Honours from the Palace

Afghan veteran Ben Parkinson and Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Ollie Hynd are amongst those being honoured at Buckingham Palace today

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Ben Parkinson receives an MBE

Ben Parkinson has collected his MBE from Buckingham Palace today.

Prince Charles described the paratrooper from Doncaster as inspirational for the way he's fought back from the brink of death to take on so many gruelling challenges.

He was given his honour for his charity work, raising thousands for his injured comrades. Today Ben typically ignored palace officials advice to accept his award in a wheelchair. David Hirst reports.

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