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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Chelsea player takes a cigarette
MAY 7th: On this day in 1956, The Health Minister, RH Turton, rejected calls for a government campaign against smoking, saying no ill-effects have actually been proven. Chelsea player Andy Wilson taking a cigarette before the match against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won the game 2-0.
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Giraffes find love
Two-year-old Genevieve the giraffe gingerly pops her head out of her enclosure as she nervously prepares to meets long-standing bachelor six-year-old male giraffe, Gerald, at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall, Somerset. Genevieve has travelled 1000 miles in special transport by road and ferry from a zoo in Eastern Europe to pair up and keep Gerald company, who's closest companion for the last four years has been Eddie the goat.
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