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Lights Out as Britain commemorates WW1

Britain's most famous landmarks including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Gateshead's Millennium Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark the moment Britain first declared war on Germany in 1914.

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Soldier's great-niece to join royals at WW1 ceremony

The great-niece of a First World War soldier will join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a special ceremony to mark 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany.

Helen Jones will be the first member of her family to visit the grave of Private George Bellamy as she attends a special ceremony at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium, tomorrow evening.

Helen Jones said, 'it needs to be remembered and we need to pass it on.' Credit: Helen Jones/Handout/PA Wire

The NHS administration nurse from north Lincolnshire said: "I think it's going to be a real tear-jerking time because nobody in the Bellamy family, I'm sure, will have been out and seen it, because nobody knew about it."

"I really want to lay some flowers on George's grave and just say, 'You know what, thanks, because you changed the world for us'."

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