News In the frame: 'The Fighting Portsmouth'

Dave Brown is defending his title as winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year tomorrow. Kasia Kowalska meets the man behind the pictures

Dance to the music of time

Dance to the music of time

Solidarity's birthplace consigned to history

The Gdansk shipyard, the birthplace of communist Eastern Europe's first independent trade union, yesterday fell victim to the very forces it helped to unleash when its last 3,800 employees were told they had been axed.

Letter : Shipyard never said 'unsinkable'

Sir: In regard to Geoffrey Hodgson's article on the Titanic ("Graves, the new destination", 31 August), it is worth noting that the claim that the Titanic was unsinkable came not from Harland and Wolff in Belfast (the designer and builder) or the White Star Line (the owner), but from the press of the day. The ship was described as "practically unsinkable" in a newspaper article.

3,000 shipbuilding jobs at risk as VSEL Barrow seeks new work

Up to 3,000 shipbuilding jobs - more than half the workforce - at VSEL Barrow will be lost in the next three years unless major new work is secured, Brian George, the company's chief executive, warned yesterday.

NO-HEADLINE

South Korean conglomerate Daewoo has added shipbuilding to its interests in Romania, paying $53m for a controlling stake in a Black Sea shipbuilder.

Another 570 go at Yarrow yard

Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde is to lose 570 jobs over the next three months, bringing the total reduction since the start of the year to about 1,000.

Europe to lose three historic ship yards yards

This week has brought bleak news for Europe's shipbuilding industry. As Japan and South Korea continue to increase their share of the world market, three major European yards have gone under in two days.

Stricken Gdansk shipyard in last desperate plea

In the offices of Solidarity, high above the sprawling docks of Gdansk, a final desperate bid is being made to save the world-famous shipyard from collapse.

Amec is still talking with Norwegian shipbuilding and engineering compa ny Kvaerner

Amec is still talking with Norwegian shipbuilding and engineering company Kvaerner about its 26.1 per cent shareholding in Amec and possible joint venture partnerships, Amec chief executive Peter Mason said. "Kvaerner has signalled its intention to sell its stake, but we don't know if it will be placed or sold on to another potential suitor." Separately, Amec announced the purchase for an undisclosed sum of South West Infrastructure Maintenance, sixth of the seven British Rail maintenance companies to be sold. Turnover of the company was over pounds 100m last year, when it was profitable, Amec said.

Sacked workers get pounds 6m payout

BARRIE CLEMENT

The MoD door opens a little wider for industry

THE MONDAY INTERVIEW James Arbuthnot : The arms procurement minister tells Russell Hotten how he hopes to convince Britain's defence companies he is on their side

Swan revival means 1,200 jobs

MARY FAGAN

Bank loan may keep Vulkan afloat

Bank loan may keep Vulkan afloat

Jobs battle over pounds 400m warship order

RUSSELL HOTTEN

Up for Grabs, the wad squad

BUNHILL
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 30 January 2015
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee