The funeral of Fusilier Samuel Flint is taking place in Blackpool. The 21 year old died in Afghanistan alongside two other soldiers, when their vehicle was hit by a home made bomb. Hundreds lined the streets for the service at Poulton Parish Church.
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Turning very cold tonight but largely dry