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2008-10-11 00:00:24

Storytelling is at the heart of the sweet, Americana-tinged bluegrass country folk music of American singer songwriter Corinne West, who makes a welcome return to the Westcountry this month. Corinne's earliest forays into the music world were honky tonk dances in her home town in northern California. Bitten by the bug, at 15 she dropped out of school and joined a group of musicians travelling around the United States in an old school bus. Living with an intriguing mix of counter-culture...

2008-10-01 00:07:25

Education support staff from Plymouth have raised pounds275 for the Devon Air Ambulance. The city's behaviour support team, based at Weston Mill Primary School, held a music evening at Hemerdon Village Hall. A variety of musical events took place which included family and friends performing. A musical quiz, raffle, a lucky dip and home- made chilli and rice for sale also raised money. The highlight of the evening was the audience's cover version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight accompanied by...

2008-09-26 00:00:16

The 2007 competition had a record 1,875 entries and a total of 37,658 votes were registered - but this year's fun contest looks set to eclipse it. If you think your baby has a winning smile, why not enter him or her into The Herald Baby of the Year competition? There are three categories: up to nine months; 10-18 months and 19-36 months. The overall winner will receive a family minicruise to Santander in Spain with Brittany Ferries, the Baby of the Year 2008 trophy, plus a framed photo...

2008-09-09 00:00:22

Welcome to The Herald's new Education & Training pages. Every Monday we will be bringing you news, views and features on learning across the city. The page is supported by the education section of thisisplymouth, which also contains an archive of education stories. If you have a story about education, or want to highlight the training opportunities available in Plymouth, contact education reporter Stuart Abel on 01752 765529 or email sabel@theplymouthherald.co.uk (c) 2008 Plymouth...

2008-09-09 00:00:11

Teachers in the Westcountry are rejecting new Internet applications as distractions "with no real academic benefit", according to a survey. More than 60 per cent of teachers questioned in Cornwall and Devon blasted Wikipedia, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube as unhelpful to pupils' learning. A nationwide survey of 15,000 teachers, parents and students was carried out for telecoms firm ntl:Telewest Business, which wanted to examine how second-generation Internet applications were being used...

2008-09-03 00:00:16

A plymouth restaurant will celebrate the start of the oyster season with a day of live music, oysters and beer. The first Oysterfest will take place at the Waterfront restaurant and bar on Saturday, featuring five live bands from lunchtime to evening. Bigbury Bay Oysters, a small family-run business, will be selling their organic pacific oysters. Guinness and St Austell Brewery's Tribute, sponsors of the music and food festival, will be on hand to provide refreshments. Waterfront...

2008-07-17 00:00:23

Crowds flocked to join in the pomp last night at the opening performance of Music of the Night. Around 5,000 people packed into the Royal Citadel to watch the music and firework extravaganza. It was the first of a five-day run, with a 300-strong cast staging the usual mix of new material and old favourites such as Les Miserables and the 1812 Overture finale. The Herald revealed yesterday that this week's performances could be the last as organisers say they are taking a break from the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.