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2008-10-06 09:00:33

By MARGARET CANNING AN OFF-site building company in Co Tyrone has won a Pounds 700,000 contract from the British Airports Authority for a new detention centre at Edinburgh International Airport. McAvoy Off-Site Building Solutions will manufacture the immigration detention centre to UK Home Office regulations at the airport. The two-storey, steel-framed modular building will be manufactured at the McAvoy's Dungannon factory and is due to be handed over in February 2009. The contract is...

2008-09-16 18:00:22

By JILLY BEATTIE THERE were tearful scenes at a vigil for stabbed grandad Eamonn Hughes last night as hundreds gathered in his honour. His daughte rSiobhan collapsed into her mother Eileen's arms and wept for her father who was stabbed as he walked home from her 18th birthday celebrations. More than 500 people stood in a silent tribute outside the family's Co Tyrone home. And as the taxidriver's wife, son Kevin and daughter, Tracey, faced their friends, young Siobhan stayed behind...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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