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Victoria Cross for Corby soldier

A soldier from Northampton is to receive one of the rarest military honours after he died in an explosion in Afghanistan while protecting his comrades.

Lance Corporal James Ashworth from Corby was only 23 when he was killed on patrol with the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards in Helmand Province last June. Now he will posthumously receive The Victoria Cross.