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Events mark Armed Forces Day

Events to mark Armed Forces Day have taken place across the country, including a celebration at Guildford attended by David C…

  • Prince George steals show at polo
    Prince George steals show at polo Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Fresh from stealing the show at Trooping the Colour, Prince George has been making another public appearance to watch his father play polo. More »

  • Prince George wins hearts with a royal wave at Trooping the Colour ceremony
    Prince George wins hearts with a royal wave at Trooping the Colour ceremony Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Prince George won hearts as he stole everyone's thunder at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The young royal joined the royal family on the balcony to watch the military parade to mark the official birthday of the Queen. The Prince of Wales, who is Colonel of the Welsh Guards, the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals, and William, Colonel of the Irish Guards, arrived there on horseback in full military regalia. More »

  • George Cheers On Mum At Trooping The Colour
    George Cheers On Mum At Trooping The Colour Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since leaving hospital after the birth of Princess Charlotte - as the Queen celebrated her official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Kate joined other members of the Royal Family as the monarch inspected 1,100 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards Parade in central London. Prince George joined his parents on the balcony of Buckingham Palace where the royals gathered to wave to the crowds in The Mall and to watch the traditional RAF fly-past. More »

  • Student Changes Name By Deed Poll Because It's Cheaper Than Paying Ryanair's …
    Student Changes Name By Deed Poll Because It's Cheaper Than Paying Ryanair's … Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Adam Armstrong would have had to shell £220 to correct the error, but has insisted: 'I'm not giving Ryanair a penny.' More »

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Amazing moment Red Arrows are photobombed by s …
    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Amazing moment Red Arrows are photobombed by s … Thu, May 28, 2015

    This is the brilliant moment a 'Top Gull' bird pulled off a spectacular photobomb when it was captured flying alongside the RAF Red Arrows. More »

  • Liners in 'river dance' spectacular
    Liners in 'river dance' spectacular Mon, May 25, 2015

    Thousands of people lined the shores of the Mersey today to witness Cunard's three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline. More »

  • Veterans Join Queen For VE Day Ceremony
    Veterans Join Queen For VE Day Ceremony Sun, May 10, 2015

    The Queen has joined some 1,000 war veterans and their families to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, her Majesty laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey in remembrance of the price paid by Britain to achieve victory in the Second World War. Also in attendance were David Cameron and his wife Samantha, politicians, dignitaries and members of Britain's Armed Forces. More »

  • Royals join veterans to mark VE Day
    Royals join veterans to mark VE Day Sun, May 10, 2015

    The Royal Family has joined around 1,000 military veterans at Westminster Abbey for a special service to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. More »

  • Star-Studded Concert Marks VE Day Anniversary
    Star-Studded Concert Marks VE Day Anniversary Sat, May 9, 2015

    A star-studded concert has taken place in London to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Katherine Jenkins, Pixie Lott, Status Quo and couples from Strictly Come Dancing were among those performing 1940s-inspired songs at London's Horse Guard Parade. Thousands of members of the public turned out for The Party To Remember concert, as well as a host of Second World War veterans. More »

  • Church bells ring to mark VE Day
    Church bells ring to mark VE Day Sat, May 9, 2015

    Church bells rang out around Britain today as events to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day continue. More »

  • Queen lights beacon to mark VE Day
    Queen lights beacon to mark VE Day Fri, May 8, 2015

    The Queen has lit the first of hundreds of beacons on display around Britain to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. More »

  • Masterchef final 2015: highlights from the show
    Masterchef final 2015: highlights from the show Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    After seven gruelling weeks, we can’t believe the end is here. Join us as we look at the highlights from Masterchef 2015. More »

  • Red Arrows Reveal Historic Tail Fin Redesign
    Red Arrows Reveal Historic Tail Fin Redesign Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The Red Arrows aerobatic team has revealed the first livery change in its history, after unveiling a newly redesigned tail fin. Sky News was given exclusive access to film the team's nine pilots at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire as they headed into the skies with their new-look Hawk T1s, featuring elements from the Union Flag. It replaces a one-off tailfin design brought in for 2014 to mark the Red Arrows' 50th display year. More »

