Young people sworn in as soldiers in Birmingham

63 new soldiers sworn in

Sixty three young people have been sworn in as soldiers in Birmingham today.

Mercian Regiment facing cuts

The Defence Secretary has confirmed the Mercian Regiment is to lose a Battalion as part of the cuts announced today.

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Families of injured soldiers in Midlands can now live near loved ones

The families of wounded servicemen and women in the Midlands will now be able to live within minutes of where their loved ones are being treated and it is thanks in part to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

They've donated more than $100,000 to a charity which has built a home where the families can stay for free.

Today, Prince Charles was there for the official opening. This report from correspondent Mark Gough contains flash photography.

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Prince opens home for military patients and their families

The Prince of Wales officially opened Fisher House UK today, a home for military patients and their families.

The Prince toured the house, which is supported by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the charity, Help for Heroes and the Fisher House Foundation.

Later he met staff, wounded service personnel and their families and attended a reception with supporters.

Work begins to engrave names of war heroes in Staffordshire

Work has begun to engrave the names of 53 war heroes on a memorial wall in Staffordshire.

Nick Hindle will be engraving the names of the fallen servicemen at the National Memorial Arboretum over the next few weeks.

Nick Hindle begins work to engrave the names of fallen servicemen Credit: ITV News Central
The work is expected to take around a month Credit: ITV News Central
The names are being engraved at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire Credit: ITV News Central

New names to be engraved on national remembrance wall

Nick Hindle prepares to engrave the names of 53 UK Servicemen and women who were killed on duty or through terrorism Credit: PA

Work starts today to add 53 new names on the memorial wall at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

It will take Nick Hindle around a month to engrave the names of those who have died during recent conflicts throughout 2012.

The first names to be added are those that were serving in the Royal Navy – followed by the Army and RAF.

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