Ben Parkinson in canoe
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Injured Doncaster soldier's latest fund-raising challenge

A former soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan is kayaking around the Arctic Circle to raise money for veteran's charities.

Ex-Paratrooper Ben Parkinson, from Doncaster, had both legs amputated and was left brain damaged after the landmine blast in 2006.

Mr Parkinson has previously paddled 250 miles down Canada's Yukon River.