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A City worker broke his collarbone after reportedly being shoved off his bike on the morning commute.

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

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history has been celebrated in a town hall ceremony.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history is to be celebrated in a special ceremony.

Earlier this month, I attended a Thames Estuary Growth Commission event in Purfleet to coincide with the launch of their Priorities Report.

Borough arts Susanna Wallis talks about green spaces and the need for children to have more freedom in their education.

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

The family of a Dagenham man who died from an asbestos-related cancer are attempting to trace his former colleagues.

Former sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham factory reunited for a tribute event commemorating 50 years since the historic strikes.

If there was any danger about the legacy of the Ford Dagenham strikers being forgotten, a film dramatisation released in 2010 put an end to that.

Ford Dagenham’s striking women machinists faced prejudice over their historic act in the media as well as the street.

The vote was clear: down tools, grab your handbags and walk out the door.

Striking sewing machinists and other campaigning women in Barking and Dagenham’s history have been immortalised in a silk banner.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas, has renewed his appeals to protect the car manufacturing industry.

The Mayor of London’s office has revealed it is calling in plans for a huge 2,900 home development in Dagenham that was denied planning permission by Havering Council last month.

Jon Cruddas, the MP for Dagenham and Rainham, defended the role of Ford in Dagenham’s future in Parliament on Friday.

A new development of 325 homes are set to be built on a former Ford car park in Dagenham.

Paul Long, a life-long O’s fan scooped the jackpot this week, and his son Elliot spent several years at non-league club Romford

A woman from Beckton is starring in the London School of Economics’ performance of Made in Dagenham.

Q&A: Green Party’s Matthew Crowley

Friday, February 23, 2018

Matthew Crowley is the elections and campaigns coordinator for Barking, Dagenham and Havering Green Party.

This week we have been celebrating the centenary of one of the most important pieces of law in the history of our country.

Five decades ago, women workers at Ford’s Dagenham factory went on strike.

An evening celebrating 100 years since British women first won the right to vote is coming to Barking Learning Centre.

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


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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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