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Summer of festivals fun continues at Eastbrookend Country Fair

Summer of festivals extravaganza continues when Eastbrookend Country Fair takes centre stage in Dagenham on Sunday 24 June. After record crowds made it a weekend to remember at Barking Folk Festival, the summer fun continues as residents get the chance to escape to the Dagenham countryside for another FREE event for the whole family. There …
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CCTV catches out three men in possession of firearms

Three men were arrested in Barking Town Centre for possession of firearms offences after CCTV caught them racing away after threatening a local business owner. Barking and Dagenham Council have successfully introduced a number of cameras across the borough as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour to help keep residents safe. CCTV operators first …
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Resident evicted after cannabis found growing in council property

A resident from Dagenham has been evicted from his council property after police discovered a large quantity of cannabis growing in his garden, bedroom and loft. Officers from Becontree Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team first became alerted to a strong smell of cannabis coming from the address in Dunkeld Road. After visiting the property, they discovered …
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Competition winners enjoy woodland creature visit

Students at St Vincent’s Primary School recently enjoyed a visit from a pair of colourful woodland characters, after their catering team won an ‘Autumn Wonderland’ competition. Furry showbiz performers Teddy and Otto – from street theatre group Creature Encounter – attended the Dagenham school to entertain students with their wildlife and fairy tale themed performance. …
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New play brings to life inspirational story of Barking and Dagenham woman

A woman from Barking and Dagenham is bringing her inspirational life story to the big stage, after securing £15,000 funding from Arts Council England. My Journey tells the dramatic tale of local artist Sharlene Carter, whose life changed forever in 2005 when her mum was diagnosed with Ataxia Cerebellar, a brain disease that affects speech …
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Iconic Barking and Dagenham buildings go green for Grenfell

Two of the borough’s most iconic buildings have turned green for Grenfell this week, as the borough marks one-year since the west London tragedy. The Town Hall, in Barking, and the Civic Centre, in Dagenham, were bathed in an emerald glow on Wednesday evening (13 June) and will be lit until Sunday night (17 June). …
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Essential roadworks to take place at Barking Riverside for six months

Drivers in Barking Riverside and Thames View will face disruption as Thames Water Utilities carries out essential maintenance works. The work is set to last until October. While the maintenance is being carried out, Thames Road will become one-way from River Road towards Renwick Road with no access the other way. Bastable Avenue restrictions back …
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Scam Awareness Month takes centre stage in Barking Market

Barking and Dagenham Trading Standards service are taking extra measures to ensure residents are not victims of a scam. A nationwide campaign is taking place to raise awareness and teach people about the dangers of not falling foul of the scammers! As part of this initiative, trading standards officers will be holding a stand and …
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World Cup arrives in Barking and Dagenham

Forget Harry Kane, Lionel Messi and Neymar. Now is your chance to become the leading marksman ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Barking and Dagenham are getting well in to the spirit of things ahead of the showpiece event in Russia and will be holding a ‘find a football’ competition where residents can win …
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Record crowds attend Barking Folk Festival

Record crowds made it to Barking Folk Festival making it one of the best ever attended events in the borough. The weather gods were certainly onside as warm conditions made it a weekend to remember as residents and people from outside the borough turned out in their thousands to enjoy another memorable folk festival. Over …
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