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2011-01-06 11:50:00

LONDON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preston-based care home Arrowsmith Lodge will be able to offer a further 13 beds for the elderly and dementia patients with the help of a new commercial mortgage from Santander Corporate Bank. Experts in personal banking services, from home insurance to travel insurance, Santander's corporate arm successfully extends to commercial residential services. The facility at Arrowsmith Lodge will help fund an extension for 13 single en suite bedrooms, taking...

2010-12-17 04:28:00

ST HELIER, Jersey, December 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - High Incidence and Cost of Skiing Accidents Often Ignored - Comprehensive Medical Coverage for Skiing Available Free With Abbey International Visa Infinite cards - Service Provided by AXA The thrill of the piste, the exhilaration of a fast run, the chill of the snow and the warmth of the apres-ski gluwine - all these contribute to making the holiday ski slopes one of the most sought after places to be, particularly...

2010-04-30 11:47:00

ST HELIER, Jersey, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Game Just 40 Days Away - Are Your Travel and Hospitality Plans Finalised? - What Difference Could a Concierge Service Make? For football fans everywhere, the event of a lifetime is now less than two months away, but once you arrive in South Africa, will your travel plans shape up, or will the contents of your wallet turn out to be your Achilles heel? More than 460,000 Britons visit South Africa every year,...

2010-03-05 05:07:00

ST HELIER, Jersey, March 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa, a FIFA World Cup(TM) Worldwide Partner, is offering Abbey International clients the chance to win tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) in South Africa. The lucky winner will receive two tickets to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) final, pre-match hospitality and three nights' accommodation in a double occupancy 4 star hotel room from the 9 to 12 July 2010. Abbey International will also contribute GBP1,500 towards return flights to...

2009-12-01 04:19:00

ST HELIER, Jersey, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As people's lives become more frenetic in a world of increased global travel, the old-fashioned hotel concierge has been replaced by something more aligned to the needs of today's high net worth individual - Lifestyle & Travel Assistance Services. Virtual concierge services have sprung up over the years offering a personalised service, but they can be restrictive in terms of the number of countries covered or limited to only entertainment...

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2009-09-24 19:11:43

A 6-year-old, graffiti-covered Abbey Road street sign is being sold on eBay to raise money for London's transportation department. The street was made famous when The Beatles rock 'n' roll band named an album after it and used a photo of it on the cover 40 years ago. The BBC said a new sign is to be installed in place of the one being auctioned. This is a rare opportunity for someone to own a precious piece of Beatles memorabilia and Westminster history, Councillor Danny Chalkley, cabinet...

2009-07-29 07:25:00

LONGWOOD, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Seymour Lenz's new book, "Raised in the South by the Benedictine Monks at St. Bernard's Abbey," tells how, as a young adult raised in South Georgia, he took risks and faced challenges to change his life for the better. This is a book of short stories about being raised as one of six kids in a poor family in South Georgia. As a young boy, he was told that he had a vocation to be a priest and was sent off to the seminary at St. Bernard's Monastery in...

2009-02-24 17:04:34

Monks reassembling an 800-year-old building in Tehama County, Calif., said the structure could be completed by the end of this year. The Abbey of New Clairvaux monks said they have been slowly rebuilding the Spanish pre-Gothic meeting house, which was dismantled and brought to the United States in 1931 by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, for the past five years using funds from private donations, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, Calif., reported Tuesday. The monks said they have received $5.5...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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