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Chesterfield will welcome home its soldiers today as the 9th/12th Lancers return from a tour of Afghanistan. During the homecoming parade, the soldiers will carry lances - the traditional weapon of the regiment it fought with in France a hundred years ago.
The families of former soldiers being held in an Indian prison have suffered yet another setback. Ray Tindall from Hull is one of six men who were arrested as they provided protection to ships in the Indian ocean. Helen Steel reports.
Three former soldiers from our region, being held in India on weapons charges, are hoping to be released today.
A bail hearing is planned for later and lawyers hope it could mean Paul Towers from Pocklington, Nicholas Simpson from Caterick and Ray Tindall from Hull - who were provinding security for ships will be allowed to go home.
Prince Harry will set off today alongside three teams of wounded soldiers from the United Kingdom, United States and the Commonwealth who are racing to the South Pole.
A theme tune has been written by a local musician from York, while wounded soldier Ibrar Ali from Rotherham is also heading out.
All three teams depart from London today for Cape Town, South Africa. They are due to arrive in Novo, Antarctica on November 19 to begin acclimatisation, moving to 87° south on November 30.
They are aiming to complete the 335km expedition by December 16. Actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard also taking part.
The Ministry of Defence have confirmed the death of a soldier during a training exercise on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Private Michael Ihemere from the West Mercian Regiment was taking part in a routine training exercise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 26-year-old soldier had recently returned from Afghanistan and was based at Marne Barracks near Catterick. Today, his colleagues, joined by his widow held a parade in his memory. Claire Ashforth reports.
Michael Ihemere's commanding officer has paid tribute to the British army soldier who died on Wednesday, describing the 26-year-old Nigerian as "likeable, kind and talented".
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood said:
Private Ihemere quickly established himself as a valued member of his platoon. He proved to be a reliable, talented and popular soldier, respected by all across the Company. His likeable and kind nature immediately endeared him to those he worked with.
Whilst on operations, he was involved in some fierce fighting but always remained calm, did his job well and supported his friends and colleagues with resolute loyalty. Private Ihemere showed early signs that he had the potential to progress in the Army and had a bright future.
His loss will be keenly felt across the battalion and the thoughts, prayers and sympathies of all those that had the pleasure to know Private Ihemere are with his wife and family at this difficult time.
The British army soldier who has died on a training exercise was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012.
Michael Ihemere from Umuodo, Nigeria served with C Company and was based in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.
A British army soldier who died after collapsing while on a three-mile run during a moorland training exercise was named today as Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Nigeria.
The Ministry of Defence training ground on the North Yorkshire Moors above Catterick where a 26-year-old soldier died while on exercise.
The soldier had recently returned from Afghanistan.