An inquest into the death of a soldier from Northamptonshire has ruled he was unlawfully killed while in active service.
Lance Corporal James Ashworth was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
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Fine and dry throughout the day with some good long sunny spells, feeling hot in the afternoon sun. Highs of 29 deg C (84 deg F).
It will be sunny and hot in places on Saturday. Sunday will be cooler with showers later.
For some parts of the region, there's a risk of thunderstorms tonight before a mainly fine weekend.