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Queen’s Speech- Fighting for the needs of the Borough

    Last week the Government set out in the Queen’s Speech its programme for the coming year. In the debate that followed I expressed my anger and frustration that once again the needs of Barking and Dagenham have been overlooked. Our needs are great. During my 20 years as your Member of Parliament, we […]

Delivering better bus services for Barking

I am pleased to have secured fresh commitments from Transport for London on improving bus services in the Borough. Last week I lobbied Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, for an increase in the number of buses on the EL1 and EL2 routes which serve residents on the Thames View Estate. Many of you on […]

we can get our heads around

If we can get our heads around creating economies of scale for plastic waste, with the help of the companies that are involved in distributing the material in the first place, all kinds of positive results will happen. This means creating bring back programs, using reverse supply chains to recapture some of the material, injecting […]

all is not lost because there

Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college, and twenty jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country; she borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company […]

You pass staples and lowes and all

You pass staples and lowes and all that on your right hand side. You pass germantown road. You can get ta germantown road and then exit onta demons alley but its kinda weird ta get off if you dont know tha area. Nashville pulled Pekka Rinne for an extra attacker with 1:39 left, and Hartman […]

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In 2014, Chicago O’Hare International Airport beat record holder Atlanta for the title of the busiest airport in the world in number of takeoffs and landings, but slipped back into second last year. Nonetheless, the popular hub has the most runways (nine) of any major international airport, largely serving United and American Airlines. A flight […]

R Design is available in saloon and estate body styles

R Design is available in saloon and estate body styles and with either the D4 or D5 engine. Our D5 model had the clever Powerpulse system which uses an electric compressor to fire a burst of high pressure air into the turbo when the throttle is pressed hard. This pre loading the turbo more or […]

The people get to know much more

“The people get to know much more about the history of Manneken Pis, that’s a very extraordinary history and a long time history and also here with the costumes it’s to learn more about the history of this tradition. Because the tradition to dressing Manneken Pis up started in the beginning of the 17th century. […]

Shining a light on homelessness in the Borough

  I have been working hard to raise awareness of the growing problem of homelessness in the Borough. Last week I visited a homeless shelter set up by Worshipville Ministries and listened to the stories and concerns of some of the people sleeping rough. We have a real problem here in the Borough. Those living rough are […]

Clamping down on Betting Shops in the Borough

We have seen a proliferation of betting shops in the Borough. Just last week I walked down the High Street and counted 7 betting shops. As soon as a shop closes it is replaced by a new betting shop. These betting shops target the most vulnerable people in our area and they have a devastating […]