weekend.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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