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2008-07-10 03:00:00

Fundraisers behind the Daisy Appeal are launching a new campaign to buy a pounds5m hospital scanner to help patients suffering from cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Professor Nick Stafford, chairman of the charity, said the hi- tech scanner would be used by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to help investigate various cardiac, neurological and cancer conditions. Only a few other hospitals in the UK have similar equipment. The Daisy Appeal was set up six years ago to build the Hull...

2008-07-10 03:00:00

Fundraisers behind the Daisy Appeal are launching a new campaign to buy a pounds5m hospital scanner to help East Yorkshire patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Professor Nick Stafford, chairman of the charity, said the hi- tech scanner would be used by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to help investigate various cardiac, neurological and cancer conditions. Only a few other hospitals in the UK have similar equipment. The Daisy Appeal was set up six years ago to...


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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