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There are many wonderful charities which help injured** **servicemen and their families cope with their life-changing circumstances but there are surprisingly few that look after the relatives of soldiers killed in action.
As Remembrance Sunday approaches, Andy Bevan has been looking at the work of one Midlands-based group, which has only been around for a year or so but is already making a huge difference to those left behind.
West Bromwich Albion players will wear specially designed shirts featuring a poppy for their game against Southampton tonight (5 November).
The shirts will be auctioned after the clash, with money raised going to the Royal British Legion. There will also be a minute's silence before the game.
Members of the armed forces can travel for free on East Midlands trains today and tomorrow.
Derby-based East Midlands Trains is supporting the Royal British Legion's 2012 Poppy Appeal by allowing uniformed Armed Forces personnel of past and present to travel free of charge to London's Poppy day tomorrow.
Derby actor Jack O'Connell has launched the British Legion's Poppy Appeal in his home city.
O'Connell stars as Private Charlie Peaceful in the newly released film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book, which is based on the First World War.
A soldier who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan has become the face of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Balvinder Sidhu reports.