Poppy record attempt gets underway

Standard bearers
Standard bearers at Poppy Appeal launch Credit: ITV West

An attempt by hundreds of young people to form the world's biggest poppy is getting underway in Weston-super-Mare. Standard bearers have formed a tunnel through which almost 400 cadets and school children will pass on their way to the record attempt.

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Poppy Appeal Launch

The Royal British Legion's annual poppy appeal has been launched across the region. It aims to raise millions of pounds to help service personnel and their families in need.