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2008-09-23 18:00:37

THE battle over plans for a Tesco superstore on a hospital site stepped up a gear yesterday when protesters handed over 350 objection letters and a 300-signature petition. The Stop Fenham Tesco campaign presented the objections to Newcastle City Council. Their concerns centre on plans for a 24-hour superstore, petrol station, research centre, business quarter and walk-in health centre on the Newcastle General Hospital site. The campaign group claims the scale and nature of the...

2008-09-17 16:51:33

THE plans for the Newcastle General Hospital site are part of the largest healthcare project ever to take place in the North East, it was said yesterday. David Allison, operations and development manager for Newcastle Hospitals, said the scheme had to be seen as part of a bigger picture involving pounds 300m developments at the city's Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary. He said that years ago a decision been made to expand the Freeman and RVI. "The General Hospital is an...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

ACTRESS Charlie Hardwick fell victim to pride, not hyperbole, when she referred yesterday to the creation of a jewel in the crown of the North of England. By that she meant the children's hospital being built at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. It really does seem destined to be an absolute corker. The plan is to bring together almost all children's specialist medical services in a 245-bed complex fitted with the latest equipment and technology. No wonder the expectation is that...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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