Ministry of Defence

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UK monitoring sale of military supplier Ultra to firm backed by US equity
Kwasi Kwarteng instructed Whitehall officials to keep close tabs on the takeover bid by Cobham

Jasper Jolly

26, Jul, 2021 @6:05 PM

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‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history
Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet it

Sian Cain

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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MoD rules out foul play after discovery of secret papers at Kent bus stop
Individual error blamed for security lapse after leak of information about Royal Navy destroyer off Crimea

Matthew Weaver

19, Jul, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Classified details of army’s Challenger tank leaked via video game
User uploads secret files to prove how tank was ‘incorrectly’ modelled in game played worldwide

David Connett

18, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland
Walkers and cyclists defy closure of Ash Ranges they say is illegal under 1876 grant to armed forces

James Tapper

18, Jul, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Ministry of Defence under fire for ‘inventing rules’ to sell wildlife haven
Campaigners say MoD and local authority agreed ‘bespoke metric’ to push through permission to develop Middlewick Ranges

James Tapper

11, Jul, 2021 @10:15 AM

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The right to bear alms must be protected | Brief letters
Brief letters: Almsgiving | Hiccup cures | Leaked papers | Moving writing | Ordinary knickers


29, Jun, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Classified Ministry of Defence papers found at bus stop in Kent
Documents include details on HMS Defender in Ukrainian waters and possible Afghanistan plans

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

27, Jun, 2021 @8:40 AM

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UK-Russian naval dispute: both sides will claim victory
Analysis: Royal Navy ship sailing near Crimea may also be test of Beijing reaction to territorial reach

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Jun, 2021 @9:32 PM

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No 10 backs down in row over funding for new £200m royal yacht
Amid withering criticism of project from likes of Ken Clarke, MoD learns it may not have to pay whole bill

Matthew Weaver and Dan Sabbagh

22, Jun, 2021 @5:35 PM

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MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims
Directive gives exceptions where troops can engage in countries without parliamentary backing

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

19, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Defence minister Johnny Mercer dismissed from government
Junior minister had indicated he was preparing to quit over concerns about prosecutions of Northern Ireland veterans

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

20, Apr, 2021 @7:35 PM

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