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Sir Roger Carr named as new BAE chairman

Sir Roger will replace Dick Olver, who has held the role for nine years

'UK needs national talent bank'

Siemens, BAE and BT call for a skills strategy to boost manufacturing in Britain
A Terrier armoured digger, which can be controlled by remote control during an unveiling at the Defence Armoured Vehicle Centre, Bovington, Dorset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: - PA

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Osborne and the Treasury could potentially veto politically sensitive fraud inquiries without public scrutiny

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Chancellor writes SFO cheques - so is there a conflict of interest?

You're going to need a bigger abacus

Adults struggling with basic maths, with one-in-five requiring a calculator for even the most simple sums

Two per cent of those polled said they needed to use a calculator to work out all sums involving numbers larger than 10

Government to pay for up to 500 students to study aerospace degrees

Hundreds of graduates and employees are to be offered the chance to study for Masters degrees in aerospace engineering, it was announced today.

BAE wins £2.5bn fighter plane deal

Defence giant BAE Systems has won a £2.5 billion deal to sell 20 aircraft to Oman, helping to sustain thousands of jobs in the UK.

Investment Insider: Time is now right to plan an attack on defence firms

In times of austerity nothing is sacred. Not even defence budgets. In the US, the Obama administration plans to axe troops and in the UK the Ministry of Defence has to lay off 54,000 service people to cut expenditure by around £4bn.

Police at Southampton dock, where a submariner was shot on board HMS Astute, the Royal Navy's newest nuclear submarine, which was on a goodwill visit

Flooding worries for Royal Navy's new multi-billion pound submarine HMS Astute

The Royal Navy's new multi billion pound hunter-killer submarine HMS Astute encountered a flooding problem during sea trials, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.

EADS inquiry into Saudi bribe claims

EADS has launched an external, group-wide investigation into its anti-corruption practices as the European aerospace company admitted for the first time that it had failed to react quickly enough to a whistleblower's claim that its UK unit paid bribes to secure contracts in Saudi Arabia.

Dave Challinor pictured with Tranmere during his playing days

Accrington Stanley FA Cup tie just the latest step for ambitious AFC Fylde

They have never been this far in the world's oldest competition before, but when AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor watched the draw for the FA Cup first round, the tie that was thrown up for his team presented more than a financially rewarding day out. It was more than the chance to claim a Football League scalp, and it was more than being seen by thousands on the late-night highlights show.

Extra cash for designing Trident's replacement

The Government has awarded an additional £315m for the designing of the next generation of nuclear submarines, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, will announce today.

HMS Queen Elizabeth warship is a UK success story, says David Cameron

The Prime Minister told workers involved in building the largest warship for the Royal Navy that it is a “UK success story” as he visited the Scottish dockyard where it is being assembled.

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