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Derbyshire Times
Strong support in Chesterfield for campaign in memory of Chris Henchliffepressure on our police and health services and hopefully make our pubs and club
Derbyshire Times / Posted yesterday
pressure on our police and health services and hopefully make our pubs and clubs a safe and fun environment for all." The Royal British Legion, Neurocare and Ability have all received a share of Yvonne Henchliffe's fundraising so far. Picture by... Read more
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Daily Echo
Family-friendly Poppy Run set to be held in SouthamptonOctober 29. The event encourages runners to remember those who have served in
Daily Echo / Posted yesterday
October 29. The event encourages runners to remember those who have served in the world wars and raises funds for the Royal British Legion those in need in the Armed Forces community. Entry to the event costs £15 for adults and £7.50 for... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Councillors launch campaign to send Royal British Legion members on historical pilgrimageA COUNCILLOR has launched a campaign to get Royal British Legion branch members
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
A COUNCILLOR has launched a campaign to get Royal British Legion branch members to a historic pilgrimage. Cllr Lubna Khan, who represents Bank Hall on Burnley Council, aims to raise £1,000 so Burnley and Padiham veterans can take part in the Great... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
New poppy shop set to open in Fakenham ahead of poppy appeal Diane Boisson. Picture: Royal British Legion A poppy shop is set to open in
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
Diane Boisson. Picture: Royal British Legion A poppy shop is set to open in Fakenham at the end of October, coinciding with the launch of the annual poppy appeal. To send a link to this... Read more
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birminghammail
How you responded after school white poppy 'indoctrination' rowcasualties of all wars, alongside a red poppy, worn on a woman's hat. (Image: J
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
casualties of all wars, alongside a red poppy, worn on a woman's hat. (Image: Joel Goodman) And a statement from the Royal British Legion added: "We have no objection to white poppies, or any group expressing their views, and we see no... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
West Cumbrian poppy sellers celebrate awardpoppy appeal organiser Allison Wood said: “The Cockermouth Poppy Appeal 2016 ra
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
poppy appeal organiser Allison Wood said: “The Cockermouth Poppy Appeal 2016 raised over £14,000 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, which was over 40 per cent on previous years. “The Cockermouth Poppy volunteers were... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Special edition poppy pin for West Ham fans on sale The Royal british Legion has teamed up with West Ham to produce a new poppy p
Newham Recorder / Posted yesterday
The Royal british Legion has teamed up with West Ham to produce a new poppy pin. Picture credit: New Chapter Marketing Hammer fans will be able to show their support for both their favourite... Read more
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birminghammail
School axes plan to sell white poppies after 'indoctrination' rowthink through their values and form their own judgements. “This is what educat
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
think through their values and form their own judgements. “This is what education should be about.” A spokesman for the Royal British Legion, the organisation behind the red poppies, said: “The Legion’s red poppy is a universal symbol of... Read more
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Ekklesia
White poppy sales rise as British Legion criticised over exclusion of civiliansThe Royal British Legion is facing renewed criticism over its refusal to commem
Ekklesia / Posted 2 days ago
The Royal British Legion is facing renewed criticism over its refusal to commemorate civilian victims of war on Remembrance Day. Launching this year's white poppy campaign, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) said that high white poppy sales in recent years... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Old round British pound coin retiredbusinesses may choose to use their discretion.' Among other organisations that
Sky News Australia / Posted 2 days ago
businesses may choose to use their discretion.' Among other organisations that are prepared to extend the deadline are The Royal British Legion. It will allow members of the public, until Remembrance Sunday, to buy poppies with the old pound... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Legion branch pays tribute to military heroesDelniesmuir, Nairn, and was remembered on Wednesday at a graveside service in t
The Inverness Courier / Posted 3 days ago
Delniesmuir, Nairn, and was remembered on Wednesday at a graveside service in the town organised by the local branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland. The branch is honouring all Nairnshire servicemen who died during the conflict. Prayers were... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Field of Remembrance to return to Carisbrooke Castle10, and between 10am and 4pm on November 12 and 13. Crosses can be purchased a
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 4 days ago
10, and between 10am and 4pm on November 12 and 13. Crosses can be purchased at the castle, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. A formal service of remembrance, which the public can attend, will take place at the castle on... Read more
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birminghammail
Tamworth veterans at war over 'dog' statueover plans to erect a statue of a dog to honour the Staffordshire Regiment. La
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
