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Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey.The broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, into the water where building will continue."Our future will be affected by what people working on this ship will be discovering in years to come," he said.It is "the greatest possible honour" to be its namesake, Sir David added.The hull of the £200m research vessel entered the river stern-first, creating a big wave as it hit the water.Ahead of the launch, the riverbed was dredged in front of the slipway to make sure the steel mass did not bottom out. ...
'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash

'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash

Science
Britain's new polar research ship is ready to go in the water. The newly assembled hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day. Weather and tide permitting, she should slide into the River Mersey on Saturday. The £200m vessel will replace the James Clark Ross and the Shackleton, which between them have almost 50 years' service in support of UK polar science. The Attenborough is the ship the public had wanted to call "Boaty McBoatface" in an online poll, before ministers stepped in to choose a more appropriate name. She represents the largest commercial ship built in Britain in three decades. The hull should make for quite a sight as her s...
David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC's flagship political programme.The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was "the right moment to leave".The 79-year-old, who has chaired the show since 1994, insisted he was "not giving up broadcasting" but planned "to return to my first love: reporting".BBC director general Tony Hall called him "a titan in British broadcasting" and a "champion of the public".Dimbleby, who began his broadcasting career more than 57 years ago, is the longest-serving presenter of Question Time.In addition, he has been the BBC's anchorman for all general elections since 1979, as well as the chief commentator for many state ...
David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

Entertainment
He’s been hit with a barrage of rumours surrounding his marriage to wife Victoria Beckham in recent weeks.But football legend David appeared to put the controversy behind him on Wednesday night as he took to social media to share a sweet snap of himself alongside his fashionista wife.The 43-year-old took to his official Instagram to shut down naysayers with an adorable photo of himself seated next to the former Spice Girl singer as they enjoyed dinner with the rest of their family.In the happy snap, David can be seen cosying up to his wife of 19-years as they are surrounded by family members which include sons Brooklyn, 19, Cruz, 13, and Romeo, 15.Noticeably absent from the occasion was the pair’s daughter Harper, although fans were quick to question whether the pho...
David Beckham breaks social media silence after Victoria Beckham split rumours

David Beckham breaks social media silence after Victoria Beckham split rumours

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The rumour-mill went into overdrive today regarding reports that David and Victoria Beckham were on the brink of splitting up.The pair who have been married for 19-years found themselves at the centre of speculation.But a rep for fashion mogul and former Spice Girl Victoria, 44, shut down the claims.In a statement to Daily Star Online, the rep said: "If I spent all my time responding to ridiculous Beckham gossip and rumours there wouldn't be enough hours in the day. What nonsense." GETTY UNITED FRONT: David Beckham breaks silence following Victoria Beckham divorce claims WENN SLAMMED: Victoria Beckham's rep shut down split claims The Mirro...