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Monday, November 13, 2017

Barking and Dagenham fell silent over the weekend to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in war.

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell led the borough’s first memorial service today ahead of Armistice Day.

The church of St Peter and Paul is the oldest building in Dagenham. It was originally built in the 12th-13th century through the order of the abbess of Barking.

There is a small stone in Central Park close to the entrance from the car park in Wood Lane.

This week marks the 80th birthday of the Civic Centre - and residents are being asked to share their memories of the Grade II listed building.

Historian and author Michael Foley charts the rise of war memorials in the wake of the First World War and how the different types of tributes to our war heroes came about.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our two-minute Met Office video forecast.

Canals feature in some of the most beautiful landscapes the capital has to offer, but among their number were some which didn’t survive to be admired in the present day.

The White Horse, a former Chadwell Heath pub which earlier this month closed its doors to customers after 400 years, has been put on the market for £4 million.

Valence House Museum has been recognised for the quality of its heritage education.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of a museum at Valence House.

Witch-hunting was much more savage and sweeping in Europe and in Scotland than it ever was in England, and went hand-in-hand with heresy-hunting.

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

A German painter will pay tribute to a “wonderful” post-war friendship through a powerful exhibition.

An expat from Dagenham is trying to track down the family of his late friend as he tries to write a book about his extraordinary life.

For children today. “hopping” means jumping on one leg, but for older readers the word conjures up memories of working in the hopfields in Kent over the summer holidays.

Titanic: The world knows the name, and it conjures up thoughts of a vast white ship, heartbreaking last embraces, and a Celine Dion soundtrack.

A cross-border friendship based on thirteen hooks, six rubber rings and a wooden board will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Easter.

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