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Iraq veteran's video tribute to fallen soldiers

Poppy field Credit: PA: Patrick Pleu

A man from Plymouth has created an extraordinary tribute to the servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Zac Anderson, who served in both conflicts, filmed members of the public reading the names and ranks of all 632 who died. He says it's a way that ordinary people can honour the fallen.

Here's a sneak peak at the video.

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The army helps build a memorial garden in Devon

Rifleman Daniel Coffee died in Iraq in February 2007 Credit: Ministry of Defence

Serving members of the Royal engineers are helping to build a new memorial garden in Cullompton for servicemen and women killed in action.

It follows a campaign by a man from the town. David Godfrey's grandson Daniel Coffee was killed in Iraq.

You can watch Richard Lawrence's report on the army at work in Cullompton here:

Reward offered for recovery of stolen statue

The bronze statue of Christ was stolen in February Credit: Wiltshire Police

A £2000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a bronze statue of Christ which was stolen from a Wiltshire village's First World War Memorial.

The statue, which is worth around ten thousand pounds, was taken overnight on February 28th from the wooden memorial at a crossroads in Wingfield.

Forces War Records, which helps people find out about ancestors who fought in the war, have offered half of the reward for information leading to the recovery of the statue. Wingfield Chiropractic Clinic is offering the other half of the reward.

Anyone with information relating to the theft can call Wiltshire Police on 101.

New war poetry collection

A new collection of First World War poetry has been put together by University of Exeter professor.

Tim Kendall has produced a new anthology of First World War poetry as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of war,.

The book includes well known poets such as Wilfried Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, along with local West Country writers.

War Memorial Credit: ITV News West Country

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Man denies urinating on war memorial

It's alleged that the offence took place at this war memorial in Mangotsfield Credit: ITV West

A man has appeared in court accused of urinating on a war memorial. Rocky Ayres denies outraging public decency at the monument in the village of Mangotsfield. Mr Ayres, who has no fixed address, was given bail by North Avon Magistrates pending a trial next month.

Rocky Ayres denies the charge and will go on trial next month Credit: SWNS
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