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  1. Ralph Blunsom

Stockport marine honoured with permanent memorial in home town

A memorial's been unveiled in Stockport in honour of a marine who took part in one of the most daring raids of the Second World War.

The unveiling follows a long campaign for a permanent reminder of the bravery of James Conway, one of the men who became known as the Cockleshell Heroes.


Formal identification of soldier's body after 70 years

Private Ted Stanley who died in the Battle of Arnhem Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A soldier from the Wirral who was killed in the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 has been formally identifed after over 70 years.

Private Ted Stanley of the Border Regiment will now be given a named headstone at a special ceremony in the Netherlands attended by his family and relatives.

Mal Povall, who's Ted Stanley's nephew, describes how dangerous his uncle's mission was.

  1. Daniel Hewitt, ITV News

An official thank you from Russia for a Lancashire War Veteran's efforts

James Martin was 17 when he left his home in Chorley

In this week of commemorations for the men and women who've fought for our freedom across the decades, we're meeting a soldier who's finally been honoured - 70 years after his service.

James Martin, from Chorley, was part of the Arctic Convoys which supplied Russia with weapons and food.

He's been awarded the Ushakov Medal by the Russians but was not able to travel to London to receive it at the Embassy.

His MP came up with a solution, and Granada Reports was invited to attend the ceremony - our correspondent Daniel Hewitt was there:

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