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War hero street names

Labour is urging councils to follow the example of Barking and Dagenham and rename streets after war heroes. The borough has named roads after Private Tony Rawson and Rifleman Martin Kinggett who were killed in Afghanistan.

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Renaming streets after war heroes.

A new street of council houses in Barking and Dagenham was named after Rifleman Martin Kinggett. Credit: Ministry of Defence

Labour is urging councils to follow the example of Barking and Dagenham and rename streets after war heroes.

In 2011, Barking and Dagenham renamed a road after Private Tony Rawson who was killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan in 2007.

Last year a new street of council houses in the borough was named Martin Kinggett Gardens after Rifleman Kinggett, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

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