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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Children from Dagenham were among millions of youngsters to be sent to the country for their own safety at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Nigerian Independence Day and the start of Black History Month have been marked by two flag raising ceremonies.

Eighty years ago, children across Dagenham were sent to the country when the Second World War broke out.

How we reported the news this week in 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A family historian's search for his ancestors' burial place has ended in the middle of a churchyard's path.

What a stink! People daring to visit Valence House Museum are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells.

Plans to bring a banqueting suite in Chadwell Heath back to its former glory as an art deco cinema have been given the green light by architects and independent cinema consultants.

Who needs the Tour de France when you can enjoy a Tour de Becontree?

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

How the Dagenham Post reported the news this week in 1949, 1979 and 1999.

Our front pages were splashed with the news in 1949 of a devastating summer storm, police tearing apart a bungalow in 1979 looking for the loot from a £50,000 robbery and the government injecting £500m in 1999 to bring Barking and Dagenham into the next century.

Faith leaders have urged tolerance at a flag-raising ceremony marking 24 years since more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred in the Srebrenica genocide.

Our archives reveal how the Dagenham Post reported a blackmailer 70 years ago was caught in the act, how upset a little girl 40 years ago was who lost her dog and the headmaster 20 years ago who single-handedly manned the baracades to stop travellers invading his school.

A famous photographer's picture of one of the earliest pieces of European art will be a star exhibit at a busy train station's new gallery.

An army veteran is appealing for help tracing the family of a teenage soldier killed in action to make sure they get the medal he deserves.

The Windrush generation's contribution to British society has been celebrated in a flag raising ceremony.

A family-friendly museum in Dagenham is in the running for a national award.

The borough has remembered the Normandy landings during the Second World War with a procession to Barking Town Hall.

A procession in Barking will mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.

Have you ever heard the bells from St Margaret's Church ringing out across Barking on a Sunday morning and wondered how it's done?

When Jon Bevis's father Stephen died of pancreatic cancer in 1999 the family chose to have his ashes buried in the garden of remembrance at St Chad's church next door to his much-loved local, the White Horse in the High Road.

A group preserving the heritage of east London wants to hear from Thames Ward residents to get their stories.

A doctor has apologised after hospital staff failed to tell the family of a Ford Dagenham striker about a fall she suffered before her death.

The life of a gangster who beat up a Kray Twins henchman features in a new book aimed at setting the record straight.

An artistic project celebrating the hidden history of Barking Creek has received a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Four squadmates from 1948's cup-winning football team from Hunters Hall Primary School in Dagenham have reunited.

Residents from Becontree estate were painted by the Dutch artist Wouter Osterholt from November 2017 to March 2018 as they came and went across the area.

The flag of Bangladesh has been raised at the town hall to celebrate 49 years since the country's independence.

It's been 40 years since RT and RF buses travelled the streets of London. this Saturday they are going to roaming the streets again.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

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The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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