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

GEC cuts 650 jobs at Yarrow shipyard

Shaking down: Shortage of orders on the Clyde and a tight electrical market take their toll on workforces

Walesa asks for his old job back

ADRIAN BRIDGE

Solidarity gets back into line behind Walesa

ADRIAN BRIDGE

Minister opens Greek party rift

One of Andreas Papandreou's chief dissidents inside the Greek Socialist Party, the Industry Minister Costas Simitis, stormed out of the cabinet and the party executive yesterday in a row over the future of the country's largest shipyard, writes Andrew Gumbel.

Shipyard joins the space race

Shipyard joins the space race

Excuse me while I say something rude

I THINK we may have got off to a bad start last week. Caring, marshmallow stuff about little men and their sad lives, you may recall. Or not. Frankly, it isn't my problem. It's 102F in my workroom, so to hell with your memory problems, your newspaper-buying habits, and to hell with the little man.

LETTER:Our heritage of shipbuilding skills

From Mrs Jean Sutton

Cunard ordered to pay shipyard

JAMES BETHELL

Memorable performances from Costello and the Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet QEH, London

BAe fires pounds 678m takeover shot

BY RUSSELL HOTTEN

Down to the sea in Schiffen

REAR WINDOW: THE LAUNCHING OF LINERS

`Estonia' inquiry says bow locks mainly to blame

Tallinn - Amid fingerpointing over what led to Europe's worst ferry disaster this century, members of the commission investigating the accident said yesterday they were not prepared to pin the blame on anyone.

Bair's vision given a warm reception

Grass-roots Labour supporters gave Tony Blair a rousing reception in his North-east heartland last night as the Labour leader began a national crusade to modernise his party's constitutional commitment to public ownership.

Receiver breaks up Swan Hunter

TALKS to save Tyneside's Swan Hunter shipyard broke down in acrimony yesterday as the receiver announced plans for the piecemeal sell-off of the assets.

Contingent liability threatens VSEL bid

PROSPECTS for a takeover by British Aerospace of the Trident submarine builder, VSEL, may be threatened by a pounds 40m contingent liability relating to VSEL's privatisation in 1986. The liability is the maximum additional amount payable to British Shipbuilders, the state-owned company from which VSEL emerged, and depends on the performance of the company for the six years to 31 March 1992.
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