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2009-09-15 10:57:54

A skeleton, found at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham. Dr Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology, who is leading excavations at the buried town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk, said the burial was highly unusual: "This is an abnormal burial. The body, which is probably male, was placed in a shallow pit on its side, as opposed to being laid out properly. This is not the care...

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2009-06-24 11:35:00

In December 2007 a team of experts, led by The University of Nottingham, unveiled an extraordinary set of high-resolution images that gave an insight into the plan of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk.The new research demonstrated that Caistor is a site of international importance "” and tomorrow there will be an event to showcase the work and to clarify some of the mysteries of this buried roman town and highlight the impact of the research in developing...

2008-08-23 00:00:30

The overall five A* to C pass rate for GCSEs in Lincolnshire has increased by more than six per cent this year to an outstanding 72 per cent against a national increase of 2.4 per cent. Five schools gained 100 per cent 5 A* to C. They were: The Priory LSST, Lincoln; Boston Grammar School; Caistor Grammar School; Kesteven and Grantham Girls', Grantham; and Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle. Many schools had significant improvements against national estimates for the 5 A* to C...

2008-08-22 00:00:30

Enterprise College were overjoyed to discover they had results on a par with high-flying Caistor Grammar School. The school has smashed its previous GCSE records with 98 per cent of pupils achieving a minimum of five A* to C grades today. At Caistor Grammar, students also broke records at the school, achieving the best grades in its history. Every single student at the Church Street school received a massive seven A* to C grades in the exams. Headteacher Roger Hale said: "The results...

2008-07-31 00:00:31

A Week of free workshops is being offered to entertain children during the holidays. The sessions are from August 4 to 8 at the Cuboid Centre at Caistor Yarborough School. The programme is open to young people aged from 10 to 17 and involves music, dance and drama. The African-inspired workshops are being run by soundLINCS specialist Tracy Mason-Powers. The children will be able to try a range of different activities, from group singing and African drumming to mask-making and...

2008-07-03 00:00:22

Louise eccles Education Reporter West Lindsey District Council has granted planning permission for a school - housing a 40-place nursery, 90-place school and Montessori teacher training centre - to be built on a plot known as Top House Farm, on Grimsby Road, Caistor. It will become one of only 30 Montessori schools in the UK to cater for children from nursery to 11 years old. The existing listed buildings, including holiday cottages, a workshop and a tearoom, will be redeveloped and...

2008-06-15 00:00:18

I Write in response to the Government's National Challenge announcement for schools ('Under-fire schools react to ultimatum', June 11). I would like to clarify that our schools are well placed for the challenges ahead and with our continued support, we have full confidence in the quality of education in the county. Lincolnshire currently has no failing secondary schools inspected by Ofsted over the past three years and is one of the top 20 per cent of local authorities in the country...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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