The War in Iraq, which started exactly ten years ago today, lasted six years and cost the lives of one hundred and seventy nine British servicemen.
A decade on the debate still rages as to whether the conflict was worth it. Chris Kiddey's been speaking to three people from our region closely affected by the conflict.
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