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Idris Elba has named his former college in Dagenham as the place where he wants to lay his MOBO commemorative paving stone.

Nelson and Jones in two finals as Quy books his place

Scintilla finish their league campaign with a crushing victory over Bow Green to secure a top-four finish in the division

Two primary schools, 2,900 homes and a train station are among the plans for the Beam Park development to be submitted for approval.

A statue honouring the memory of a soldier killed in action has been stolen by vandals.

Headteacher Sir Paul Grant, 60, looks back over 27 years at Robert Clack School after saying goodbye to his pupils on Thursday, July 20, ahead of his retirement on Thursday, August 31.

The king of American reality TV, master of a multi-million pound estate, Mark Burnett has certainly come a long way from his Dagenham roots.

A 93-year-old man from Dagenham who has his Rolex watch stolen has been given a replacement timepiece by his former employers.

A family have driven away their new car after picking up the keys from the Queen.

A cross-border friendship based on thirteen hooks, six rubber rings and a wooden board will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Easter.

Volunteers dug deep to transform a patch of land into a playground paradise.

A 92-year-old war veteran will meet a world famous singer again 70 years after sharing the limelight with her on stage.

A “most fantastic woman” who died at 90 will be honoured at the club where she spent many of her later years.

More than 200 people took part in a discussion on robotics led by philosopher Michael Sandel for Radio 4’s The Public Philosopher.

The fight of Ford Dagenham’s women strikers for equal pay has been immortalised in popular culture.

A philosopher from the elite American university will discuss the role of robots in our future economy – and you can be in the audience.

Squad combine to claim cross-country honours

A chilling video shows the moment that a grandfather had his precious Ford retirement watch stolen in a distraction theft.

A budding artist should be able to draw on her confidence after bagging a weekend stay at Legoland for an inventive masterpiece.


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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