Defence Secretary Ben Wallace speaks about the forthcoming Integrated Reviewof security, defence, development and foreign policy at a press briefing onHMS Tamar in London. Mr Wallace said the review will focus on delivering a"flexible" armed force for the modern age, which is more nimble and able toadapt to lighter tasks in conflict zones and beyond.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:42Published
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to WW2 veterans as he attended the national service of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has defended the introduction of new quarantine restrictions on some travellers arriving in the UK. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Veterans shared their memories of the Second World War as the Duke ofCambridge paid tribute to those who fought in the Far East on VJ Day. The 75thanniversary of VJ Day – victory over Impperial Japan which signalled the veryend of the Second World War – was commemorated with a series of events onAugust 15. In a speech on BBC One’s VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute, Williamspoke of how his great grandfather King George VI addressed the nation onAugust 15 1945 as “the most catastrophic conflict in mankind’s history came toan end”.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 02:21Published
The RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast over Belfast this afternoon to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The RAF jets were due to fly over all UK capital cities as part of their route, however poor weather conditions meant flypasts over Edinburgh and Cardiff were cancelled. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A silence was held at Belfast City Hall during a socially distanced memorialevent at the Cenotaph. Lord Mayor Frank McCoubrey laid a wreath after the LastPost was played by a bugler. Afterwards, Mr McCoubrey said it was frustratingthat health restrictions had prevented the occasion being marked with a majorevent, but said it was important to avoid mass gatherings. “We’re in difficulttimes at the moment and there wasn’t very many people here but I think it wasvery, very important that we came out and remembered those who sacrificedtheir lives to give us our freedom,” he said.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:13Published
Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images Starbucks is not bringing its Pumpkin Spice Latte back to stores in the Middle East this year. "Unfortunately, PSL won't be available this year due to Business and Operations reasons," Starbucks Middle East wrote on Facebook. But, in the Middle East — where the chain has hundreds of stores in countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar — the iconic autumnal beverage is nowhere to be seen.
97-year-old great-grandfather Jack Hearn has become a just great by gaining his 10th dan. Hearn was awarded the sports highest honour after 70 years in the sport. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn