Around 400 anti-war protesters descended on an RAF base today to protest the use of "barbaric" armed drones from UK soil in Afghanistan.
A soldier from Derbyshire and her four-year-old Springer spaniel are helping with security at an army base in Afghanistan.
A Midlands-based unit of army dogs and their handlers is heading out to Afghanistan for a six-month tour of duty.
A man has been acquitted of murdering two British soldiers in Northern Ireland.
Brian Shivers, 47, of Co Londonderry, had denied all involvement in the gun attack outside the Massereene Army barracks in Antrim in which sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, died.
Two other soldiers and two pizza delivery men were seriously injured in the shooting in March 2009.
Judge Mr Justice Donnell Deeny delivered his reserved judgment after the non-jury retrial at Belfast Crown Court.
Sappers Quinsey from Birmingham and Azimkar from London, were shot by masked gunmen outside the barracks in 2009.
The prosecution case against the defendant was based on DNA evidence from the vehicle used in the attack.
The defence said the genetic traces did not prove he was involved in the attack.
Eighteen dogs have left Afghanistan after tours of up to two years on the front line - to begin the journey to their new home in the Midlands. The animals spend an exceptional amount of time on operations in comparison to a typical six-month tour for troops.
Sally Lockwood went to see them leave from the flight line in Camp Bastion and begin their journey to the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray.
More than 200 protesters have marched to an air base in Lincolnshire to show their opposition to the use of unmanned drones in Afghanistan.
The remote-controlled aircrafts are being operated by pilots based in the UK for the first time.
Around 400 people have marched from link to RAF Waddington against a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The drones, which were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, are used to support ground troops in Afghanistan.
Chris Nineham, from the Stop the War Coalition, believes armed drones are fundamentally wrong, and he will campaign until the technology is banned.
Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.
Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.
Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.
Hundreds of protesters are due to start marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington against the use of armed drone aircraft.
It's the first time the Ministry of Defence has based the spy planes in the UK, which will be deployed over Afghanistan.
Today's march will start at South Park, down the A15 Cross O'Cliff hill and down Grantham Road to a Peace camp set up outside the airbase.
Lincolnshire Police will be live tweeting details of road closures during today's protest march over armed drone planes being based at RAF Waddington.
Hundreds are expected to walk from South Park in Lincoln to the base. It's the first time the RAF has based the crewless aircraft in the UK.
The new aircraft, known as 13 Squadron, which were officially "stood up" in October, started flying missions over Afghanistan this week from their base in Lincolnshire.
The hi-tech Reaper drones are primarily used to gather intelligence on enemy activity on the ground, but they also carry 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles for precision strikes on insurgents.
An MoD spokesman said they had been carrying out missions including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, but would not comment on exactly what individual missions had been flown in the past week by drones piloted from the UK.