A memorial service has taken place in Dover to remember thousands of Merchant Navy sailors who lost their lives during World Wars I & II.
The memorial service took place today for a prominent businessman from Kent. Edwin Boorman was the President of the Kent Messenger Group.
Lynette Lee was one of the survivors of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster in 1987.
An estimated 1,000 people are at All Saints Church in Maidstone for a memorial service celebrating the life of Edwin Boorman. He was the Kent Messenger Group president and head of the family which created and ran the newspaper and media group.
He had in the past been High Sheriff of Kent, president of the Newspaper Society and was awarded an OBE for services to the Royal British Legion in Kent. He died after a short illness, aged 76.
Family friends and colleagues described him as a hugely influential business figure, a man passionate about community life in Kent and a champion of local causes and charities.
The congregation includes Terry Waite, former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, MPs, business leaders, colleagues, family and friends.
A memorial service is being held today, to remember the life of KM Group's president Edwin Boorman.
The Gillingham Band and Ashford Choral Society will be providing the music at the service at All Saints Church in Mill Street in Maidstone.
Mr Boorman passed away last month after a short illness.
It was a disaster that stunned the country. 25 years ago the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry set off from the Port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium, bound for Dover. Within minutes it had capsized and 193 lives lost. Our report starts with our news coverage at the time.
A service is taking place at St Mary's Church in Dover to remember the victims of the Zeebrugge disaster. It was Britain's worst sea disaster since the Titanic. 193 people lost their lives as a car ferry bound for Dover sank off the coast of Belgium.
A service is taking place at St Mary's Church in Dover this lunchtime, to remember the victims of the Zeebrugge disaster. Twenty five years ago today 193 people lost their lives as a car ferry from Zeebrugge, bound for Dover, sank off the coast of Belgium.
It was Britain's worst sea disaster since the Titanic and a day many families in the South East will never forget. 25 years ago today 193 people lost their lives as a car ferry from Zeebrugge, bound for Dover, sank off the coast of Belgium.