Northamptonshire soldier's Victoria Cross

A soldier from Northamptonshire who died as he protected the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross

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Midlands soldier awarded Victoria Cross

A soldier from Kettering who died in Afghanistan has been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for gallantry. Lance Corporal James Ashworth died last year protecting colleagues during a firefight.

His mother, father and brother who is also a serving soldier, were at a ceremony today to hear the citation read out, and spoke afterwards of their pride.

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