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Boris Johnson with leaders of the UK armed forces

Extra 'defence' spending is more than 53 times the cost of schemes for extending free school meals provision in England into the school holidays. 

Advert for the Alternative Remembrance Ceremony, showing the speakers and a white poppy wreath

Hundreds of people today joined an online ceremony to remember all victims of war and to make a commitment to peace.

Box of white poppies

The number of schools ordering white poppies and related materials has risen sharply in 2020, the Peace Pledge Union has reported.

Johnny Mercer

A group of veterans have been waiting for a year for a response from Johnny Mercer MP, after they criticised his rant against white poppy wearers.

Elizabeth Windsor at a remembrance ceremony

Faith leaders are questioning new Covid rules that change a ban on church singing to allow God Save the Queen to be sung at Remembrance events.

White poppy wreaths

Wreaths of white poppy are being laid around Britain, ahead of the online Alternative Remembrance Ceremony at noon on Sunday.

White poppy seller at Dalston Junction railway station in London

Sales of white poppies are only slightly lower than last year, despite the closure of shops and places of worship due to lockdown.

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has encouraged MPs to throw out the Overseas Operations Bill when it faces its final vote in the Commons this evening.