HALESOWEN will fall silent this weekend to remember those who gave their lives in war.

A number of services and parades will be held on Remembrance Sunday, with hundreds of people expected to pay their respects at the events.

To allow the parades to go off without a hitch, various roads will be closed on Sunday before and after the Halesowen Remembrance Service which takes place at St John's Church.

Hagley Road, Queensway, High Street and Stourbridge Road will all be shut at various parts between 10am and 12.30pm.

In Cradley, the cenotaph and St Peter's Church will hold remembrance events, with Colley Lane and Church Road closed between 2.15pm and 4.15pm.

Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said: “It’s so important for us to remember the people from our towns who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“They gave their lives on the field of battle for our generation to enjoy the freedoms of today.

“The good people of Dudley borough normally turn out in their thousands to pay their respects, and I expect this Sunday to be no different.”