Nottingham will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe on Friday 8 May at a ceremony in the Old Market Square.

Nottingham has been invited to light one of the more than 100 memorial beacons. The beacons will form a chain, stretching from the Tower of London around the country. Nottingham’s beacon will be lit at 9.32pm by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and an Army Cadet

The lighting ceremony will be accompanied by a bugler, a tribute to be read by a Military Veteran, and the playing of the National Anthem.

Hugh White, Director of Sport and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “8th May is the day that six years of war came to an end and we’re honoured to mark the sacrifice and bravery of the greatest generation here in Nottingham.”

Nottingham will also join the country in observing a 2-minute silence at 3pm on Friday 8 May.