WWI centenary plans announced

David Cameron has announced plans to mark the centenary of the Great War. National commemorations will be held on the anniversary of the first day of conflict on the 4th August 2014 and for the first day of the Somme on 1st July 2016.

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Poll: 69% of people want WWI centenary to be different

A YouGov online poll on behalf of the think tank British Future suggests that 69% of people want Remembrance Sunday 2014 to be commemorated differently.

More than 80% of 1,700 British adults surveyed thought bells should be rung across the UK and flags should fly at half-mast, and just over half thought major sports events should be moved to another day.

But the survey also suggested people were divided over whether shops should be closed - with 45% for and 45% against the proposal.

Cameron 'to pledge millions' to mark First World War centenary

Prime Minister David Cameron will announce that millions of pounds will be committed to help Britain mark the centenary of WWI later today, the Daily Telegraph reports.

David Cameron is expected to pledge millions of pounds will be committed for WWI centenary commemoration events. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/

The newspaper says that Mr Cameron will say that the Government is throwing its weight behind the commemorations of the beginning of the Great War in 1914.

It also reports that the marking of the anniversary of the Great War is likely to focus on a new £4.5million permanent exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in south London.


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