December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A cruise ship disaster involving pupils and parents from Havering schools will be marked by a 25th anniversary service next week.
On October 21, 1988, Jupiter, carrying almost 600 people, left a harbour in Athens, Greece and minutes later was struck by an Italian container ship on its way to the port.
The collision tore a hole in the ship’s side and within 40 minutes it sunk, resulting in four deaths.
On board the ship were more than 100 children and parents from local schools Albany, Chase Cross, Frances Bardsley, Gaynes, Sacred Heart and Sanders Draper, who all survived.
The thanksgiving and remembrance service is at St Andrew’s Church in Hornchurch, where the original service was also held 25 years ago.
Organiser Julia King is appealing for anyone who was involved to attend the service.
It starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 22. Contact St Andrew’s Church on 01708 441571 for more details.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.