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Thursday, February 7, 2019

The great granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst called on families to share the story of how women won the vote on a visit to Barking.

The rainbow flag has been flown over the town hall to kickstart LGBT+ history month.

Campaigners are fundraising for a memorial stone to commemorate workers who were killed in an explosion at Rainham Chemical Works in 1916.

The lighting of six candles to remember the dead signalled the start of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day service.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

Plans for the biggest film studios in London took another step towards reality this week when the preferred bidders visited the site in Dagenham.

Almost 1,500 years of history has been told in just five pictures depicting some of the famous women connected to Barking and the surrounding area.

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

A museum has scooped £35,000 towards raising awareness of Barking’s former lords of the manor.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Workers in a shopping centre in Dagenham have generously stepped in and are selling poppies after the British Legion were unable to find any volunteers.

Peace was the message at a remembrance service in Barking today (Friday).

A computer science teacher staged a flypast to signal the start of a school’s remembrance service.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

It won’t be long before the First World War passes from living memory.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

The inheritor of a global glove legacy is on the hunt for factory workers from Dagenham.

Historic, innovative and quirky buildings across Barking and Dagenham are set to open their doors for one weekend only as part of Open House London.

Barking and Dagenham Council hosted a special flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd Indian Independence Day before a celebratory event for all the community yesterday.

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.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The Bard of Barking has explored his family roots in the area to mark the centenary of his grandparents getting married and moving here from Essex.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A celebration of Armed Forces Day is coming to Valence House in Dagenham next weekend.

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