Christmas gift for troops in Afghanistan

With the Army planning to cut the Christmas budget for troops out on operation, one soldier's wife has made sure that celebrations will still go ahead.

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Troops in Afghanistan get an early Christmas present

Three truck-loads of Christmas decorations are being taken to soldiers in Afghanistan. They were donated following an appeal by a sergeant's wife - who was worried that December wouldn't be festive enough for the troops.

Lisa Ferris, from Ripon in North Yorkshire, emailed companies around the country for help. One in Liverpool agreed to give hundreds of decorations - and deliver them too.

You can see the full report from Jonny Blair below.

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