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.

New National Sailing Academy looks to 2012

If the doubters, and there are many of them, think the 2102 Olympic Games will be a failure they should look just five miles from the old-fashioned donkey rides, Punch and Judy show, and sand sculptures on the beach at Weymouth south to what is British sailing’s new-fashioned Wimbledon or Wembley.

Old naval base is London's first major Olympic showcase

If the doubters, and there are many of them, think the 2012 Olympic Games will be a failure they should look just five miles from the old-fashioned donkey rides, Punch and Judy show, and sand sculptures on the beach at Weymouth south to what is British sailing’s new-fashioned Wimbledon or Wembley.

Dempsey injured on way to victory in Weymouth

Britain was back in medal winning form on the water today as Nick Dempsey won the RS-X Windsurfer World Championship on the new Olympic track in Weymouth.

Goodison glee at World Championships victory

Relief mixed with jubilation characterised Paul Goodison's win at the Laser World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And emphatically underlining the strength in depth of Britain's Olympic sailing squad was a bronze for the 23-year old Nick Thompson.

Cyclist jailed for seven months after fatal crash

A cyclist who knocked down an 84-year-old pedestrian who later died has been jailed for seven months.

Extracts from Graham Jones' 'Last Shop Standing': Week 4

Last Shop Standing lifts the lid on an industry in tatters. Graham Jones has worked at the heart of record retailing since the golden era of the 1980s. He was there during the years of plenty and has witnessed the tragic decline of a business blighted by corruption and corporate greed. Last Shop Standing is a hilarious yet ahrrowing account by a man who has been there and sold that.

Washington Post sorry after sale of political dinners turns sour

Readers and journalists protest over newspaper's bid to profit from lobbyists

Goodison seals gold hat-trick in Keil

Reigning Olympic champion Paul Goodison yesterday notched up his third gold medal at this year's principle Olympic regattas when he blitzed the singlehanded Laser fleet at the world cup series in Keil, Germany.

Letters: No-jury trials

No-jury ruling puts right to a fair trial at risk

Honours: Order of the British Empire, Civil - MBE

Order of the British Empire

Grills and thrills: Mark Hix takes his barbie to the beach for a seafood feast

A seaside barbecue is great fun and you can get a lot more inspiration from your local fishmonger's slab than from the usual selection of pre-packed sausages, burgers and kebabs in supermarkets. If you have ever eaten fantastic fresh fish by the sea in Italy, Greece or Spain, more often than not it's been cooked over charcoal. I've just recently bought a great portable barbecue, the Coleman Perfect Flow Grill Stove (£69.99), from the Dorset Leisure Centre in Charmouth (01297 560473). It runs on a small gas bottle and folds up neatly to pop in the boot of the car.

Dress Code: Mairead Nash, Queens of Noize DJ

What are you wearing right now?

A Titus Andronicus T-shirt, some black jeans, a striped jacket and a headscarf that keeps blowing off in the wind.

Eight games targeted as 'suspicious' bets emerge

Sunday's match at Grays is one of many under scrutiny at Gambling Commission

British sailors lay foundations for 2012 fortress

Two years before Britain's Olympic sailing squad bagged six medals in China last year, the Project 2012 team held its first council of war at the south coast headquarters of the Royal Yachting Association. In the south of France this week, Britain's formidable team of maritime musketeers, falling over each other to throw down gauntlets, gathered to begin a three-year journey that aims to turn Weymouth, better known for kiss me quick hats and donkey rides round sculptures in the sands, into a sporting fortress.

Stuart Alexander: People's champion is living his dream

From restoring old cars to restoring an old racing yacht and then sailing (no, make that racing) it solo, non-stop round the world, Steve White has more than lived up to a billing that described him as living a dream. While all the big-ticket competitors were signing autographs and smiling into television cameras at the start of the Vendée Globe, the 36-year old from Weymouth was working flat out in solitary splendour on the public quay. Three of his four children, Jason, Isaac and Euan, and wife Kim were on hand to watch and work; the fourth, Eryn, was at home in Dorchester studying for GCSEs. Money was tight, time was short, and the first hurdle was to make the start line on time. The finish line was just an unlikely dream. Still wielding spanners and screwdrivers, he made it, though the repair toolbox was to be his constant companion.

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