over plans to erect a statue of a dog to honour the Staffordshire Regiment. Last week Ken Gant, chairman of Tamworth Royal British Legion, slammed proposals to erect a statue of the regiment's mascot Watchman in the Castle Grounds, as he felt... Read more
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Bury Free Press
Brandon country and western night raises hundreds fo hospicenight. Lorraine Street, who volunteers at the St Nicholas Hospice Care shop in
Bury Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
night. Lorraine Street, who volunteers at the St Nicholas Hospice Care shop in Brandon, held the event at the town’s Royal British Legion Club on September 30. She said: “Everyone had a brilliant time and we are so pleased with how it all... Read more
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Daily Echo
Former Royal British Legion club will be demolished and replaced with homesvillage is to be demolished and replaced with houses.. The Netley Abbey Sports
Daily Echo / Posted 5 days ago
village is to be demolished and replaced with houses.. The Netley Abbey Sports and Social clubs site, formerly the Royal British Legion, was bought by the developer after a decline in memberships and a lack of interest from any other... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
New partnership between Wymondham’s Royal British Legion and Army Cadet Force brings together generations of service The Wymondham branch of the Royal British Legion joined the Army Cadet Force
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 6 days ago
The Wymondham branch of the Royal British Legion joined the Army Cadet Force at their meeting to celebrate the Affiliation of the... Read more
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Gazette News
'My oath to Queen and country has no time limit' - veteran and Invictus Games medalist speaks out about battle with PTSDthe next day I was on my hand bicycle.” Help for Heroes has worked in partners
Gazette News / Posted 6 days ago
the next day I was on my hand bicycle.” Help for Heroes has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion to support the UK Team for the 2017 Invictus Games. Help for Heroes led the work to train, select and... Read more
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walesonline
People are angry at charity run clashing with Remembrance SundayCardiff MoRun was changed in 2016 to start after 11am and to ensure we had the
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Cardiff MoRun was changed in 2016 to start after 11am and to ensure we had the two minute silence. This was approved by the Royal British Legion and Cardiff Council.Read More “The same will happen this year, as agreed with the council. However, we... Read more
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Gazette News
'My oath to Queen and country has no time limit' - veteran and Invictus Games medalist speaks out about battle with depression and PTSDthe next day I was on my hand bicycle.” Help for Heroes has worked in partners
Gazette News / Posted 6 days ago
the next day I was on my hand bicycle.” Help for Heroes has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion to support the UK Team for the 2017 Invictus Games. Help for Heroes led the work to train, select and... Read more
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The Comet
Arson attempt at former Hitchin Royal British Legion headquarters Hitchin's former Royal British Legion headquarters in Paynes Park. Picture: G
The Comet / Posted 6 days ago
Hitchin's former Royal British Legion headquarters in Paynes Park. Picture: Google Street View Someone tried to burn down the former headquarters of Hitchin’s Royal British Legion... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
The next Mayor of Wandsworth has been announcedfirst to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. In addition, he is an active member o
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
first to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. In addition, he is an active member of The Rotary Club, St John Ambulance and the Royal British Legion. He has chosen to support The Rotary Club and St John’s Ambulance through his fundraising this year, as... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Why we wear red poppies in the lead up to Remembrance DayMore Controversy over the white poppy began again in the 1980s after Margaret
Reading Evening Post / Posted 6 days ago
More Controversy over the white poppy began again in the 1980s after Margaret Thatcher criticised it. However, the Royal British Legion says it has no objection to them nor wearing them alongside a red poppy.And is there a purple... Read more
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express
Prince Andrew opens academy to help former military personnel get back to workno longer camera-shy, and presenting and interviewing is now an area I wish to
express / Posted 6 days ago
no longer camera-shy, and presenting and interviewing is now an area I wish to pursue when I complete the course.” PAThe Royal British Legion has given each of the first 15 students an £18,000 bursary The Duke and Duchess of York in picturesWed,... Read more
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Daily Record
Our People: Alan Stevenson has been putting people of Strathaven in the picturelaughs Alan. “My role is to turn up when he is on holiday.” The club has been
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
laughs Alan. “My role is to turn up when he is on holiday.” The club has been running since 1949 after they were formed by Royal British Legion members in Strathaven, with former Common Green-based pharmacy owner Harry Blake leading the group of... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Volunteers needed for Hatfield’s Poppy Appealwill include jazz band Dave Rance and his Rocking Chair Band and opera singer J
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 7 days ago
will include jazz band Dave Rance and his Rocking Chair Band and opera singer Jessica Bergman. Also attending will be The Royal British Legion Riders Branch, both Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs, and the... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Thorpe store prepares for the Poppey Appealbit to help raise money for the Poppy Appeal. To send a link to this page you
