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Sunday, November 13, 2016

London’s East End joined the nation today to remember the fallen from The Great War on the 11th hour this morning and from all other conflicts.

Today at 11am, November 11, the nation marks the moment when the guns fell silent in 1918 to end the Great War with a London Remembrance service at City Hall this-morning, while preparations are also under way for services to remember the Fallen being held this Sunday throughout the United Kingdom.

Britain’s former Chief of the Defence Staff has been given the gold keys to look after the Crown Jewels as the new Constable of Constable of the Tower of London.

A memorial walk commemorating George Lansbury, the man who led the famous Poplar borough rates revolt nearly 100 years ago, was held yesterday on his former stomping ground in London’s East End.

It was finally time to hand back the keys to Britain’s most iconic landmark, the Tower of London.

A cruise that immerses you in the world of Agatha Christie—the woman who for many is still the undisputed ‘queen of crime’—follows the crime-writer’s visit to Tenerife in the late 1920s. It is one of the themed cruises the travel trade offers, tested by travel writer and Christie fan Allis Moss:

A memorial has been unveiled to an unsung hero from London’s East End who received the Victoria Cross the day he was killed saving an officer under fire on the Western Front 100 years ago.

A trip to the First World War battlefield at the Somme by history students from a school in London’s East End took on poignancy when they found the grave of a pupil’s great uncle.

An emotional centenary commemoration of nurse Edith Cavell’s execution in German-occupied Belgium during the First World War has been held in London this week with hundreds of observers.

The stalwart nurse was put in front of a German firing squad after Belgium, where she was working, had been invaded and occupied. Her crime: helping Allied soldiers escape who were trapped behind enemy lines.

Princess Alexandra looked in at the famous ‘Queen Vic’ getting ready for its 175th birthday as part of a £1.2 million expansion with a new wing.

Young film-makers from London’s East End scooped the top prize at this year’s Limelight London film awards for best animated feature.

Two heroes awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the same battle at Ypres in 1915 have been honoured with specially-commissioned paving stones in London’s East End where they lived—one a vicar’s son, the other a Jewish immigrant.

Former pupils as far back as 60 years ago who went to a school in London’s East End turned up from all over the world for a reunion bash.

Thousands of pupils from schools across east London have seen a special updated version of Othello set in the First World War at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman looked round his new “home” which is costing council taxpayers in London’s deprived East End a cool £9 million—for a run-down pile of bricks needing some attention.

Pictures of dogs of war have come to light for a unique exhibition launched this-evening of photographs going back 100 years that almost ended up in the dustbin.

The historic Royal London Hospital has been sold to the local authority for £9 million with plans to turn it into a new civic centre for London’s East End.

A hidden Victorian chapel tucked away on the third-floor of the historic Oxford House community centre in London’s East End is being reopened to the public for the first time in decades.

Only the sound of bugles was heard piercing through silence this morning as hundreds of onlookers bowed their heads to remember the fallen at Trinity Square Gardens.

Pupils have returned from a two visits to the Somme battlefields of the First World War organized by their school in London’s East End as part of their history GCSE studies into causes of the 1914-18 War.

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