Private Alex Stringer, of the Royal Logistic Corps, was 20 when he was blown up in Afghanistan: "The reason I lost my left leg so high up is because the burning paint cooked my left leg all the way down to the bone. But if I hadn't set myself on fire, I would have bled out and died – as a result of it, all the arteries became cauterised".
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Tuesday 08 October 2013
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Wednesday 05 June 2013
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Thursday 30 May 2013
Two days of strike action at museums and galleries across Britain has begun in a long-running row over jobs, pay and pensions.
Sunday 21 April 2013
The billionaire Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft is to sign a pledge to give at least half of his estimated £1.2bn fortune to charity, it emerged today.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz says the current series of the detective drama will probably be his last.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
A life-size portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, which he said revealed his soul during one of his darkest hours, is going on public display after years spent hanging on the wall of the home of his late grandson.
Thursday 11 October 2012
The Prime Minister said there would be events to mark 100 years since the outbreak of war in 2014, Armistice Day in 2018, and the dates of major battles in between.
Sunday 02 September 2012
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Thursday 30 August 2012
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