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2008-07-21 18:00:46

By Steffan Rhys AN EXPLOSION which left four teenage girls critically ill in hospital for several weekswas caused by the "excessive use of a large number of aerosol deodorants", an official inquiry will announce today. A joint investigation was launched by Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service after the fire, which blew the roof off a terraced house in Llanelli on December 17. Afile was also submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who have decided there is...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By Steffan Rhys A BODY found floating in the sea five miles off the coast of Tenby was last night identified by police as a swimmer who went missing two weeks ago. Deryn Rhys Telfer, 23, from Cwmparc, near Treorchy, went missing on June 25 while reportedly trying to swim from South Beach to a buoy, a swim he had successfully completed a day earlier. Witnesses said he had turned to wave to them from around 150mout to sea then disappeared. A search and rescue operation involving...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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