Latest Cockington Stories

2008-10-07 00:00:28

By NAOMI TOLLEY The deputy leader of the Lib Dems has given his backing to Bay MP Adrian Sanders - branding Mr Sanders' recent skirmish with a party activist as 'fierce defence of our party'. Vince Cable was in the Bay on a flying visit yesterday. Speaking to defend Mr Sanders, he said: "Nobody I have spoken to has said anything against Mr Sanders." The resort's MP hit the national headlines after he pushed over former Lib Dem press mogul Mark Littlewood in a heated row at last month's...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is performing in more than 150 different locations as part of a garden theatre season. With a large cast, traditional costumes and an original music score, they are bringing two of their productions to Devon this month. Shakespeare's final triumph, The Tempest will be performed at Cockington next Friday. It is a play of romance and revenge on a magical island kingdom, where mischievous sprites play havoc with shipwrecked sailors and the most powerful exiled...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

The glamour and glitz of Las Vegas heads to Ilfracombe every Wednesday this month as part of the North Devon Theatre's summer season. Producer and vocalist Martyn Lucas presents a musical and magical extravaganza featuring powerful musical numbers, spectacular large-scale illusions, beautiful showgirls and a live band in a fun- filled show for the whole family. An accomplished singer and musician who trained at the prestigious Dartington College of Arts, he started out as a professional solo...

2008-07-29 00:00:36

Cockington Primary School has been rated good by school inspectors. The school was judged overall to be 'good', with significant 'outstanding features' in its latest Ofsted report. The school is currently undergoing improvement works. The Ofsted report highlights the many strengths of the 383-pupil school. It praises the 'outstanding leadership of a very experienced headteacher and senior colleagues and high quality care, support and guidance given by all the staff'. This leads to...

2008-07-20 00:00:28

Youngsters from Cockington, Hayes and Priory primary schools have been presented with the Torbay Civic Award. They received their certificates from council chairman Cllr Michael Hytche at a ceremony at Oldway Mansion. The award, founded as a preliminary to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, aims to encourage citizenship for 10 and 11 year olds. Youngsters had to demonstrate active citizenship in their school communities, public service in their neighbourhoods and show had they had...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'