The British Army, once the terror of the seas, has a recruitment problem. It has now seen a fall in size and strength for the ninth consecutive year, according to the Ministry of Defence.
1138 The English defeated the Scots at Cowton Moor. Banners of various saints were carried into battle, which led to its being called the Battle of the Standard.
Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has blasted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his sudden support for a deal after he rejected Theresa May’s deal three times and voted to trigger Article 50.
Belinda Rose, 63, who was stabbed to death in Birmingham this weekend was a social worker out on a visit to a home, neighbours have said.
1689 The Battle of Dunkeld took place, between Jacobite clans supporting the deposed King James VII of Scotland and a government regiment of covenanters, led by the 27 year old Colonel William Cleland supporting William of Orange, King of Scotland. Fighting took place in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral and the Jacobites were routed, having lost around 300 men. Losses on the government side are unclear, but they included Colonel Cleland, who is buried in the cathedral.
New Lib Dems leader Jo Swinson pulled no punches saying on Twitter that “Jeremy Corbyn didn’t fight to remain in 2016, and he won’t fight for remain now. He wants to deliver a Labour Brexit because he is a Brexiteer.”
Following the murder of a police officer by criminals and among a sharp rise in violence against officers overall, an English police force is to become the first in the country to issue every officer with electric stun-guns known as Tasers.