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Vince Cable presses the button to officially open the TEG Biogas plant in Dagenham (pic: Paul Bennett)

Business Secretary Vince Cable opens pioneering food waste plant in Dagenham

The capital’s first anaerobic digestion waste recycling plant was opened in Dagenham this morning by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

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Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke will host the glitzy awards ceremony.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke to host Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2014

Companies have just two weeks to submit an entry into this year’s Barking and Dagenham Business Awards and get the chance to meet BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing favourite Anton du Beke.

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Doctors thought Sanaa Sheikh had bleeding on the brain after her skull was cracked in the hit and run

Woman left unable to move after Dagenham hit and run

A 25-year-old has been left unable to move or eat after a hit and run driver knocked her down on a zebra crossing in Dagenham, cracking her skull and causing multiple fractures.

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The woman from Dagenham had been flying a kite.

Kite flyer from Dagenham tumbles from beach promenade on to rocks

A 53-year-old woman was rushed to hospital last Saturday after falling up to 10 feet on to rocks while flying a kite at the beach.

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Florence King (left), 88, and Muriel Baker, 87

Local elections 2014: Courting the grey vote in Barking and Dagenham

Over the last few decades Barking and Dagenham has seen its population change and grow drastically.

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Left to right: Paul Howard, 38, Samuel Howard, six, Marry Karim, 29, Keran Howard, two, and Tim Hunt, 33, holding Natalia Hunt, three months (pic: David Mirzoeff)

Local elections 2014: What issues are highest on parents’ agendas in Barking and Dagenham?

With a school places crisis gripping the borough, the Post went down to a children’s centre to find out what issues were highest on parents’ agendas in the run-up to the local elections.

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CEO of DPB Ltd Ishrat Sharif at her workplace.

Local elections 2014: What are key issues for Barking and Dagenham business leaders?

As this year’s local elections get closer the sight of candidates canvassing on doorsteps will become more common.

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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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