2008-11-11 06:15:00

British health officials say they want to turn nine communities into "healthy towns" to encourage people to lose weight. Health Secretary Alan Johnson said Dudley, Halifax, Sheffield, Thetford, Middlesbrough, Manchester, Tewkesbury, Portsmouth and Tower Hamlets in London will share in the Change4Life program's $46 million budget, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Officials say residents may be given loyalty cards that allow them to earn points for buying healthy food and exercising. The...

2008-10-09 09:00:41

LOCATION: Billingham. HOUSE TYPES: Full range. SCHOOLS: Primary schools include Roseberry Junior School, Pentland Primary School, Oakdene Primary School. Secondary schools include St Michael's RC Comprehensive and Northfield School and Sports College. LOCAL AMENITIES: Full range in Billingham town centre. TRANSPORT SERVICES: Regular bus services and train station at Billingham. PUBS: Plenty to choose from in Billingham. HOSPITALS: Nearest is University Hospital of North...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

By MR C DAVISON AT last the Government and Churches are waking up to one of the many negative aspects of the global monopolies, but the Lib Dems seem to be the only party raising the dangers of the huge bubble of debt long before the "waters broke". Again, though, we hear the limp wristed response of the new converts to capitalism, i.e. we shouldn't try to control business. Try telling this to poor ordinary hard working Americans being thrown out of their lovingly kept houses or the...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

FOUR Teesside teenagers are off on an African adventure with gold in their sights. Dean Pierre, 17, Shahid Hussain, 16, and 18-year-old twins Christopher and Carl Braithwaite, from North Ormesby Youth and Community Centre have all completed their bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Now they have left for their Gold Expedition to Kenya where they will climb Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. And when they complete their mission they will be on their way to...

2008-10-06 12:00:20

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2008-10-06 09:00:42

By Dani Webb PEOPLE are being urged to offer their views on who should run a new school. Plans have been drawn up for the school in Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, and the consultants behind the project are seeking people interested in managing it. The 1,350-place school, which will have provision for 30 pupils withmoderate learning difficulties, could be set up by a charity, a business, a parents? group, a faith group, the local authority or even an individual. Under the provisions of the...

2008-10-01 09:00:00

By SIMON CLARKE; TVEP Technology Group Chairman TVEP was formed to ensure the health of the engineering supply chain, which is vital to the region's economy. Since then its members have identified that two of the most important factors to achieving this are technology transfer and education and skills. As a result, TVEP's Technology Group, comprising of industrialists and also representatives from partner organisation the University of Teesside, has set itself the bold but achievable...

2008-10-01 09:00:27

THE last time they staged the pantomime Aladdin at Middlesbrough Theatre part of the building went up in flames. Now, as they get ready to go again ten years on, they are hoping this time that only the show goes out in a blaze of glory. "Tickets are already going like a house on fire," laughs theatre manager David Lindsey, "and are about 1,000 up on this time last year. "People come here because they know they will get a good, traditional family pantomime." Teesside's Diane Youdale,...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

BUDDING chefs from Teesside are being invited to strut their culinary stuff on one of Channel 4's most popular television shows. Come Dine With Me is looking for people from the area who think they can cook, entertain and impress a group of strangers by hosting a dinner party. Filming is due to descend on Teesside at the beginning of November - when five local people will have the chance to compete for the coveted pounds 1,000 prize. The show runs over the course of a week and each...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'