Barking and Dagenham Borough News

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A family-of-three were rushed to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning in the early hours of Saturday morning, after trying to cook soup on an indoor barbecue.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Bob Wegner of the Lake Michigan Admirals (Pic: Joel Stevens)

A community basketball team have raised just under £2,000 from a charity match featuring the world’s tallest pro player.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Premduth Goburdhun recently bought dog food from Barking Asda, which was a year out of date. His dog King was ill and taken to the vets and he is now seeking compensation.

An elderly dog-owner is demanding compensation from a supermarket after he was sold dog food more than a year out of date.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Ill IT Solutions' Remembrance Day shop display.

A computer businessman has shown his support for Britain’s serviceman past and present with a moving Remembrance Day display in his shop window.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Lake Michigan Admirals with 7ft 8ins Bob Wegner (centre)

Imagine David taking on Goliath with a basketball instead of a stone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Premduth Goburdhun recently bought dog food from Barking Asda, which was a year out of date. His dog King was ill and taken to the vets and he is now seeking compensation.

An elderly dog-owner is demanding compensation from a Barking supermarket after he was sold dog food more than a year out of date.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Dagenham businesswoman Sam Purnell, owner of the Ghost Salon (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Getting a job can be tough for anyone, but for those with a troubled background it can be virtually impossible.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Remembrance Day at Dagenham parish church St. Peter and St. Paul,

People from all backgrounds fell silent across Dagenham yesterday, as remembrance services took place marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Remembrance Day at the war memorial, Barking Park,
 The Bishop of Barking Trevor Mwamba.

Veterans, cadets, scouts and members of the public joined the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham in remembering the borough’s fallen heroes yesterday.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Former Royal Marine Commando Alf Bulgen, 93, served in Burma uring the Second World War.

While Remembrance Day is about honouring those that gave their lives for others, it is also an opportunity to thank the soldiers that made it home.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Dagenham Girl Pipers lead this morning's Remebrance Sunday march through Dagenham.

As people stopped to pay respects to the war dead from conflicts across the world today, one former soldier is wants others to remember us that war doesn’t just hurt people physically.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Dagenham Girl Pipers led the Remembrance Sunday march.

People from all backgrounds fell silent across the borough this morning, as remembrance services took place marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
The procession for last year's service at Dagenham Village Church

Barking and Dagenham will see a range of services and processions to mark Remembrance Day today.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Cllr Darren Rodwell will lead a walk through the town centre raising money for victims of domestic violence.

Morning shoppers could find themselves disbelieving their own eyes later this month, with Barking and Dagenham’s council leader set to parade through Barking town centre in lady’s shoes.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Juan Jose Galicia, left, and Jesús Manso Arcas, right, from Tradex Consultancy welcome Sabor a Malaga to the UK.

A trade consultancy business from Barking played host to some of the finest Spanish foods on Wednesday, in a bid to help a popular Mediterranean province penetrate the UK market.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Lake Michigan Admirals with 7ft 8ins Bob Wegner (centre)

Imagine David taking on Goliath with a basketball instead of a stone.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A couple from Barking have been arrested on suspicion of illegally selling puppies as part of a wider animal cruelty operation across the south East.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Grafton Primary School pupils from Year 4 taking part in a fashion catwalk for Roman Day

Children at Grafton Primary School experienced a day of culture spanning a few thousand years of history, with a Roman fashion show and graffiti art masterclass.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Emma Barton

For most people, dressing for work doesn’t involve becoming a tiger, a pirate, a bunny rabbit or a witch.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The man was dragged from his car in Alderman Avenue, Barking, by five men who attaked him (Pictiure: Google Streetview)

A man was dragged from his car and beaten by a gang of five men then chased through Dagenham on Saturday night say police, who are appealing for information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Barking Power Station

Council bosses will appeal for cash to Boris Johnson and the government over the coming months in the hope of saving Barking’s embattled power station.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Motorists on the A13 Thames Gateway heading westwards towards Dagenham face heavy delays this morning, following a crash between a motorbike and a car.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Artist Chad McCail designed the mural and spent his summer engaging with as many of Becontree’s residents as he could (Pic: Matt Benjamin)

A colourful new mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate will be unveiled at Valence House this afternoon.

Friday, October 24, 2014
No one was injured in the crash.

A lucky motorcyclist has escaped injury following a crash with a car in Dagenham this evening.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fine artist Biniam Ghide, from Dagenham, worked on the project.

The rich history of the Becontree estate has been depicted in a colourful new mural, set to be unveiled at Valence House on Saturday.

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

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