Most locals knew someone who worked there. Ian Burrell recalls growing up close to the dockyard
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Friday 08 October 2010
Thursday 26 August 2010
Forth Ports reported a 29 per cent rise in interim profits to £16m yesterday after an increase in container volumes at Tilbury docks.
Friday 06 August 2010
Albert Lewin's 1951 film reworks the Flying Dutchman legend, transporting us to a 1930s Spanish seaside town where Pandora, played by a radiant Ava Gardner, falls for a mysterious man who sails into the harbour.
Friday 09 July 2010
In a reversal of fortunes, former world champion Ian Williams went crashing out of the Stena Cup in Sweden while the man he so proudly beat in the pool stage, America's Cup skipper and triple Olympic gold medallist, walloped the current tour leader Mathieu Richard of France to go through to the semi-finals.
Saturday 03 July 2010
In travel, as in life, you should never confuse quantity with quality. Yet the amount of space that guidebooks assign to a particular location can provide a useful indication of a destination's relative merit. Lonely Planet's volume on Croatia devotes just 16 lines to the bulky chunk of limestone that comprises the Adriatic island of Solta – the same modest space as assigned to cinemas in Dubrovnik. The Rough Guide is more generous in its coverage, with nearly a page on Solta, but nightclubs in Zagreb enjoy a much higher word count.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
The Port is finally back in Port-au-Prince after a cargo ship called the Crimson Clover gingerly docked at the city’s commercial pier, becoming the first vessel to successfully land in the harbour since large portions of it were violently knocked into the Caribbean Sea.
Monday 28 December 2009
A four-leaf clover was working its magic for Kiwi Neville Crichton’s 100-foot Alfa Romeo yesterday as his main rivals saw him steal away on a zephyr of breeze as they sat wallowing and becalmed half way across the Bass Strait .
Tuesday 20 October 2009
I had never seen human ash until Sunday morning, when my brother-in-law shook a small part of Grandma out of the green plastic urn into the lid and handed it to his sister, my wife. It was much grittier than I expected. My first thought, which I guiltily suppressed, was that it looked like the Growmore I scatter on the roses each spring. Then I thought: could there be a better one-word epitaph for grandparents?
Tuesday 22 September 2009
A power company's plans to create energy by harnessing power from sea waves suffered a setback after an 80-tonne generator capsized off the coast.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
A body was found today on a stretch of coastline near to where a teenage boy was swept out to sea a week ago.
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