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

Leading article: A safe bet

It is not lightly that we suggest that careful perusal of the sports section of this newspaper can earn readers a fortune. But we feel justified in at least advancing this proposal after our racing correspondent predicted not only the winner, but the top three, in Britain's richest horse race, the Epsom Derby.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (15 May 2011)

It was a great relief to read that your campaign to save allotments has worked and that David Cameron has pledged to protect them (" IoS campaign buries plan to close allotments", 8 May). But this victory felt too easily won, like the reversal of the decision to sell off forests.

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Ainslie re-establishes winning form in Melbourne

Hot on the heels of securing the world match race championship, triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie re-established his winning form in Melbourne in the class in which he is seeking a fifth consecutive medal at Weymouth in 2012.

Sales tumble at New Look as the high street's resilience fades

The chief executive of New Look blamed the fashion retailer's sharpest fall in sales for two and a half years on the "deteriorating" trading conditions and the "disruption" caused by the relocation of staff from Weymouth to its London office this year.

Away from conference, the view from a council flat

George Osborne followed conventional wisdom yesterday, littering his speech with political wisecracks made at the expense of the Labour Party. It worked in the conference hall, raising laughter among the gathered delegates, but in a tiny one-bed council flat on a run-down estate just 10 minutes down the road, an uneasy silence fell.

Vintage tractor runs over pensioner

A pensioner on a mobility scooter has been run over by a vintage tractor at a country show in Dorchester, police said.

Goodison's defence of world title hits buffers

Hopes of defending his world title hit the buffers when Paul Goodison, who is also the current Olympic champion, had another frustrating day at the Laser World Championship in Hayling Island.

Emerald Isle team start well in the Commodores' Cup

The sun was smiling even more broadly than Irish eyes after a golden start by the Emerald Isle team in the Rolex Commodores' Cup.

Ainslie's gold hopes fading fast

The maths says it is possible for Ben Ainslie to win another gold medal at the Skandia Sail for Gold Olympic regatta in Weymouth - but do not bet the ranch.

Ainslie steps into the breach on a mixed day for GB sailors

It was Ben Ainslie to the rescue in Weymouth on Thursday when the triple gold medallist went to the aid of Argentinian 49er pairing Sebastian Peri-Brosa and Federico Villambrosa.

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