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Tributes for teen soldier who died helping a friend

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a teenage soldier who was killed while attempting to rescue a comrade in war-torn Afghanistan.

Men attempt to smuggle drugs in Afghan rugs

FIVE men – two from Solihull – tried to smuggle £1.5m worth of heroin through Birmingham International Airport.

Solihull pays tribute to a true Britton

A BRAVE soldier who was awarded the Military Cross for his courage in Afghanistan, has been honoured by the Mayor of Solihull.

Colleagues mourn courageous marine Robert Deering

THE funeral of a Royal Marine who was killed in Afghanistan is to be held in Sheldon today (Wednesday).

Funeral of a ‘great Marine’

THE funeral of a Birmingham Royal Marine who was killed in Afghanistan took place at St Giles Church in Sheldon on Wednesday.

Tributes paid to Sheldon Marine Robert Deering

A ROYAL Marine from Sheldon who was killed in Afghanistan was described by his commanding officer as having the “heart of a lion and the courage to match”.

Foster homes sought for asylum seeker children

SOLIHULL Council is looking for foster homes for young asylum seekers from war-ravaged countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

He died for what he believed in

THE mother of a Yardley soldier - who was killed in Afghanistan last year - has said that her son died doing something he believed in.

Freedom of Borough for selfless act of courage

A HEROIC former marine from Solihull who dived on a grenade to save his comrades while serving in Afghanistan has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his bravery.

Solihull George Cross winner Matt Croucher receives Freedom of the Borough

A SOLIHULL soldier who threw himself on top of a live grenade while serving in Afghanistan has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his bravery

Wounded Solihull war heroes Matt Croucher and Paul Britton meet lying in hospital

INJURED and lying in hospital beds in war torn Afghanistan.

More bravery from our lads taking on the Taliban

COURAGEOUS Captain Paul Britton has become the second Solihull soldier in a week to be awarded a medal for bravery in Afghanistan.


Cathrina Hulse
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