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Armistice Day services are being held across the region today

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The 100th Armistice Day is being marked across the world today - with several services taking place at war memorials across the West.

Ceremonies will be taking place at 11am at places like Bath Abbey churchyard, Royal Victoria Park and the Radstock war memorial.

In Bristol, the annual service to remember rugby players who died in the First World War takes place at the Memorial Gates, and at Castle Park, there's a ceremony to remember the Sikh Soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars and the Boer War.

World War One soldiers remembered in their old homes

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A school in Somerset has come up with a creative way to remember soldiers from the area who lost their lives in World War One.

Staff at King Alfred Academy have made cards for every man from Burnham-on-sea and Highbridge who fought.

They are now being displayed in the houses where the men lived before going to war.

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People should know who lived in their old houses.

Rebecca DalzielTeacher

English teacher, Rebecca Dalziel, said she got the idea when she realised a soldier called Fred who was killed lived next door but one to where she lives, and her son is also called Fred.

"As I was calling to him as he came home from school I suddenly thought it was awful that her son never came home.

"It really struck home me that people should know who lived in their old houses in relation to the war."

Severe accident: A303 Wiltshire both ways

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A303 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, from A36 Deptford to B3089.

A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed in both directions from Deptford to the B3089 junction in West Knoyle, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a car.

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