Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

First Ghost Ship Arrives

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

First Ghost Ship Arrives

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Protesters against a controversial deal to recycle US ghost ships were today preparing a noisy and rude `unwelcoming party' for the first vessel's arrival.

The ex-Naval reserve vessel was set to arrive off the mouth of the River Tees at around midday.

Medal award

NATO Secretary General George Robertson was being awarded with the US's highest civilian honour today. The former Labour defence secretary was being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Cabbies' bid

THE High Court was today giving judgement on a renewed bid by taxi drivers to force bicycle rickshaws to be licensed like black cabs. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association say the rules should be imposed on the pedicabs "to protect the public".

Becks is tops

DAVID Beckham was today named the greatest pop culture icon, beating Hollywood stars Madonna and Elvis. In the VH1 poll the soccer star was ranked 31 places ahead of his wife Victoria.

Actor's death

ART Carney, pictured, who won the 1974 Oscar for best actor in Harry and Tonto, has died at 85. …

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