Commonwealth Day 2017 has today been marked with a special flag raising and candle lighting ceremony held at the Council House.

The ceremony was led by local veterans and the Mayor Linda Winter who delivered a speech to those in attendance.

2017 marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked on the same day every year: on the second Monday in March.

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Published: Monday 13th March