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Medway memorial remembers the servicemen killed in WWI bombing raid

131 navy servicemen who were killed during a bombing raid during the First World War, have been remembered in a ceremony in Medway. It marks 100 years since the attack. John Ryall reports.

Kent's exploding ships and some extraordinary stories

A service has been held in Sheerness to remember the hundreds of people killed when two ships exploded in local waters during the First World War. Around 700 men died after an internal explosion on HMS Bulwark in 1914. Another 350 were killed 6 months later when the minelayer Princess Irene blew up in the Medway Estuary. Andrea Thomas went to the memorial service and spoke to Carolyn Little, the granddaughter of a Signalman on Princess Irene, who escaped the explosion at the last minute, Shipwright's granddaughter Maureen Taggart, whose grandfather perished on the ship, and relative Peter Zahra, who was named after his father's cousin, who also perished when Princess Irene blew up.


Memorial garden opens for Jayden

More news - and a memorial garden has been opened in memory of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

The garden has been created on donated land close to where Jayden's body was found.

She was murdered - and discovered at All Saints Church in Didcot. Her mother, Samantha Shrewsbury, says she can't thank the community enough. Cary Johnston reports.

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Wreaths laid to remember WW1 in Brighton

As the commemorations of the centenary of the first world war continue around the globe, today people in Brighton paid tribute to the many Indian soldiers who fought in the conflict. Many were hospitalised in the city as David Johns reports.

He speaks to Mohammed Asaduzzaman of the Black Minority Ethnic Community Partnership; Ranjan Mathai, the High Commissioner of India; and event organiser Bert Williams.

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.

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