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2010-12-17 00:00:44

In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. (PRWeb UK) December 16, 2010 In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. These jobs will be for skilled workers that will be in charge of maintaining and operating the Walney Offshore Windfarm, currently under construction in the Irish Sea. UK Knack Group has recently learned that the first part of this project will be finished very soon and that the second...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

The one-year-old suffered multiple skull fractures in the incident outside her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.She was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment before being transferred by air ambulance to Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester, where she was last night in a critical condition.A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It would appear the little girl's injuries were sustained as a result of a tragic accident." (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 00:00:24

News in brief ACCIDENT A toddler was in a critical condition in Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester after suffering multiple skull fractures when she was struck by a car in the driveway of her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. It is thought the car reversed over her. Air crash fear as pilots dazzled by lasers AIR SAFETY Airline pilots are warning that a crash is likely unless action is taken to stop people shining laser pointers into the cockpit of planes coming in to land. The British...

2008-09-20 21:00:12

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment. The Biodiversity Evidence Base for Cumbria (BEBC) is a new online resource which pulls together information on natural habitats, landscapes, geology and protected species. It has been financed by councils in the county and the Lake District National Park Authority. For the first time, there will be a detailed and up-to-date picture of the county's...

2008-09-05 09:00:32

ScottishPower has announced the grant of planning permission by the UK government's Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform for a new 500MW offshore wind farm at West of Duddon Sands, Scotland. Located 14km southwest of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline, the joint development between ScottishPower Renewables, Denmark-based Dong Energy and Eurus Energy is expected to produce enough clean green energy for over 372,000 homes. This offshore wind farm project will comprise of...

2008-09-05 00:00:23

Home News IN BRIEF *An offshore wind farm that will provide enough electricity to power 372,000 homes has been given the go-ahead. The 500MW Duddon Sands scheme, off Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, is one of the largest offshore wind farms to get the green light in the UK. The farm will comprise of up to 139 turbines near Walney Island. John Hutton, the Secretary of State for Energy, has also approved a 150MW wind farm nearby. He said: "These wind farms demonstrate our commitment to...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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