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Thursday, April 19, 2018

We see their names on a daily basis, but who are the people who have one of Newham’s roads in their honour? Sophie Morton takes a look at some of the stories behind the streets.

A soldier from Canning Town who was awarded the Victoria Cross after being killed in action in the final months of the First World War has been remembered a century on.

A rare collection of photos from a Stratford veteran reveal what life was like when all fell quiet on the Western Front.

To mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote on Tuesday, next week’s paper will be a special women’s edition.

To kick-start the celebrations, Hayley Anderson delves into the history of the suffragettes and their role in history.

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?

A Plaistow bellringer has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list bybeing made a MBE for services to campanology.

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

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

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

Around 50,000 people gathered in Central Park this weekend for the Mayor’s Newham Show.

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

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

Dame Vera Lynn, who was born in East Ham and lived in Barking, has turned 100 today.

An often untold period in history is being celebrated in an exhibition claimed to be the first ever staged in a British mosque.

An expert on the Silvertown explosion has said the victims should be remembered in the same way as soldiers from the First World War.

Gallery: Silvertown explosion remembered 100 years on

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It was a disaster many people living in Silvertown could see coming.

Shots from a field gun, prayers and a brass band accompanied marchers and mourners as the borough paid tribute this morning to those who gave their lives for Britain.

Video: Newham remembers the fallen war heroes

Friday, November 11, 2016

Silence fell at one of the borough’s war memorials this morning as hundreds turned out to pay their respects to those who have died in conflict.

Soldiers, schoolchildren, councillors and residents will be among crowds paying tribute to those who have died fighting for Britain.

A soldier whose grave was wrongly marked for more than a century has been buried with full military honours.

It’s seen bloody religious warfare, the revolutionary effects of industrialisation, the birth of socialism and it played a key role in the creation of the biggest empire in history.

Tucked away in a Victorian church, 200 metres from the runway of a busy international airport, first-time visitors to the Brick Lane Music Hall would be forgiven for thinking they’ve come to the wrong place.

While the British Empire had mastery of the seas, control of world trade and one of the wealthiest societies in human history, growing up still wasn’t easy.

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