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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

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Richmond Castle host final Afghan medal parade

Soldiers from a regiment based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire are conducting the final Afghan medal presentation parade in Richmond Castle.

Friends and family of the soldiers have gathered at Richmond Castle to see the ceremony. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees/Claire Montgomery

The medal parade marks the end of Operation Herrick in Helmand province in Afghanistan.

The 46 medals are being presented for service during Op Herrick in May – November 2014.

North Yorkshire soldiers head to Sierra Leone

Army medics trained at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have left the country to join British efforts in fighting the Ebola outbreak.

They will man the Ebola Training Academy in Sierra Leone, which will supply five treatment centres currently being built by the UK.

North Yorkshire soldiers head to Sierra Leone
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Ebola 'must be combated in west Africa to limit UK risk'

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said it was vitally important for the UK to support countries in western Africa to defeat Ebola to prevent further loss of life and ensure it does not spread into the UK.

Speaking as she set off for Sierra Leone with around 100 RAF medics being sent to build a training academy and field hospital she said:

"If we don't combat Ebola it will take many more lives, but also it can pose a risk to the UK".

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