A Ministry of Defence spokesman has told ITV News that the US announcement on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be welcomed.
Asked if the announcement will impact on British troop withdrawal from the country, they added: "We have a plan in place and that's what we're sticking to."
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The funeral of victims' rights campaigner Jill Saward will be held today at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a teenage girl in the Dinnington area of Rotherham.
Her son helped her in what has been termed an "honour" killing.