After the festive period, gift giving and indulgence follows the contrastingly bleak month of January and a period of self-deprivation: alcohol free, less calories and reduced spending... It is time to look back to thriftiness in Barking’s past - shopping here 100 years ago involved pawnbrokers and penny stores.
Gurleen Marwaha, 26, is the assistant director of Explore Learning, Barking, which aims to build children’s confidence in education. She tells the Post what she loves about the borough and what she’d like to see change.
The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.