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 7 days ago
bit to help raise money for the Poppy Appeal. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The Thorpe Branch of the Royal British Legion will launch their annual appeal at Sainsbury’s Pound Lane on Saturday October 28 with collectors... Read more
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The News and Star
Age UK West Cumbria launches project for older veteransWorkington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
Workington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from Age UK, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, the Royal British Legion and other organisations also attended. Claire Dobson, Joining Forces project worker, read a short poem,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Age UK West Cumbria launches project for older veteransWorkington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
Workington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from Age UK, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, the Royal British Legion and other organisations also attended. Claire Dobson, Joining Forces project worker, read a short poem,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Age UK West Cumbria launches project for older veteransWorkington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
Workington, and Mary Bainbridge, the Mayor of Allerdale. Representatives from Age UK, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, the Royal British Legion and other organisations also attended. Claire Dobson, Joining Forces project worker, read a short poem,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Why the Royal British Legion is urging public to rethink the poppyEach year, volunteers distribute the Royal British Legion's iconic paper poppie
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Each year, volunteers distribute the Royal British Legion's iconic paper poppies throughout the nation. The bright paper flowers are sold as the charity collect donations in return to help support the vital work they do for the Armed Forces... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Barrow Salvation Army to honour member with renowned Blackburn Citadel Bandhead to Barrow. The Blackburn Citadel Band will perform at Barrow's Salvation
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
head to Barrow. The Blackburn Citadel Band will perform at Barrow's Salvation Army headquarters to raise money for the Royal British Legion. It was organised by Richard Walsh, a supporter of both organisations for a number of years, who died... Read more
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chroniclelive
Armistice Day: Why we wear red, white and even purple poppies to mark itin service. Controversy over the white poppy began again in the 1980s after Ma
chroniclelive / Posted 7 days ago
in service. Controversy over the white poppy began again in the 1980s after Margaret Thatcher criticised it. However, the Royal British Legion says it has no objection to them nor wearing them alongside a red poppy.And is there a purple... Read more
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Thame Gazette
Thankful riders thunder through Bucksto travel 2,500 miles and present 51 plaques to each of the villages in nine da
Thame Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
to travel 2,500 miles and present 51 plaques to each of the villages in nine days, with the aim of raising £51,000 for the Royal British Legion. Ex-serviceman Dougie said: “We were chatting in a cafe in December thinking about how we could mark... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Wick tower stripped bare in renovation projecta Wick tower that was stripped bare as part of a project to return it to its or
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 8 days ago
a Wick tower that was stripped bare as part of a project to return it to its original appearance over 100 years ago. Wick Royal British Legion (RBLS) £70,000 renovation of the Soldiers Tower at North Head has completed its first phase of removing... Read more
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Bolton News
Crocheted poppies raise thousands for charityfor charity selling crocheted poppies. Barbie Bostock, aged 46, from Bromley C
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
for charity selling crocheted poppies. Barbie Bostock, aged 46, from Bromley Cross, has raised more than £4,000 for the Royal British Legion since she started selling hand-crocheted poppy buttons from her craft business Wright on the Button, in... Read more
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Hunts Post
Royal Engineers join parade at annual St Ives Civic Servicetime serving members of the military have joined the parade. Held on September
Hunts Post / Posted 8 days ago
time serving members of the military have joined the parade. Held on September 24, the event also featured members of the Royal British Legion, army and air cadets, Sea Scouts, majorettes, the St Ives Trefoil Guild, and the RAF Wyton Volunteer... Read more
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Bolton News
Crocheted poppies raise charity cheerfor charity selling crocheted poppies. Barbie Bostock, aged 46, from Bromley C
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
for charity selling crocheted poppies. Barbie Bostock, aged 46, from Bromley Cross, has raised more than £4,000 for the Royal British Legion since she started selling hand-crocheted poppy buttons from her craft business Wright on the Button, in... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Why not donate your old £1 coins to the Royal British Legion?to good use. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people buy poppies across th
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 9 days ago
to good use. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people buy poppies across the nation to help support the vital work the Royal British Legion does for the Armed Forces community. Members of the public wear the paper flower on their chest as a... Read more