  • Soccer-Complete list of African Nations Cup squads Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    MALABO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Complete list of squads selectedfor the African Nations Cup finals, which being in EquatorialGuinea from Jan. 17-Feb. ... More »

  • Soccer-Kalaba named captain in Zambia Nations Cup squad Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Zambia have retained eight players from their African Nations Cup-winning squad of three years ago in their final 23-man list for this month's tournament in Equatorial Guinea with Rainford Kalaba chosen as captain. The team has undergone a dramatic transformation since Zambia won the continental championship in Gabon in 2012. Among those left out of the squad named on Wednesday were captain Christopher Katongo, dropped from the preliminary list named last month, and fellow forward James Chamanga. ... More »

  • Wounded warriors do battle at Prince Harry's Invictus Games
    Wounded warriors do battle at Prince Harry's Invictus Games Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Prince Harry welcomed injured troops from around the world at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, where they will do battle across a range of sports. More »

  • Pregnant Kate Too Sick To Make Harry's Games
    Pregnant Kate Too Sick To Make Harry's Games Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Duchess of Cambridge's acute morning sickness will prevent her attending the opening ceremony and start of the Invictus Games. Kate, who is expecting her second child following the birth of Prince George, was also forced to cancel an engagement in Oxford earlier this week. Kensington Palace said in a short statement: "The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the athletics event tomorrow. "The Duchess's attendance on the forthcoming visit to Malta will be kept under review and a decision taken closer to the time." More »

  • Invictus Games 2014: What is Prince Harry's Sporting Competition All Ab …
    Invictus Games 2014: What is Prince Harry's Sporting Competition All Ab … Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Over 400 competitors from 13 nations are set to take part in the Invictus Games, which will take place over the next four days. The Invictus Games are being championed by Prince Harry and are designed to use the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. "The Invictus Games are about survival in the face of adversity and the strength of the human spirit. What's the story behind Invictus? More »

  • Nato Leaders To Unveil Tough Russia Sanctions
    Nato Leaders To Unveil Tough Russia Sanctions Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Tough new measures designed to halt Russian aggression in Ukraine are due to be unveiled by leaders at the Nato summit in Wales, amid fresh clashes in the ongoing conflict. The United States and European Union will announce a new round of co-ordinated economic sanctions against Russia, US and British government sources have reported. As talks continue in an effort to achieve a ceasefire, measures imposed on Moscow will include constraints on some of the country's all-important energy firms and travel restrictions. But it comes amid reports of further fighting to the east of the port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, hours before Ukrainian, Russian and European envoys are expected to back a peace plan and a ceasefire. More »

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  • MoD Refused Scottish Colours For Red Arrows
    MoD Refused Scottish Colours For Red Arrows Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A request by Commonwealth Games organisers for the Red Arrows to trail the colours of the Scottish flag during the opening ceremony was overruled by the Government, it has emerged. The Ministry of Defence was approached by the organising committee who asked if the traditional red, white and blue smoke could be switched for blue and white. However, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon personally decided it was fitting for the Union flag colours to be used instead. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "The Red Arrows are ambassadors for the United Kingdom and are famous for their red, white and blue smoke trails which represent the whole of the UK. More »

  • Row after Red Arrows ditch Scottish smoke plan
    Row after Red Arrows ditch Scottish smoke plan Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Britain's Red Arrows aerobatics display team refused to trail smoke in the colours of the Scottish flag over the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, officials said Thursday, a move which revived sensitivities over Scotland's independence referendum. More »

