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Message 731090 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 21:07:37 UTC

The BBC News Site has some brilliant pictures that are often missed and are usually interesting, intriguing or just plain weird, so thought I'd start a thread here to show "England's Big Picture" as they are posted. They only stay on the BBC site for a short while each, so I thought it would be nice to keep a record of them.

Feel free to comment or just enjoy.


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Message 731091 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 21:08:11 UTC

27th March 2008



The Red Arrows practice for their first 2008 display in the skies over their home base of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.


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Message 731187 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 23:39:56 UTC

We see the Red Arrows quite often, and their practice is much like your picture.
It's good to be back amongst friends and colleagues



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Message 731299 - Posted: 28 Mar 2008, 8:30:23 UTC

I haven't seen them for years John, probably about 15 years! When I saw that picture of them the memories flooded back.

Here's a weird one for today:



A specialist in head reconstruction works on the skull of a boy who lived about 1,000 years ago in the Dutch town of Vlaardingen. Remains of four people were found recently in the market square. DNA analysis has already traced a lineage from one of the adults to a dentist living in nearby Rotterdam.
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Message 731691 - Posted: 29 Mar 2008, 8:20:09 UTC



The Plymouth-based aircraft carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, is pictured in dry-dock at Devonport Naval Base where it is halfway through a six-month overhaul of its engines, accommodation and galley. Picture: Royal Navy
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Message 731814 - Posted: 29 Mar 2008, 14:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 731691.  



The Plymouth-based aircraft carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, is pictured in dry-dock at Devonport Naval Base where it is halfway through a six-month overhaul of its engines, accommodation and galley. Picture: Royal Navy

AHHH that brings back memories of living in barracks at HMS Drake whilst waiting on HMS Ark Royal to finish its refit in the early 70's Drake is the base attached to Devonport dockyard.
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Message 731818 - Posted: 29 Mar 2008, 14:49:48 UTC

Baby Black Rumped Aguitis at Newquay Zoo first to be born in the UK
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Message 732325 - Posted: 30 Mar 2008, 9:02:08 UTC

Aww, cute. Newquay is a nice part of the UK too.

Here's todays pick:



The International Space Station's new two-armed robot, Dextre. The robot was taken up to the orbiting platform on the latest shuttle mission.

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Message 732809 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 6:40:28 UTC



A mock-up of the Orion space capsule which Nasa will use to take humans beyond Earth after the agency retires the shuttle. The full-size structural model was being transported to a testing range in New Mexico.
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Message 732829 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 10:12:53 UTC

John, this may be a long shot but do you remember any one by the name of Richard George Horne?
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Message 732966 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:09:42 UTC - in response to Message 732829.  

John, this may be a long shot but do you remember any one by the name of Richard George Horne?

Cant say as I do,you have to realise that there were nearly 2500 men on that ship,and unless he was in either the junior rates galley or the senior rates galley I probibly did not come in contact with him I was a cook.
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Message 733244 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008, 22:04:35 UTC

I LOVE todays picture!



The Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows fly in formation with four Typhoon aircraft over central London, marking the start of a year of events commemorating the 90th anniversary of the formation of the RAF in 1918.
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Message 733261 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008, 22:10:08 UTC

Nice one Andy.

They are back on the airbase just up the road from me.
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Message 733274 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008, 22:12:43 UTC

I love that pic Andy!

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Message 733276 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008, 22:13:34 UTC

It's so British isn't it? :D
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Message 733487 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 7:28:16 UTC

Brilliant. Thanks Andy.
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Message 733491 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 7:46:44 UTC

There are some reader's pictures of the RAF flypast yesterday on the BBC news site. I liked this one in particular (click on the pic)




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Message 733493 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 7:52:12 UTC
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Excellent spot. Great pics. Thanks Ice.

Love this one too:


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Message 733500 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 8:44:00 UTC
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Wow! Terrific Picture, Andy!!!

I cut mine down a touch and saved it this way...

Great pic!!! :]]





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Message 733583 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 16:21:55 UTC

Not such good eye candy as this mornings picture, but very topical to us anyway.



Europe's unmanned cargo ship, Jules Verne, pictured from the International Space Station on Monday during the demonstration manoeuvres that brought the vessel to 12m from the platform. Dislodged thermal blankets are visible on the side of the ship.
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