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Petition to honour battlefield nurse

Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad
Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad

Relatives of a Norfolk-born nurse sentenced to death for saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers during the First World War will deliver a 100,000-strong petition calling for her to be commemorated on a new two pound coin.

Edith Cavell was known as the nurse who "saw no sides" because of the life-saving care she gave Allied troops and soldiers from the Axis powers alike.

But she was betrayed, arrested for treason and shot by firing squad in 1915

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Selecting your First World War stories for broadcast

ITV News Anglia has been looking for schools to tell stories from their community about the First World War

The appeal for stories for the ITV News Anglia ‘First World War Centenary - School Report’ project is now closed.

We’ve had some wonderful stories sent in from schools and children from all over the region and our judges are looking forward to reading them all before deciding which will be selected to be turned into a report to appear on ITV News Anglia nearer the centenary of the Great War, this summer.

We will reveal the final list here on the website at midday on Friday 28 February and on the ITV News Anglia programme at 6pm.

First World War Centenary School Report: deadline is this Monday

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The deadline for our first world war centenary project is this Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Schools and pupils wanting to get involved with ITV News Anglia's First World War Centenary School Report have until Monday to send their story ideas to us.

As the country gets ready to mark 100 years since the outbreak of hostilities in the summer of 1914, ITV News Anglia is challenging the region’s schoolchildren to share their communities’ stories.

Send us your idea and, if you are one of the selected primary or secondary schools, we will provide you with a cameraman, a producer and a few tips – but the rest is down to you.

To find out more, click here.

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