Built on the Tyne

For over 160 years the Hawthorn Leslie shipyard on the Tyne built ships and the engines that powered them. Steven Tindale looks back at the history of the Hebburn yard, which had a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence.

Alook through the Port of Tyne handbook for 1967 reveals that there were a total of 27 shipbuilding berths, four slipways and 30 dry docks on both sides of the river. Today there is only one operational dock, at the A&P facility at Hebburn. Those statistics in themselves are a stark reminder of the decline of British shipbuilding, but adjacent to

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Post-tropical storm has left its mark in Newfoundland

Post-tropical storm has left its mark in Newfoundland Weather and Climate

The storm, named Leslie, on the way to the sea has left a swath of destruction in the form of fallen trees, poles with electric cables, torn roofs, broken windows, scattered boats and flooded several villages about. Newfoundland. Despite the fact that the rescue services had long enough to sort out the rubble and debris in the streets, all of us were glad that the current storm lingered a while and had not a destructive force, as Igor storm two years ago.

Wind speed in the storm

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Tropical storm Leslie is aimed at Newfoundland

"Leslie," September 8, 2012. © NASA

Last Sunday Bermuda hooked tropical storm "Leslie", coupled with a gusty wind and rain. Left without electricity a few shops down at least one lamp post, road littered with tree branches and other debris, but in general it's message about the consequences of the storm. Casualties or damage, fortunately, no. Bermuda International Airport reopened after a temporary shutdown, in addition, will work again bus service television reported, "Hey, BBC News." School activities in Bermuda schools on Monday were canceled, and before the end of the inspections of ships and docks suspended ferry service. However,

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Mystery of Kecksburg: NASA fiasco in the United States Court

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Post-tropical storm has left its mark in Newfoundland

The storm, named Leslie, on the way to the sea has left a swath of destruction in the form of fallen trees, poles with electric cables, torn roofs, broken windows, scattered boats and flooded several villages about. Newfoundland. Despite the fact that the rescue services had long enough to sort out the rubble and debris in the streets, all of us were glad that the current storm lingered a while and had not a destructive force, as Igor storm two years ago.

Wind speed in the storm Leslie reached 137 km / h, which is de-energized almost the entire

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