Queen forced to cancel trip to Swansea after being struck down with suspected gastroenteritis

Queen forced to cancel trip to Swansea after being struck down with suspected gastroenteritis By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:38 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 Ill: The Queen, pictured touring the Royal London Hospital in east London yesterday, has cancelled a visit to Swansea because she is suffering from gastroenteritis The Queen has been forced to cancel a planned visit to Wales after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said tonight.

The amazing story of Mad Jack, the hero who took on the Nazis with a bow and arrow (and later became a professional bagpipe player)

The amazing story of Mad Jack, the hero who took on the Nazis with a bow and arrow (and later became a professional bagpipe player) Commando leader said soldiers without a sword was 'improperly armed'Led his men carrying a bow and arrow and playing the bagpipesEarned two Distinguished Service Orders and a Military Cross during war His story recovered by researchers from website findmypast.co.uk | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 January 2013 He was nicknamed Mad Jack by his men during the Second World War. After coming face to face with Lieutenant Colonel John Churchill, the Germans probably had a similar, if less affectionate, moniker for the eccentric officer.

Price of Blair"s tawdry deal in the desert: 2m payout to buy silence of dissident handed over to Gaddafi"s torturers

Price of Blair's tawdry deal in the desert: 2m payout to buy silence of dissident handed over to Gaddafi's torturersSami al-Saadi says his family were captured and flown via Hong Kong to be handed over to Colonel GaddafiUK government denies liability for the extraordinary rendition in 2004It came after Tony Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with GaddafiDocuments found after Gaddafi's downfall showed the CIA knew of the British involvement Human rights groups call for a full inquiry into the case | UPDATED: 23:39 GMT, 13 December 2012 Payout: Sami al Saadi was given 2.2m to 'buy his silence' A dissident abducted and handed to Colonel Gaddafi’s torturers with the alleged help of Tony Blair’s government was given 2.2million last night to buy his silence. Sami al Saadi, 45, was dispatched with his wife and four young children back to his native Libya where he was imprisoned and maltreated. The ‘rendition’ operation – conducted with apparent MI6 support – took place only three days after Mr Blair visited Libya for the now infamous 2004 ‘deal in the desert’.

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 11 December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron is said to be 'relaxed' about the fact that some Tories are reusing to back gay marriage Plans to legalise gay marriage will be passed by a ‘big majority’ amid increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists, it was claimed yesterday. Speaking as ministers prepared to set out detailed proposals today, the Prime Minister accepted that equal marriage rights were ‘not a priority by any stretch of the imagination’ and said he was ‘relaxed’ about the prospect of some Conservatives refusing to support them.

MoD set to axe hundreds more soldiers under "hugely damaging" plans to cut away to just 82,000, claim MPs

MoD set to axe hundreds more soldiers under 'hugely damaging' plans to cut army to just 82,000, claim MPs The Ministry of Defence is considered cutting hundreds of full-time soldiers, Tory MPs claimThe regular Army has already reduced to its weakest strength since before the Napoleonic WarsNumbers are proposed to shrink to 82,000 soldiers by 2015 | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 8 December 2012 Hundreds more full-time soldiers are to go under controversial proposals being considered by the Ministry of Defence, two Tory MPs claimed last night. The regular Army has already been reduced to its weakest strength since before the Napoleonic Wars under cuts announced earlier this year, with proposals to shrink its size to 82,000 soldiers by 2015. Now MPs Patrick Mercer and John Baron – both former Army officers – predict that economic pressures make further reductions inevitable in 2016 and 2017

Britain"s 66 Apache gunships could become redundant after America opts for an updated model

Britain's 66 Apache helicopter gunships could become redundant after America opts for an updated model Britain's AH-64D helicopters face becoming redundant because the U.S. has decided to stop using itIt means technical support for the British fleet will be withdrawn in 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 GMT, 5 December 2012 Britain's American-made Apache attack helicopters could be cut back or even scrapped outright because the U.S

Children at centre of international tug-of-love battle to be reunited with their mother after High Court ruling in bitter custody battle

Children at centre of international tug-of-love battle to be reunited with their mother after High Court ruling in bitter custody battleJennifer Jones ran away with children to stop them being returned to SpainShe was arrested after being found 50miles from her home in south WalesTwo youngest children were returned to their father where eldest one wasSpanish courts granted father custody after 12 year marriage ended in 2008He accused wife of turning children against him and vows to keep fighting | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 Family reunion: Jennifer Jones will be reunited with her children Four children at the centre of an international tug-of-love battle will be reunited with their mother. Briton Jennifer Jones went on the run with the youngsters during a bitter custody battle with their Spanish soldier father. The English language teacher vanished in October after losing an Appeal Court ruling to prevent them being returned to Spain.