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Road to be re-named after Afghan War hero

Sgt. Matthew Telford Credit: Ministry of Defence

A road in Grimsby is to be permanently renamed in honour of war hero Matthew Telford.

The memorial will be officially unveiled on Sunday in a formal parade and ceremony.

Scartho Park, the street which runs through Scartho Top, will be renamed Matthew Telford Park, and will be marked by a plaque.

Sergeant Matthew Telford, of the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, was one of five British soldiers killed in an attack in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2009.

Father speaks of anger following death of soldier son

A father has spoken of his anger that lessons haven't been learned a year after his son was murdered by a rogue Afghan policeman. Mick Wroe, himself a former soldier, says his son Tom and Yorkshire Regiment comrade Gareth Thursby would still be alive if proper security measures had been in place.

Despite the tragedy, he says British soldiers are still at risk every single day because the Afghans they're training can carry live ammunition freely around military bases and through security checkpoints. David Hirst reports.


Mental health unit opened in memory of fallen soldier

Private Tom Wroe and his family should have been celebrating 19th birthday this week. But last September, Tom became one of the youngest British soldiers to die in Afghanistan when he was killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.

His parents have now opened a new facility in his memory, aimed at helping those with learning difficulties and mental health problems. It's in his home village of Meltham near Holmfirth and it's named the Tom Wroe Unit.

Fallen soldier's sister to skydive in his memory

Gemma Frampton with her brother Private Anthony Frampton who was killed in Afghanistan Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The sister of Private Anthony Frampton, who was one of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan in March last year will skydive today to raise money for the forces charity.

Gemma Frampton, from Huddersfield, will do the daredevil fete in Scunthorpe today on what would have been her brother's 22nd birthday.

Gemma Spoke to Calendar earlier this month about her reasons for doing the skydive

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