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Lights out in Newham Dockside tonight to mark outbreak of First World War

PUBLISHED: 12:58 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:58 04 August 2014

Council offices at Building 1000, Newham Dockside.

Council offices at Building 1000, Newham Dockside.

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Lights will be switched off in Newham Dockside tonight as part of a country-wide initiative to mark the moment that the UK entered the First World War 100 years ago.

The centenary will be commemorated with the switching off of all non-emergency lights between 10pm and 11pm.

The campaign has been organised by 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme for the First World War Centenary commemorations.

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