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.
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 church
Daniel Wade died alongside five colleagues in Afghanistan in March.
It was the deadliest attack on British troops since the conflict there began.
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.