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New 3D Model Of King Richard III's Spine Shows Prominent Scoliosis
2014-05-30 09:12:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s been 21 months since an unmarked grave under a car park in Leicester, England revealed the remains of the Last Plantagenet King, Richard III, and since then a wealth of evidence has come to light about the short-lived king and his untimely demise. The most recent findings of Richard’s remains, which were hastily buried without shroud or coffin, reveals that his spine shows strong evidence of scoliosis. Richard III was...

2013-12-10 23:03:38

World of Mortgages is a FCA regulated firm based in Leicestershire who provide advice and recommendation on all types of regulated and unregulated property related finance throughout the UK. Leicestershire (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Leicestershire based firm World of Mortgages has recently launched a new type of loan to its portfolio, as well as announcing their own investment into their staff members. The company has steadily increased its product offering over time, and now has schemes...

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations. The University of Leicester, which has backed the unearthing and analysis of the remains of Richard III, has claimed them as its own and is planning to rebury the remains in Leicester Cathedral later this year with the support of the government. The British public, however, want their say...

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral. The Cathedral is planning to spend about $1.5 million US on the re-interment, which will include alterations to the building, preparations...

Archaeologists To Open Stone Coffin Found With Richard III
2013-07-23 17:03:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UK archeologists said they plan to lift the lid on a stone coffin this week that was found at the same Grey Friars archeological site as the recently discovered remains of King Richard III. Experts said they expect the coffin to contain either a medieval knight or one of two eminent Franciscans who lived at the nearby friary. The unusual coffin was discovered in September, but the archeological team said they weren't able to get to...

2009-07-13 02:00:00

BARDON, England, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its inclusion in The Sunday Times "Profit Track 100" listing back in April of this year, carton packaging manufacturer Benson Group celebrated again this week when the Bardon, Leicestershire company was named the Customer Service Company of the Year at the Profit Track 100 awards night. The invitation-only awards event for the owners and directors of companies featured in the latest Profit Track 100 table took place on June 16th at...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

BARDON, England, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Group, headquartered in Bardon, Leicestershire, the UK Packaging Company of the Year, has announced details of its newly acquired "ISO 12647 Proficient Printer" status, as awarded by colour specialists Mellow Colour, for its Benson Box printed carton operation. Benson Box, Bardon, specialises in the production of printed folding cartons for the food industry. Work on the colour standard is now underway at the three other Benson Group...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'