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2008-09-28 00:00:22

By laura stuart-cook The Wolds Words Festival Of Reading, Writing And Performance is back! This year's event - from Monday, October 13 to Friday, October 31 - will see stars such as Robert Powell, most famous for his role as Jesus of Nazareth, and currently staring in BBC Drama Holby City as Nurse Mark Williams, attend. Powell is set to perform an evening of readings and music inspired by the genius of Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Mrs Beeton, Thomas Hardy, Edward Lear at the...

2008-09-26 00:00:12

Free health checks are on offer to visitors at a gym opening this weekend. Health club Harpers, in East Road, Sleaford, is opening its doors during its Get Active Family Fun Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Activities include squash sessions, five-a-side football and spinning classes for adults to try. Every visitor will be entered into a free prize draw to win two adult mountain bikes. Sessions in the sauna, steam room, spa and relaxation pool will also be available. Fitness...

2008-09-25 00:00:26

Firms were today urged to throw their weight behind schools initiatives designed to put the polish on the "workers of tomorrow". The Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Partners in Reading programme and hopes that more firms will release staff to take part in future programmes. And 20 county primary schools - including Ling Moor, North Hykeham, South Hykeham School and Witham St Hughs Primary - are also chasing the...

2008-09-25 00:00:24

Bangers and mash, fish and chips, Yorkshire puddings and cucumber sandwiches... The waves are not the only place where Britannia rules - we reign at the dinner table too. And with British Food Fortnight in full swing there has never been a better time to take advantage of the tasty treats our country has to offer. Now in its seventh year, the event is the biggest national celebration of the diverse range of food that Britain produces. Events to mark the occasion have been taking place...

2008-09-25 00:00:00

Four North Lincolnshire bands are now through to the last 12 of the 27th annual Scunthorpe Rock Open, promoted by the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Media Group. And another five hopefuls are busy tuning up for tomorrow's penultimate heat. Compere/DJ Steve Bird will introduce them at The Black Beauty, Bottesford. The Revolvers and Revolution from Scunthorpe, Lincoln's Cruise Control and Dark Mantra and Grimsby's Signature 67 will all be hoping to get through. Last week's contest was classic...

2008-09-19 00:00:29

A Bus has had a makeover to promote nurses in Lincolnshire. Marie Curie cancer nurses have redecorated a Stagecoach vehicle in daffodils and fun images to promote their nursing service. It is being officially launched by the charity's Patron, Lady Graydon, at 10.30am on Brayford Wharf in Lincoln on Monday. The bus will be used on various routes around the city and more rural areas. Marie Curie Cancer Care's community fund-raising manager Judy Glossop said: "I am simply thrilled that...

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Waiting times at Scunthorpe General Hospital are falling, it has been revealed. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has exceeded national targets. According to figures in its annual report out today, compared to last year and national targets, improvements in waiting times have been made at the trust, which includes Scunthorpe General Hospital, Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby and Goole and District Hospital. A total of 3,956 patients are currently...

2008-09-18 00:00:26

As the time fast approaches for parents who will be sending their kids to school for the very first time, what will they need to consider? The most pressing issue for a lot of families is choosing the right school - to the point where moving to a new area is an option. But the first thing to know is all places have to be applied for, regardless of how close you live to the school of your choice. Contact the local authority which will explain deadlines and how places will be allocated if...

2008-09-17 00:00:28

A Free health 'MoT' is being given away by for people wanting a check-up. Tests for the heart and blood pressure will be on offer at Scunthorpe's Pittwood House on Thursday at a hospital health check bonanza. Nurses will be available to give people the once-over with the likes of blood pressure checks, and a diabetic team and a nutritionalist will be on hand with advice. Being staged by North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust, the event will be a chance to learn more about health...

2008-09-17 00:00:00

Akey figure in the South Bank chemical industry is to head up the building of a pounds170-million new production plant for Novartis in Europe. Adrian Wallis will take up the role of project director for the vaccine and diagnostics plant in Marburg, Germany. It is a two-and- a-half-year posting within a new division of the Swiss company, focused on the development of preventive treatments. Mr Wallis, who has worked in Grimsby for the past 15 years, will commute weekly from his Lincolnshire...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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