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2008-10-04 18:00:11

A LANDLORD has been fined pounds 3,500 by magistrates after ignoring a council order to improve a property in which tenants' safety was put at risk. Action was taken by Blyth Valley Council against Harjit Singh Bariana after he failed to carry out required health and safety improvement work on the house in Salisbury Street, Blyth. Council officials and officers from the Northumberland fire service inspected the property a year ago following a referral from the police. It was found to...

2008-09-26 18:00:53

DEVELOPERS behind plans for a green power plant on the site of an old pit met politicians and officials to discuss their ideas. The developers, who want to keep their identity secret at this stage, travelled to the redundant Bates Pit, in Blyth, Northumberland, for the site meeting. Among the local representatives they met were Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell, officials from Blyth Valley Council, and the Port of Blyth, which owns the land. The proposal they discussed was for a...

2008-07-31 18:00:26

A NETWORK of grass roots contact points is to be set up across Northumberland to help the county's new super council connect with people and businesses. One-stop shops and customer service access points will be established in towns across the county - to deal with things such as rent, waste permits, renewing library books and applying for disabled parking permits. Subject to funding approval, the project will eventually result in one stop shops in Berwick, Alnwick, Hexham, Blyth,...

2008-07-10 18:00:23

A POISONOUS fish that burrows into sand has sparked a beach alert. Warning signs have been installed in the Blyth and Seaton Sluice coastal areas pointing out the dangers posed by the lesser weaver fish, but officials there are warning plodgers to be aware of the dangers in other parts of the region as well. The fish is only a few inches long, but has a poisonous spine that it sticks out of the sand. Paddlers are being told to wear trainers or water shoes because of the threat from...


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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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