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Memorial unveiling to commemorate Battle of the River

Survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at the National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event.

The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.

The remaining River Plate veterans will come together today to unveil the Battle of the River Plate Memorial.

Battle of the River plate Credit: Royal Navy


Memorial service for Jayden Parkinson

A memorial service will be held for a teenager from Oxfordshire in the church by the cemetery where her body was found.

Jayden Parkinson was last seen on the 3rd of December. Her body was discovered two weeks later close to All Saints Church in Didcot.

Friends and family will gather to remember Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

The 17-year-old's boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Today's service which is being held at All Saints church at 4pm will include tributes from friends and white balloons will be released in her memory.

Memorial for Jade

A garden has been opened in memory of volunteer firefighter Jade who was killed in a road crash on the A31 in Dorset in February. The garden, created near her home in Ringwood, has been unveiled on what would have been her seventeenth birthday.

Richard Jones' report includes interviews with her fellow young firefighters, Jared Tiller and Edward Tindall and with Kevin Morrison from Hampshire and Fire Rescue.


Garden inspired by teenager killed in polar bear attack

The family of a teenager who died after being attacked by a polar bear attended the opening of a garden created in his memory today. 17-year-old Horatio Chapple, from Wiltshire, was killed during a trip to Norway last year.

The garden will be used as a sanctuary for people with spinal cord injury at Salisbury District Hospital.

Click below for Divya Kohli's report

Fallen hero honoured at ceremony in Kent

The plaque will go on display in the local pub Credit: Sarah Saunders

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has honoured one of our fallen heroes today.

The charity looks after the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent.

This afternoon it unveiled a plaque in memory of Flying Officer Oswald St John Pigg whose Spitfire crashed on 1st of September 1940 at the height of the battle.

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