Corporal Carl Taylor was awarded the Military Cross for saving the lives of three children in Afghanistan. He explains how he saved the youngsters from harm. Cpl Taylor said he simply "acted on instinct".
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Scotland Yard said the male youths will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Windy this weekend with gales across northwestern parts of the UK. Rain spreading southeast.
Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."