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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.

Plan your journey for Armed Forces Day

Drivers using motorways and major A roads are advised to plan their journeys in Lincolnshire this weekend.

Around 170,000 people are expected to attend the National Armed Forces Day event - which will include a military air display and a formal parade.

Routes including the A15 and the A180 approaching Grimsby are expected to be particularly busy.

The main event will take place on Saturday but fringe events will be taking place throughout the weekend and around the region.

“We’re reminding road users to plan ahead for Armed Forces Day – 170,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event and roads leading to the event are likely to be very busy.

“Our aim is to keep the Highways England network running whilst keeping those attending the event and other road users safe and informed. Check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.

''All routes off the motorway network will have clear signs directing traffic to events and electronic signs are being used in advance of and during the event to advise drivers.

''Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps.''

– Andrew Charnick, Highways England
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Police Officer faces hearing over 'I love weed' woolly hat

A North Yorkshire Police Officer, accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan 'I love weed', is facing misconduct charges.

A three day hearing into the allegations is due to begin at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters today.

PC Simon Ryan faces allegations that, "whilst on duty at Northallerton police station he wore a black woolly hat stating 'I love weed' or words/pictures to that effect. Despite being advised to remove the hat, he resumed wearing the hat whilst on mobile patrol."

The force alleges that PC Ryan's conduct amounted to a breach of professional standards.

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