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Victoria Cross for Afghan hero L/Cpl James Ashworth

17 March 2013 Last updated at 00:33 GMT

A British soldier who died last year while protecting his comrades in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross - the highest military honour for bravery.

Lance Corporal James Ashworth is only the 14th person to receive the VC since World War II.

Ben Geoghegan reports.