Tory conference opens

The Conservative Party Conference opens in Manchester with tributes to Grantham-born former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, who died in April at 87. Other Midlands issues including HS2 and defence cuts have been highlighted ahead of the first day.

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Fusiliers disrupt Tory conference opening - full story

Two members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers were escorted out of the Tory party conference after heckling defence minister Philip Hammond.

It followed a protest by the fusiliers outside the conference earlier in the day.

Former soldier and Conservative parliamentary candidate for Dudley North, Amin Afzal, told ITV News Central how he plans to use his experience in the field to help local constituents.

Alison Mackenzie reports.

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