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Week in pictures: Royal baby mania erupts while Ford closes its stamping plant in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 17:28 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:28 26 July 2013

Joanna Ahmed and Isaaq at Buckingham Palace yesterday. The bulletin announcing the royal birth can be seen in the background

Joanna Ahmed and Isaaq at Buckingham Palace yesterday. The bulletin announcing the royal birth can be seen in the background

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This week Royal Baby mania swept the capital and a Chadwell Heath mum became the unlikely focus of media attention as she waited with her son for a glimpse of the newborn Prince George.

Ford workers at the pub after finishing final shiftsFord workers at the pub after finishing final shifts

Joanna Ahmed and her son Isaaq were on national and international television as they turned up outside St Mary’s Hospital while wearing cardboard crowns in celebration of the new future king.

In other news, Ford workers marked the closure of the Dagenham stamping and tooling plant while billboard signs on the back of vans encouraged illegal immigrants living in Barking and Dagenham to leave the UK voluntarily.

We’ve collected snaps from the week, taken by our photographers or sent in, which can be viewed by clicking on the gallery link below.


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