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Great niece's tribute to World War relative

Edwina Smart from Southampton had only just found out that her great uncle's name was on the cenotaph in Southampton.

She and her mother planned to remember Edwin Thirlwell Adamson together but sadly her mother passed away.

Edwina brought a flower from yesterday's funeral to the cenotaph in Southampton this morning and said her great uncle would be proud to think that he would be remembered.

Campaigner's battle to help suicidal young people

An Andover man is hoping to support other young people after losing a friend to suicide.

Ashley Wright has enlisted the help of ITV Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, to make his point.

In his film he has interviewed Cllr Iris Anderson, Mayor of Test Valley, and Simon Bryant, from Hampshire County Council's Public Health department.


Canterbury cathedral silence observed with Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance was the focal point of today's silence at Canterbury Cathedral Credit: ITV Meridian

Canterbury Cathedral observed today's silence with a Book of Remembrance.

The service was conducted by the Dean and Chapter, the Reverend Robert Willis.

The book remembers those who fell in the line of duty with the East Kent Regiment, the Buffs.

After the two minutes silence and act of Remembrance, pages in the Books of Remembrance were turned, and poppy wreaths laid by representatives of the Buffs, The Queen's Regiment, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and their allied Regiment, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, the Kent Yeomanry, and the 21st Lancers.

Canterbury Cathedral remembers Credit: ITV Meridian

How the South is marking Armistice Day

The Abbey School in Faversham fall silent at 11am and remember those who fought for this country. Credit: ITV Meridian
Peter Symonds College students played the 'Last Post' and the sounding of 'Reveille' as the rest stand in silence to observe the 11am silence Credit: PSC
Oliver Hutching (L) and George Preece read (R) poems at Peter Symonds College Credit: PSC
Students from Brunswick House Primary observe the two-minute silence Credit: Brunswick House

Brighton observe two-minute silence

Brighton station observe two-minute silence Credit: ITV Meridian

People gathered in Brighton station to remember the fallen.

100-year-old Ron Freer, who was a prisoner-of-war, will lead the Armistice Day parade and laid a wreath at the station memorial.

Ron Freer lays wreath at Brighton memorial Credit: ITV Meridian


Corbyn stands silent to remember the fallen at pre-school in Crawley

Jeremy Corbyn stands in silence with pre-school children to remember the fallen Credit: ITV Meridian

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, stood in silence at a pre-school in Crawley this morning.

He is there to see the work of the pre-school, as well as listen and talk to parents who will be affected by the cut in tax credits.

Yet when clock struck 11, the Labour leader along with the whole room stopped to remember the fallen.

Ron, aged 100, joins veterans in Brighton

Ron Freer, a former POW, in Brighton today Credit: ITV Meridian

A blind veteran who turned 100 last month has led a delegation of blind and vision-impaired veterans to lay a wreath in Brighton.

Ron Freer, from Margate, a supporter of Blind Veterans UK, joined the Army in 1931. O n the outbreak of the Second World War, he was posted to Hong Kong to defend the then British colony.

In late 1941, the Japanese attacked Hong Kong including Fort Stanley, where Ron was based. After 18 days of fighting, his garrison surrendered against overwhelming odds.

He became a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) and remained so until the end of the Second World War. It was this four year ordeal that led to Ron losing his sight because of the malnutrition he suffered in the camp.

He can still recall his daily ration of one small bowl of rice peppered with mouse droppings and insects in this ITV interview:

Portsmouth prepares for two minute's silence

Pictures are coming in, from around the region, as the South prepares to remember the fallen and the injured today, Armistice Day.

People are gathering in Portsmouth, at Guildhall Square, for the event.

Preparing for 11am in Portsmouth Credit: ITV Meridian
Preparing for the 11am silence, in Portsmouth Credit: ITV Meridian

Tax credits 'crisis': Jeremy Corbyn's message to working families in the South

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has arrived at the Caterpillars Pre School to speak to parents about tax credit cuts.

Jeremy Corbyn in Sussex today Credit: ITV Meridian
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to parents and pre-school workers in Sussex Credit: ITV Meridian

He's been joined by Peter Lamb, the Labour Leader of Crawley Council. Mr Corbyn, has already clashed with the Tories over what he says will be a "crisis for three million families." He has demanded that David Cameron guarantees that working families will not be worse off.

The Government's plans to cut tax credits by £4.4 billion were defeated in October when the House of Lords passed a motion to delay any decision while further assessment is carried out.

New proposals are expected to be set out in the Autumn Statement this month. Mr Cameron has told MPs that the basic level of child tax credits would stay the same.

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to families and pre-school workers in Crawley Credit: ITV Meridian
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