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.

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