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War memorials get listing upgrade for Armistice day

Six war memorials across England are being given upgraded listing statuses to coincide with this year's Armistice day celebrations.

Four memorials have been given the highest possible Grade 1 listing, while two more have been upgraded to Grade 2*.

Port Sunlight War Memorial, Wirral, has been given Grade 1 status Credit: English Heritage/PA Wire
Response War Memorial, Newcastle, has been made a Grade 1 listed monument Credit: English Heritage/PA Wire

The memorials which have been chosen for upgraded listing status are the Guards Memorial, Horse Guards Parade, Westminster, the Birmingham Hall of Memory, The Response War Memorial in Newcastle, the Port Sunlight War Memorial in Wirral, the Lewes War Memorial, East Sussex, and The War Memorial in Norwich.

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Prince Harry reads poignant verse at Remembrance

Prince Harry read a verse from the bible during a surprise visit to Afghanistan where attended a service of Remembrance alongside his former unit.

This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. No-one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends

– Prince Harry's speech to troops quoted from the bible

Nation pauses in tribute to war dead

The nation paused earlier today to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women killed in conflict.

Remembrance services were held across the country, with the Queen leading the main commemorations at the Cenotaph. This year the ceremonies also mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, as Rebecca Barry reports.

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Prince Harry leads tributes on behalf of Queen in Kandahar

Prince Harry led tributes on behalf of the Queen at a remembrance service in Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said.

The Prince flew into Kandahar where he joined remaining British troops for a service at the base, which included a silent vigil to the more than 450 British servicemen to have been killed fighting the Taliban.

He laid a personal wreath and gave a reading before lining up with fellow servicemen and women for The Last Post and Reveille played by musicians from the Royal Artillery Band.

During his brief visit, the prince also met with British servicemen and women from 31 squadron of Norfolk-based RAF Marham.

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