Now, to the truly amazing story of a world war one medal that went missing in Liverpool..ended up in South Africa...
And wait for it...ended up back in Liverpool by accident just a few miles from where the soldier who was awarded the medal lived!
The medal is now back in the hands of the family of World War One hero Charlie Reece as Paul Crone discovered.
A bible that has survived since the Battle of the Somme will be carried as the Mercian Regiment marches through Chester today to mark a hundred years since the action. It belonged to Private Arnold Bishop who died in the fighting in France, and handed down to Jason Rollins. The 2nd Battalion Sergeant Major took it with him when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He was given it by his grandmother.
She told me how proud she was that I had become a Sergeant Major and told me to remain safe on tour and to take the bible as protection.
Manchester was the centre of commemorations of the 100 year anniversary. Matt O'Donoghue reports on an emotional march and ceremony in the city centre
Duke of York and George Osborne were among the 1,000 guests at a moving commemoration service at Manchester CathedralRead the full story ›
The extraordinary sight of 'ghost soldiers' wandering through streets and train stations has provoked a huge reactionRead the full story ›
Tens of thousands of people are expected in Manchester to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
A parade featuring military personnel and descendants of those who fought at the Somme will leave Albert Square at 2pm, continuing along John Dalton Street and Deansgate to finish at Manchester Cathedral, where a service of remembrance will be held at 3pm.
Colour Sergeant Lee Vout and Major Andy Holsgrove told us about their relatives who fought in the Battle of Somme.
Transport for Greater Manchester joined City Council and Network Rail as the country marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.Read the full story ›
In the lead up to the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme, a Granada Reports viewer got in touch to tell us her grandfather's story.Read the full story ›
Somme Thiepval: A century to the day after the bloodiest battle in our history, event in France marks 100 years since the Somme.Read the full story ›
An event is being co-ordinated by the Chorley Pals memorial Trust to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice at the Battle of Somme.
Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said:
The 100th anniversary is an important date in our borough’s history because so many residents put their lives at risk in what was one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the British Army.
It’s quite right that we pay our respects and having the 3 Medical Regiment march through the town is a fitting way to recognise the sacrifices that people made.