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Mourners line Ecclefechan high street for soldier's funeral

Mourners line the high street to pay their final respects Credit: ITV Border

Mourners have lined Ecclefechan's high street to pay their respects to a Dumfries and Galloway soldier who died last week.

Corporal Josh Hoole served in The Rifles Regiment and died after a two hour march in the Brecon Beacons on what was the hottest day of the year. Local residents lined the route of the hearse, through Corporal Hoole's home village, on its way to his funeral service in Dumfries.

Residents of Ecclefechan came out to line the high street Credit: ITV Border

Families say turning IVF into 'postcode lottery' would have been 'inhumane'

Families struggling to have children say they're delighted with a decision to keep fertility and IVF services in Hartlepool.

The NHS trust that runs them had said it could no longer provide them.

So the town's council took it to the high court - and won.

Couples have said it's the right decision, and that turning fertility treatment into a postcode lottery would have been 'inhumane.'

Watch Frances Read's report:

Fears over missing 82-year-old Archie Campbell

Missing Darlington man Archie Campbell Credit: Durham Constabulary

Police said they are growing increasingly concerned for missing 82-year-old Archie Campbell.

Archie was last seen leaving his house on Parkside in Darlington just after 2pm on Tuesday July 26.

He was wearing light jeans and a dark sweatshirt.

Archie suffers from dementia.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Police are also asking residents to check their sheds, garages and gardens for Archie.


Family statement for Redcar murder victim

Alan Bennett killed his current partner Lynne Freeman on the evening of March 23 before stabbing ex-partner Jodie Betteridge to death.

Cleveland Police read a statement on behalf of Ms Betteridge's family outside Teesside Crown Court:

It is difficult to put it into words the massive loss that we feel as Jodie was a wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, mother and friend.

To find out that Jodie was killed by Alan in front of their three young children makes this harder to comprehend and we can’t imagine the pain that she must have gone through.

Jodie was kind to everyone; she lived for her children as they were the most important people in her life and now she won’t be able to see them grow up. Jodie will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

– Part of the statement by the family of Jodie Betteridge
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