A VILLAGE in York is commemorating the centenary of the First World War in a colourful way.

Mike Walker, who prepares the village for Poppleton in Bloom as part of Yorkshire in Bloom, has designed a special World War One flower bed to mark the 100th anniversary.

He said: "We wanted to do something different and it has been really well received so far.

"The biggest reward for me is when people stop and say how nice it looks, that pleases me no end. Anything we get at the luncheon will be a bonus."

This will be the third year running the village has entered the competition and it has received a silver award for the past two years. Mike said that he is hoping the village can score either higher or the same this year.

The results of Yorkshire in Bloom will be announced on September 16 and there will be a special awards ceremony held to announce to the winners.