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2008-08-17 15:00:26

A HOSPITAL is looking for volunteers to help visitors. NHS Ayr and Arran wants to hear from anyone who could welcome people at Ayr Hospital's reception on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and in early evenings. Fiona McQueen, executive nurse director, said: "Volunteers are an important part of our hospitals." Call head of health record services Robert Bryden on 01292 614532 for details. Originally published by Newsquest Media Group. (c) 2008 Evening Times; Glasgow (UK). Provided by...

2008-07-31 18:00:41

By MOIRA SHARKEY A HEADTEACHER is retiring after 40 years in education - 30 of which he spent at the same school. Stuart Telling began his career in 1968 at Heol Fargoed Primary School in Bargoed. He moved to Llancaeach Junior School in Nelson in 1978 and it was here he remained for the next three decades. Mr Telling, 61, who has seen great changes in education in his career, said: "We had the 11-plus selection system when I started and that went out in 1973/1974. "Then we had the...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By Steffan Rhys A BODY found floating in the sea five miles off the coast of Tenby was last night identified by police as a swimmer who went missing two weeks ago. Deryn Rhys Telfer, 23, from Cwmparc, near Treorchy, went missing on June 25 while reportedly trying to swim from South Beach to a buoy, a swim he had successfully completed a day earlier. Witnesses said he had turned to wave to them from around 150mout to sea then disappeared. A search and rescue operation involving...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).