IRAQ: RAF CRASH: Tributes for killed servicemen, full of `spirit, self-discipline and professionalism'

THE TEN servicemen killed in the RAF Hercules crash which caused the single largest loss of life suffered by British forces in Iraq were yesterday named by the Ministry of Defence.

Racing: McCain has teenage ambitions for House

Horses for courses is a truism more appropriate at Aintree than anywhere and even if the latest Grand National winner, Amberleigh House, never jumps another fence at the unique venue where he is scheduled to tackle 22 in the Becher Chase on Sunday, he has already beaten one of the feats of his famous predecessor in the care of trainer Ginger McCain Red Rum.

Sergeant jailed for hiding behind Bamboo Curtain

The long, strange journey of Charles Robert Jenkins reached a tearful climax yesterday with a 30-day sentence in a military prison and a dishonourable discharge from the US Army he deserted for North Korea almost 40 years ago.

Memories of a free spirit

John Peel was a broadcasting legend. But his colleague Trevor Dann remembers him as a friend, a family man and a lifelong Liverpool supporter

RAF man found dead after airbase alert

An RAF sergeant who sparked a major security operation at an airbase after he went on the loose with a high-powered rifle was today found dead.

Lewis Carter-Jones

MP and champion of the disabled

A case of criminal ineptitude

They thought crime would bring them money and status, but Leslie Cairns and his gang were more like clowns than con artists

The Last Soldier

James Hudson joined up in 1916. He went over the top at Arras, and endured the horrors of Mons and Ypres. He survived two gruelling years on the Western Front while thousands died around him every week. At 101, he is one of an elite and dwindling band of Great War veterans. And, today of all days, the last Armistice Day of the century, he will remember

Court outlaws ban on gays in armed forces

THE BAN on homosexuals in the British armed forces is likely to be abolished, following a ruling at the European Court of Human Rights yesterday. The decision marked a victorious end to a five-year legal battle for four service personnel discharged under the policy.

Indonesian policemen switch to independence

AT LEAST 100 members of the Indonesian armed forces (TNI) in East Timor have deserted and joined the pro-independence Falintil guerrilla movement, in a further indication of discord within TNI ranks

The Information on; William Boyd's `The Trench'

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Film: Oh what a lonely war!

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Police charged in race case

TWO POLICE officers have been charged with disciplinary offences after one of them was accused of using racist language and the other allegedly "warned" a female colleague who complained about the comments not to give evidence.
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Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

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The big fresh food con

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable