Soldiers from our region have been awarded top military honours today.
All four risked their own lives to save others whilst on tour in Afghanistan, and joined a host of other soldiers who attended an awards ceremony at Sandhurst.
Watch the full report from Sarah Kelly below.
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England begin their Ashes campaign this morning, with Durham cricketers Mark Wood and Ben Stokes, among the starting line up.
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