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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

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Lake Garda
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

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but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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