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More than 3,000 poppies from the Tower of London sculpture, which was installed to mark the centenary of World War One last year, will go on display in Northumberland.
The Woodhorn Museum in Ashington will be the first venue outside London to display the 'Weeping Window' section of the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' sculpture as part of the UK tour of the installation.
"Remembering WW1 through the poppies is very important to this part of the world because of our mining heritage. Thousands of miners went to fight in WW1.
"The Northumberland archives are here and it is a spectacular location."
Five million people visited the display in London, which was created by artists Paul Cummins and designed by Tom Piper, while it was at the Tower of London between August and November last year.
888,246 poppies were individually placed, each one to represent the death of a member of the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.
Today marks the centenary of the bombardment of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby.
One hundred years ago today five German battle cruisers struck the North East coast. Many civilians were killed and injured.
People in Hartlepool are marking the centenary this morning.
Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.
Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.
Nine days before Christmas in 1914 was the major turning point in the Great War resulting in thousands signing up to fight.
That is because it was the first time the Germans had killed civillians on home soil. The seaside town of Scarborough was one target and 18 people were killed there.
Now a group of volunteers are trying to trace their relatives in time for a special centenary next month. Sarah Clark reports.
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Troops from Catterick Garrison are due to parade through the City of York this morning (Friday, 15th August) as part of continuing events to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The soldiers are all members of the Royal Dragoon Guards based at Alma Lines, Munster Barracks, which is the only armoured cavalry regiment based in Yorkshire.
More than 150 servicemen and women will take part, before attending a service at York Minster. A flypast is planned by RAF Typhoon fighter jets during a review of the troops at 9:30am.
"The officers and soldiers of the Royal Dragoon Guards have a unique link to the initial British actions of the First World War and to the great city of York.
"Our predecessors from all four antecedent Regiments saw action but notably lay claim to both Britain's opening shots of the war and its last cavalry charge."
In the second part of his special reports Kenny Toal travels to the Derbyshire town of Belper where he tries to find surviving relatives of Herbert Butler and reunite them with his war medal.