Weather - Flooding - High Tides - Saltcoats, Scotland
A train passes through the coast at Saltcoats in Scotland, as Britain is braced for the worst as a combination of high tides, heavy rains and strong winds are expected to bring yet more severe flooding to parts of the country.
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Science - A perfect cup of Tea - Tony Benn - Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Tea-lover Tony Benn is poured a 'perfect cup of Tea' at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in Piccadilly, London. *On the day before the centenary of the birth of George Orwell, a prodigious tea drinker, the RSC unveiled the correct procedure for making the perfect cup of tea to mark the occasion.
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World's Largest Cross-Channel Hovercraft - The 'Purserettes' - Dover
The 'Purserettes' who will look after passengers on the Mountbatten class SRN4, the world's largest hovercraft, which will make trips from Dover to Boulogne. It is the first cross-channel car and passenger hovercraft service and is operated by British Rail Hovercraft Limited (Seaspeed). Daytrippers will be able to have breakfast in Boulogne (arriving 0855) and spend over 10 hours in France (departing 1920) for only 3 return. (l-r) Inga Pether, Angela Sanders, Francesca Greenwood, Carol Vicary, Jacqueline Vannoisel, Theresa Crutchy, Ann Milne and Susan Jardine.
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