The event was organised by the Billingham branch of the Royal British Legion.
300 pupils laid 150 poppies at the town's war memorial which they made at school.
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According to The Sun, the 30-year-old, originally from Billingham in Teesside, has spoken to Bond producers about taking over from Daniel Craig.
Bell rose to fame as the child star of Billy Elliot and has more recently been seen in blockbusters like Fantastic Four.
The first lambs have been born at RSPB Saltholme, near Billingham, after some dogs attacked, terrorised and killed sheep at the nature reserve.
More than 50 animals died after a series of attacks in December and January.
But staff say a pair of twin boys were born on Friday March 18, with mother and babies doing well.
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Staff at a nature reserve where 32 sheep were killed in a series of dog attacks say they expect more animals to die of their injuries.
40 other sheep were wounded at RSPB Saltholme on Teesside and many remain badly hurt.
Two locally owned German Shepherds were seized after the most recent attack.
'Even the sheep that have survived, and weren't tackled by any of the dogs, have been badly traumatised by this. The sadness goes on, from the episode we've just experienced, it's gonna linger with us for some time to come I'm afraid.'
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Police are appealing for information after a series of attacks on sheep at and RSPB reserve in Billingham.
On Sunday December 20, two sheep were found dead at the reserve. Two days later, a further six were found dead with two injured. Last night another three were killed.
The RSPB supplied the following images, as part of their appeal for anyone with information about the attacks to contact PC Lee Kirk at Cleveland Police on 101.
A 56-year-old man has died after the Renault HGV he was driving left the road and hit crash barriers at the junction between the A19 and Haverton Hill Road.
It is believed he may have experienced medical problems while at the wheel.
The driver was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital where he later died.
Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police.
Members of the public in the Billingham area are advised not to be alarmed by scenes of a major exercise today, between 10am and 4pm. Exercise Jaguar will test the response to an emergency at an industrial site.
There will be a number of emergency services vehicles and staff within the Billingham industrial area.
The Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) Regulations 2015 require the testing of both the site operators internal and the local authority’s external emergency response plan every three years. In Cleveland there are currently thirty upper tier sites to test.
The COMAH regulations are overseen by the Competent Authority comprising of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.