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Remembrance Day observed in the North East

Villages, towns and cities across the region have fallen silent for remembrance Sunday.

Thousands turned out to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives in conflicts.

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Report: Soldier's family helped by Poppy Appeal

As Remembrance Day approaches, here is an example of how the Poppy Appeal helped one soldier's family, after he lost his life in Afghanistan.

Jon Mckinlay, from Darlington, was serving with the 1st Battalion The Rifles when he was shot and killed in September 2011, while out on patrol.

His widow Lisa is backing this year's appeal, after experiencing the support of the British Legion.

Amy Welch reports.

The first service at the North's first Remembrance field

The first service has been held at the Royal British Legion's first ever Field of Remembrance in the North. Friends and family gathered at Saltwell Park in Gateshead to remember service men and women who have died whilst on active service.

Thousands of wooden crosses were planted at Saltwell Park Credit: ITV
Paying their respects Credit: ITV
Crosses were planted in memory of those lost at war Credit: ITV
The first service took place at 10.30am 27th October Credit: ITV
Family and friends of fallen soldiers attended Credit: ITV
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