Defence policy

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Firefighters vote for first national strike in 20 years as talks to avert teacher strikes fail – as it happened
Firefighter say government and employers have ten days to avert strike as teaching union says talks produced no breakthrough

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jan, 2023 @6:05 PM

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Ben Wallace and EU defence ministers to press Germany over tanks to Ukraine
UK defence secretary will meet counterparts from Poland and Baltics in drive to get Berlin to agree re-export of Leopard 2 tanks

Dan Sabbagh and Kate Connolly in Berlin

17, Jan, 2023 @6:37 PM

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Head of Russia’s Wagner group says his troops have taken control of Soledar
Yevgeny Prigozhin poses with some of his mercenaries in Ukrainian town renowned for its salt mines

Shaun Walker, Peter Beaumont and Dan Sabbagh

10, Jan, 2023 @11:19 PM

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UK considers supplying handful of Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine
Sources say Kyiv hopes move may encourage Berlin to supply Leopard 2s as it seeks 300 tanks in war against Russia

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

09, Jan, 2023 @3:54 PM

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Cobra meeting to discuss plans for military staff to cover striking workers
Labour and former army head warn repeated use of armed forces may lead to burnout and soldiers quitting

Peter Walker and Dan Sabbagh

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Military in thankless task as soldiers drafted in to replace striking workers
Army’s role risks being politicised as personnel called on to cover for Border Force and ambulance workers

Dan Sabbagh

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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UK to develop next-generation fighter jets with Italy and Japan
Rishi Sunak says defence deal for Tempest means ‘outpacing those who seek to do us harm’

Guardian staff and agency

09, Dec, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Safety fears as UK Trident submarines are put to sea for longest-ever patrols
Report says submarines were deployed for five months as former commander warns of risk to sailors

Dan Sabbagh and Rob Edwards

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Britain’s bunkers offer little chance of survival after a nuclear attack | Letters
Letters: David Saunders and Mark Newbury write that, with no bunker provision for civilians, most of us won’t have access – and those who do should not expect to live long

02, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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British army could be overstretched by stepping in during strikes, says Labour
Party also questions whether troops would ‘bail out failing services rather than provide emergency back-up’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK sending helicopters to Ukraine for first time, says Ben Wallace
Defence secretary says extra 10,000 artillery rounds also being sent to help secure retaken territory

Kevin Rawlinson

23, Nov, 2022 @9:52 AM

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UK government spending: where the cuts will fall
With health and education protected, other departments will struggle to cope with rising costs

Heather Stewart

17, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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