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Former soldier from Leeds told he can't have carer's benefit

Former Lance Corporal Adam Douglas was severely injured in Iraq in 2003. He and his wife Maria were told they could have a benefit known as Disability Living Allowance - Carer's Component.

But when the Department of Work and Pensions stopped the benefit, the couple, from Leeds, faced seven tribunals before it was reinstated.

The very next day, however, the DWP told Mr Douglas he was no longer disabled enough for the benefit - despite him being in a wheelchair - as Helen Steel reports.


Picture: Funeral held for fallen soldier

Sergent Lee Davidson funeral
Sergent Lee Davidson was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month Credit: Calendar

The funeral of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country has been taking place this lunchtime.

Sergent Lee Davidson, killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month, was described as a "superb soldier". The service took place at Thorne, near Doncaster - at the church where he was married last year.


Yorkshire soldiers head to Afghanistan

Hundreds of servicemen from our region are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, just days after two Yorkshire soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.

The soldiers from 4 Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Alanbrooke Barracks in North Yorkshire, are leaving for a six month operational tour.

Their departure comes after NATO's announced it's scaling back operations with the Afghan Army and Police. David Hirst reports from Topcliffe near Thirsk

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