The mother and sister of the military policewoman who committed suicide after alleging she had been raped say she was 'badly let down'.
Philip Hammond is expected to confirm 1,400 job losses in the Army but the Head of the Army said there will be no more "forced exodus".
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed how much it has spent on the failed attempt to part-privatise its defence procurement arm.
More than 1,500 military personnel will lose their jobs in the final round of armed forces redundancies, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed.
Redundancies will include up to 1,425 members of the Army, up to 70 medical and dental officers from the RAF and up to 10 from the Royal Navy, Hammond told MPs in a Commons statement.
The fourth tranche of redundancies is part of an armed forces re-structuring programme which will see the regular Army cut from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020, while the newly-renamed Army Reserve - formerly the Territorial Army - is being expanded from 19,000 to 30,000.
Major General David Cullen, assistant chief of general staff, said the latest tranche of redundancies "should not come as a surprise to anybody".
"It is the beginning of the end of uncertainty for our people across defence and in particular the Army," he said.
Nearly £6,000 of Viagra pills was stolen from Ministry of Defence property in the last seven years, The Times reports.
The anti-impotence drug, along with other medical supplies, weapons, a truck and a washing machine, made up over £7m worth of thefts from MoD premises.
The figures were made public in response to a question in the Commons from Tory MP Nick de Bois.
The MoD pointed out that "Viagra has other medical uses — for example it is also often used to treat low blood pressure and altitude sickness,” The Times said.
The Eastern Daily Press is reporting that the Ministry of Defence is investigating reports of a helicopter crash in the Cley area of North Norfolk this evening.
The Ministry of Defence says it is also investigating reports of a helicopter crash in the Cley area, but nothing confirmed
The death of a soldier from the Royal Engineers means that 447 British service personnel have now lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001
His death is the ninth this year.
A British soldier from the Royal Engineers was killed after coming under enemy fire east of the Afghan capital of Kabul, the Ministry of Defence said.
A British soldier has been killed "as a result of enemy fire" in Afghanistan:
– Ministry of Defence
It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan on 23 December, 2013.
The serviceman was killed in action as a result of enemy fire whilst on operations east of Kabul.
The serviceman’s next of kin have been informed and have requested the customary period of grace before further details are released.
British soldiers in Afghanistan have posed for Christmas pictures as they prepare to spend the festive season away from their loved ones.
Just a handful of forward bases remain in Helmand and by the end of next year British troops will have pulled out of the country.
In Patrol Base Lashkar Gah Durai, troops will mark Wednesday with a series of events, including their own traditional Christmas lunch.
The Ministry of Defence has said the analysis into scrapping plans to privatise the government body which buys defence equipment provided "invaluable insight".
An MoD spokesperson said the amount spent represents "a very small proportion" of the £14b DE&S budget.
– Ministry of Defence
We have invested in detailed analysis to not only fully understand the problems in DE&S but thoroughly scrutinise the various options for how to improve the complex defence procurement process.
This analysis has provided invaluable insight that will help to deliver long term savings as we transition to a new organisation.