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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.

Centre opens for wounded service personnel and veterans

The first family to use a new centre aimed at helping wounded service personnel and veterans, have praised the change it has made to their lives.The Phoenix House Recovery Centre run by the charity Help for Heroes, has officially opened at Catterick Garrison.

The £10.7m centre will provide long-term care for veterans and serving personnel.

Gaz Golightly's career as a vehicle specialist in the Royal Logistic Corps ended less than a year after it started when he lost a leg following a hit-and-run car crash while returning to barracks in Wiltshire in 2002.

It's amazing how much our home life has improved with Gaz coming to Phoenix House. It's a big thing for us.He never used to take the girls out on his own and did not speak to anybody, she said.He's now talking to people, even in the street, and will take the children out on his own.

– Denise Golightly, Gaz's wie

Today everyone who has supported the charity - from donating £2 for a wristband to taking part in a challenge or giving professional time and experience - can see just how much they have helped to achieve.

– Bryn Parry, the co-founder of Help for Heroes

The centre is the first in the north of England - there are four others elsewhere in the UK.The demands on the the recovery centres are expected to grow in the coming years as thousands of service personnel are forced to make a new life in Civvy Street because of defence cuts.

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