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May 2013

Jon Cruddas MP throws his support behind the Liberty Credit Union

May 30, 2013

Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.

Petition raised to save the Crown Post Office at Dagenham Heathway

May 29, 2013

For the past few months local residents of Dagenham have been voicing their opinions and concerns over the fate of the Dagenham Heathway Post Office. The Heathway Post Office is a bustling centre and is one of the very few in the borough still owned by the Post Office.

Lauren's Marvellous Medicine - Lauren's story and how you can help!

May 28, 2013

Recently Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by a local resident who brought this story to his attention regarding a local woman and her battle against cancer. Jon is in full support of the family and hopes that even in these hard times people will do all they can to help the them.

Here is Lauren Dixon's story:

Woolwich attack condemned by local Council and MP

May 28, 2013

In response to last week’s events in Woolwich, the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council Liam Smith released a statement condemning the attacks. The local MP Jon Cruddas is in full support of the statement, agreeing that incidents such as this need to be tackled head on.

Barking & Dagenham College media students excel at prestigious event

May 24, 2013

A group of five media and graphic design students from Barking and Dagenham College have been experiencing what it’s like to produce a short film, thanks to a special commission. The commission saw them film, conduct interviews and take all the photography at a prestigious event on Tuesday 14th May. The event was the Gazelle Colleges Group Summit at which speakers included Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, John Cridland CBE, Director General, CBI and Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UKCES.

Unemployment statistics by constituency for April 2013

May 22, 2013

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2013 was 3,504. This represents a rate of 7.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 115th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

British Telecom (BT) apprenticeship opportunities

May 16, 2013

British Telecom (BT) is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers and has recently been recognised by the Learning Skills Council. BT is constantly working with learning providers across the country to help develop their ever growing apprenticeship scheme.