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express
Pound coin deadline 2017: When will the old pound coins cease to be legal?from the Royal Mint is that after October 15, the round pound can be deposited
express / Posted 9 days ago
from the Royal Mint is that after October 15, the round pound can be deposited at most high street banks in the UK. The Royal British Legion will also accept the old pound in donations from October 26. GETTYNew pound coin: The new coin has a... Read more
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express
Old pound coin chaos: Will shops still accept the old £1 pound coin – when is the deadlinein circulation. The official advice from the Mint is that after October 15, th
express / Posted 9 days ago
in circulation. The official advice from the Mint is that after October 15, the round pound can be deposited at most high street banks in the UK. The Royal British Legion will also accept the old pound in donations from October 26.Related art... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Surrey's Royal British Legion appeals for help marking end of WW1on buildings and in gardens and fields across Surrey from November 2017. The S
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 10 days ago
on buildings and in gardens and fields across Surrey from November 2017. The Silent Soldier tribute will form part of the Royal British Legion's nationwide programme of commemorative projects and events marking 100 years since the end of the First... Read more
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Bury Free Press
‘I can jump over the moon’ says Annie ahead of 106th birthdayto a bungalow 23 years ago, where she still lives independently. She is well k
Bury Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
to a bungalow 23 years ago, where she still lives independently. She is well known in the village for supporting the Royal British Legion and selling poppies from the age of 17 until she was no longer able. Annie also has fond memories of... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Leeds veteran awarded one of highest military honours 73 years after D-Day heroismon Nazi-occupied France. It marked the start of liberating north-west Europe f
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 days ago
on Nazi-occupied France. It marked the start of liberating north-west Europe from German occupation. According to the Royal British Legion, 156,115 Allied troops landed on Normandy on D-Day, with 61,715 from Britain. But the cost of the... Read more
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Pendle Today
Wear your Clarets poppy with prideunique special edition Clarets poppy pin will allow Burnley folk to support two
Pendle Today / Posted 13 days ago
unique special edition Clarets poppy pin will allow Burnley folk to support two causes close to their heart this year. The Royal British Legion has teamed up with Burnley Football Club to produce the poppy pin which also features the club’s... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Can you help this year’s poppy appeal in North Walsham?year’s record collection of £16,759. To send a link to this page you must be l
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
year’s record collection of £16,759. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Dave Audley, organiser for the Royal British Legion supported annual event, said: “For the last three years each one has beaten the previous year and been a... Read more
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birminghammail
Calls for 'proper memorial' after Tamworth 'dog statue' slammedthose who have lost their lives, not for a dog that has never fired a shot in a
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
those who have lost their lives, not for a dog that has never fired a shot in anger!” These are the words of Tamworth’s Royal British Legion chairman and secretary Ken Gant after the organisation launched plans for a memorial with more bite in... Read more
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Spalding Today
Sutton Bridge Parish Council news in brief: marina opening to molesJohn Grimwood paid tribute to the work of long serving parish councillor Frieda
Spalding Today / Posted 15 days ago
John Grimwood paid tribute to the work of long serving parish councillor Frieda Minns, Peter Guy for his role with the Royal British Legion, and to serving parish councillor Phil Scarlett. • Safety worries over Bridge Hotel Police are worried... Read more
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walesonline
'Disrespectful' people keep parking on this town's cenotaphwill continue to target this area, and work with the police, to enforce the par
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
will continue to target this area, and work with the police, to enforce the parking restrictions in place. “The council is also considering options for a solution to resolve this issue. This will be in liaison with the Royal British Legion.”Read M... Read more
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Spalding Today
Vandalised Royal British Legion Social Club is Sutton Bridge eyesoreQuestions are being asked about who is responsible for clearing up the mess at
Spalding Today / Posted 16 days ago
Questions are being asked about who is responsible for clearing up the mess at a long closed Royal British Legion Social Club where vandals have repeatedly smashed windows. Former Sutton Bridge parish councillor Vicky Hills says windows are only... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Isle of Wight man runs 3,000 miles across USAGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, on the continent’s western seaboard. His ex
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 17 days ago
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, on the continent’s western seaboard. His extraordinary journey to raise funds for the Royal British Legion began in May. Just like Tom Hanks in the hit film, Forest Gump, he encouraged people to join him during... Read more
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