A collection of Mary Ann Cotton's letters will be auctioned on Wednesday February 27th. Known as the 'Black Widow' was executed in March 1873 for murdering her seven year old step-son Charles after she killed him with arsenic.
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The operation targets foreign national offenders and also UK criminals who target and take advantage of vulnerable people coming to the UK.
A north-east contingent start their three-day journey from York Minster to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on July 28th.
The troops will serve as engineers in the country, which has been ravaged by conflict, famine and disease in recent years.