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EveningTimes Online
Call for fair deal for forces asbestos victimsFORCES veterans already diagnosed with an asbestos related illness get a raw de
Call for fair deal for forces asbestos victims
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
FORCES veterans already diagnosed with an asbestos related illness get a raw deal in compensation packages, the SNP have said. Navy personnel are worst affected than other military personnel in developing the disease which leaves people with a short... Read more
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Louth Leader
British Legion in Mablethorpe present cadets with certificate of appreciationThe Mablethorpe and District branch of the Royal British Legion have recently r
British Legion in Mablethorpe present cadets with certificate of appreciation
Louth Leader / Posted yesterday
The Mablethorpe and District branch of the Royal British Legion have recently recognised the work put in over the last year from the 1228 Mablethorpe Air Cadets and presented them with a certificate of appreciation. Poppy appeal organiser Mark... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Plaque unveiled for soldiers drowned in 1945 Windermere training exerciseA PLAQUE honouring six soldiers who drowned while on a training exercise on Win
Plaque unveiled for soldiers drowned in 1945 Windermere training exercise
West Moreland Gazette / Posted yesterday
A PLAQUE honouring six soldiers who drowned while on a training exercise on Windermere in 1945 has been unveiled at the town’s war memorial. The men were identified by The Westmorland Gazette last year following an appeal from reader Don... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Awards for Dereham branch of the Royal British Legion The Dereham branch of the Royal British Legion has been awarded the Royal Cha
Awards for Dereham branch of the Royal British Legion
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
The Dereham branch of the Royal British Legion has been awarded the Royal Challenge Cup for the largest increase in Poppy Appeal sales in Norfolk. Picture: Matthew Usher. The Royal British... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Royal British Legion women 'devastated' at prospect of merger with men's unitsFemale members of Nottinghamshire's Royal British Legion say they are "devastat
Royal British Legion women 'devastated' at prospect of merger with men's units
Nottingham Post / Posted 2 days ago
Female members of Nottinghamshire's Royal British Legion say they are "devastated" at the prospect of women's groups being disbanded. They say they would "lose their identity" should the legion go ahead with plans to integrate female-only branches... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Members of Royal British Legion's women's section 'devastated' at prospect of disbandingFemale members of Nottinghamshire's Royal British Legion say they are "devastat
Members of Royal British Legion's women's section 'devastated' at prospect of disbanding
Nottingham Post / Posted 2 days ago
Female members of Nottinghamshire's Royal British Legion say they are "devastated" at the prospect of women's groups being disbanded. They say they would "lose their identity" should the legion go ahead with plans to integrate female-only branches... Read more
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Bolton News
Pupils given a powerful insight into the Great WarSCHOOLGIRLS were captivated by actor Peter Gill's one-man performance in a play
Pupils given a powerful insight into the Great War
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
SCHOOLGIRLS were captivated by actor Peter Gill's one-man performance in a play about the First World War. The play, which took to the stage at Bolton School girls' division, is called Great War and is based around character Private Tommy... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Remembering M62 coach bomb victimsSilence fell as victims of a deadly IRA coach bombing were remembered 42 years
Remembering M62 coach bomb victims
Wakefield Today / Posted 3 days ago
Silence fell as victims of a deadly IRA coach bombing were remembered 42 years after the tragedy. Victims’ family, survivors and dignitaries gathered at Hartshead Moor services on Sunday morning to remember the nine soldiers and three civilians who... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Everything must go as Royal British Legion moves out of its Ludlow home « Shropshire StarBut all that is set to come to an end as the contents of the building are set g
Everything must go as Royal British Legion moves out of its Ludlow home « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
But all that is set to come to an end as the contents of the building are set go on sale or be packed into storage next week. The Royal British Legion branch will be cast adrift without a home after seven decades based in the building in Mill... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
A fitting tribute to heroic Leeds soldier HarryHe became famous for travelling the length and breadth of Yorkshire to attend t
A fitting tribute to heroic Leeds soldier Harry
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 5 days ago
He became famous for travelling the length and breadth of Yorkshire to attend the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it is surely only fitting that Second World War veteran Harry Thrush’s own funeral has ended up providing a... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
St Albans campaign to fairly compensate veterans with asbestos-related lung cancer grows Fred Minall, 74, formerly of Wheathampstead, served on destroyers with the Ro
St Albans campaign to fairly compensate veterans with asbestos-related lung cancer grows
Herts Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
