Leicester's skyline will turn red next month to commemorate the First World War on Armistice Day.
Major buildings including Leicester Cathedral and the City Hall will be lit in support of the Poppy Appeal.
What is thought to be the oldest surviving poppy from the battlefields of the First World War is being put up for auction in Dorset. The poppy was taken from the trenches of Arras in Northern France in May 1916 - by a 17-year-old British soldier called Private Cecil Roughton.
It is one of only a handful that survived the Great War. The auction will take place on December 6th. The interviewee is Amy Brennan from Duke's Auctioneers.
Passengers on Virgin Trains today were delighted to see the travel firm join the Armistice Day commemorations.
Trains travelling through the Midlands sported poppies on their front hoods and side doors, with the phrase: "We will remember them" emblazoned across the front.
Virgin Trains worker Andy Hooper was working at Wolverhampton railway station today and took these snaps to show the company's special effort.
Students at a Birmingham school marked Armistice Day with a special ceremony in their dedicated Peace Garden.
The memorial garden was built by students in 2009 in honour of the Royal British Legion, and they won the best in show at the Malvern Show for their work.
Year 13 student Amber Tucker, and teacher and cadet leader Gavin Green, today told ITV News Central why the occasion is important to them.
Veterans have gathered in Leicester city centre for the annual Armistice Day commemorations.
Dozens of shoppers stopped what they were doing to observe the two-minute silence in honour of war heroes past and present.
Armistice Day marks the moment - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - that Armistice signed between the Allies of the First World War and Germany came into effect in 1918.
The last surviving First World War widow is marking Armistice Day with a birthday meal as she turns 93.
Dorothy Ellis attended the service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.
Her husband, Wilfred Ellis, was friends with author Michael Morpurgo and provided the inspiration needed for his children's novel, War Horse, with stories of life before and during the war.
He was shot, gassed and left for dead in the space of five hellish months in 1918.
Around 4,000 poppy petals will drop over shoppers at the West Orchards Shopping Centre in Coventry as the centre marks the two-minute silence.
At 11am a bugler will sound the Last Post, and the red petals will be released to fall from the domed roof of the shopping centre.
Members of local churches, community groups, councillors and the Royal British Legion will also be in attendance.