REMEMBRANCE services across the region will go ahead this year, but in a radically different way.

Events are still taking place in areas of Southampton, Winchester and Eastleigh despite the pandemic, but the public are being urged to take part from home.

A short, closed Remembrance ceremony will take place with key members of the armed forces community in Southampton.

The service will be filmed at different war memorials across the city and shared on Council social media channels on November 8 at 11:02am.

Eastleigh will also hold a service, available to watch from the council’s website and social media channels on Sunday 8 and Wednesday 11 November.

Remembrance Sunday at Winchester Cathedral will go ahead but there will be no outdoor ceremony and only a small number of people will attend the service.

The Very Rev Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester, said: “We are so pleased now to be able to offer live-streaming of this significant Service enabling people to come together, while ensuring everyone stays safe.”

The Remembrance Sunday Service is open to everyone to join online, at 10am, Sunday November 8 on the cathedral website, Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Although the public won't be able to attend this year, several initiatives are taking place to allow people to still get involved.

Residents are being encouraged to stand on their doorstep at 11am to honour the two minute silence.

Southampton City Council are unveiling a new remembrance bench at Veracity Sports Ground and Eastleigh Borough Council plan to decorate Eastleigh Bandstand with poppies.

Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Darshan Mann said: "The current situation means that we cannot all physically be together this year to remember and mark this important annual event.

"However, we can all be together in spirit and I encourage everyone to get involved."