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.

Aggreko takes home gold for contract to light up Olympic Games

Aggreko, the generators giant, will pocket £50m from providing the temporary power for 39 venues in seven different locations at this summer's Olympic Games.

Search for ferry passenger halted

An air-and-sea-rescue search for a ferry passenger who is believed to be missing overboard was suspended last night after five hours.

An ex-runaway, 24-year-old Carl Hillier dreams of entering Parliament where he can fight on behalf of young people

Independent Appeal: Teenage runaway on a mission to change young people's lives

The passionate advocate now lectures politicians on the problem of desperate children, says Jonathan Brown

18 Barratts Priceless shoe shops to close

Eighteen stores in the collapsed shoe shop chain Barratts Priceless will shut before Christmas, administrators said today.

Head to head, the Americans (left) beat the British for the women’s world match racing championship at the mouth of the Swan River in Fremantle

Strong fight from Britain's Olympians in world championship final

The scoreline says 0-4 but Britain’s Olympic match race trio of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor put up a tooth and nail fight against the Americans in the world championship final.

HMS Ocean will be based in Greenwich

Military presence doubled for London 2012

Up to 13,500 military personnel will help provide security during next summer's Olympics – almost double the 7,000 that had been expected.

HMS Ocean will be based in Greenwich

13,500 military personnel drafted in for London 2012 Olympics

Up to 13,500 military personnel will help provide security during next summer's Olympics, it was announced today.

Lead changes among 49er fleet at world championships

John Pink and Rick Peacock took over the lead of the high performance 49er fleet at the halfway mark of the world championships off Fremantle, five points ahead of the Australian favourites Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, who are joint second with the French team of Stephane Christidis and Emmanuel Dyen with the improving young pairing of David Evans and Ed Powys just one extra point behind in fourth.

The physical strain is etched on the faces of Iain Percy (right) and crew Andrew Simpson

Double injury blow for British sailing hopes

Injuries have hit British medal prospects at the world championships of sailing in Fremantle. Double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy was brought ashore in agony today when suffering back spasm pains which he fears have forced him out of a bid for a second world championship title in the Star two-man keelboat.

Britain leads Star class world championship

Britain leads the Star class world championship, one of 10 being contested off Fremantle, W. Australia, as reigning Olympic gold medallists Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have been the most consistent of the 41 with a scoreline of 4,3,5,4.

Luke Patience (left) and Stuart Bithell revel in conditions in which they scored three wins and went to the top of the 470 table at the world championships of sailing off Fremantle, W Australia

Shark sighting hurries World Championship racing

A shark sighted close inshore led to a hurried morning meeting of leaders from the 78 countries and 1,100 competitors taking part in the world championships of sailing.

Ben Ainslie heads towards sixth Finn class World Championship win at Fremantle

In a massive blow to the solar plexus of all his rivals, Britain's Ben Ainslie delivered a flawless performance as he set about winning his sixth World Championship in the singlehanded Finn class.

Sailing: Ben Ainslie steals sixth world championship Finn win in Fremantle

In a massive blow to the solar plexus of all his rivals, Ben Ainslie delivered a flawless performance as he set about winning his sixth world championship in the singlehanded Finn class.

Britain's top sailors battle it out for world championship title

A no-holds-barred fight between five top British sailors is in prospect for a world championship title as all 10 Olympic classes race on the Indian Ocean, former home of the America’s Cup.

The French yacht Groupama 4 sails slowly in very light wind into Table Bay

Cut-throat conditions for sailing world championhips

Pirates on the next leg of the Volvo round the world race and two people killed by sharks in the waters off the race tracks of the world championships of sailing, with 10 world titles at stake, make sailing look even more dangerous than is normal.

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