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Help your child to keep their teeth healthy

A major campaign has been launched in Barking and Dagenham to help improve young children’s dental health. The Teeth for Life programme aims to teach parents and their youngsters how to care for their teeth and reduce tooth decay in young children. Public Health statistics show that tooth decay is the top cause of non-emergency …
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Long serving volunteer celebrates 90th birthday

An outstanding and long serving volunteer was recognised for her services to the borough this week, as she celebrated her 90th birthday at the Barking Learning Centre. Evelyn Karstadt has been a volunteer for a total of 22 years at Barking Hospital and later Barking Library. She currently runs weekly coffee mornings and plays an …
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Minister praises progress at The Leys Primary School

The Minister of State for School Standards has praised the progress made by The Leys Primary School in Dagenham, writing to congratulate them on their key stage 2 results. The Right Honourable Nick Gibb MP contacted the school to express his pleasure at the level of progress made by pupils in reading, writing and mathematics. …
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Shop keeper to pay over £3000 for selling alcohol to 16-year-old

A shop keeper in Dagenham has been ordered to pay over £3000 following the sale of alcohol to a 16-year-old, including a breach of premise licence conditions. Mr Dikesh Gohil, who runs the Nisa Local Store in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, was charged with five offences under the Licensing Act 2003. Trading Standards conducted a test …
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Fourth Women’s Empowerment Month takes place in March

The fourth annual Women’s Empowerment Month takes place this March, as part of a range of exciting events planned during the centenary year since women won voting rights. A packed programme of events is scheduled including free and paid-for spectacles such as dance classes, workshops, and afternoon tea – there’s even the chance to get …
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Eastbury Manor House celebrates 100 years since it was saved from demolition

Eastbury Manor House launched their ‘We Love Eastbury’ campaign this week, to celebrate 100 years since the iconic building was saved from demolition. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) teamed up with the National Trust a century ago, to ensure that the Grade I listed Elizabethan house in Barking remained intact. The …
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Electric vehicle boost for Barking and Dagenham as 13 new charge points rolled out

New electric vehicle charge points are being installed at 13 locations across Barking and Dagenham in a bid to encourage residents to switch to the greener form of transport. The scheme is part of Source London, a capital-wide initiative which allows people to charge their electric automobiles at various sites including Dagenham Heathway, Longbridge Road, …
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Ground-breaking event marks new start for new homes

Barking and Dagenham witnessed another historic event on Thursday when construction began at Becontree Heath on a new £38.9m development. Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders cut the first piece of turf on an exciting project that will see 170 new homes, a new replacement bus terminus and new retail space for a …
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