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2008-10-10 18:00:35

OWNERS of a North East vets group have taken on their old boss to help them focus on the future. Croft Vets based in Blyth, Ashington, Gosforth in Newcastle, Monkseaton, Walkerville in Newcastle, Cramlington and North Shields is continuing to expand. Owners Malcolm Ness and Judith Joyce are delighted that a top eye consultant has joined the team at their pounds 3m veterinary emergency hospital due to open in November. John Errington, originally from Stamfordham, Northumberland, works...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By Dave Black PLANNING controls imposed on opencast mining in south east Northumberland were in tatters last night after a second site was approved in what was previously an official no-go area for the industry. County councillors approved the extraction of 2 million tonnes of coal from 600 acres at Potland Burn on the edge of Ashington, despite the site lying in an opencast constraint area where mining is actively discouraged. A year ago the Government allowed a plan to dig 3.4...

2008-09-24 18:00:33

A HIGH school became a learning village today as part of a pounds 12m revamp of education in a North East town. Cramlington Community High School has been renamed Cramlington Learning Village and will cater for pupils aged 11 to 18. It was formally opened today as part of Northumberland County Council's programme to replace its three-tier education system of first, middle and high schools, with a two-tier system of primary and secondary schools. The new education centre is based...

2008-09-24 18:00:00

By Dave Black A SCHOOL'S transformation to a multi-million pound, state-of-the- art education complex takes a major step forward today with the official opening of a pounds 12m 'learning village'. Cramlington High School is the first in Northumberland to become a secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 18 under the Putting the Learner First switch to a two-tier education system. The project involves the school becoming a 2,000-student learning village complete with its own mini-Eden...

2008-09-01 18:00:16

MAKING the most of their last weekend, thousands of families ended the summer holidays at events across the North East. Visitors experienced all the fun of the first ever eco-friendly Green Gathering in Newcastle, which took place at Exhibition Park. Aimed at families, the new event included four stages of musical and artistic talent as well as stalls promoting ethical fashion and food, recycling and more. The two-day festival was held to promote small-scale practical environmental...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

DOCTORS are bidding to run three new controversial polyclinics in the North East in a bid to prevent private companies taking over GP services. The health centres were last night confirmed for the West End of Newcastle, Battle Hill in North Tyneside and Cramlington, Northumberland the first to be announced for the North East. Following a public consultation, NHS North of Tyne said the multi- million pound plans would also include two new GP practices in Newcastle, one in Walker and one...

2008-08-13 15:00:39

By Dave Black ALEADING drugs company has been given the green light to erect two giant wind turbines aimed at slashing energy costs and safeguarding employment at its 400-job Northumberland factory. Following a public inquiry, a Government planning inspector has approved the bid by Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) to erect the 130m- high windmills at its Cramlington plant. The turbines will allow the company to generate its own renewable power and ensure jobs are safeguarded through...

2008-07-31 18:00:26

A NETWORK of grass roots contact points is to be set up across Northumberland to help the county's new super council connect with people and businesses. One-stop shops and customer service access points will be established in towns across the county - to deal with things such as rent, waste permits, renewing library books and applying for disabled parking permits. Subject to funding approval, the project will eventually result in one stop shops in Berwick, Alnwick, Hexham, Blyth,...

2008-07-17 18:00:43

By Dave Black ARADICAL education reform programme in Northumberland reaches a major milestone tomorrow when the first tranche of the county's 44 middle schools are consigned to the history books. More than 1,000 pupils will be affected when the end of term sees Cramlington's four middle schools close their doors for the last time, under the controversial switch to two-tier education. The town is the first area to be reorganised as part of the Putting the Learner First project, which...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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