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North West marks First World War Centenary

All this week we will marking the centenary of the First World War with special reports from Paul Crone

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One million poppy petals released at Trafford Centre

One million poppy petals fall from the Main Dome, stunning shoppers. Credit: Intu Trafford Centre

One million poppy petals have been dropped from the Main Dome at Manchester's Trafford Centre to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The shopping centre was filled with the petals, each one representing one of the million plus people lost in the war.

One million poppy petals fall from the Main Dome, stunning shoppers. Credit: Intu Trafford Centre

Richard Paxton, general manager of Trafford Centre, said:

“We’ve worked with local schools to plant thousands of poppies all around the centre, and we’ve teamed up with the Royal British Legion to help support their fund-raising drive at this most important time."

– Richard Paxton, general manager of Trafford Centre

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