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Published on 4 February 2019

94 year old veterans fight

A 94-year-old Normandy veteran from Norfolk says he feels as if he's being "left to die" - after the county council refused to fund a place in a Royal British Legion care home. Len Mann was just 19 when he fought on D-Day - but now he says he's too frail to live by himself in his Norwich bungalow. Len can afford half of the fees needed for the 24-hour care he wants in Cromer - but the council won't pay the rest. They say they're working with him to keep him independent and explore his care opti...

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Published on 3 February 2019

Harry makes date with troops in Arctic Circle

The Duke of Sussex will be spending this Valentine’s Day in the Arctic Circle with Royal Marines. Harry will spend his first February 14 as a married man thousands of miles away from the Duchess of Sussex. He will be meeting troops who are being trained in survival in one of the world’s most demanding environments as part of Exercise Clockwork in north Norway. Set 200 miles (322km) inside the Arctic Circle, more than 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen have taken p...

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Published on 20 January 2019

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Published on 16 January 2019

Medals stolen from British Army Hero

British Army hero devastated as war medals STOLEN by heartless thieves A WAR HERO soldier who served in the British Army for over 25 years had his medals stolen while on holiday, and is offering a reward for their return. Lee Allen has served in some of the worlds most dangerous conflict zones in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Island and received medals for his loyal service. After returning from holiday with his partner Zoe Wyrko, the couple found their house in Melton, Suffolk broken i...

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Published on 13 January 2019

From walking the beat to sleeping on the street

Homeless ex-policeman Russell Monk on how, like many others, he has fallen through the cracks of a broken system. Russell served in Leeds but after struggling with mental health issues he left his job and ended up sleeping rough. To help get back on his feet he has sold The Big Issue in Exeter and London. This is his account of how failings in the system let some people fall through the cracks...... I am writing this article in relation to my experiences, which led me to become homeless in Londo...

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Published on 13 January 2019

Phoenix Heroes hit the streets

Credit where credit is due as Phoenix Heroes go in search for our many homeless veterans who are consistently being discarded and ignored by the system. Due to being judged by their cover rather than by their life circumstances, it takes the smaller specialist charitable organisations such as Phoenix Heroes to take the lead and pick up where the largest of our veterans charities fall significantly short of the public's expectations of them. Watch their latest YouTube video: https://www.yout...

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Published on 10 January 2019

Veteran raised from the ashes

It was just a few short months ago that Geoff Thompson, 59 walked into the Tommy Atkins Centre in Worcester and told the staff that he was homeless, hungry and haunted by his past.

Fast-forward to 4th January 2019 and Geoff set off to Bedford to begin a new career with Dunster. He walked away smiling and thankful for the small veteran centre that turned everything around

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Published on 5 January 2019

Another tragic loss of a life

A 54 year old serving Detective Inspector Richie Baker from Cleveland Police has been found dead at Huntcliff in Saltburn. Whatever the circumstances this is a tragedy within the Emergency Services community. 

Inquiries into the death are ongoing

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Published on 2 January 2019

A Bumper month for the Veterans Raffle

A Bumper month for the Veterans Raffle, bucking the national trend for December and another 7 lucky draw winners, 3 of which having Won previously. 4 of our Good Causes who work very closely together also received a Bonus donation from a private trust who awarded YES Society a grant just in time for Christmas!

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Published on 22 December 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.   I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO, IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.   I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.   NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES, OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.   WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL...

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