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2012-07-21 23:00:22

NewcastleAirportParking.com have reported a significant increase in bookings which coincide with Cheryl Cole and Sarah Millican tour dates. (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 The Million Lights singer and “Thoroughly Modern” comedian both announced UK tours this year and since then, fans have been clamouring for tickets. Cheryl is kicking off her first ever tour in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena on the 3rd of October, before travelling around the country and then descending on her hometown...

2010-07-26 11:37:00

CRAWLEY, England, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways is helping travellers celebrate the 75th anniversary of Newcastle International Airport with a special return fare on its flights between Newcastle and Heathrow. British Airways is offering a return flight to London Heathrow for just 1 Pounds sterling (subject to availability) which, with taxes/fees and charges means that the total paid by passengers will be only 75 pounds. The special promotional return fare, which is now being...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

By Stuart Arnold THE turmoil affecting the airline industry was thrown into sharp focus last night with passenger numbers at the region?s twomain airports showing a steep fall during the summer. Figures obtained by The Northern Echo show that between June and August ? regarded as the busiest time of the year ? Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) carried 221,243 passengers, an average drop over the three months of 19 per cent on last year?s figure of 274,315. Newcastle International...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By NICOLA JUNCAR BUDDING pilots and cabin crew staff from the North East can give their careers a flying start, as an aviation academy takes off in our region. Newcastle College's School of Applied Science opened its doors this week to the recently completed pounds 3.2m expansion of the Newcastle Aviation Academy. Built by construction company Morgan Ashurst, the academy aims to enable students to reach for the sky by providing them with world- class training, qualifications and...

2008-09-22 09:00:37

By Deborah Johnson AIRLINE Emirates is bucking the widespread turbulence sweeping the aviation sector by reducing fares by up to 20 per cent. The Dubai-based carrier, which flies from Newcastle International Airport, said it is cutting passengers? costs due to a reduction in oil prices. It is believed to be the first airline to introduce such a measure, particularly to longhaul destinations. Emirates, which also flies from five other UK airports, started flying from the NorthEast on...

2008-09-21 18:00:19

By ROB PATTINSON TWO passenger jets carrying holidaymakers back to the North were at a "major" risk of a collision, a pilot has admitted. He was at the controls of a Boeing 737 which passed within 122m (400ft) - just two wing spans - of another 737, in Newcastle airspace, earlier this year. The comment was included in reports by aviation experts on two potential near-misses over Tyneside in two days, the details of which can now be revealed. On March 21 the two 737s, which can...

2008-09-18 18:00:37

METRO services to Newcastle Airport were due to get back to normal today. The Airport Metro station had been closed since it was flooded on September 6. A shuttle service operated between Callerton Parkway and Kingston Park while repair work was carried out. A normal timetable has now resumed, and passengers will no longer have to change from the train to a bus at Kingston Park. A Nexus spokesman said: "We have been working round the clock to repair our damaged track and signaling...

2008-09-16 18:00:00

By LIZ WALKER; LAURA CAROE TOURISTS caught up in the collapse of airline XL are now being brought home. More than 85,000 people, including an estimated 2,000 from the North East, found themselves without flights when XL Leisure Group went into administration on Friday. A further 200,000 saw their upcoming holidays affected by the failure of the UK's third-largest tour operator as hundreds of flights were grounded. The Civil Aviation Authority has launched an operation to bring the...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By Andrew Mernin BUDGET airline Flybe is hoping to launch new flights from Newcastle to Scandinavia and Germany on the back of record financial results. The company also expects to add a fourth daily return flight from Newcastle to London Gatwick just months after saving the route by acquiring landing slots from rival Jet2. Last January the carrier announced plans to create 1,000 jobs in the region by setting up a base at Newcastle International Airport. The firm invested pounds 2m...

2008-09-02 18:00:00

By Graeme King EMIRATES airline is already looking ahead to using a bigger aircraft on its Newcastle to Dubai route after a successful first year of operation. The UAE-based airline said yesterday it has carried 140,000 passengers in the last year - 20,000 more than its original target of 120,000 - with more than 25% being business flights. The total number of passengers amounts to the equivalent of one in 20 of the entire population of the region. Freight traffic through Newcastle...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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