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Normandy veteran recalls his biggest fear on D-Day

A Normandy veteran who was today commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire has recalled his biggest fear on the day of the landings.

Rev Dick Sargent said he was scared of messing up the whole operation, by going in the wrong direction!

He was 19 when he was ordered to take his boat across the channel.


Teenager makes 'very moving' D-Day documentary

A 14-year-old boy from Nottingham has immortalised the memories of D-Day veterans in a video documentary about the Normandy invasion.

When Bill Jones was asked what it meant to be able to tell their stories, the teenager said:

"They were only 18 to 21-years-old - to 25 I think - and it was a lot to go through if you were that age, because you've still not had much life experience by then... It was very moving (telling their stories)."


Research suggests people forced to economise because of the 'bedroom tax'

People in the Midlands who have been affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax' are cutting back on essentials such as food and heating, according to new research from the National Housing Federation.

The National Housing Association say people are economising Credit: PA Wire

34% per cent of those affected say they have cut back on food and 26% have cut back on heating as a result of the tax.

Nearly half 45% of those also needed to borrow money to help pay their rent since the introduction of the bedroom tax in April 2013.

The Bedroom Tax (also known as under occupancy charge) means people living in a housing association or council property with one or more spare bedrooms will receive less money in housing benefit.

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