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2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Wildlife-lover got a treat when she spied a rare osprey over the Humber on its migration to sunnier climes. Wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer Mandy West (45), of Grange Avenue, Barton-Upon-Humber, managed to photograph the bird of prey at Far Ings nature reserve.

2008-09-10 21:00:19

By Robert Sutcliffe The proposal relates to land next to Fairburn Ings, near Castleford, a reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds which attracts around 100,000 visitors a year.

2008-07-11 00:00:23

OPPONENTS of plans to open a surface coal mine near Leeds remain firmly against the plans despite changes to the scheme.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.