At the Army's biggest base in Catterick, North Yorks., just two thirds of the 3,984 places available on 37 courses were filled. The news comes after it emerged the Army is at its lowest level for 200 years.
Andrew Ellery, 59, from Cardiff, had been drinking with friends at his home when they decided to dig a giant hole, to his wife Stella's horror the next day - but within a week he had turned it into a pool.
Gert is bringing Caribbean air to the south of England and Wales this week, with dry conditions replacing rain from this afternoon before 82F heat arrives tomorrow - but Scotland could still face floods.
Prince Charles’s popularity has plunged in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, a poll reveals today. And only 14 per cent want to see Camilla as Queen. Above: the pair yesterday.