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Milton Keynes boy meets royalty

Johnathan He will be presented with a national bravery award by Prince Harry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Johnathan He from Milton Keynes has a rare genetic condition called x-linked CDG and congenital glaucoma.

He's been picked from hundreds of nominations from across the country to win the category of Inspirational Child in the national WellChild Awards 2013.

The award recognises the courage of young children who suffer with complex conditions and life threatening illnesses.

Six-year-old Johnathan will be presented with the bravery award by Prince Harry tonight at the awards ceremony in London.

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Prince Harry arrives in the UK after Afghanistan tour

Prince Harry landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.

He landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and will now travel with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters.

Read more: Julie Etchingham's blog on why Harry is desperate to prove himself and is longing for Army life.

Officers' mess reopens following spider scare

A bar and an officers' mess at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk have re-opened after a scare over deadly black widow spiders.

A female black widow spider Credit: PA/Alex Brandon

Two spiders were captured in the bar yesterday and the area was sealed off and fumigated.

A colony of black widows was reportedly found on the base last month in a crate flown in from California.

The two arachnids found yesterday were later found not to be black widows, whose bite can be fatal.

They were reportedly confined to one hanger while a pest control agency was drafted in. Prince Harry is normally based at Wattisham but is currently serving in Afghanistan.

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