Fred Minall, 74, formerly of Wheathampstead, served on destroyers with the Royal Navy, and has been diagnosed with the incurable asbestos-related lung disease,... Read more
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Bury Times
Ramsbottom man recognised for hard work and long service with Royal British LegionA RAMSBOTTOM man has been recognised for his hard work and long service for the
Ramsbottom man recognised for hard work and long service with Royal British Legion
Bury Times / Posted 5 days ago
A RAMSBOTTOM man has been recognised for his hard work and long service for the Royal British Legion. Ramsbottom branch chairman and poppy appeal organiser, Colin Grundy, was awarded a County Certificate of Appreciation by county president,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Two yobs convicted of being part of mob that hurled abuse at police cordon before protestTwo yobs were convicted of being part of a mob that hurled abuse at a police co
Two yobs convicted of being part of mob that hurled abuse at police cordon before protest
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
Two yobs were convicted of being part of a mob that hurled abuse at a police cordon as they waited to protest against a Republican march. Leader of the chaotic group was Alan Williams, 38, acting with William Wilson, 52, because the pair disagreed... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Man arrested after reveller spotted urinating on Manchester's city centre war memorialA vile yob was caught on CCTV urinating on Manchester’s cenotaph. The man was
Man arrested after reveller spotted urinating on Manchester's city centre war memorial
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 days ago
A vile yob was caught on CCTV urinating on Manchester’s cenotaph. The man was spotted relieving himself on the memorial, which honours soldiers who lost their lives protecting our country, just before 8am on Sunday morning by the council’s control... Read more
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This is West Country
Denis Lucy Prize winners named at Ilminster Cadet HutTHIS YEAR'S winners of the Denis Lucy Prize were named in a recent ceremony at
Denis Lucy Prize winners named at Ilminster Cadet Hut
This is West Country / Posted 6 days ago
THIS YEAR'S winners of the Denis Lucy Prize were named in a recent ceremony at the Ilminster Cadet Hut. SMI Dean Brown, platoon commander, announced the winners, with Nikita Hannant-Lewis winning the top prize of best cadet and £70 in vouchers, and... Read more
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chroniclelive
Heartbroken parents determined their daughter's name will live on in NewcastleA family left devastated by their daughter’s death are determined for her name
Heartbroken parents determined their daughter's name will live on in Newcastle
chroniclelive / Posted 7 days ago
A family left devastated by their daughter’s death are determined for her name to live on. Mum Jill, 39, said: “It was important to us that Evie’s short life would have a positive impact on the world and she would make a difference. “We wanted Evie... Read more
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Express and Star
Oldbury Academy will not evacuate over hoax bomb calls « Express & StarOldbury Academy has been evacuated four times during the past three weeks. Acti
Oldbury Academy will not evacuate over hoax bomb calls « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 7 days ago
Oldbury Academy has been evacuated four times during the past three weeks. Acting headteacher Philip Shackleton said he will now only close his school if there is reason to believe the students and staff are in danger. He said this was the best way... Read more
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Spalding Today
What’s on in the Spalding areaLeisure listings - a guide to local clubs and groups Over 50s exercise, 9.30am
What’s on in the Spalding area
Spalding Today / Posted 9 days ago
Leisure listings - a guide to local clubs and groups Over 50s exercise, 9.30am, Gedney Hill Village Hall, 07595 597023. Spalding Duplicate Bridge Club. Meet at Spalding Services and Social Club, High Street, Spalding from 6.30pm with play at 7pm,... Read more
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Tottenham Hotspur FC
Record amount raised for Royal British LegionMauricio Pochettino presented a giant cheque to Captain Tim Fleming MBE on beha
Record amount raised for Royal British Legion
Tottenham Hotspur FC / Posted 9 days ago
Mauricio Pochettino presented a giant cheque to Captain Tim Fleming MBE on behalf of the Royal British Legion (RBL). Captain Fleming, a lifelong Spurs fan, was recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list for the support he has given to Army... Read more
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express
Charity returning hundreds of wounded British army vets to work honoured with Royal visit A LEADING charity working to put Britons back into work after sacrificing the
Charity returning hundreds of wounded British army vets to work honoured with Royal visit
express / Posted 9 days ago
A LEADING charity working to put Britons back into work after sacrificing themselves for their country will be paid a visit by the Duchess of Cornwall... Read more
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Spalding Today
Free fireworks display in Long Sutton for Queen’s birthdayFamilies in Long Sutton can enjoy a free night out to celebrate the Queen’s 90t
Free fireworks display in Long Sutton for Queen’s birthday
Spalding Today / Posted 9 days ago
Families in Long Sutton can enjoy a free night out to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21. The beacon on Winfrey Park will be lit at 8pm – in common with others across the country – and Events and Entertainments in Long Sutton... Read more
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Bolton News
