A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.
L/Cpl Webb, 24, who was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, died from wounds sustained during an insurgent attack on his patrol base in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province on Monday.
"We are so proud of Jamie being a Mercian soldier.
Jamie is loved by his dad Dave, mum Sue and his close family and friends."
More top news
Police were called after the plane was stuck at Manchester Airport for hours because of a light covering of snow, according to passengers.
Beware icy stretches on Saturday night. Evening showers fade and temperatures fall well below freezing
Turning cold and clear tonight with wintry showers easing. Beware icy stretches and fog patches