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2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

2010-08-23 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, August 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A 36 year old from Northwich returned to his campsite after an indulgent night of wild partying at the Big Chill Festival only to find his tent and all his personals in ashes. Help came in the least expected way when he called his mum and heard her shouts of joy after winning a GBP14,000 jackpot. The weather gods seemed to be smiling on Timothy as he headed down to the Big Chill Festival last week to watch Massive Attack and Mr. Scruff...

2008-10-08 03:00:19

By Abbott, Jez One of the country's biggest softfruit growers has won over planners to use polytunnels on an area of outstanding natural beauty. EC Drummond & Son submitted a 10-year plan to rotate use of polytunnels for producing soft fruit in the Wye Valley, Herefordshire. "Given the current controversy around polytunnels I was pleased and relieved," said partner Eric Drummond, based in Horn Green. "Objections were primarily visual, but we overcame them with screening and breaking...

2008-10-05 00:00:09

A Fruity exhibition has launched at the Gloucester Folk Museum. "Apple of my Eye" features paintings, drawings, ceramics, photographs and other mediums, all on the theme of apples and their connection to Gloucestershire. Among oil paintings by Trina Hayes and ceramics by Viv Ayres and Anne Williams, there is a selection of rare photographs of cider and perry making in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire by Jacqueline Sarsby. The exhibition, which runs until Wednesday coincides with the...

2008-09-26 18:00:47

Rod Edwards (left) and Bob Wood carry out some maintenance work on Madley's Aerial 1, the first antenna erected at BT's Satellite Communications Centre in Madley, Herefordshire, for the centre's 30th anniversary. The BT satellite earth station, believed to be the largest in the world, has played a key role in worldwide broadcasts of some of the most dramatic events of the past three decades. The 218-acre site houses 65 aerial dishes. (c) 2008 Birmingham Post; Birmingham (UK). Provided by...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

By CHARLOTTE CRIPPS Pop THE BIG CHILL Eastnor Castle MALVERN The Big Chill - a multi-media festival - is held in the Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire. The eclectic line-up this year includes Martha Wainwright, Lykke Li, Beth Orton, Portico Quartet, Don Letts, The Orb, Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Witt and Norman Jay, as well as spoken word performances from Apples and Snakes, moonlight cinema screenings of Dracula and Oliver Twist, and comedy from Bill...

2005-08-17 14:00:00

An ancient shellfish not seen for 425 million years is recreated in vivid 3D images published today, following a unique fossil find in the UK. The 'articulate brachiopod' fossil, found in a quarry in Herefordshire, England, is the first of its kind to be preserved with its soft parts intact in 3D. It was discovered by Dr Mark Sutton of Imperial College London, who reveals the structure of the clam-like organism using a 3D colour computer model in this week's Nature. Showing the internal...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.