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2008-11-07 06:00:19

E.ON UK, an integrated power and natural gas company, has installed the first wind turbine at its Robin Rigg offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland. The jack-up barges Sea Energy and the Sea Worker are now on site in the Solway Firth installing the wind turbines. These join the MV Resolution, which E.ON as the owner of the project, brought in to speed up the installation of turbine foundations, and the UR101 which is installing cables. When complete, the wind farm will consist of 60...

2008-10-14 03:00:27

SOME 70 pupils from Charter Primary School WILL visit Warwick University today. The pupils, aged seven to 11, from the school in Charter Avenue, will hear poetry read by Warwick graduate Richard Grant, also known as Dreadlock Alien and a story read by Dr Joe Winston from the university's Institute of Education. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-14 03:00:24

NUNEATON and Bedworth have taken a major step towards achieving the status of a "Fairtrade" borough. A steering group has been set up and the borough council has adopted a resolution to support the work of Fairtrade, which seeks to improve the lives of people in Third World countries. Councillor Jeff Clarke, the borough's cabinet member for health and environment, said: "This is excellent news." Anyone interested in joining the steering group should call Sarah Perry on 024 7637 6346 or...

2008-10-14 03:00:17

A NATIONWIDE search has found the ultimate Women's Institute members, it was announced today. The winners - dubbed W-Icons - will host a series of practical learning video guides to be shown on the internet from today. Emma Cunningham, 35, from Bramley, Hampshire and Valerie Wood- Gaiger, 67, from Llandovery in Wales, each pick up pounds 10,000 to donate to a local community project of their choice. The six short programmes offer tips on a wide range of subjects, including economical...

2008-10-13 03:00:25

STAFF at Twycross Zoo, near Nuneaton, will tend the animals in their care while wearing bright pink outfits. The unusual dress code will be introduced for one day only, Tuesday, October 28, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Keepers will turn up forwork dressed in tutus, feather boas and leg warmers. There will also be a ghost train as it is half-term near Halloween. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-13 03:00:25

SINGERS and musicians are being invited to show off their skills at an "open mic" night in a Leamington restaurant. The music night will be at Cafe Saint Jacques on Friday, October 24 from 7pm and it is hoped to make it a regular event. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-13 03:00:16

COVENTRY'S Caludon Centre saw the return of the swinging 60s on Friday to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Staff and patients at the mental health centre, in Clifford Bridge Road, Walsgrave, dressed up in fancy dress, served up free milkshakes and frothy coffees and enjoyed classic 60s tunes. There was also a 1964 mechanical one-armed bandit which ran on old sixpences. Jeremy Clapham, of mental health charity Coventry AIMHS, said: "Obviously everyone here is already aware about mental...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By GRAHAM YOUNG IT'S easy to think of the Midlands as a wholly built-up area - but nothing could be further from the truth. Luckily, the amount of greenery in the region is astonishing both for its quality as well as its variety. Driving down the A45 towards Coventry, for example, it's hard to imagine that you are about to enter a wildlife paradise. But, that's exactly what happens if you cross the Toll Bar Island (the Coventry Airport junction) and then take a badly-signposted...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

A WARWICKSHIRE woman is hoping to rein in a trophy or two after qualifying for one of the world's most prestigious horse shows. Laura Stewart is champing at the bit to do well in her first appearance at the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC today. The 28-year-old will compete in front of tens of thousands of equestrian enthusiasts, as well as Sky TV cameras and royalty. To roar her on in the heats of the mountain and moorland ridden class, the Warwickshire College employee will be...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

THE Salvation Army has signed a pounds 1 million record contract to boost Christmas fundraising. International Staff Band (ISB), members of the Salvation Army, have recorded the first album in the deal with Universal Music and it will go on sale on November 24. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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