Remembrance Day News

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A computer businessman has shown his support for Britain’s serviceman past and present with a moving Remembrance Day display in his shop window.

Veterans, cadets, scouts and members of the public joined the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham in remembering the borough’s fallen heroes yesterday.

While Remembrance Day is about honouring those that gave their lives for others, it is also an opportunity to thank the soldiers that made it home.

As people stopped to pay respects to the war dead from conflicts across the world today, one former soldier is wants others to remember us that war doesn’t just hurt people physically.

People from all backgrounds fell silent across the borough this morning, as remembrance services took place marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Barking and Dagenham will see a range of services and processions to mark Remembrance Day today.

Soldiers who served in the First World War will be remembered tonight in a film made by Dagenham students.

A mother who lost her soldier son in conflict has welcomed the return of British troops from Afghanistan – while her son’s friend calls for those returning home to be given more support.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College have sacrificed their half term holiday to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

After unearthing the tragic stories of her three great-uncles, who fought in the First World War, Kim Smith tells Anna Silverman why she’s chosen to mark their graves this Remembrance Day.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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