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2014-05-16 04:21:49

LIVERPOOL, England, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Former Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphanage (known locally as Newsham Park Hospital) in Liverpool, UK has been announced as the scene for a very unique scare fest this October. The building, which has lain unused for the past 20 years, is the site of many a haunted tale due to its long and chequered history as a Victorian Orphanage, General Hospital and Mental Asylum. With recent paranormal investigations starting to be...

2013-06-27 23:31:05

First time guests in Chicago, Illinois are eligible to receive a free waxing service in North Southport. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 European Wax Center Chicago North Southport is proud to announce a new promotion for waxing in Chicago, Illinois. Now, first time guests to European Wax Center can receive complimentary body waxing. With the Free Wax Offer men may receive a free ear, nose, or eyebrow wax, while women may receive a free underarm, eyebrow or bikini waxing in Cook...

2012-04-19 23:04:18

Southport, NC launches a new city website this week with the help of the award-winning government website development team at Vision Internet. The updated website includes a modern design and intuitive navigational tools, making the site easy-to-use for citizens, visitors, and local businesses. Southport, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 This week marks the launch of the City of Southport´s new website — http://www.cityofsouthport.com. With this launch, the City sheds its...

2010-05-12 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major initiative to boost economic growth and job opportunities, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain "Southport," a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, along the Delaware River. The project will be a public-private partnership, expected to...

2009-08-13 13:16:22

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has been awarded £48,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of its ongoing work with ex-Far Eastern Prisoners of War (FEPOW) to create an archive of oral histories from surviving prisoners.  The grant will expand this work through a website and interaction project that will allow many more of their stories to be told and preserved for future generations.The two year project is led by LSTM's Professor Geoff Gill with partners...

2009-06-10 09:52:00

Recognition reinforces community's position as a national real estate leader SOUTHPORT, N.C., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's economy, it's challenging for any real estate community to stand out in the crowd. But, St. James Plantation has managed to do just that. AOL recently released its list of Top Searched Retirement Communities on AOL Search and placed St. James Plantation's at the top, ranking them #8 nationally. St. James Plantation is the only community in the Carolinas to make...

2008-12-29 10:39:44

Police in England's Merseyside county said Monday they have arrested Liverpool Football Club star Steven Gerrard in connection with a brawl. An unidentified police spokesman said the British midfielder was arrested early Monday along with five other men and charged with suspicion of assault, The Times of London reported. Merseyside police (are) investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 29, on Bold Street in Southport, the spokesman said. A 34-year-old man...

2008-10-09 18:00:00

By LIAM MURPHY PLANS to open a new pounds 30m academy in Birkenhead will be put to Wirral Council's ruling cabinet this week, following the recommendation of a Government report. The new superschool will serve communities in south and central Birkenhead and educate current and future Rock Ferry High School and Park High School students. A site for the new school, which would offer educational facilities to rival the top schools in the country, has yet to be decided but will be well...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

By Jade Wright MERSEYSIDE'S first bluegrass and roots music festival takes place next weekend at The Brindley, Runcorn, on Friday and Saturday. Featured artists include Tony and Bill Ellis (USA). There will also be workshops, so feel free to take your instruments. For tickets call 0151 907 8360. Log on to w ww. thebrindley.org.uk. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 18:00:52

TWO of Liverpool's popular Superlambananas must have had a return ticket in their pocket - because they are back in Liverpool to greet commuters at city train stations. Lamb Lines and Ba Ba Braille Sheep were snapped up by their sponsors Merseytravel at the Superlambanana auction in St George's Hall earlier this month. Now the pair of statues are back in public and are currently to be found at James Street Station and Liverpool South Parkway. People may also soon see them dotted at...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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