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.
The funeral of a Warrington soldier killed in Afghanistan will take place today. 20 year old Private Daniel Wade died along with 5 others when their armoured vehicle was blown up in March in the deadliest attack on British troops since the conflict began.
A service will be held at St Elphin Parish Church in Warrington.
The family of Sgt. Nigel Coupe, who was killed along with five other soldiers when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, has been described as 'simply the best husband and father'.
Our correspondent Rob Smith is with those paying tribute to Sgt Coupe in St Annes.
The funeral will be held today of Sgt Nigel Coupe from St Annes, who was killed along with five others when their Warrior armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in Afghanistan.
Ben Schofield reports on the funeral of a soldier from Bolton who died after being caught by a blast from a roadside bomb. Corporal Jack Stanley died after two months in hospital.