While politicians agonise over the size of the Government’s debt, one of the most expensive publicly funded projects in recent years is quietly getting under way.
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Tuesday 23 April 2013
The Ministry of Defence wastes up to £94m a year training 16 and 17-year-old army recruits for roles which could be filled more cost-effectively by adults, according to analysis by campaign groups.
Sunday 21 April 2013
Shaker Aamer was sent to Guantánamo Bay in 2002, and cleared to leave in 2007. Now, weakened by hunger strike, he asks what his fate has to do with justice
Thursday 18 April 2013
A teenager who it is claimed was unlawfully killed by British troops in Iraq had been tortured and hanged, his uncle has claimed.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres: "After the storm of a life lived in the heat of political controversy, there is a great calm."
Thursday 11 April 2013
It seems that nothing will ever shame the ermine troughers out of claiming from the public purse. Paul White, aka Lord Hanningfield, an ex-Tory peer, has not spoken in the House of Lords, nor tabled any written questions since he was sent to jail for fiddling his expenses, but figures reveal that in November he had his best month yet for pocketing the £300 daily allowance to which he is entitled just for turning up. He signed in on 17 separate days, which entitled him to £5,100. He also claimed £407 travel costs. That means that in the first eight months since his return after his prison spell, Lord Hanningfield trousered a total of £21,000 in daily attendance allowances, plus £1,736 costs.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Afghanistan could descend into civil war and corruption and drugs trading could continue to cause problems once coalition forces withdraw from the country in less than two years' time, a report from the Defence Select Committee warned today.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Militants killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan yesterday in the deadliest day for the US in the war in eight months.
North Korea moves missile 'with considerable range' to its east coast, as US troops in South are put on high alert amid rising tensions and threat of 'merciless' nuclear strike
Thursday 04 April 2013
Reports in the Japan suggested missile could be a KN-08, which is believed to be a long-range missile that if operational could hit the United States
Sunday 31 March 2013
Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time. For every 10 new soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the force's long-term effectiveness.
Friday 29 March 2013
The number of search-and-rescue helicopters is expected to be cut from 40 to 22 after the service is privatised, it emerged today.
Thursday 28 March 2013
Opposition is rising against South African intervention as more deaths are feared
Space for Barack, but not Barak: Embarrassment for Israel after former premier is excluded from Obama state dinner and events
Thursday 28 March 2013
Ehud Barak was not invited to any official functions, despite glittering military and political careers
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Sabre-rattling continues as South Korea warns its neighbour to abandon nuclear weapons
Thursday 21 March 2013
Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC, has been appointed as Chairman of the FA.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Whitehall departments are to face fresh spending cuts over the next two years, with the money saved spent on infrastructure projects, Chancellor George Osborne told a pre-Budget meeting of the Cabinet today.
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