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Would you like to be a Magistrate?

Nov 21, 2012


Dagenham Park law students have launched a project to raise awareness of the importance of Magistrates in the UK legal system. The campaign also highlights the need for more volunteers within Dagenham and Rainham. Magistrates play an important role in the legal system at a local level, authorising actions such as arrests; detention; search and seizure of property.

Remembrance Sunday (11.11.2012)

Nov 20, 2012

Remembrance Sunday (11.11.2012) in Dagenham Village

Remembrance Sunday this year in Dagenham Village saw a fantastic turnout, with the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Anthony Ramsey in attendance alongside local MP Jon Cruddas. The local ward Councillors were also present amongst a host of veterans, members of the Royal British Legion, the Dagenham Girl Pipers and many local residents.

Jon Cruddas MP addresses the House of Commons regarding the recent Dagenham Ford closures

Nov 06, 2012

This speech regarding the recent decisions taken by Dagenham Ford, was delivered to the House of Commons today (06.11.2012) by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls opens new Technical Skills Academy in Barking

Oct 26, 2012


Students and staff at Barking’s new Technical Skills Academy welcomed shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP to its official opening on Thursday 18th October. Mr Balls praised the facility along with local MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas. The new facilities provide vocational training and education for young people aged 16 to 19. The £14 million centre is a joint venture between the borough council and Barking & Dagenham College.

Latest unemployment figures show that much improvement is needed

Oct 24, 2012

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in September 2012 was 3,452. This represents a rate of 7.8% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 123rd highest of the 650 UK


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