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2011-04-12 09:27:00

CHESTER, England, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holidaymakers could save up to 572 per cent on their airport parking this Easter just by planning ahead, according to research by travel comparison site http://www.travelsupermarket.com. Savings on airport parking can be made by avoiding short stay car parks and opting for long stay with an average saving across the 23 airports researched of GBP109.27 per car. However, for the most significant savings it is always best to book long stay...

2011-03-14 12:03:00

AMARILLO, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2010 via a press release issued before the market opens on Monday, March 21, 2011. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as...

2011-03-01 06:30:00

LUTON, England, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading leisure airline Monarch is increasing its programme of flights to Spain, Portugal and Cyprus in April due to phenomenal demand from its customers. In addition, the airline is bringing forward to April the launch of its new scheduled flights to Paphos. All additional flights are now available to book via www.monarch.co.uk with fares starting from only pounds 40.99 one way including all taxes and charges. Additional flights will operate...

2011-02-14 14:07:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Coach, a division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., today announced the promotion of Justin Humphreys to Vice President. Humphreys will continue to report directly to CEO, John Draheim. Humphreys began his career in the RV industry in 1998. Humphreys was national sales manager for American Coach prior to his promotion, where he helped increase the division's market share 20%. Humphreys is also committed to the Company's Lean culture, earning his...

2011-02-02 15:25:30

A wealth of documentary evidence relating to theatres and society in early-modern London has for the first time been brought together online, in an international project led by the University of Southampton. Professor of English at Southampton, John McGavin, has directed research to find and transcribe historical texts relating to eight early theatres north of the Thames, which operated outside the capital's city walls. The online database 'Early Modern London Theatres' (EMLoT) has been...

2011-01-26 13:45:58

Space science technology used to analyze moon rock is going to be applied to fragments of 16th-century tombs. Scientists from the Space Research Center in Leicester are working with an art historian in a three-year project in the hopes of shedding new light on our understanding of the Tudor Reformation. The tombs are close to the family seat of the Howards, which is the extremely wealthy and powerful Dukes of Norfolk.  However, the tombs were originally sited 40 miles away at Thetford...

2011-01-03 08:15:00

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) today announced that it has acquired Harbison-Fischer, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of down-hole rod pumps and related products, for $402.5 million, subject to normal closing adjustments. Based in Crowley, Texas, Harbison-Fischer will become part of Norris Production Solutions ("NPS"). NPS is an operating unit within Dover's Fluid Management segment, and a leading manufacturer and...

2010-12-17 00:00:44

In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. (PRWeb UK) December 16, 2010 In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. These jobs will be for skilled workers that will be in charge of maintaining and operating the Walney Offshore Windfarm, currently under construction in the Irish Sea. UK Knack Group has recently learned that the first part of this project will be finished very soon and that the second...

2010-12-10 00:00:37

Hartree Innovative Research Centre appeals to innovative supercomputing software companies and the companies who need them. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 John Bancroft, Head of Business Development for the Science & Technologies Facility Council (STFC) located in the North of England, has been working in the U.S. this month to identify and develop strategic partnerships for the much anticipated Hartee Centre. The Centre is a key component of the UK's premier supercomputing...

2010-10-29 03:00:00

YEOVIL, England, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation is already putting safety first with sales of security products more than doubling over the last two weeks, and Screwfix offers a wide selection to meet the needs of its safety conscious customers. Catering for both commercial and domestic environments, the leading multi-channel supplier offers an impressive range of security products, including best-selling electronic safe and security light lines, which are all showcased in Screwfix's...

Latest Counties of England Reference Libraries

Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'