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Armistice Day commemorations at National Memorial Arboretum

A service today will mark the end of the First World War Credit: PA

The end of the First World War will be marked with a Remembrance Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

The Princess Royal will attend the service within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial in which there will be a two minute silence at 11am.

The Memorial is designed in such a way that a shaft of sunlight should hit the bronze wreath sculpture in the centre just as the silence is observed.

Services will be held across the region to mark the end of fighting on the Western Front in 1918.


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Service of Remembrance at Leicester's War Memorial

Thousands of people across the East Midlands gathered today to mark Remembrance Sunday. Families, veterans and civic leaders laid wreaths and held a two minute silence to honour those killed in conflicts.

Phil Brewster was at Leicester's service of Remembrance.


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Poignant poppy is a reminder of Great War

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.

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