New legs for Ben Parkinson

Ben Parkinson carrying the Olympic torch in his hometown of Doncaster Credit: Calendar news

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.

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New legs for Ben Parkinson

Former paratrooper Ben Parkinson gets new prothestic legs from the firm which has enabled Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock run to glory