News Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: 'We are restructuring the army to ensure regular and reserve soldiers are fully integrated into one force.'

The Army is launching a new recruitment campaign to expand its reserves section, despite recent cuts to the number of troops.

FA to probe betting on Weymouth match

The Football Association are to question officials at Weymouth and Rushden & Diamonds after suspicious betting on the weekend match between the two clubs.

Fans cashed in on team's misfortune

Supporters of a financially-troubled football team cashed in when their squad went on strike by betting more than £1 million on their youth team's defeat.

Vendée sailors prepare for severe weather

Britain's Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson were among a trio of solo sailors in the Vendée Globe round the world race preparing for another severe battering at the bottom of the world yesterday.

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Lighter conditions aid Jourdain in Vendée

Lighter conditions have come at the right time for second-placed Roland Jourdain as he makes repairs to his Open 60 Véolia after hitting a large sea mammal in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race.

Rescue operation underway for French yachtsman

A full-scale air and sea rescue operation was underway today after a distress call from French competitor Jean le Cam in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race.

Competition remains fierce in Vendée

Competition between the leaders of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race remains fierce with the 2000 winner Michel Desjoyeaux in Foncia fighting to hold off Roland Jourdain in Véolia, Sébastien Josse in BT, and Jean le Cam in VM Materiaux.

Desjoyeaux storms into contention

In an amazing charge which has lasted 30 days, Michel Desjoyeaux yesterday roared into second place of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race.

Williams wins second consecutive world title

With a day to spare, Ian Williams secured his second consecutive ISAF world match racing championship in Malaysia yesterday.

Thompson forced to hand steer in Globe race

As the lead changed for the 20th time in the 26 days so far of the Vendee Globe solo round the world race, Britain's Brian Thompson has reported he was hand steering up to six hours a day in a bid to catch the pace-setters 450 miles ahead of him.

Golding relishing the 'expressway'

A remarkably relaxed Mike Golding has turned his Open 60 Ecover onto the Southern Ocean expressway in what is the second phase of the Vendee Globe solo round the world race, comfortable in eighth place and still part of the leading group despite being nearly 100 miles behind the leader.

UK's Olympic sailing facilities unveiled

The 2012 sailing facilities have been unveiled in Dorset, making it the first Olympic venue to be ready for the Games.

My Fantasy Band: Jules De Martin, The Ting Tings

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Lives Remembered: Bill Putnam

Bill Putnam, who died on 14 October at the age of 78, studied Classics at University College, London, where his interest in archaeology was fired by Professor Sir Mortimer Wheeler. After National Service as an RAF officer, he went to Newtown Grammar School in Wales as Head of Classics, and embarked on the research into Roman Wales and England which became one of the major themes of his working life. He moved to Weymouth College in 1967 as the first lecturer in archaeology at a higher education college, and soon became Head of History and Archaeology.

Golding continues Vendee assault

Life is good for Mike Golding, leading the charge for Britain in the Vendée Globe singlehanded round the world race.

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