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2009-01-21 09:00:34

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis says about 90 percent of the tickets for this summer's concert series on his Somerset farm have been sold. The BBC said festival organizers opted to start offering the 137,500 ducets for the June event earlier than usual after tickets to the 2008 festival didn't sell out in advance. You'll be amazed when you hear the headliners we've got coming this year, and we've already sold 90 percent of the tickets for this year, the BBC quoted Eavis as saying...

2008-11-03 06:00:14

UK-based airline easyJet has announced that it will launch a new daily service to Copenhagen, Denmark from its base at London Gatwick Airport, effective January 15, 2009. The new service is an addition to easyJet's existing route to Copenhagen from London Stansted which operates three times a day. In addition to the new service between London Gatwick and Copenhagen, easyJet will also offer a new service from London Gatwick to Helsinki, Finland, from November 3, 2008.

2008-10-19 18:00:09

Airport staff at Britain's second busiest airport say they failed a security test because they rush to keep queues of passengers to a minimum. The staff at Gatwick failed to identify fake explosives carried by undercover inspectors from Brussels, The Sunday Times of London reported. "Staff are under massive pressure to get people through queues and can easily miss things," an airport source told the Times. Government rules introduced in March require BAA, Gatwick's owner, to be fined up...

2008-10-17 03:00:14

French integrated energy operator Electricite de France has announced that it is beginning its community consultation on initial plans for a new nuclear power station on its site at Hinkley Point in the UK. The program includes a series of exhibitions, newsletters, briefing meetings and a website allowing members of the public to submit their views on the proposals. Electricite de France (EDF) is currently planning to build a third-generation nuclear power station on the 86-hectare site....

2008-10-14 06:00:28

By Scott Reid The new five-year deal covers alterations, refurbishments and building work at BAA airports including Edinburgh BUILDING and maintenance services group Rok is set to work on a series of projects for airport operator BAA that could be worth GBP 130 million in total. Rok said the five-year framework agreement with BAA would cover improvement projects valued at between GBP 2m and GBP 20m. It comes on the back of a long-term agreement Rok already has in place with BAA for...

2008-10-12 18:00:11

CELEBRITY chef Rick Stein is one of four bidders wanting to run a restaurant at a cliff-top public toilet site in Brixham, Devon. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-11 18:00:22

A DELEGATION from Liverpool John Lennon Airport is setting off to Malaysia to attend The World Route Development Forum. Described as "speed dating" for businesses, hundreds of airports will meet around 300 of the world's major airlines at the annual event at Kuala Lumpur. The forum, which runs from tomorrow until Tuesday, gives airports the opportunity to explore route development opportunities with airlines. John Lennon Airport will be promoting its capabilities to prospective...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By Les Holt SIR Michael Parkinson showed on Jonathan Ross he still has audience appeal. What a pity he can't be coaxed back for one-off specials. Les Holt, Prestwich Manchester (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By GRAHAM YOUNG IT'S easy to think of the Midlands as a wholly built-up area - but nothing could be further from the truth. Luckily, the amount of greenery in the region is astonishing both for its quality as well as its variety. Driving down the A45 towards Coventry, for example, it's hard to imagine that you are about to enter a wildlife paradise. But, that's exactly what happens if you cross the Toll Bar Island (the Coventry Airport junction) and then take a badly-signposted...

2008-10-10 18:00:14

By Jade Wright FORGETAmyWinehouse, the original beehive queen of retro pop is back. MariWilson is coming to Birkenhead to promote newalbumEmotional Glamour. See her and long-standing creative partner,Adrian York at the Pacific RoadArts Centre on Tuesday. Tickets from pounds 16. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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