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Remembering those who fell during WW1

Remembering those who fought and died during WW1. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Memorial services have taken place across the region to remember those who fought and died the First World War.

In the east of the region alone nearly 24,000 were killed in county Regiments between 1914 and 1918.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission the figure in Essex was 9,410.

In Suffolk 7,145 men laid down their lives.

The Norfolk Regiment saw 6,333 killed.

While in Cambridgeshire the figure was 876.

Russell Hookey reports below on the memorial services that took place in the west of the Anglia region.

"Lights Out" to honour our dead

Norwich Cathedral
Will you turn your lights out and light a candle? Credit: ITV News Anglia

Venues across the Anglia region will join in a nationwide event organised by 14-18NOW, called the "Lights Out" project.

We are all being asked to switch off our lights and leave just a single lamp or candle lit between 10 and 11 o'clock this evening. (Monday 4th August)

The Guildhall in Cambridge, The Higgins Bedford, The Forum in Norwich, Chelmsford Civic Centre and Cambridge's Guildhall are among those taking part.

Memorial services in honour of war dead

Memorial services will be held across our region to remember those who died in the FIrst World War.

One hundred years ago today Britian declared war on Germany and entered a conflict which led to the loss of millions of lives.

Almost 23,000 soldiers were lost from regiments in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex alone.

Peterborough cathedral
Services will take place to honour the war dead Credit: ITV News Anglia

A thousand men from Peterborough were killed in the war. A memorial service was held at the city cathedral last night to honour them.


Man charged with burglary in Milton Keynes

A 41-year-old man's been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in at a property in Stony Stratford.

Laurence Cawley, of Willen Caravan Site, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, has been charged in connection with a break-in at an address in The Limes on 22 July.

Cawley was arrested on 29 July and charged the following day where he was remanded to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court.

He was subsequently remanded to appear Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday.

Film partly shot at Bletchley Park to open BFI London Film Festival

Scene from The Limitation Game.
Scene from The Imitation Game.

It's been announced a film partly shot at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes will open the BFI London Film Festival.

The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch tells the story of computer scientist Alan Turing, whose work cracking the Nazi enigma code helped end the Second World War. The film is released on November 14.

Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benedict Cumberbatch.

Milton Keynes: Table tennis star Baggaley disappointed not to add to Commonwealth gold tally

Andrew Baggaley in action against Singapore.
Andrew Baggaley in action against Singapore. Credit: PA

Milton Keynes table tennis star Andrew Baggaley admits he's disappointed to have missed out on the third Commonwealth gold medal of his career.

Northampton-born Baggaley was part of the England squad which just missed out to Singapore in the team event final yesterday in Glasgow.

He'd previously won two gold medals at the Manchester games in 2002.

"I think the guys, and myself, did our best and we're still happy to win a medal. It's a very, very tough competition now. Table tennis is getting stronger each games so we're very pleased to win a medal but obviously there's a tinge of disappointment not winning the gold."

– Andrew Baggaley
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