The Goverment contractors Serco and Capita are among businesses being wooed to salvage the Ministry of Defence's much-criticised reforms of the agency that buys military kit.
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Thursday 19 July 2012
Nearly 50 tons of silver lost during the Second World War when a British merchant vessel sank three miles below the Atlantic has been brought back to the surface, it was announced yesterday.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Dangling into the Irish Sea from the tip of the Furness Peninsula, it was the arrival of the railways that transformed Barrow into one of the world's industrial powerhouses. Huge steelworks and thriving shipbuilding yards turned the Cumbrian seaport from a sleepy collection of farmsteads into a Victorian boom town.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract worth more than £1bn with the Government to make reactor cores for the UK's next generation of nuclear-powered submarines.
Government set to announce £1bn contract for reactors to power next generation of nuclear submarines
Sunday 17 June 2012
The Government will tomorrow make the long expected formal announcement of the £1 billion contract for reactors to power the next generation of Britain's nuclear submarines.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Iran has begun to design its first nuclear submarine, a semi-official news agency in the country has reported.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The Government today awarded contracts worth £350 million to UK companies to design the next generation of nuclear submarines.
Friday 18 May 2012
A court says it has convicted a Russian defense company worker of passing missile secrets to foreign intelligence.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
The commanding officer of a Royal Navy submarine that ran aground off the Isle of Skye failed to "appreciate the proximity of danger", lacked charts and was uncomfortable navigating in the dark, according to the findings of an official inquiry.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Saturday 14 April 2012
Latest play in series, written for Edinburgh, is tailored to win applause north of the border
Thursday 12 April 2012
A suspected submerged submarine has been discovered in Northern Ireland, the Government has said.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Britain has denied sending a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic amid rising tensions with Argentina over the Falklands.
Monday 26 March 2012
A £350 million contract to upgrade one of the Royal Navy's nuclear missile submarines, safeguarding up to 2,000 jobs over the next three years, will be announced by the Defence Secretary during a visit to Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.
Monday 26 March 2012
Hollywood director James Cameron has completed his journey to the deepest point of the ocean.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
When the actor Philip Madoc was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Glamorgan in 2001 he told the congregation that, in his time, he had played many distinguished parts – Lloyd George, Hitler, Trotsky, Othello, Dr Faustus, the Master of the Universe – but that he considered the honour now conferred upon him to be the greatest of all. The rapt attention with which his acceptance speech was heard was a mark not only of his stage presence but of the man's wit, modesty and natural charm. After the ceremony, he was mobbed by the graduates, their parents and teaching staff alike.
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SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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