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Lights Out as Britain commemorates WW1

Britain's most famous landmarks including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Gateshead's Millennium Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark the moment Britain first declared war on Germany in 1914.

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Wreaths to be laid for transport workers who died in WWI

Wreaths are being laid at bus stations and garages across London in memory of the transport workers who died in the First World War.

Wreaths will be laid to commemorate transport workers who died during WWI. Credit: Reuters

Transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy said today would be "a special day" as staff join forces with members of the London Transport Old Comrades Association (LTOCA) to pay their respects.

London Transport played a pivotal role during the First World War, providing staff and vehicles to take troops to the Western Front as well as keeping Londoners moving on the Home Front.

Sir Peter said: "Over the course of the year, Transport for London is marking the contribution of our staff and the transport network which together played an enormous role in the war effort.

"We will always remember the sacrifice made by our staff and their crucial work during some of the defining moments in history."

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