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Homecoming for 3 Yorks

Members of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment march into Huddersfield for a homecoming parade after their recent tour of Afghanistan. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will parade through Warminster today as they are officially welcomed home from Afghanistan. They'll be missing 9 of their comrades who were killed in action.

Pedalling for the troops: police officers get on their bikes for the Yorkshire squaddies

A group of Humberside Police Officers and staff from Hull are setting off a 358 mile bike ride today to raise money for the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. They'll be setting off from Warminster at 9am and they are heading all the way to Hull after a quick stop in London.

If all goes to plan the troop of cyclists will finish up at the KC Stadium just in time to join the Hull City v Barnsley match on Sunday afternoon.

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Military Wives prepare to welcome husbands home

There are "harmonies ahead of a homecoming" from the military wives whose husbands are serving in Afghanistan

After a particularly tough tour for the third battalion the Yorkshire regiment - nine of it's personnel have been killed - the soldiers are due back home by the end of the month.

And their other halves have been preparing to welcome them back in style. Ben Erlam reports.

Yorkshire Regiment Military Wives Choir in Parliament

Labour MP and former paratrooper, Dan Jarvis, is to host a special performance of the Military Wives Choir of 3 YORKS today in the Speaker's Apartments in the Houses of Parliament.

It will be the first time that the Military Wives Choir of 3 YORKS have performed live in parliament and the event will be attended by the classical music group Amore who recently performed at the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Yorkshire Regiment Military Wives Choir came together to provide mutual support throughout the worrying period of their husbands and partners being deployed in Afghanistan. This has been a particularly difficult tour with nine soldiers from the Regiment falling in the line of duty.

Music has an incredible way of bringing people together, especially at times of worry and uncertainty, and offering them a solace.

I believe it is very important that Parliament recognises the contribution that families make in supporting our armed forces whilst they are deployed operationally.

– Dan Jarvis MP (Labour, Barnsley Central)

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