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British Army gets up close to unexploded WWII bomb

Specialist explosives experts from the British Army began removing an unexploded World War II bomb from a residential area in Bath on Friday.

The British Army get up close to the WWII bomb Credit: Twitter/British Army

The British Army tweeted: "Army personnel from 721 EOD Sqn RLC support Avon and Somerset Constabulary deal with WW2 bomb in #Bath #BathBomb#".

A 300-metre exclusion zone remains in place in the Lansdown area of the city - affecting hundreds of homes - as efforts continue to remove the device, which weighs over 200kg.

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British army sets up brigade to fight social media war

The British army is setting set up a specialist brigade that will be expert in the use of social media in the digital age, according to reports.

The new brigade, which will be made up of reservists and regular troops and based in Hermitage in Berkshire, is expected to be officially operational in April following a recruitment drive in the Spring.

The new 77th Brigade will be equipped to fight wars in the digital age. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA

An Army spokesman said the unit would "play a key part in enabling the UK to fight in the information age" and that it "consists of more than just traditional capabilities".

He added: "77 Brigade is being created to draw together a host of existing and developing capabilities essential to meet the challenges of modern conflict and warfare.

The new brigade is being named the 77th in tribute to the Chindits,a British guerrilla force led by Major General Orde Wingate against the Japanese in Burma during WWII, which used unorthodox tactics.

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