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.

Tom Daley in the preliminary round of the 10m platform diving at the Aquatics Centre yesterday

Day 14: Stage set as Team GB begin the last lap

More medals for home crowds to cheer – and there's promise of further glory as Farah carries Britain's hopes on the Games' final weekend

Today's Brit watch: Brabants poised to increase golden haul

With the cycling finally finished, Britain's medal chances today will come primarily in the athletics and the canoe sprint.

Natalie Haynes: The Games provide their own security...

Given the large number of judokas, wrestlers and boxers in this year's Olympics, any miscreant will be flattened before they can do any real harm

Silver medal prospects look good for Team GB's Nick Dempsey

A silver medal for windsurfer Nick Dempsey is still a real prospect after the gold was wrapped up with two races to spare by Dorian van Rijsselberge of The Netherlands.

Flying Finn: Britain's Ben Ainslie has taken gold medal and become the most successful Olympic sailor is history

Team GB's Ben Ainslie takes gold

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie has won gold in the Finn class, making him the most successful sailor in Olympic history.

Jessica Ennis wins Gold for the women's heptathlon event on day eight of the Olympics

How will Jessica Ennis celebrate? By eating lots of rubbish food and having a few glasses of wine...

She may have had only two hours' sleep after putting her body through the two days of heroic exertions that will define the London Games but for Jessica Ennis today the afterglow of Super Saturday was still burning strongly as she told of her relief at victory - and desire for some “rubbish food”.

Ben Ainslie: Trails Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen by just two points

Ainslie sets up 'race-off' for fourth gold medal

Ben Ainslie has set himself the toughest of tests if he is to secure a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in what amounts to a "race-off" with his main rival, Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen, tomorrow.

Ben Ainslie in action in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie reins Jonas Hogh-Christensen in to boost Olympic gold medal chances

Three-time gold medallist Ben Ainslie stepped up his gold medal charge today by dramatically cutting Jonas Hogh-Christensen's lead at the top of the Finn standings.

Ben Ainslie in action in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie slips into bronze medal position but Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson impress in Weymouth

Britain’s gold medal prospects were working hard in testing conditions on Weymouth Bay as Ben Ainslie slipped to third in the Finn singlehander but Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson climbed from fifth on the first day to first on the second.

Britain's sailor Ben Ainslie crosses the finish line in a Finn class practice race

Ben Ainslie upbeat ahead of sailing challenge

Ben Ainslie has asked the race organising committee to make some changes ahead of Sunday's sailing race.

South Korea's Olympic sailing coach sent home for drink driving

South Korea sailing coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent home from London 2012 after being caught drink driving.

Team GB medal hopefuls in action today: July 31

Your one-stop guide to the Team GB medal hopes in action at the Olympics today...

Moving on: Ben Smith is embarking on a new career as a teacher

The Last Word: How to stay off football's scrap heap

Every year players are forced into a game of chicken to grab another season's security

From the South Pacific to London 2012 - Williams prepares to become part of Olympic history

On move-in Monday she will pick up the key to her little Olympic home by the sea. Only a few people in the world ever do that. Then, 11 days later, she will move up to the capital to carry the flag of the Cook Islands, at the head of an 11-strong team, including three officials, into the world spotlight of the brand new Olympic Stadium in London. Only a few Olympians in the world ever do that.

Police given extension to quiz terror suspects

Detectives have been granted more time to question four people arrested this month over a suspected terror plot in the UK.

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