  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Declared Open After Opening Ceremony
    Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Declared Open After Opening Ceremony Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are officially open after a stunning opening ceremony at Celtic Park. A ceremony displaying Scotlish identity and the relationship with the Commonwealth ended with six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy handing the Queens Baton to The Queen and a spectacular firework display. A worldwide audience of an estimated one billion were treated to appearances from actor John Barrowman, singers Amy Macdonald, Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, the Scottish Ballet, the Red Arrows and the National Youth Choir among others. Games partners Unicef made an unique public appeal during the ceremony which was accompanied by a number of videos compiling the work done by the charity with children across the Commonwealth. More »

  • Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony
    Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd. More »

  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony - Live
    Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony - Live Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    21:00: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony More »

  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony As It Happened
    Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony As It Happened Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    21:00: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony More »

  • Glasgow 2014 Games Opening Ceremony - Live
    Glasgow 2014 Games Opening Ceremony - Live Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    21:00: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony More »

  • Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians
    Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The music video opens with Palestinian Hamas fighters in fatigues building, transporting and then firing rockets at Israel -- but the triumphant lyrics are being sung in Hebrew, not Arabic. More »

  • F-16 Fighter Jet Narrowly Avoids Crowds at RAF Waddington International Air … Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a low-flying fighter jet narrowly missed a crowd of spectators during an air show in Lincolnshire. The Turkish F-16 jet was captured coming into land at the RAF Waddington International Air Show. The film was shot at the annual show air show at an RAF base near Lincoln. All proceeds from the two-day event go to the RAF and other local charities. More »

  • Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry Watch in Dismay as Mark Cavendish … Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    The look on Kate Middleton's face said it all as Mark Cavendish collided into fellow cyclist Simon Gerrans in the first leg of the  Tour De France. The cycling champion, who was bidding for the 26th Tour stage win of his career and a first yellow jersey, crashed to the ground just 350 metres from the finish. Showing his determination and resolve, he climbed back on his bike and rolled over the finish line before being taken to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment for a suspected broken collar bone in the fall. I'll personally apologise to Simon Gerrans as soon as I get the chance. More »

  • Cavendish Takes Heavy Fall In Tour De France
    Cavendish Takes Heavy Fall In Tour De France Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Mark Cavendish's Tour De France could be in doubt after he suffered a heavy fall in the first stage of the race near the finish line in north Yorkshire. The Manx rider collided with Australian Simon Gerrans in the final 200 metres and was thrown to the ground where he lay clutching his shoulder. I'll personally apologise to Simon Gerrans as soon as I get the chance. Team Sky's Chris Froome finished sixth. More »

  • 5 things to know about the Tour 1st stage
    5 things to know about the Tour 1st stage Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    HARROGATE, England (AP) — Despite the royal icing on the cake on the Tour de France's opening day, the first stage is all about Mark Cavendish. More »

  • 101st Tour de France starts in England with royals
    101st Tour de France starts in England with royals Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    LEEDS, England (AP) — The 198 competitors in the 101st Tour de France have started their grueling three-week ride through four countries before ending the world's greatest cycling race in Paris on July 27. More »

  • 101st Tour de France starts in England
    101st Tour de France starts in England Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    LEEDS, England (AP) — The 198 competitors in the 101st Tour de France have started their grueling three-week ride through four countries before ending the world's greatest cycling race in Paris on July 27. More »

  • Tour de France start gets royal treatment in Yorkshire
    Tour de France start gets royal treatment in Yorkshire Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    By Martyn Herman HARROGATE England (Reuters) - The 101st Tour de France rolled out of Leeds for the start of the first stage on Saturday with hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route across the Yorkshire Dales to Harrogate. With Tour fever gripping Yorkshire and the sun out for the 190.5-km opener, Team Sky's defending champion Chris Froome was roared off as the cream of world cycling left Leeds city centre before making their way to the official start at Harewood House. The Red Arrows aerobatic jets trailed white, red and blue smoke as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry performed the ceremonial launch cutting of the tape for the 21-stage, 3,664-km race that will spend three days in Britain before working its way down eastern France to the Alps. More »