Downing St Ducks
Royal Protection Squad police officers Dennis Reid (right) and Stephen Tatler, standing guard at Ten Downing Street, look bemused as a mother duck takes her family on a shortcut from St James's Park.
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Early Warning Systems Yorkshire
Sheep farmer Mitch Atkinson tending his sheep under the shadow of the huge "Golf Ball" radomes, in his field in Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, the uS early warning base. 2/8/00: MP's want Government to encourage US to seek other ways of dealing with the nuclear threat. * rather than pushing ahead with its controversial National Missile Defence (NMD) system. The NMD programme is a $60 billion ( 41 billion) system designed to protect the United States from rogue nuclear states such as North Korea. It relies on radar stations abroad, such as the Fylingdales early warning base in North Yorkshire. But opponents of the programme have expressed concern that it breaches the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty and could trigger a new arms race.