Around 400 anti-war protesters descended on an RAF base today to protest the use of "barbaric" armed drones from UK soil in Afghanistan.
Peterborough born Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter was killed yesterday whilst on patrol in the in a district of Helmand province.
A loud bang heard across parts of the Midlands yesterday evening left a radio station’s phone lines “rammed”, says presenter.
People in Leicester are being encouraged to sign up to the Army Reserve today.
The Reserve, known previously as the Territorial Army, will hold talks and demonstrations at its barracks in Brentwood Road until 4pm today (Saturday 23 November).
There are over 6,000 jobs on offer across 200 different roles in the Army Reserve, from mechanics, to veterinary technicians and fitness instructors.
Members of the public will be able to speak to the soldiers to get an understanding of Army life, and see a variety of the latest kit and equipment used by the British Army.
The 222 Medical Squadron, 3 Royal Anglian, and B Squadron The Royal Yeomanry units are all taking part in today's recruitment drive.
For more information you can visit the Reserves Forces website.
The mother of a fallen soldier has joined a vigil to try to save the Chapel of Rest at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, where their loved ones were repatriated.
The chapel is set to be demolished and turned into a training centre and accommodation, with a new Garden of Remembrance at Lyneham. Dozens of bereaved families turned out for a vigil to protest the plans.
Among them was Lucy Aldridge, whose son William, 18, died in a blast in 2009 and was repatriated at the chapel. She said the building itself is tied in to their memories.
Families of fallen soldiers who were repatriated through RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire are taking part in a vigil this afternoon as part of their efforts to to save the Chapel of Rest at the former airbase.
The base is being turned into a training centre and accommodation. The Ministry of Defence wants to demolish the prefab building and says there is a new Repatriation Centre at Brize Norton where people can remember fallen servicemen and women.
It says it will be creating a Garden of Remembrance at Lyneham but the campaigners say the Chapel of Rest holds their memories.
The vigil will take place outside the main gates to the base. It starts at 2 pm
The mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has joined protests over plans to demolish a Chapel of Rest where he and other service personnel were repatriated.
Lucy Aldridge says the decision by the Ministry of Defence came as a huge shock to bereaved families.
Keith Wilkinson reports.
A garden of remembrance is to be built at the former RAF base at Lyneham in Wiltshire.
The Ministry of Defence says it will reflect the role played by the base in repatriating personnel from overseas operations, including Afghanistan and Iraq.
The garden will be open to the public.
It follows protests from grieving relatives who are angry that a private chapel of rest on the base is to be demolished to make way for redevelopment.
A vigil by people who lost relatives in Afghanistan is planned for Sunday.
Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, Emma Reynolds, has called on the Ministry of Defence to rethink the Government’s proposal to disband The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian regiment.
The regiment of the Territorial Army, which has bases in a number of locations across the West Midlands, is set to be disbanded in a major Government shake up of reserve forces.
In a letter written to the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond MP, Emma Reynolds asked the Government to explain the rationale for the disbandment and called on the Government to reconsider its decision.
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.