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2008-09-15 18:00:00

By ALAN WESTON MERSEYSIDE Police last night said they were becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of two teenage girls missing from their Wirral homes since last week. Kirsty Upton, 19, and Natasha Anne Hughes, 13, who both live in Leeswood Road, Upton, have not been in touch with any family or friends since approximately 5pm on Thursday when they both went to the local shops together. Neither of the girls, who are friends, has been reported missing before. Inspector Simon...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.