Troops returning to Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire after a six month tour of Afghanistan will receive operational medals at a ceremony tomorrow.
Eleven soldiers from the Headquarters 4th Mechanized Brigade and 204 Signal Squadron died during the tour in Helmand province.
After the medal presentation at Richmond Castle, the soldiers will march through the streets of Richmond.
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Extra officers are in the Wallsend area to carry out enquiries and to offer reassurance to the community.
Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
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