More than a hundred people attended a service at the graveside of Edith Cavell at Norwich cathedral today.
A procession, which included nurses dressed in World War One uniforms, made its way to the final resting place of the woman who was executed by the Germans 100 years ago.
Cavell, who was born in Norfolk, helped 200 Allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium and was killed by firing squad for it.
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Events are taking place in Peterborough today to mark the centenary of one of its First World War heroines
Edith Cavell was a nurse who helped allied soldiers to escape from German occupied Brussels. She was executed in 1915 by firing squad.
She attended Laurel Court School in Peterborough Cathedral Precincts as a teenager. For the next three days events will be going on at the Cathedral and Museum in her honour, and there will be a service of thanksgiving this weekend
Exactly 100 years to the day since Edith Cavell's execution, on Monday 12th October at 7.00am, a two minute silence will be observed in the Cathedral.
A man who kept firearms and ammunition illegally, including a loaded shotgun under his bed, has been sentenced at court.
Peter Frenette, 73, was formerly a firearms dealer but his licence was not renewed in April last year, Peterborough Crown Court heard.
However, police received information that he was still acting as a dealer and carried out a warrant at his home in Greath North Road, Little Paxton, in September last year. They found guns and ammunition for which he did not have a licence.
Frenette denied eight offences, including failing to comply with the conditions of a shotgun certificate (related to keeping one under his bed).
He was found guilty on all counts yesterday (Monday) following a four day trial and was given a 21 month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He is automatically banned from possessing any firearm for five years.
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A Cambridgeshire pub was forced to stop trading and close last night over concerns about anti-social behaviour and disorder.
The Railway Inn on Station Road in Whittlesey near Peterborough was given a closure notice by Cambridgeshire police.
A dispersal order was also issued to prevent anyone hanging around the outside of the pub.
Officers warned that anyone breaching the orders would be arrested.
Cambridgeshire Police are holding a knife amnesty in Peterborough.
Bins to hand weapons in without prosecution will be outside Thorpe Wood and Bridge Street police.
Between September last year and this year there were 41 robberies in the city involving a knife or bladed instrument.
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