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Troops are 'trained and prepared' for Afghan tour

Soldiers based at Catterick who are heading out to Afghanistan have said they are "trained and prepared" for the threats they face, including so called green-on-blue attacks.

Officers and men from 4 Regiment Royal Artillery (4 Regt RA) - known as the North East Gunners, after their recruitment area - were speaking as they boarded buses for the first part of their deployment.

There were emotional scenes at Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, as the soldiers said goodbye to their families.

There's no stopping the Kaiser Chiefs

The Kaiser Chiefs
The Kaiser Chiefs Credit: Calendar News

They're fresh from Leeds Festival and now tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs' 2013 UK Tour are going on sale. They'll be playing gigs across the country, including Bridlington next February. Tickets go on sale at 9am this morning. The full tour dates and venues are as follows:

February

11th Carlisle - Sands

12th Glasgow - Barrowlands

14th Dunfermline - Alhambra

15th Manchester - O2 Apollo

16th Bridlington - Spa

18th Newcastle - O2 Academy

19th Preston - Guild Hall

21st Cheltenham - Racecourse

23rd Exeter - Great Hall

25th Southampton - Guild Hall

26th Margate - Winter Gardens

27th Cambridge - Corn Exchange

March

1st London - O2 Academy Brixton

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