REMEMBRANCE Day events are still going ahead across Worcestershire, though they will be slightly different due to Covid-19.

In Worcester, the traditional civic procession from the Guildhall to the Cathedral, the military parade and the ceremonial laying of wreaths at the war memorial outside the Cathedral have been cancelled.

There will be a service of remembrance at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday November 8, at which attendance will be by ticket only and numbers will be strictly limited.

Wreaths will be laid inside the Cathedral during the service and moved to the war memorial later in the day. The service will be streamed online for people to watch at home.

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City mayor Jo Hodges called on residents to stay safe and observe Remembrance Day accordingly, adding; "This has not been an easy decision, but I have no doubt that it would have been completely irresponsible to go ahead with a parade that always attracts large numbers, especially of veterans – many of whom could be highly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

"Remembrance Sunday will still be an event that everyone can observe. Stay at home, watch the Cathedral service online and take some time to privately remember those who have fallen in defence of the freedoms that we all value."

In Malvern, small services will be held on both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in Malvern, but these will be closed to members of the public.

There will be live streaming of these services through the Town Council’s Facebook Page and this will be available to view afterwards on the Council’s website.

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The Town Council is encouraging local residents to join us and pay their respects to those who have lost their lives in service, by taking part in a nationwide two minute silence on their doorstep at 11am on Sunday 8 November.

In Evesham, Evesham Parish Church will be holding a small service at Evesham War Memorial on November 8 to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic the Royal British Legion, Town Council, Church and West Mercia Police are asking that the general public do not attend the service, but instead stay home and observe two minutes' silence on their doorsteps at 11am on November 8.

In addition, those wishing to lay wreathes will not be able to at the service.