HMS Ark Royal
The flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Ark Royal sails in to the River Tyne past the North Shields Fish Quay as part of the aircraft carrier's 30th anniversary of the start of her development at Swan Hunter's Wallsend shipyard, in December 1978, before her official launch three years later.
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HMS Ark Royal farewell voyage
The Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal leaves the Clyde for the final time. Her farewell voyage will take her around the north of Scotland, before she makes a short journey down the north east coast of England and into Newcastle, where she was built by Swan Hunters at Wallsend.
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Government Communication Headquarters
The new Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) on the west of Cheltenham. 1, 500 of the 4, 000 staff have already moved into the 330 million building, known locally as the 'doughnut', which is due for completion later this year. GCHQ houses some of the most powerful computers in Europe and intercepts intelligence across a wide range of communications to provide support to organisations fighting drugs trafficking, arms proliferation and terrorism. *15/06/04: MPs condemned the spiralling costs of moving the Government's spy centre. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) listening station moved to a single site last year after occupying more than 50 buildings on two sites since the 1950s. The transfer was completed under a 489 million private finance initiative. But the GCHQ moved its technical capacity itself for security reasons. 29/06/04: The parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee - which oversees the works of the intelligence services - has said in its annual report Tuesdau June 29, 2004 that the focus on international terrorism is undermining the ability to deal with other security threats to the UK. The report revealed that the budget for the intelligence agencies had risen from 909 million in 2001-02 to more than 1.1 billion in the current year, with further increases in the pipeline.
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