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Joe Blythe believes would-be councillors must tackle crime in Barking town centre (pic: Ellie Hoskins)

Local elections 2014: We find out what matters to drinkers in Barking’s Spotted Dog

Having a political debate over a pint down the pub is a British tradition.

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Balloon artist Lucy Hennessy recently won four bronze awards at the World Balloon Convention 2014

Former City worker turned balloon artist taking world by storm

A former finance worker who left the City to set up her own balloon artistry business has taken America by storm, picking up a handful of awards in a recent international competition.

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Ballet dancer Amaan Rashid

Post People: Young Dagenham ballet dancer has high hopes for the future

Keen sportsman Amaan Rashid, 10, of Dagenham is a mid-associate of the Royal Ballet School and has finished a run of Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House. He played a fairy page, a mandolin boy and a monkey in 10 of the 20 performances. He talks to the Post about dancing, karate and his dreams for the future.

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Can you identify this man, wanted in connection with an attempted car theft?

Have you seen this man?

Police are anxious to speak to a man in connection with an attempted car theft in Dagenham.

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Left to right: Sharon Ritchie, 45, Patricia Moses, 44 and Carole Moses, 50

Video: Family of hit-and-run victim Christopher Ritchie demand justice

The family of a hit-and-run victim are calling for the law to be rewritten as the hunt for his killer continues.

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Cllr Tony Perry passed away last Saturday following a long-term illness.

Barking and Dagenham mourns death of councillor Tony Perry

Flags flew at half mast at both Barking Town Hall and Dagenham Civic Centre yesterday following the death of Cllr Tony Perry, who died last Saturday.

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A fire in Barking was sparked by an exploding e-cigarette (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

Exploding e-cig sparks Barking flat fire

Everyone knows smoking is bad for you but there are new health concerns after an e-cigarette exploded and set fire to a house in Barking.

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Three crews tackled the fire on Wythenshawe Road, Dagenham

Rescued Dagenham resident thanks emergency services

A woman who was rescued from a fire in her flat has thanked the emergency services for their assistance.

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Workspace firm continues to go from strength to strength

The world’s largest provider of flexible workspace is celebrating the fifth birthday of its Barking business centre.

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Musa Jallow

Apprentice who played vital role at Olympic Park given prize for hard work

A construction apprentice who worked at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through a local employment scheme has seen his hard work praised.

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