In the Barking and Dagenham Recorder I spotted two stories.
"Firefighters not allowed to fly English flag for World Cup"
Firefighters will not be allowed to support the England team at the World Cup after being banned from flying the national flag at their station.
The ban was handed out after St George's Day, when Barking Fire Station's Blue Watch put up an England flag to mark the patron saint's day. They were told it might offend certain groups in the community.
But Ashfaq Siddique, secretary of Barking Mosque, called for the fire brigade to use some common sense and not to be oversensitive.
He said: "The World Cup is coming up and I think if you look at the Muslim households around the borough, they will be flying the England flag because many Muslims will be supporting England."
"BNP Wins 11 Seats"
The British National Party pledged to give Barking and Dagenham residents a voice after winning 11 seats on the council last night.
Could these stories by any chance be related ?