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Sunday, January 21, 2018

More than 72,000 small shrouded figures are set to be laid out in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Do you recognise the family in this photo?

The fascinating story of how a single unexploded wartime bomb had a ‘ripple affect’ that led to hundreds of deaths in a school in Canning Town is told on BBC 2 tonight.

Politicians, police chiefs, veterans, cadets and members of the public took part in a remembrance service at the Cenotaph in East Ham this morning.

“I’ve had a wonderful life,” remarks Stanley Silburn, as he reflects on 94 years of memories.

One way of discovering local history – and what I promised readers I’d bring in my ‘Looking back…’ series – is interviewing an expert, a researcher, a resident, a witness. That normally requires for both the interviewer and the interviewee to be alive.

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

The realities of the Great War resonate more keenly when they come from the mouths of those who experienced it themselves.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

On the 30th anniversary of the Docklands Light Railway, emeritus professor of transport strategy at The Open University, Stephen Potter, considers the history and impact of one of the busiest transport systems in the UK.

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

“I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele).”

Dozens gathered to pay their respects to Forest Gate’s war dead on the anniversary of the night a bomb hit a bus during the Second World War.

A vigil to remember the 20 victims of a World War II V1 flying bomb is being held in Forest Gate this evening.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, pupils from Rokeby School gathered to discuss their thoughts on her acclaimed work.

“People walk past this factory every day and think it’s some old warehouse, but there’s a lot going on inside these four walls.”

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 story telling a little known chapter of British history has been published after gathering dust in an attic for almost 50 years.

Newham’s Ramgarhia Sikh community arrived in east London in the 1960s, meeting in a number of places to worship before settling in their current home in Neville Road, Forest Gate.

A war hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service in the First World War has been honoured with a commemorative stone.

The last public information films might have aired years ago, but the short broadcasts reveal fascinating insights into days gone by.

A soldier who received the Victoria Cross is to be honoured with a commemorative stone in East Ham next month.

Newham Chinese Association has received funding to keep running for the next two years.

One of east London’s most famous daughters, Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday today.

Newham’s most famous daughter is 100-years-old today.

A trio of students have found a healthy way to keep history alive - by walking through it.

Penny chews, cream sodas and sweet shrimps - growing up surrounded by jars of sugary treats would sound like Heaven to a lot of children, but for Penny Southern a bag of pick ‘n’ mix was enough to satisfy her for a whole week.

Marrying and moving into your first home together is a dream come true for many, but for one young family the dream turned into a nightmare.

The Ford Maverick wasn’t a very popular car when it rolled off production lines in the 1990s, but it did have a reputation for being reliable.

Ask a Hammers fan who their ultimate ‘Mr West Ham’ would be, and a few names might spring to mind.

Sifting through thousands of years of London life to secure Europe’s largest engineering project in history has to be a dream job for any archaeologist.

The last complete steam coaster ship in the world may have escaped the scrapyard.

Are you a world war buff or a food fanatic? You might want to pay the Poppy Pantry a visit.

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