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2008-09-06 18:00:22

AN operation date has been set for a patient who refused to leave her hospital bed in protest after her surgery appointment was cancelled four times. Irene Gannon, 68, from Dinas Powys, launched her one-woman protest at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales on Monday, after her gall bladder operation was again cancelled at the last minute. She left hospital yesterday after being given an official letter confirming her operation would now take place on Wednesday. She said: "There...

2008-08-22 18:00:35

POLICE have released pictures of the injuries suffered by a Vale of Glamorgan man attacked in his bed by burglars. Kenneth Britton, 46, was seriously assaulted about 4am on Saturday, after three raiders broke into his home in the Westra area of Dinas Powys. The intruders made off with a Rolex watch, valuable gold jewellery and a company cheque card. Detective Sergeant Rob Davidson of Barry CID said Mr Britton was subjected to a "terrible ordeal". Police have renewed their appeals...

2008-08-21 18:00:41

MASKED thieves broke into a man's home and attacked him while he slept in his bed, police said. Kenneth Britton, 46, was seriously assaulted about 4amon Saturday at home in theWestra area of Dinas Powys, South Wales. The three intruders made off with a Rolex watch, valuable gold jewellery and a company cheque card. Detective Sergeant Rob Davidson, of Barry CID, said Mr Britton was subjected to a "terrible ordeal" and appealed for anyone with information about it to come forward....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.'
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