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Newspapers produce poppy posters for readers to colour in

A newspaper group is urging readers to colour in a poppy poster as a mark of respect for the country’s war dead.

Reach plc publications are promoting a downloadable poster which readers can display on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

The poster’s design shows a central poppy surrounded by a ring of the flowers.

Reach is also calling on people to join in a two-minute silence on their doorstep due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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The initiative is being run across Reach plc’s national titles, which include the Daily Mirror, and its regional portfolio.

Mirror editor-in-chief Alison Phillips said: “The Mirror’s We Will Remember campaign which is also being supported by Reach’s local titles across the UK is asking for people to honour those who fought for our freedom on Sunday with a two-minute door step silence at 11am.

“The pandemic shouldn’t stop us from forgetting the nation’s heroes.”

HTFP reported last week how Portsmouth daily The News had launched a similar campaign calling for readers to mark Remembrance from their doorsteps.