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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...

2008-09-28 00:00:29

By STAFF REPORTER South Devon's jungle celebrity Jennie Bond was on hand to launch the new high speed tool in Devon Air Ambulance's arsenal. Its call sign G-DVAA may sound bland but the new helicopter is set to give a dramatic boost to the mercy air link from incidents to hospital across Devon. Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie from East Prawle, who raised more than pounds260,000 for the air ambulance, was its first passenger. As it landed beside its sister helicopter at...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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