The Defence Secretary has confirmed that soldiers from the North West will be among those deploying to Afghanistan in the spring.
A young mother from Warrington has won her fight to prove her fiancé fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan.
An ex-soldier from Blackburn who lost a medal 13 years ago has had it returned after it was found on sale in an Afghan marketplace.
Soldiers from two North West army units are making preparations to return to the front line in Afghanistan.
The first batallions of the Duke of Lancaster's and the Mercian Regiments will form part of Task Force Helmand.
The soldiers been training at Bulford Camp, on Salisbury Plain today (August 23).
ITV Granada's Clare Fallon is reporting from outside the funeral in Warrington.
Applause from inside the church and Faithless - 'Insomnia' played as coffin carried out of churchFrom @clarefallon on Twitter:
Daniel Wade died alongside five colleagues in Afghanistan in March.
It was the deadliest attack on British troops since the conflict there began.