May 26 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The worst ever shipping disaster on the Thames is to feature in BBC2 documentary series Coast next year.
The programme will examine the sinking in 1878 of the Princess Alice paddle steamer at Creekmouth village, off River Road, Barking, which led to the deaths of about 650 passengers.
Maria Williams, of Creekmouth Preservation Society, said the show would look at the sewage problem on the river in Victorian times and focus in particular on the plight of the Princess Alice’s passengers, who perished in the filthy water.
Air cadets have cancelled a planned fundraiser at a local supermarket in order to keep a low-profile following the terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
Getting work after college was a struggle for one student, but an apprenticeship with a local company has seen her land that all important first job.
The four groups said London’s status as a multi-cultural city which “respects and celebrates diversity” is what makes it one of the most “dynamic, progressive and tolerant cities in the world”.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.