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WW1 commemorations across the Midlands

Events have been held across the Midlands to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

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5,000 ice sculptures to melt in Birmingham in WW1 tribute

5,000 sculptures will be place on Chamberlain Square in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media

5,000 ice sculptures will be put in place on Chamberlain Square in Birmingham as part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Minimum Monument was created by the Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo - it will be the first time the sculptures are on display in England.

They will be placed on the steps at 1pm this afternoon to remember those men and women who make sacrifices in the Great War.

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