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Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home
Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home

Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home

People living in the Barking & Dagenham council area are being invited to submit locations that could have a cycle hanger installed.

Jun
21
2023
Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham
Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham

Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham

Maybe not the most obvious place for a tourist bus tour, but Barking and Dagenham council is now offering free bus tours of their patch.

Jun
13
2023
Medieval law requires a bundle of straw to be hung from the Barking flood barrier
Medieval law requires a bundle of straw to be hung from the Barking flood barrier

Medieval law requires a bundle of straw to be hung from the Barking flood barrier

Later this month, in line with ancient law, a bundle of straw will hang from the top of the huge Barking Creek flood barrier.

Mar
02
2023
London womens museum seeks funding
London womens museum seeks funding

London womens museum seeks funding

When the proposed women's history museum in Shadwell turned out to be a Jack the Ripper tourist trap, plans were set up to create an actual woman's history museum.

Jan
07
2021
Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station
Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station

Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station

A major road linking parts of Essex to London could be buried in a tunnel if plans by Barking and Dagenham Council are approved.

Sep
30
2020
Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier
Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier

Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier

Although the Thames Barrier is the most famous of London's flood defenses, it's only one of 36 industrial floodgates built to protect London -- and one of the more distinctive is the Barking Creek Barrier.

Mar
30
2020
See a Finnish steam train in Barking
See a Finnish steam train in Barking

See a Finnish steam train in Barking

Down among the warehouses and scrapyards of Barking can be found a most curious sight - a steam train.

Jan
16
2020

Catch a steam train in East London on Saturday

This Saturday there will be a chance to board a steam train in East London as it runs a route from Southend to the Bluebell Railway.

Mar
19
2019
Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station
Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station

Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station

A listed modernist railway station is set to be restored to its original 1950s appearance.

Mar
09
2019
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside

London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside

Permission has been given for the London Overground to be extended to a new housing development at Barking riverside.

Aug
08
2017
New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension
New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

In 2008, the incoming Mayor of London scrapped plans for a DLR extension to Dagenham Dock. In 2014, the outgoing Mayor of London announced plans for a London Overground extension, almost to Dagenham Dock.

Sep
08
2014
A look around St. Margaret’s Church, Barking
A look around St. Margaret’s Church, Barking

A look around St. Margaret’s Church, Barking

Some 800 years ago, a church was built in the grounds of the existing Barking Abbey and while the Abbey has long since vanished, the church still remains as a cornerstone of Christian worship in the town.

Sep
29
2012