Plans for a 25 million pound development at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Developers Lingfield Securities along with Keir Property were granted planning permission by Richmondshire District Council subject to certain conditions.
The development is expected to create 700 jobs and once completed will transform the former sports ground on Gough Road with major retail units, cinema, and a 60-bed hotel with 400 car parking spaces.
Pictured is Samantha Stone, the widow of Private Gregg Stone, who set off today on a sponsored walk from Catterick to Warminster, alongside six other soldiers from Gregg's regiment.
Private Stone, aged 20, was killed last year while trying to rescue an Afghan Policeman. The walk is to raise money for badly injured soldiers and their familes through the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.
The widow of Private Gregg Stone is setting off on a sponsored walk today from Catterick to Warminster, alongside six other soldiers from Gregg's regiment,. Private Stone was killed last year while trying to rescue an Afghan Policeman. She talked about her plans recently on Calendar
Warrant Officer (2) Colin Martin of The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers talks about what it was like to have his medal presented by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Nearly 400 soldiers have been awarded medals following a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Many were handed out by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. The troops, from 1 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, had been in Helmand Province, as the handover of power to the Afghan National Police continues.
The presentation was at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.
Soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, based at Catterick in North Yorkshire, will parade through London today. Better known as the Black Rats, they've recently returned from a six month tour in Afghanistan.
People in Ripon fear the closure of the nearby Claro Barracks will kill their community.
Many of the people living there are from military backgrounds and have settled in the area.
At Holy Trinity Church of England School 26% of students are from military families. The head teacher says she fears it will have an impact on the school.
There's been a furious reaction after the government announced that Ripon's Claro Barracks is one of four to close in order to upgrade seven others.
The shake-up comes to accommodate the return of troops from Germany and means that Catterick Garrison **is one of the seven bases which will be expanded.
Julian Smith, the MP for Skipton and Ripon, says the closure of Claro Barracks in Ripon is a sad day for the city. He has asked Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to accompany him on a vist to the area to see for himself what effect the loss woud have.
The MP for Skipton and Ripon has expressed his disappointment at the Ministry of Defence’s proposals to close Claro Barracks in Ripon, which currently houses 21 Engineer Regiment and 15 Field Squadron (Search).