Dolly cloned sheep
Recent, but undated, file picture of Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned adult animal. Dolly, who is now seven-months-old, was developed by a team at Edinburgh's Roslin Institute. * 14/08/00 The scientists who cloned Dolly the Sheep are to stop experiments involving genetically modifying pigs for human organ transplants because of concerns that deadly new diseases could be passed on to people. 04/01/02: Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, who has arthritis in her left hind leg at the hip and the knee. Professor Ian Wilmut, of the Edinburgh-based Roslin Institute who led the team which cloned the animal, said there was no way of knowing if the five-year-old's condition was a result of the cloning process.
Steam train 'Duchess of Hamilton'
'The Duchess of Hamilton' the Royal Scot leaves Rugby this morning (Staurday) after stopping to take on 5, 000 gallons of water. The first steam-hauled train to leave Euston for Glasgow in 32 years, the 'Duchess of Hamilton' will go into semi-retirement after completing the 401-mile run, the longest journey for a preserved engine. Picture DAVID JONES/PA
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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.