Matthew Taylor

Turncoat attack a blow to Afghanistan exit

The murder of three soldiers by a renegade Afghan casts a shadow over the UK's plans to train the local army before withdrawing its own troops.

Hidden legacy of Iraq

The British Ministry of Defence is conducting a major study into brain injury in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amid fears that thousands of soldiers may have suffered damage after being exposed to high-velocity explosions. The United States army says as many as 20% of its soldiers and marines have suffered "mild traumatic brain injury" from blows to the head or shockwaves caused by explosions.

Hefty fees force parents to abandon private schools

British parents are turning their back on private education as independent schools price themselves out of the market, a leading principal said.

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