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

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.

Amy takes ice dream with a 'pinch of salt'

Riding triumphantly through her home city in an open-top bus with thousands cheering all the way may not be quite as hazardous as hurtling headlong down a deadly refrigerated ice tube high in the Rockies at 90mph but for Britain's new sporting sweetheart it was even more exhilarating.

MoD cost-cutting blamed for Nimrod deaths

The Ministry of Defence was accused today of sacrificing safety in order to cut costs in a devastating report into the crash of a RAF Nimrod spy plane with the loss of all 14 servicemen on board.

BAE secures £3bn ammunition contract

Arms giant BAE Systems has signed a 15-year deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply ammunition to British troops, it was announced today.

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Saudi bribery probe decision overturned

Calls were made for a full public inquiry today after the High Court ruled the Government and Serious Fraud Office "unlawfully submitted" to threats that there could be "another 7/7" unless they dropped bribery investigations involving BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.

Hi-tech tanks: The future's in our sights

A new generation of hi-tech tanks is about to hit the battlefield – complete with energy rays and smart armour. Simon Usborne hitches a ride with the Army's top gunners