The centenary of Britain's entry into the First World War will be marked with a series of special events on August 4 next year, including:
- A service of commemoration will be held at Glasgow Cathedral for Commonwealth leaders (a day after the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games).as
- A ceremony will be held at a cemetery in Mons, Belgium, where men believed to be the first and last Commonwealth casualties of the war are buried.
- A candlelit vigil will be held at Westminster Abbey at the end of the day with the last candle extinguished at 11pm - the moment war was declared.
Other events include a programme allowing two pupils and one teacher from every state-funded secondary school in England to visit the battlefields of the Western Front.
More top news
Gay men in Northern Ireland will now be able to donate blood for the first time after a controversial lifetime ban was lifted.
A number of Cabinet ministers will begin a round of Brexit talks with foreign counterparts on Thursday.
Drinking moderately does not seem to affect a woman's fertility, a study suggests.