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News from the twin town – July 2022

Overground for Riverside

The Overground line from Barking Riverside to Barking is due to start running this summer. An exact date for the first scheduled trains has not yet been set. Trains are currently running on a trial basis and training drivers for the new route.

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Things to know from Barking and Dagenham – June 2022

51 times Labour

As in the 2018 local elections, Labour again won all 51 seats for Barking and Dagenham Council on 5 May. Since the amalgamation of Dagenham and Barking in 1960, Labour has always had the majority. However, the turnout was only 24.49%, another 5% lower than last time.

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Things to know from Barking and Dagenham – May 2022

Boxing against depression

Volunteers have started to plant a “Forest of Gratitude” in Barking and Dagenham. He In Barking and Dagenham he is still popular today, the former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion (WBC) Frank Bruno, who comes from our twin town. As a professional he was in the ring for 48 fights, including twice against Mike Tyson, and won 40 times. In 1995, he managed to win the world title on his fourth attempt against Oliver McCall.

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Things to know from Barking and Dagenham – February 2022

Poor working-class neighborhood and gathering place for artists of all styles – in the case of our twin town Barking and Dagenham this is no contradiction. As part of the development of Greater London, it is planned to make offers here for artists from all over East London. This is an area with a population of 8 million.

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Jubilee Cake & Cocktail Party

Celebrating 40 Year City Twinning Barking and Dagenham / Witten
25 Barking and Dagenham / Witten Club

Club address

Barking & Dagenham Witten Club e.V.
Fredi-Ostermann-Straße 1
58454 Witten, Germany