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    1. August 23, 2015

      MoD spending comes with strings attached

      Few people were more surprised than the mandarins at the Ministry of Defence when Chancellor George Osborne announced...

    2. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    1. July 29, 2015

      Wave of departures leaves British army under strength

      As defence cuts sap morale, so many soldiers have left the British Army in the last five years that the UK is now 3,400...

    2. July 24, 2015

      UK-Saudi contract details can stay secret, tribunal rules

      The UK government has won a legal battle to keep secret the details of how it oversaw a contract to supply the Saudi...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Cameron makes Aston Martin ‘great offer’ of UK production site

      David Cameron is pushing the defence ministry to hasten the release of a hangar in Wales that could become a factory...

    4. July 22, 2015

      Navy offers £24,000 to keep its nuclear engineers

      The Royal Navy is offering a one-off bonus of up to £24,000 to retain nuclear engineers, fearing it will lose skilled...

    5. July 17, 2015

      Downing Street defends role of UK pilots in Syria air strikes

      Downing Street has defended the use of British pilots in bombing raids against Islamist militants in Syria without...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Carillion expects return to revenue growth

      Carillion, whose business stretches from maintaining UK military bases to helping build a World Cup stadium in Qatar,...

    7. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Intelligence spend to count towards defence budget

      Hundreds of millions of pounds spent on Britain’s secret intelligence services will count towards the defence budget as...

    8. June 25, 2015

      Army reservist plans ‘unachievable,’ watchdog warns

      A plan to hire part-time soldiers to help plug gaps left by defence cuts “appears to be unachievable”, according to an...

    9. June 25, 2015

      Ministry of Defence fends off ‘thousands’ of daily cyber attacks

      The UK’s Ministry of Defence is being hit by “hundreds if not thousands” of serious attempted cyber attacks every day,...

    10. June 24, 2015

      Big projects fuel ‘illusion’ of UK military power, think-tank says

      Spending on huge equipment projects, such as the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers and Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft,...

    11. June 24, 2015

      UK watchdog uncovers lack of data on land sales policy

      Ministers do not know how many homes have been built or how much money been raised from a policy to sell off public...

    12. June 21, 2015

      UK faces pressure to commit to Nato target

      The UK will come under further pressure to commit to support for the military on Monday when Nato publishes its latest...

    13. June 18, 2015

      Nato chief is ‘relying’ on UK to meet defence spending target

      Nato is “relying” on the UK to spend billions more on its military to help protect Europe, according to the alliance’s...

    14. June 14, 2015

      Ministers change categories to blow up defence budget for Nato

      Ministers are stretching to the limit what can be counted as defence spending to shoehorn elements of intelligence and...

    15. June 8, 2015

      MoD seeks bidders for military fire and rescue services

      The Ministry of Defence has asked some of Britain’s biggest companies to bid to run the military’s fire and rescue...

    16. May 28, 2015

      Alex Salmond warns UK ministers against renewing Trident

      Alex Salmond has given warning that it would be a “fatal mistake” for the UK government to proceed with its plan to...

    17. May 19, 2015

      Airbus A400M operators told to conduct extra checks after crash

      Operators of the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft have been told to conduct extra tests on the engine control...

    18. May 18, 2015

      Military contracts boost Babcock profits

      The biggest shake-up in decades at the Ministry of Defence has benefited Babcock, which posted a 43 per cent rise in...

    19. April 28, 2015

      Ministers cite security in effort to block details of Saudi deal

      The UK government is fighting to keep secret details of how it handled allegedly corrupt transactions related to a...

    20. April 27, 2015

      Warning issued on risk of UK military procurement errors

      Britain’s next government risks making flawed decisions in spending its £34bn military budget because of a dearth of...

    21. April 9, 2015

      Defence industry confident of green light for Trident successor

      To many in the defence industry, the election row over Britain’s nuclear deterrent carries all the hallmarks of a...

    22. March 25, 2015

      New UK arms procurement chief lured with £535,000 pay package

      The new chief of Britain’s armaments programme is to be rewarded with a £285,000 salary and £250,000...

    23. March 24, 2015

      MPs urge review on cost of second aircraft carrier

      Britain must review its decision to operate a second aircraft carrier because of financial pressures on the defence...

    24. March 20, 2015

      Four senior Sun journalists cleared over paying public officials

      Four senior Sun journalists, including the paper’s former chief reporter and royal editor, have been cleared of paying...

    25. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron takes a holiday from the world

      Shortly after David Cameron’s arrival in Downing Street, an official observed that the UK prime minister showed slight...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a...

    27. March 9, 2015

      Armed forces face loss of 43,000 personnel, think-tank warns

      Britain’s military will be forced to accept £35bn of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of at least 15,000...

    28. March 6, 2015

      UK top brass hold fire in defence spending debate

      Britain’s future commitment to defence has sparked a noisy debate, with one notable silence: from the armed forces...

    29. March 2, 2015

      Defence projects in the line of fire

      The projects most vulnerable to Ministry of Defence cuts are also those most critical to maintaining industry capacity...

    30. March 2, 2015

      UK defence sector in peril of losing teeth

      US General Ray Odierno is not the only one worried about the effect of spending cuts on the UK’s military. The head of...

    31. February 26, 2015

      Arms companies charged taxpayers for croquet and magicians

      Arms companies have fraudulently charged the taxpayer for croquet lessons, horseracing trips, speeding tickets and...

    32. February 20, 2015

      MoD moves ahead on key frigate programme

      The Ministry of Defence is to spend £859m on initial parts for a new fleet of high-tech frigates for the Royal Navy,...

    33. February 17, 2015

      ‘Victory’ and ‘defeat’ things of past, says top UK general

      There will be no clear victories and no clear defeats in the wars of the future, the head of the British army has...

    34. February 11, 2015

      UK warned on reduced military capability

      The UK’s military combat capability has been reduced by up to 30 per cent while Russia and China have been rapidly...

    35. January 31, 2015

      Army revives Chindits as ‘Facebook warriors’ for smart battle

      The British Army will revive one of the most contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits, as...

    36. January 28, 2015

      Whitehall comfort-class travel bill hits £100m

      About £100m has been spent on taxis, business-class flights and first-class rail travel by UK government officials in...

    37. January 28, 2015

      Welsh peer apologises over Auschwitz remark

      The former leader of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, has been forced to apologise over comments he made...

    38. January 26, 2015

      Train your brain to get you up that steep hill

      Every athlete who engages in endurance sports has had the experience of “hitting the wall,” seemingly running out of...

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