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2014-05-02 16:23:04

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE Warner Leisure Hotels

2010-08-03 04:40:00

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England Aug. 3, /PRNewswire/ -- The Warner Leisure Hotels owned historic grade-II Cricket St Thomas Hotel near Chard, Somerset, has formally opened its gardens following a major landscaping and restoration project. 300,000 pounds Sterling has already been invested in the project which has opened up the glorious vistas of one of Somerset's most beautiful valleys. Covering around 160 acres the gardens include designs by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner Kate Gould, and...

2005-12-13 15:10:42

By Kieran Doherty HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Firefighters extinguished all major blazes and began mopping up on Tuesday after a three-day inferno at a fuel depot north of London. But even as the final flames were damped down a major row erupted over the preparedness of the local fire brigade to deal with the biggest peacetime blaze in Europe. "All the tanks are out now and they are just tackling fires in some pools of fuel on the ground. There is no risk of any further explosions...

2005-12-13 14:05:52

By Kieran Doherty HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Firefighters pumping masses of water and foam onto a major fire at a fuel depot north of London hope to put out the blaze on Tuesday. Fire crews worked night and day on the inferno -- described by officials as the largest of its type in peacetime Europe -- which broke out on Sunday near the town of Hemel Hempstead. Hertfordshire Chief Fire Officer Roy Wilsher said they had extinguished all but one of the 20 fuel storage tank blazes and...

2005-12-13 04:04:01

LONDON (Reuters) - Fire crews made further progress overnight in extinguishing a massive blaze at a fuel depot north of London, a fire service spokeswoman said on Tuesday. More than 100 firefighters have been tackling the blaze, which officials have described as the largest of its type in peacetime Europe. It broke out on Sunday morning at the Buncefield depot near the town of Hemel Hempstead. After spraying tens of thousands of litres of foam and water per minute onto the blaze,...

2005-12-12 16:20:56

By Dylan Martinez HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Fire crews resumed attempts on Monday to put out one of Europe's biggest industrial blazes, an inferno at a fuel depot north of London. The firefighters sprayed foam combined with 32,000 litres of water per minute to tackle the giant fire, which broke out shortly before dawn on Sunday as a wave of explosions ripped through the depot at Hemel Hempstead, injuring 43 people. Police said the blasts, which blew out windows and doors from...

2005-12-12 12:23:41

By Dylan Martinez HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Fire crews started on Monday to extinguish one of Europe's biggest industrial blazes, an inferno at a fuel depot north of London. The firefighters sprayed foam combined with 32,000 liters of water per minute to tackle the giant fire, which broke out shortly before dawn on Sunday as a wave of explosions ripped through the depot at Hemel Hempstead, injuring 43 people. Police said the blasts, which blew out windows and doors from nearby...

2005-12-12 07:18:51

By Dylan Martinez HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Fire crews moved in to battle one of Europe's biggest industrial blazes on Monday -- an inferno at a fuel depot north of London -- after being held back for 24 hours by heat and environmental worries. The fire broke out shortly before dawn on Sunday after a wave of explosions ripped through the depot at Hemel Hempstead, injuring 43 people. Police said the blasts, which blew out windows and doors from nearby houses, appeared to be an...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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