Fitness fanatic ready for 250 mile Chorley to London runA FITNESS enthusiast is planning to run 250 miles in a bid to beat his £5,000 f
Fitness fanatic ready for 250 mile Chorley to London run
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
A FITNESS enthusiast is planning to run 250 miles in a bid to beat his £5,000 fundraising target for The Royal British Legion. Richard Smith, aged 31, will run over 200 miles from Chorley to London, before finishing his challenge by running in the... Read more
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Spalding Today
‘For Sale’ sign goes up at Spalding Magistrates’ CourtA ‘For Sale’ sign has appeared outside Spalding’s historic court despite a grou
‘For Sale’ sign goes up at Spalding Magistrates’ Court
Spalding Today / Posted 9 days ago
A ‘For Sale’ sign has appeared outside Spalding’s historic court despite a group of business professionals making a cash offer to buy it. Terry Moore, president of Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL), revealed in December that the... Read more
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walesonline
Veterans and serving soldiers will be able to swim for free in WalesMembers of the Armed forces and veterans will be eligible for free swimming usi
Veterans and serving soldiers will be able to swim for free in Wales
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
Members of the Armed forces and veterans will be eligible for free swimming using a Defence Privilege Card at participating leisure centres. Welsh Government is providing £100,000 to the Welsh Local Government Association to ensure all councils have... Read more
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Hunts Post
Warboys resident Victor Steward receives the Legion of Honour in recognition of service during Second World War Victor Steward of Warboys has been awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) of
Warboys resident Victor Steward receives the Legion of Honour in recognition of service during Second World War
Hunts Post / Posted 10 days ago
Victor Steward of Warboys has been awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour by the President of France, the highest... Read more
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The Comet
Could you take on vital role to help Stevenage Poppy Appeal continue to thrive? Pat and Richard Mott have been the Stevenage Poppy Appeal organisers for the
Could you take on vital role to help Stevenage Poppy Appeal continue to thrive?
The Comet / Posted 10 days ago
Pat and Richard Mott have been the Stevenage Poppy Appeal organisers for the past seven years but are retiring at the end of the month - could you take up the... Read more
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Bury Times
A NEW fundraising record has been reached after almost £20,000 was raised by Ramsbottom’s branch of The Royal British Legion. The branch has thanked the town’s residents for helping to make 2015 the bes
A NEW fundraising record has been reached after almost £20,000 was raised by Ramsbottom’s branch of The Royal British Legion
Bury Times / Posted 11 days ago
. The branch has thanked the town’s residents for helping to make 2015 the best poppy appeal year on record, after £19,443... Read more
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Gazette
Former cricketer and esteemed painter Jack Russell prepares to move north for inspirationFAMED cricketer and artist Jack Russell is preparing for a move north but his g
Former cricketer and esteemed painter Jack Russell prepares to move north for inspiration
Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
FAMED cricketer and artist Jack Russell is preparing for a move north but his gallery will remain in Chipping Sodbury. The gallery on High Street is currently on the market to lease but, in an interview with the Gazette, Jack confirmed his popular... Read more
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Express and Star
IN PICTURES: Zeppelin raid dead honoured with plaque « Express & StarA memorial peace garden was opened and a plaque unveiled in Wood Green Cemetery
IN PICTURES: Zeppelin raid dead honoured with plaque « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 days ago
A memorial peace garden was opened and a plaque unveiled in Wood Green Cemetery, Wednesbury, to remember those who were killed during the 1916 Zeppelin Raids. Sunday's unveiling and service, led by Reverend Daniel Njuguna, was attended by Councillor... Read more
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Spalding Today
Poppy Appeal in Spilsby seeking new organiserThe hunt is on for a new Poppy Appeal organiser in Spilsby. Mr Donald Odlin an
Poppy Appeal in Spilsby seeking new organiser
Spalding Today / Posted 12 days ago
The hunt is on for a new Poppy Appeal organiser in Spilsby. Mr Donald Odlin announced his resignation after 16 years at the meeting of the Spilsby and district branch of the Royal British Legion in the Nelson Butt Inn. Members thanked Mr Odlin, who... Read more
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chad
Belper United knocked off the top by defeat at Hucknall TownA damaging defeat against one of their closest title rivals, Hucknall Town, dum
Belper United knocked off the top by defeat at Hucknall Town
chad / Posted 12 days ago
A damaging defeat against one of their closest title rivals, Hucknall Town, dumped Belper United off the top of the table in the Central Midlands League’s South Division. United travelled to Watnall Road full of confidence after only two defeats in... Read more
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Express and Star
'We agree with the public': Walsall Council axes six traveller sites « Express & StarProposals for pitches at the old Darlaston Multi-Purpose Centre had caused upro
