A South Yorkshire soldier - the most seriously injured serviceman to survive the conflict in Afghanistan - has completed his Arctic trek.
Ben Parkinson, the most seriously injured soldier to survive the conflict in Afghanistan, is setting off for his Arctic expedition today.
Youngsters on the children’s ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary had a smile put on their faces by local bikers and war-hero Ben Parkinson.
Ben Parkinson has made another stride forward in his incredible road to recovery after he lost both his legs below the knee in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. Ben, who is from Doncaster, was the most badly injured servicemen to survive the battlefield.
Since then he's jumped out of planes and carried the Olympic torch. He has now been fitted with a new pair of legs which it's hoped will give him even more freedom.
Ben Parkinson, said to be the most seriously injured soldier to survive the Afghan conflict, is set to take his first steps on his new legs. Ben won the hearts of the nation when he carried the Olympic torch through his hometown of Doncaster.
Today he is in Loughborough to be fitted with his new legs - made by a firm which also enabled Paralympic gold medallist Jonnine Peacock to run to glory.
Scawsby Fisheries in Doncaster is attempting to break a world record for frying the biggest fish and chips. They are hoping to raise money for Ben Parkinson's charity.
Ben Parkinson will be at Scawsby Fisheries in Doncaster today as they raise money for his charity. They're trying to fry the world's biggest ever fish and chips. The finished dish will weigh in at a whopping 90lbs!
Fresh from carrying the Olympic torch, injured servic man Ben Parkinson has been raising a glass to - well himself - after a new beer was made to honour his amazing achievements.
Ben Parkinson's Gold Medal beer is on sale in Doncaster now. But there's just one problem. We sent Martin Fisher along to find out more.