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Status upgrade for London's Great War memorials

To mark the First World War Centenary the Government and English Heritage have upgraded five of London's war memorials. Today is also the opening of the English Heritage exhibition 'We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials' which will exploring a collective and personal remembrance.

  • The Edith Cavell Memorial, St Martin's Place, Westminster - upgraded from Grade II to Grade I- Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster - upgraded from Grade II* to Grade I- Machine Gun Corps Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster - upgraded from Grade II to Grade II*
  • Statue of the Field Marshall Earl Haig, Whitehall, Westminster - upgraded from Grade II to Grade II- Belgian Monument to the British Nation, Victoria Embankment, Westminster - upgraded from Grade II to Grade II- The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Westminster - Grade I list entry enhanced

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Royal Gloriana barge stationed along River Thames

The Royal Gloriana barge, used to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, was stationed on the River Thames today.

The Metropolitan Police's Marine Policing Unit tweeted an image of the Royal rowbarge which is now used to promote better use of the Thames:

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Prince Harry congratulates Atlantic rowers

It's one of the most gruelling endurance races in the world - rowing 3,000 miles in 48 days across the Atlantic. And, today, Prince Harry was in Oxfordshire to praise the crew, including two injured ex-servicemen, for successfully completing the toughest challenge of their lives.

The Prince was in Henley-on-Thames at the home of rowing and the 'Row to Recovery' charity.

The race has been supported by the Endeavour Fund - set up by him - to encourage more wounded veterans to take up the sport. Mel Bloor was at the Royal event.

Interviewees:Cpl Scott Blaney, crew member and Catherine Yoxall from The River and Rowing Museum.

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