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Rhun Dafydd displays a white poppy in Cardiff last weekend

White poppies are on sale in shops, cafes and street stalls in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, with thousands more being sold online.

Rishi Sunak in Downing Street
Rishi Sunak has been urged to ditch Liz Truss' plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030.
Students protesting at Sheffield University with a banner reading "Rolls Royce off campus"

The Peace Pledge Union has backed students who are taking nonivolent direct action over Sheffield University's links with the arms trade.

Mark Rylance wearing a white poppy

As this year's white poppy campaign is launched today, award-winning actor Mark Rylance has said he will be among the thousands of people wearing a white poppy.

Liz Truss in a tank

Liz Truss has confirmed that she will push ahead with her plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030, despite recent economic turmoil and the cost-of-living crisis. 

Russian anti-mobilisation poster

Pacifists in the UK have sent messages of support to Russian peace activists who are resisting war and mobilisation.

UK troops in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union has called on 'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace to explain how he will fund his promise of an extra £52bn for the UK armed forces.

A collection of the newly produced white poppies

Today sees the launch of a new design of white poppies that means they are entirely plastic-free and recyclable in household recycling facilities.

Liz Tuss wearing military uniform and sitting in a tank

As Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister today, she is facing calls to say where she will find the money for her plan of increasing military spending by 60%.

UK troops in training

The summer of 2022 has seen a string of revelations of abuse and ill-treatment within the UK armed forces.

British army tanks

Newly published research has revealed staggering levels of sexual abuse of teenage recruits to the British army.