VC award for Corby Soldier

Lance Corporal James Ashworth, 23, will receive the medal in recognition of his "extraordinary courage" while serving with the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards.

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Funeral of Northampton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lance Corporal James Ashworth Credit: MoD

The funeral of a soldier from Northamptonshire who was killed in Afghanistan will take place today. Lance Corporal James Ashworth was 23.

He was serving with the Grenadier Guards when died in a grenade blast in Helmand Province. His funeral will take place in Corby this morning.

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