'We agree with the public': Walsall Council axes six traveller sites « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Proposals for pitches at the old Darlaston Multi-Purpose Centre had caused uproar among campaigners, with more than 2,600 signing a petition in opposition to it. Around 250 people lobbied against having pitches at the former Royal British Legion... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Man’s ‘honour’ at RBL award An 84-year-old Clevedon man has said he is ‘very proud’ to have been given th
Man’s ‘honour’ at RBL award
Weston Mercury / Posted 14 days ago
An 84-year-old Clevedon man has said he is ‘very proud’ to have been given the Lord Lieutenant’s Award for his services to the Royal British Legion (RBL). To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Cyril Dyer,... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
A widow’s plea for her war veteran husband to have a fitting funeral have been answered Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley "Jack" A
A widow’s plea for her war veteran husband to have a fitting funeral have been answered
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley "Jack" Allen a World World Two veteran a fitting send off at his funeral. Picture: MARK... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
A widows plea for her war veteran husband to have a fitting funeral have been answered Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley "Jack" A
A widows plea for her war veteran husband to have a fitting funeral have been answered
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley "Jack" Allen a World World Two veteran a fitting send off at his funeral. Picture: MARK... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Prince Harry helps rescue wheelchair athlete in Invictus Games trialsPrince Harry helped rescue a wheelchair athlete who was taking part in the Invi
Prince Harry helps rescue wheelchair athlete in Invictus Games trials
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry helped rescue a wheelchair athlete who was taking part in the Invictus Games trials. The prince had been cheering on athletes competing for places on the UK team which will travel to the games in Florida in May. Ms Pollock, 33, an RAF... Read more
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Daily Record
Prince Harry helps rescue wheelchair athlete in Invictus Games trialsPrince Harry helped rescue a wheelchair athlete who was taking part in the Invi
Prince Harry helps rescue wheelchair athlete in Invictus Games trials
Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry helped rescue a wheelchair athlete who was taking part in the Invictus Games trials. The prince had been cheering on athletes competing for places on the UK team which will travel to the games in Florida in May. Ms Pollock, 33, an RAF... Read more
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Luton Today
Catherine Zeta Jones and Blake Harrison attend special screening of new Dad’s Army film at ChicksandsCatherine Zeta Jones joined stars of the new ‘Dad’s Army’ film to thank militar
Catherine Zeta Jones and Blake Harrison attend special screening of new Dad’s Army film at Chicksands
Luton Today / Posted 15 days ago
Catherine Zeta Jones joined stars of the new ‘Dad’s Army’ film to thank military personnel for their service at a special screening of the film at Joint Forces Command, Chicksands. Catherine, who plays journalist Rose Winters, and Blake Harrison who... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Damsel in distress looks up to find Prince Harry coming to the rescue"Afterwards I was just putting my gloves back on and sat back in my chair when
Damsel in distress looks up to find Prince Harry coming to the rescue
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
"Afterwards I was just putting my gloves back on and sat back in my chair when the wind took me over. "Harry said to me 'What did you do that for?!' I said 'to show you how not to do that.' I said 'are you sure you had nothing to do with it?' "He... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Northern Echo
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistMs Pollock, 33, an RAF medic from Middlesbrough, had posed for a picture with H
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Northern Echo / Posted 15 days ago
Ms Pollock, 33, an RAF medic from Middlesbrough, had posed for a picture with Harry moments before her mishap on a wet and windy running track at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath. She said: "I wanted a picture and I thought, if... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist « Shropshire StarWhen a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harr
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 15 days ago
When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering on athletes competing for places on the UK team which will travel to the Invictus Games being staged... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Kingston Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Oxford Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Streatham Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Bury Times
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Bury Times / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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Gazette
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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guardian-series
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialistPrince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invi
Harry leaps to the rescue for Invictus Games trialist
guardian-series / Posted 15 days ago
Prince Harry has helped rescue a wheelchair-bound woman taking part in the Invictus Games trials. When a gust of wind blew Anna Pollock's finely-balanced racing chair over, Harry was one of the first to go to her aid. The prince had been cheering... Read more
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