50,000 sign Edith Cavell petition

More than 50,000 people have signed a Sheffield councillor’s online petition for World War One nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed by a German firing squad, to be featured on a £2 coin to commemorate the centenary of the war. Coun Sioned-Mair Richards started the petition after it was announced that former War Secretary Lord Kitchener would be remembered on a coin.