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2011-11-05 12:00:00

HomeSecurityGuru.com releases comprehensive breakdown of the most recent Austin crime statistics for both violent crime and property crime across the city and surrounding areas. (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 HomeSecurityGuru.com, the web's largest and most comprehensive home security website, has just collected and released the most recent Austin crime statistics that are currently available. The data listed below includes statistics for the entire geographical area of Austin, TX as well as the...

2011-05-24 00:00:28

Twin Cities Unseat Washington, D.C. in ACSM American Fitness Indexâ“ž¢; $172,000 Grant to Improve Health in Two Metro Areas Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 For the first time, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the healthiest, fittest metropolitan area in the United States, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual American Fitness Indexâ“ž¢ (AFI). The 2011 AFI data report, "Health and Community Fitness Status...

2010-12-12 19:45:00

MANCHESTER, England, Dec. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following their successful rescue from the San Jose mine in Atacama, the Chilean miners arrived in Manchester this afternoon (12th December) at the joint invitation of Manchester United and Vina Concha y Toro. A group of miners enthusiastically accepted the invitation, and made the trip from Chile, accompanied by the Chilean football legend Elias Figueroa, who is on hand to offer his expertise and knowledge of football. (Photo:...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with a fight on a bus. An 81-year-old was hit on the shoulder when a fight broke out between other passengers on a bus near Gateshead Interchange, Walker Terrace, Gateshead. A 17-year-old has been arrested after being identified on CCTV and released on bail. Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 2.20pm on Monday, September 29, to come forward. Contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 or...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter. Work has already started on installing miles of underground fibre optic cables right across the 21-hectare site so the system can be up and running by early next spring. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-10-03 15:00:20

MUSICIANS will be playing the blues when they plug in their instruments at a Warwickshire restaurant. The BluesPower band, which features Phil Bond on keyboards, John Caswell on guitar, and Tim Ward on drums, will perform at The Bird in Hand, in Birmingham Road, Henley-in-Arden, near Warwick, on Thursday, October 16. The gig, which starts at 8.30pm, is free to diners. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 18:00:00

By AMY HUNT Environment Reporter A TEAM of insurance workers did their best to "insure" beaches were cleaned. Volunteers from AA Insurance donned Wellington boots and waterproofs to help the Clean Tyne Project in its busiest ever month. The recent torrential rain and flooded land has left a trail of debris in the River Tyne which can be a hazard to craft of all types travelling the river. Many of the river's beaches and foreshores have been left littered with tons of natural...

2008-09-24 18:00:30

ENERGY and the challenges of providing it will be the theme of the second annual Thomas Hepburn lecture on Friday. National Union of Mineworkers' president Ian Lavery will deliver the lecture in memory of 19th Century Durham miner and trade unionist Thomas Hepburn, whose tireless efforts changed the working lives of many in the North East. His Northern Union of Pitmen helped reduce the working day from around 18 hours to 12. Friday's lecture will take place at Gateshead Old Town Hall...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

RUBBISH weighing the same as three great white sharks was dredged from a Tyneside burn in a clean-up. People living near Monkton Burn, South Tyneside, took part in a tidy-up, removing waste to cut the risk of flooding and make it more attractive to wildlife. The event, organised by the Living Waterways project and the Tyne Rivers Trust, aimed to make residents aware of just how much rubbish ends up in local watercourses and to improve the appearance of the area. In total 135 tonnes...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

AREAS in Tyneside with high levels of deprivation and poor health are to get a new medical centre. A multi-million pound investment to build a new Health Centre in Cowgate/Blakelaw follows a public consultation exercise with local people and councillors. The new premises, which will include walk-in services open every day from 8am to 8pm, has been welcomed by Kenton councillors Ged Bell, Stephen Lambert and Margaret Carter. The Kenton councillors have been campaigning for eight years...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'