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A second woman has been charged with the murder of an eight-year-old girl who died in a house in Chadwell Heath.

The volunteers at the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been among the most widely praised aspect of London 2012, and appreciation was shown when they got the biggest cheer during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics.

The Paralympic Games - and Britain's summer of sport - ended with a spectacular ceremony which lit up the Olympic Stadium and marked a Games "made in Britain".

More than five million spectators have been to see the Olympic Games in person at venues across London.

Britain's hopes of winning a gold on the first day of the Games failed to materialise, but thousands of sports fans still enjoyed a sunny start to the Olympics.

London Bridge station should be avoided on the first weekday of the Games, Transport for London (TfL) has advised.

Sir Steve Redgrave has passed the Olympic Flame to seven young people, who lit the Olympic cauldron in the Stadium.

Muhammad Ali has appeared at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Thousands of competitors took part in the athletes' parade during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

A lively British history lesson formed the basis of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

The pre-show for the London 2012 Games opening ceremony has started.

The first road events for the London 2012 Olympic Games get underway tomorrow, with Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins among the competitors.

Three of the young people who went to Singapore in 2005 to help London win the Games reflect on how the trip changed their lives.

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games should take place in dry weather, although showers are predicted earlier in the day.

The Olympic Torch is more than halfway through the second day of its week-long journey around London, and has so far today been taken on the London Eye, rowed across a lake and been carried by dance group Diversity.

The Olympic Flame will travel through four boroughs today on its tour across London, and will be carried by torchbearers including Lennox Lewis.

A volunteer who started giving her time to community groups after being made redundant has been nominated to be named a Community Champion.

The Post is searching for Community Champions, and we're looking to you, our readers, to nominate the people you think deserve to be honoured.

You are being given the chance to win tickets to the Paralympic Games thanks to a partnership between the Barking and Dagenham Post, the Mayor of London and the body in charge of the Olympic Park's future.

Today marks exactly 100 days to go until the opening of the Paralympic Games.

Sweet or savoury - that was the big discussion at Barking and Dagenham College as students tested their cookery skills for Pancake Day.

Three men have been charged after more than £8million of drugs were seized by the Metropolitan Police.

Three men have been arrested after more than £8million of drugs were seized by the Metropolitan Police.

A young people's charity has been recognised for its work in creating a community garden.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis following a fire at a Dagenham house.

The new headteacher of Barking Riverside School is urging parents and children to put the new school down as their first choice.

A Barking-born musician will be performing two concerts next week in aid of a charity fighting child poverty.

The fifth annual Barking and Dagenham Business Awards were officially launched this afternoon.

Two members of a Barking performing group will be swapping the theatre stage for the world stage when they perform at the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

Children have been taking advantage of the snow overnight in Barking and Dagenham to have some fun, while others have been trying to clear the white stuff off their cars so they can get moving.

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