Hundreds of soldiers who've just returned from Afghanistan have had their efforts recognised by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
The troops based at Catterick received their Operational Medals from Prince Philip in a ceremony at the garrison as Julia Barthram reports.
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Protestors will head to County Hall on Friday to protest against the proposals for a retail park and 200 houses on the outskirts of Morpeth.
The two cities have been awarded a combined £393,400 to develop technology to help make motoring easier in the region
His Royal Highness rounded off his visit to the region by giving a speech at Virgin Money headquarters in Newcastle.