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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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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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin