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Ebola monitoring of military worker

The military healthcare worker is being treated at The Royal Free hospital

A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to England for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury while treating a person in Sierra Leone.

Chindits 'must be added to forces'

A new cyber-warfare brigade will mirror the wartime sabotage ethos of the Chindits

A new Army unit which will use psychology and social media to help Britain "fight in the information age" should not be created at the expense of combat troops, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan has said.

Front-line cops 'must have Tasers'

The Police Federation is calling for all officers to be armed with Taser stun guns

All rank-and-file police officers should be armed with a Taser because of the heightened security threat, the head of the Police Federation has said.

Savers with richest Isas revealed

New research has revealed which savers have the highest Isa balances

Savers in Harrow in London and Kirkwall in Scotland typically have the highest Isa balances in the country, according to data based on amounts held with Britain's biggest building society.

1.8 million sign up to Paym service

Paym was launched last April and by the end of December, 1,851,612 mobile numbers were registered on its database

Nearly two million people have registered to receive payments under the Paym scheme, which has the potential to eventually link up every current account in the country with a phone number, new figures released by the service show.

Plea to limit stolen mobile fees

Mobile operators are being urged to limit fees consumers face if their phones are lost or stolen

A consumer group has called on mobile phone providers to do more to protect customers who face huge bills if their handset is lost or stolen.

Voice hopeful 'didn't tell Wallace'

Tim Arnold performs during BBC1 talent show The Voice

Jessie Wallace's boyfriend was so worried about his audition on The Voice he did not tell the EastEnders star he had tried out for the BBC singing show.

Son criticised over care decision

A High Court judge ruled the man should not have control over his mother's finances

A man who arranged for his sick elderly mother to be taken to Saudi Arabia in spite of a declaration that she should stay in a care home in England has been condemned by a judge.

Richey Edwards family pain revealed

Richey Edwards pictured in a poster held by his sister Rachel Elias

The sister of missing Manic Street Preachers lyricist Richey Edwards has spoken of how difficult it was for her father to die without knowing what happened to his son.

Call to probe rendition claims

Two US Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses on the tarmac at Diego Garcia

Terror suspects were interrogated on the British territory of Diego Garcia for weeks at a time, a senior aide in the Bush administration has said.

Hardship fund to be cut by 25%

The Department for Work and Pensions says cash for councils will increase overall

A hardship fund to help welfare claimants struggling financially following housing benefit reforms is being cut by nearly a quarter.

100mph chase crash driver jailed

A 97mph pursuit which ended when the car flipped into a field while a four-year-old boy was inside (Durham Police/PA)

A banned driver who flipped his car over a hedge after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year old-boy in the back while trying to escape from police has been jailed for a year.