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Rally to save Portsmouth Shipyard

Portsmouth residents attend rally to save the city's shipyard

Scores of Portsmouth residents turned out to back a rally in support of saving the city's dockyard and the 940 BAE jobs there currently at risk.

The firm made an announcement earlier this week that it would begin closing the site next year. The proposal would see the end of centuries of shipbuilding in the city.

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Explosion on warship

Investigation underway after explosion on the Al Shamikh warship Credit: Dorset Media Service

Three sailors had to be admitted to hospital after an explosion on a ship just off the Dorset coast. The injured crew were on the 'Al Shamikh', an Omani warship which has been undergoing sea trials in the English Channel. The injured men were treated at the Dorset County Hospital, in Dorchester