Poppy crosses are due to be laid at the Newer War Memorial in Carlisle later this morning.
The mayor of Carlisle will attend a short service at the cemetery to see the last of 400 poppy crosses laid at war memorials across the city.
Mayor of Carlisle, councillor Ray Bloxham.
Carlisle's mayor is in the city centre today to visit various shops and businesses to thank them for raising money for this year's Poppy Appeal.
He'll be with Jodie Vasquez the Poppy Princess 2013 and Margaret Wadsworth, the Royal British Legion Carlisle Branch Chairman.
They'll start at House of Fraser at 1.40pm and finish at the Tesco in Rosehill at 3.50pm.
It's part of a number of councillor Ray Bloxham's official mayoral engagements in the build up to Remembrance Sunday, November 10th and Remembrance Day on November 11th.
It is almost time to wear poppies again and the British Legion launched its annual Poppy Appeal today.
In Cumbria the launch was at the paper factory in Burneside near Kendal that makes the red and green paper for the poppies. Fiona Marley Paterson was there.
Watch her full report below.
The Cumbrian launch of this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at the James Cropper mills at Burneside near Kendal.
The factory makes all of the paper for the country's poppies.
The 2013 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is being launched in Cumbria today.
The launch will take place at the James Cropper Mill in Kendal where the poppies for the entire country are made.
The family of a man who is in intensive care after a road crash on Valentine's Day are urging witnesses to come forward.
The crash happened around two miles east of the Sportman on the A66.
23-year-old Steven Higgins from Carlisle has serious injuries and is unable to communicate.
Police would like to speak to the driver of a blue BMW spotted at the scene.
Steven's family have been keeping a vigil by his bedside, and his sister Natalie Higgins is staying positive:
Collection tins for the Poppy appeal have been stolen from three hotels in the Scottish Borders.
The thefts have been condemned by police who are trying to determine if the same person is responsible for each theft.
The thefts happened at the Townhouse, the George and Abbotsford and Burt's hotel in High Street Melrose over 5 days. A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said:
Members of the British Legion Riders Branch from across the North, have volunteered to tour the County to raise awareness of the importance of the Poppy Appeal.
The route will visit the west coast today (27th October) and the Eden Valley and Lakes on Sunday (29th October).
Up to 50 members of the British Legion Riders Branch will be riding through Cumbria.
At each stop point, VIPs and local celebrities will be ready to greet the Riders on their way through.
This year's Ride will begin its tour at 9am at Coronation Hall in Ulverston and will finish at 2.45pm at Bowness on Windermere on Sunday 27th October.
This year the Poppy Appeal is all about the Armed Forces and their families.