They're the flowers that are a poignant reminder about the bloodiest battles of the First World War.
Every year thousands of us wear poppies to remember those who gave their lves in conflicts past and present
Today, the flowers sprung up at Media City as the Royal British Legion created its own Flanders Field.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
The Royal British Legion is once again calling on the nation to 'rethink Remembrance'.Read the full story ›
A touching video of the moment a former serviceman paying his respects on Armistice Day has had close to 2 million hits.
It was posted by neighbour Katrina Day who posted the video on Facebook.
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Our lovely neighbour bill, 11.11.11 always remembered, eternally grateful and proud of our servicemen and women
The footage, shows a man who was named only as Bill playing The Last Post on a bugle to mark the beginning of the two minutes silence out side of his Ellesmere port home.
One soldier being remembered today was Gunner Basil Akhurst, from Lancashire, who was taken prisoner during the Second World War. He was an artist and somehow managed to carry on with his skectches even in captivity, work he shared with his comrades. Basil died in 1989. But it was only after his death that his family discovered many of the pictures he'd drawn while serving his country
The North West came together today to remember our fallen. The conflict claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people from our region.Read the full story ›
There's an appeal for mourners to attend the funeral of a war hero at 1.30 in Stockport.Read the full story ›
A selection of some of the pictures of the remembrance ceremonies across the North WestRead the full story ›
Greater Manchester remembers its deadRead the full story ›
As remembrance services are about to take place here are some of the road closures planned in Liverpool and Manchester:Read the full story ›
A former Royal Marine from Wallasey, severely wounded in Afghanistan, has been taking part in a special vigil to start this year's poppy appeal. Pete Dunning was chosen to stand guard at the Cenotaph, as an act of remembrance and a celebration of Britain's armed forces as Adam McClean reports