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Remembrance & White Poppies News

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Former Plaid Cyrmu leader Leanne Wood has said there's one thing that won't change now she's no longer party leader: she will still be wearing a white poppy in the run-up to Remembrance Day. 

White poppy wreath

The Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales has given his backing to this year's white poppy campaign. Jonathan Bartley says he will wear a white poppy while carrying out his party leadership duties during the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. 

Rev Matthew Harbage wearing a white poppy

From today, churches that want to sell white poppies will be able to order a special White Poppies for Churches pack. 

Sign welcoming visitors to North Waltham

Residents of a town in East Anglia have held an event with representatives of their twin town in Germany to remember both British and German people who died in the First World War. 

The Norfolk town of North Walsham is twinned with Friesendred in Bavaria. 

White poppy on St John Ambulance uniform

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has praised St John Ambulance for a change in their rules that will allow workers to wear white poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday.

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has expressed support for students in Cambridge who called for remembrance for victims of war of all nationalities on Remembrance Day.

Collateral Damage installation at Friends House

Hundreds of people around Britian are contributing to the production of handmade textile white poppies - many of them knitted - to remember particular victims of war. 

White poppy wreath

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has welcomed news that the German president may be invited to the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday 11 November.

Young Czechoslovak women challenge invading troops in 1968

Fifty years after Soviet troops and their allies invaded Czechoslavakia, pacifists are saying that the world can learn from the nonviolent resistance that followed. 

PPU supporter packing white poppies

As 2017 draws to a close, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has confirmed that the number of white poppies distributed this year was the second highest in any year since white poppies were founded in 1933.

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