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2008-10-12 00:00:13

Mental Health ACT: A networking and mental health awareness event was held for service users, commissioners and mental health service providers. Yesterday's Changes World Mental Health Day event called Getting In On The Act, at the New Vic Theatre in Basford, involved a series of workshops which allowed visitors to interact with writers and actors. In the afternoon the Etruria Cafe Theatre performed A Matter of Time - a prize-winning comedy by local playwright Dave Wheat, which tackles...

2008-10-11 00:00:35

Rush hour traffic backed up on one of the city's busiest roads after two cars collided. Police were called to the city-bound stretch of Tavistock Road close to the Crownhill flyover shortly after 5pm yesterday. Two cars, a green Renault Megane and a silver Vauxhall Astra collided, causing one lane to be completely blocked and traffic to back up as far as the George Junction park and ride. Paramedics from South West Ambulance Service were called to the scene and treated a woman for minor...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By GRAHAM YOUNG IT'S easy to think of the Midlands as a wholly built-up area - but nothing could be further from the truth. Luckily, the amount of greenery in the region is astonishing both for its quality as well as its variety. Driving down the A45 towards Coventry, for example, it's hard to imagine that you are about to enter a wildlife paradise. But, that's exactly what happens if you cross the Toll Bar Island (the Coventry Airport junction) and then take a badly-signposted...

2008-10-10 18:00:14

By Jade Wright FORGETAmyWinehouse, the original beehive queen of retro pop is back. MariWilson is coming to Birkenhead to promote newalbumEmotional Glamour. See her and long-standing creative partner,Adrian York at the Pacific RoadArts Centre on Tuesday. Tickets from pounds 16. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-10 18:00:09

LEISURE centres are offering events for the over 50s this month to celebrate an Older People's Festival. Temple Park Centre, South Shields, has swimming and gym sessions for just pounds 1 in October. Hebburn swimming pool is also offering swimming and gym classes as well as aquafit sessions. The activities at Monkton Stadium include gym and a Bodyblast fitness class. Coun Tracey Dixon, South Tyneside's lead member for culture and well-being, said: "We have a range of discounted...

2008-10-10 00:00:36

Care for elderly and disabled people will come under the spotlight at a public meeting later this month. The council meeting has been organised as the Government stages a consultation exercise on the future of services to help people lead independent lives in their own homes. Bath North East Somerset Council's healthier communities panel is holding the event on Wednesday October 15. Items under discussion will be social care, some housing support services, support for independent living...

2008-10-10 00:00:30

By LAURA DALE ldale@heraldexpress.co.uk Protests have mounted against plans to transform Kingskerswell offices into a special school for challenging youngsters. About 50 letters of objection have been received by Teignbridge Council and a petition is being circulated by villagers anxious to prevent the school from going ahead. But the company behind the project the has reiterated that residents' concerns are 'largely unfounded' because of their tough inspections and working policies....

2008-10-09 21:00:28

IRAQ IN BRIEF 2 CHARGED WITH OUI AFTER SEPARATE CRASHES PLYMOUTH - Police charged two people with drunken driving after two car accidents during the weekend. Police said Andrew Mulvey, 27, of 3 Alden St., Plymouth, was driving his Ford pickup truck on Court Street at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he struck another vehicle and continued. Police stopped him on Union Street, charging him with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident after property damage, reckless driving and...

2008-10-09 00:00:30

By Helen Collis Thieves have got away with thousands of pounds' worth of lead roofing stolen from houses, building sites and even churches, it has been revealed. Between April 2007 and April this year, there were 441 reported cases of lead roofing theft in Devon and Cornwall - but only 16 resulted in prosecutions. The number of cases of this type of theft has rocketed, but only about 3 per cent of the criminals who are stealing the valuable resource are ending up in front of the...

2008-10-08 18:00:34

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl remains in a critical condition after falling through a skylight at a Northumberland social club. Danielle Bell, 10, had been playing with friends on the roof at Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club when it is understood she fell 12ft on to concrete suffering serious injuries. She was taken to Newcastle General Hospital where she is believed to have been treated for head injuries, a punctured lung, a broken jaw, and nose. Andrew Newton, 39, a caterer, found Danielle...


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Canvey Island Monster
2013-08-01 12:07:38

In November 1953, a carcass of a strange looking creature washed up on the shore of Canvey Island, England. Another carcass was found in August 1954. The Canvey Island Monster was the name given to this creature. The 1953 carcass was 2.4 feet in length with bulging eyes, gills, and thick reddish brown skin. Its feet were shaped like a horseshoe with five toes, but lacked arms and hands. The remains were considered no threat so it was cremated. The second carcass was similar in looks but...

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