An accident in 1973, when Magnox fuel rods corroded in a pond at Sellafield and the contaminated water had to be released into the Irish Sea, set in train a series of reforms at British Nuclear Fuels. Most of Queen Square is grass, and thus useless for any foreign sport, but there is a network of paths rich in all the things that the French love to play games on - gravel, leaves, twigs, discarded filter tips - and it was up and down these that we battled on Sunday.The best turned-out team was the police squad, who had commissioned their own T-shirts for the event, inscribed 'Les Policiers Boulistes de Bath, 1992'. Britons who moved to France in the boom years of the late Eighties are selling up in record numbers - or trying to. The blaze is brought under control without people being injured or homes put at risk, though it causes severe damage to the plant.
Where the shake-out threatens technology considered vital to national security, Washington has shown itself willing to subsidise unprofitable businesses - arguing that it is cheaper, for example, to buy a Seawolf nuclear submarine that the navy does not need than to re-establish production lines that have been closed.Picking the likely survivors in a once quasi-public business now ruled by the laws of the jungle is not easy, analysts say, but Grumman's unexpected appeal offers at least one insight.This is that there is an important future for contractors with skills in rebuilding and retro-fitting existing weapons systems, such as Grumman, which earns hundreds of millions of dollars a year putting new electronics in its old F-14 Tomcat fighters. And always, after today, when he rode this way, he would feel that this was hallowed ground - the spongy grass, the yellow flowers, the icy stream - because it was here that his future came to meet him.A bee buzzed by him.He got to his feet. It is a serious blow to the Pentagon which, for over 50 years, tried to detect homosexuals and expel them from the military. But that shouldn't silence us altogether, and this book is, in itself, an act of defiance.
The trophies on the walls - the straitjacket from Exorcist 3, Arnold Schwarzenegger's furry codpiece from Conan the Barbarian - seem like trinkets tossed to the ravenous, glamour-starved masses by passing nabobs from the West Coast. With around 500 horses in training in Britain, France and Germany, the most dynamic of the Maktoum brothers looks certain to maintain his hold on the owners' championship and is a safe bet to make amends for last year's disappointing record in major races. ENGLAND are close to persuading South Africa to split the 1995-96 winter tour into two halves with a five-Test series being followed by a limited-over international competition which would serve as a warm-up for the World Cup, writes Glenn Moore. He's microwaving croissants and making hot drinks, coffee for him, chocolate for her She lights the fire, and draws curtains against the morning. CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 7 OCTOBER 1994) APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE A COMPANY director was accused of 'filching' Brent Walker accounting figures to leak them to police, at the George Walker fraud trial yesterday. John Chambers, former managing director of film company Goldcrest, which was bought by Mr Walker's property-to-leisure group in 1987, secretly copied documents and handed them to the Serious Fraud Office, Southwark Crown Court was told.Mr Chambers, who resigned as Goldcrest's managing director after the takeover but was allowed to use the offices for four months, said he had photocopied or taken originals of 62 documents.He said he had a separate office from Goldcrest's accountant but would view Brent Walker film sales papers when staff were not there.Mr Chambers said his secretary could verify his account. The stiff reply from Ofwat was: 'The director-general of Ofwat has a job to do, given him by government He has statutory duties laid down in law. Richard is with me and during the interview utters a word not considered suitable at this time of day.