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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Friday 18 March 2011
The fourth film by Simon Rumley, enfant terrible of British horror, receives its UK TV premiere next month. Starring Roger Lloyd-Pack, The Living and the Dead screens as part of a Cruel Britannia season of horror premieres on the Horror Channel.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The Dutch navy has discovered the wreck of a German submarine sunk by a mine on its maiden voyage in the First World War. The remains will become an official war grave.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Fans of The Beatles are no longer packing their bags for a return journey beneath the waves to the land of submarines: Disney has announced that it intends to scrap an eagerly awaited 3D remake of the cult 1968 film Yellow Submarine.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
A comedy which follows a 15-year old boy with two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday, and to stop his mother (Sally Hawkins) from leaving his father and hooking up with a new age mystic.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Colombian army uncovers a 31-metre narco-submarine capable of transporting eight tonnes of cocaine as far away as Mexico.
Monday 14 February 2011
Audrey Lawson-Johnston had the distinction of being the last known survivor of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German U-boat during the First World War.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Government ministers and military chiefs today defended the decision to scrap the RAF's Nimrod surveillance planes, after a group of retired senior officers warned it would leave a "massive gap" in Britain's security.
Friday 21 January 2011
On 21 January 1954 the world's first nuclear submarine, America's USS Nautilus, was launched, sparking a revolution in underwater reconnaissance.
Thursday 20 January 2011
The Sinking of the Laconia, BBC2, Thursday & Friday<br/>Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, BBC3, Monday
Sunday 09 January 2011
Monday 20 December 2010
Defence companies will find out this week how plans to throw the government's weight behind Britain's defence exports will work in practice.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
Today is Thanksgiving in the US, but there's been a distinct absence of gratitude from American travellers about the increasingly rude tactics of the Transportation Security Administration, the federal body which oversees the scanning at airports. It's not just the new X-ray machinery that's causing the indignation. It's the alternative – the so-called "pat-down."
Wednesday 24 November 2010
President Nicolas Sarkozy was yesterday accused of calling French journalists "paedophiles" in a furious off-the-record exchange at the Nato summit in Lisbon last week.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
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