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2008-09-28 00:00:29

By STAFF REPORTER South Devon's jungle celebrity Jennie Bond was on hand to launch the new high speed tool in Devon Air Ambulance's arsenal. Its call sign G-DVAA may sound bland but the new helicopter is set to give a dramatic boost to the mercy air link from incidents to hospital across Devon. Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie from East Prawle, who raised more than pounds260,000 for the air ambulance, was its first passenger. As it landed beside its sister helicopter at...

2008-07-26 09:00:30

By SHAN ROSS CAROL Vorderman is stepping down from her role in the long- running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown, her manager said last night. The 47-year-old presenter was the first woman to appear on Channel 4 and has been with the programme for 26 years, taking part in nearly 5,000 shows. Her decision follows the announcement on Wednesday that Des O'Connor, 76, the host of Countdown, is also to quit the show when the current series ends in November. Bookmakers taking bets on...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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