Barking and Dagenham Borough News

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Six men appeared in court this morning charged with Syria-related terrorism and fraud offences after arrests by officers at addresses across London and at Dover.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A three-vehicle crash and flooding on the A13 is causing heavy delays westbound this morning.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Gym Barking.

The Christmas month might be a traditional time of over-indulgence but one nationwide fitness chain is pre-empting the unhealthy season by opening a new gym in Barking.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sydney Russell School in Dagenham

Sydney Russell could be the latest Dagenham school to become an academy after a formal consultation was launched on Monday.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Cllr Laila Butt, cabinet member for crime and enforcement, (right) with Trading Standards manager Theo Lamptey and some goods recently seized at Dagenham Market.

It might be the season of goodwill, but not all traders are spreading the festive cheer and Barking and Dagenham residents are being urged to shop safely.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Cllr Laila Butt, cabinet member for crime and enforcement, with council officers and the Latin American delegation.

What attracts people to Barking and Dagenham?

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Lollipop men and women could be saved

Lollipop men and women could be saved from council budget cuts, it was announced on Monday night.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Young Achiever of the Year Douglas Muller with Tomorrow's People task force coordinator Stacey Wright.

A teenager who was kicked out of school following a traumatic upbringing before turning his life around through a Barking employment charity has had his achievements recognised with a national award.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Staff at West and Coe raised almost £15,000 for Movember.

A team of hairy-lipped funeral directors have smashed their Movember fundraising target and generated the 12th-highest amount of any group in the country.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Shoppers in Vicarge Field Shopping Centre in Barking.

Traders are preparing for one of busiest days of Christmas shopping tomorrow with stores set to slash prices for Black Friday.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Aiden Dawson, seven, and Demi Dawson, 10, hang white ribbons on the Christmas tree to mark White Ribbon Day

The festive season is officially upon us, following last night’s Christmas lights switch-on outside Barking’s old magistrates’ court.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Barking and Dagenham Council's cuts consultation ends today. Last month refuse collectors staged a protest outside Barking Town Hall against proposed pay cuts that could form part of the £54m savings drive if approved (photo: Ellie Hoskins)

Anyone wanting to express their views on Barking and Dagenham’s £53.5million cuts package has until the end of today, when the public consultation draws to a close.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Geraldine Mlingo and her children, Stefani and Prince, were saved from their carbon-monoxide filled house on Saturday morning (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A mum-of-two is thanking her lucky stars after a carbon monoxide detector saved her family’s lives in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Barking's Christmas lights will be switched on tonight.

The festive season officially gets underway tonight with the switch-on of Barking’s Christmas lights.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the Ford Dagenham engine plant.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson praised the value of apprentices on a special visit to Dagenham’s Ford plant this morning.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

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:

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