Tories DID chase cheaper deal for Navy supply ships rather than protect UK jobs

Tories DID chase cheaper deal for Navy supply ships rather than protect UK jobs

Defence chiefs were more concerned about getting the cheapest deal for new Navy supply ships than boosting British industry, a secret document confirms. Thousands of jobs depend on the £1.5billion contract for three Fleet Solid Support ships going to a UK yard, according to unions, MPs and campaigners. But the Ministry of Defence triggered fury […]

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Why is it called Black Friday and what is the meaning of it?

Why is it called Black Friday and what is the meaning of it?

Over the years Black Friday has snowballed into one of the nation’s biggest sales bonanzas on the calendar. If last year is anything to go by, crazed shoppers will stick to browsing online from home during the early hours to snap up coveted bargains. A stark contrast to the early years when shoppers expected long […]

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Far-right activist posted to serve on Trident submarine | World news

Far-right activist posted to serve on Trident submarine | World news

Two members of the Royal Navy, including one who is due to start work on a Trident nuclear submarine, are members of a far-right group with links to a banned terrorist organisation, the Observer can reveal. An undercover informant, who infiltrated the UK branch of the pan-European Identitarian Movement and had access to thousands of […]

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Isle of Wight caravan park evacuated after guest walks in with unexploded bomb

Isle of Wight caravan park evacuated after guest walks in with unexploded bomb

A holidaymaker took a ‘bomb’ back to a caravan park after finding it on the beach and mistaking it for a fossil, it is claimed. Police are evacuating people from Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, after receiving a report about the unexploded ordinance at around 11.30pm last night. A […]

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Royal Navy to get massive new aircraft carrier big enough to house 40 stealth fighters

Royal Navy to get massive new aircraft carrier big enough to house 40 stealth fighters

A massive new £3 billion Royal Navy aircraft carrier will be launched next year, the UK Government has confirmed. Construction of the HMS Prince of Wales is now complete, making it the second Elizabeth-class carrier built for the navy. The colossal 65,000 tonne sister ship is large enough to house 36 F-35B Lightning II stealth […]

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Royal Navy ship shadows Russian vessel through Channel | UK news

Royal Navy ship shadows Russian vessel through Channel | UK news

A Royal Navy patrol ship has been deployed to shadow a Russian ship through the Channel. Portsmouth-based HMS Forth had just returned to UK waters from her first foreign port visit when it was scrambled to monitor the Russian patrol ship Vasily Bykov. A Navy spokesman said: “Forth had departed Gibraltar on 31 July, before […]

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UK calls for EU naval task force help over seized tanker Gulf crisis

UK calls for EU naval task force help over seized tanker Gulf crisis

A European task force is being prepared to protect ships off the coast of Iran, Foreign ­Secretary Jeremy Hunt has rev­­ealed. Vessels from the navies of ­Britain’s allies are expected to join a maritime protection fleet after the hijacking of a UK-flagged oil tanker, MPs were told. The storming of the Stena Impero in the […]

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Voice of the Mirror: Safeguard our ships following tanker capture - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: Safeguard our ships following tanker capture – Voice of the Mirror

The seizure of a British-flagged tanker by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is a deliberately provocative act that is in breach of international laws. It marks an unwelcome and worrying escalation in the simmering dispute between London and Tehran. The UK government must now respond forcefully while treading carefully. The first priority is to ensure the […]

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Chris Hughes: Tanker capture is extremely serious and may prompt military action - Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes: Tanker capture is extremely serious and may prompt military action – Chris Hughes

This is an extremely serious situation. It looks likely the British tankers seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps represent an escalation that could goad the West into taking very risky but necessary action. It is just days away from Britain getting a new Prime Minister and the likelihood it will be Boris Johnson, who is […]

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'Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK'

‘Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK’

More than 16,000 jobs could be protected by giving a bumper shipbuilding contract for Royal Navy support vessels to a British yard, figures revealed yesterday(MON). The potential boost is more than double previous estimates and piled pressure on the Tories to award the £1billion deal to UK workers. Campaigners want the contract for two, possibly […]

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