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Catterick soldier dies on training exercise on hottest day

The Brecon Beacons near where a soldier died on exercise on Tuesday Credit: PA

An infantry soldier has died while on a training exercise.

The MOD said the soldier, from the Infantry Training Centre, in Catterick, North Yorkshire, died in the Brecon area of Wales on Tuesday, Britain's hottest day of the year so far.

Three soldiers died during an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons on one of the hottest days of 2013.



Crash video highlights danger to road workers

New figures show that last year saw the highest number of road workers being seriously injured as they carried out maintenance on the region's routes. The Highways Agency is urging drivers to be more alert through roadworks.

This video shows the moment a Highways vehicle was hit by a lorry on the A1 near Catterick.

Wait goes on for Indian illegal arms six

Ray Tindall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Six British men, including three from the Calendar region, must wait another seven days before a judge in India will make a decision about whether charges against them will be thrown out.

At a hearing today, a judge postponed a decision after considering a petition to quash all counts against them.

Ray Tindall from Hull and Nicholas Simpson from near Catterick, remain on bail and must stay in India while they fight to have charges against them dropped.

Paul Towers, from near York, remains in prison.

All six men were detained in prison last October, with five of them released on bail in April.

Their company AdvanFort has always insisted the men were working to provide protection to other ships from pirate attacks, but the Indian courts have pressed weapons charges against them.

Help for wounded servicemen and women

A new centre to help wounded servicemen and women - and veterans - recover from terrible injuries and mental trauma has officially opened in North Yorkshire today.

The conflict in Afghanistan has seen a sharp rise in the number of military personnel left with life-changing injuries. It is hoped the ten million pound centre based at Catterick Garrison will give the injured and their families new hope as they adjust to life after the forces. Jon Hill reports.

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