Unsung heroes join Walk of Stars

Three new stars have been awarded on Birmingham's Broad Street - and this time for unsung heroes from the West Midlands.

Lance Corporal Matt Croucher who threw himself on a grenade to save his colleagues in Afghanistan is being recognised for his courage.

He says he feels honoured:

"It's always great being recognised. I've picked up the odd award in London but it means a lot more (to be awarded this) back home. It's good that we get the recognition that i think the armed forces deserve."

Laurie Mansfield from Bournville in Birmingham has also been honoured with a star. He created the Royal Variety Show and puts on celebrity shows for troops out on tour.

In the world of medicine, leading micro-surgeon Sir Keith Porter who helps injured soldiers at the new QE hospital has also been honoured.

Their stars will sit beside the likes of Birmingham celebrities like Julie Walters and Ozzy Osbourne.

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