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General Sir Nicholas Carter, who heads the Army, plans to make the top brass more effective and professional as part of the streamlining.

Third of senior Army officers face axe as top general vows to oust 'penpushers and yes men'

General Sir Nicholas Carter is also looking to allow officers to take career breaks to have and raise children

O2 set for £10bn sale to Chinese company

A £10bn deal to create the UK’s largest mobile group with the sale of O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, which owns Three, could be announced as early as tomorrow morning.

Campaigners warn bottom trawling is damaging the seabed

Scientists call for destructive seabed trawling to be banned

The scientists were joined by MPs in demanding an end to bottom trawling below 600 metres in all European waters

The Attoney General has ordered an investigation into the website set up to support shamed footballer Ched Evans

Ched Evans: Website in contempt of court investigation for 'identifying rape victim'

The site was set up to protest the footballer's innocence after his conviction

The pills were apparently marked with a 'Superman' logo

Three arrested after 'rogue' ecstasy pills kill four

The arrests came after police appealed for help in tracking down the drugs

Some of the Anglo-Saxon silver coins was found by a metal detectorist on a rally near Buckingham

£1m Anglo-Saxon silver haul dug up on Buckinghamshire farmland

Amateur metal detectorist discovers 5,000 silver coins in lead container buried 900 years ago

The Archbishop had to withdraw from his Christmas Day sermon because of pneumonia

Archbishop Justin Welby invokes generosity of Britons helping in Ebola zone

New Year address urges nation to ‘look outwards’ while Pope says peace ‘is possible’

Police investigate the scene where multiple deaths occurred in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton mass murder: Two children among nine bodies discovered at crime scenes after 'senseless' killings

Canadian police say suicidal gunman is among the dead

Salacia arenicola, a climbing shrub from Republic of Congo

Kew Gardens scientists discover ingenious new 'gobstopper' fruit tree

The scientists also discovered a giant bean tree and one of the 'most irritating' plants in the world among 70 new species unearthed this year

Whale sharks can reach sizes of up to 18m in length and weigh more than 30 tonnes

Whale sharks to be tagged to save species

Technology will uncover the mating secrets of these enigmatic giants
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Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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