Work starts on hurt troops' home

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A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place in Birmingham to mark the start of work to build free accommodation for the families of injured forces personnel.

The £4.2m facility is being funded by charities including Help for Heroes and the US-based Fisher House Foundation.

Known as Fisher House, it will mean relatives of soldiers being treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine can stay nearby.

The site is within walking distance of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Nick Gibbon, a former Royal Marine, said the building would be a place where the men could relax with their families.

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