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Can you help police trace this missing man?

James Whitehouse Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to locate a missing man.

James Whitehouse, 34, is originally from the Birmingham. It's believed he was at the pier near Sunderland Yacht Club around 10.40pm on August 29.

He is known to travel across the country and has links to Wales.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1345 290817.

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Defence Minister pledges probe into soldier death

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin Credit: PA

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin said the MoD will carry out a "full investigation" into the death of a Catterick soldier who died on a training exercise in the Brecon area on the hottest day of the year.

The MP told the House of Commons Defence Committee that she wanted to express her sorrow at the "very sad death" and to "make the commitment that the Ministry of Defence will, of course, be undertaking a full investigation and will share that with the committee".

Catterick soldier dies on training exercise on hottest day

The Brecon Beacons near where a soldier died on exercise on Tuesday Credit: PA

An infantry soldier has died while on a training exercise.

The MOD said the soldier, from the Infantry Training Centre, in Catterick, North Yorkshire, died in the Brecon area of Wales on Tuesday, Britain's hottest day of the year so far.

Three soldiers died during an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons on one of the hottest days of 2013.

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Hunt hits out at 'discredited' MMR scare claims

A global scare sparked by the "discredited and inaccurate" claims of a doctor 15 years ago over the MMR vaccine have caused huge worry to parents in South Wales following a measles epidemic in the region, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.

Mr Hunt said Dr Andrew Wakefield's comments about the vaccination had "absolutely no scientific basis" as he urged parents of children who had not been given two doses to contact their local GP as soon as possible.

Mr Hunt told the Commons, "What Andrew Wakefield said had absolutely no scientific basis and has caused huge damage and huge worry to many thousands of parents".

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Credit: ITV News

"It is very important to reiterate that the scientific way to prevent measles, which can be a horrible, even fatal disease, is to make sure that you have had two doses of MMR", he continued.

"Parents of children who have not had those doses, parents of children of any age, should contact their GP if they have not had those two doses, particularly in the current circumstances".

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