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2012-07-30 21:49:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s all fun and games until someone gets hacked. The person behind the anonymously spoofed Twitter account of a Daily Mail and General Trust executive has just been accused in the U.S. of defamation, impersonation and email hacking. According to Northcliffe Media, the Daily Mail´s newspaper division, whomever is responsible for Twitter handle @UnSteveDorkland–a spoofed account for Steve Aukland, Northcliffe´s...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Having just read about the problems with Sodexo's hospital food catering in The Sentinel, I must raise several concerns. While the letter from MP Joan Walley to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire about the awarding of a contract to a foreign company to supply food to patients at the hospital is laudable, it misses the main points. No real consideration was given to in-house catering. While I agree the decision was a fait accompli, the MP should have been in the loop by...

2008-10-02 00:00:14

A rib-tickling selection of stand-up will be staged this week as Lincoln holds its first comedy festival. The week-long event will be celebrating some of the major names in British comedy. The festival will be held from today until Tuesday, October 7, with gigs being staged at the Drill Hall and the Engine Shed. The BBC's Mock the Week regulars Frankie Boyle and Russell Howard have both got sold out shows for the festival. Organiser Shaun Almey said: "It is a huge thing to for a...

2008-10-01 00:07:25

Education support staff from Plymouth have raised pounds275 for the Devon Air Ambulance. The city's behaviour support team, based at Weston Mill Primary School, held a music evening at Hemerdon Village Hall. A variety of musical events took place which included family and friends performing. A musical quiz, raffle, a lucky dip and home- made chilli and rice for sale also raised money. The highlight of the evening was the audience's cover version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight accompanied by...

2008-09-26 00:00:16

The 2007 competition had a record 1,875 entries and a total of 37,658 votes were registered - but this year's fun contest looks set to eclipse it. If you think your baby has a winning smile, why not enter him or her into The Herald Baby of the Year competition? There are three categories: up to nine months; 10-18 months and 19-36 months. The overall winner will receive a family minicruise to Santander in Spain with Brittany Ferries, the Baby of the Year 2008 trophy, plus a framed photo...

2008-09-09 00:00:22

Welcome to The Herald's new Education & Training pages. Every Monday we will be bringing you news, views and features on learning across the city. The page is supported by the education section of thisisplymouth, which also contains an archive of education stories. If you have a story about education, or want to highlight the training opportunities available in Plymouth, contact education reporter Stuart Abel on 01752 765529 or email sabel@theplymouthherald.co.uk (c) 2008 Plymouth...

2008-09-09 00:00:11

Teachers in the Westcountry are rejecting new Internet applications as distractions "with no real academic benefit", according to a survey. More than 60 per cent of teachers questioned in Cornwall and Devon blasted Wikipedia, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube as unhelpful to pupils' learning. A nationwide survey of 15,000 teachers, parents and students was carried out for telecoms firm ntl:Telewest Business, which wanted to examine how second-generation Internet applications were being used...

2008-09-03 00:00:16

A plymouth restaurant will celebrate the start of the oyster season with a day of live music, oysters and beer. The first Oysterfest will take place at the Waterfront restaurant and bar on Saturday, featuring five live bands from lunchtime to evening. Bigbury Bay Oysters, a small family-run business, will be selling their organic pacific oysters. Guinness and St Austell Brewery's Tribute, sponsors of the music and food festival, will be on hand to provide refreshments. Waterfront...

2008-08-31 00:00:27

By Martin Tideswell The 40 finalists in Stoke's Top Talent can rest assured that at least one of the judges will be rooting for them when they take to the stage at The Regent for next week's heats. Entertainer Pete Conway knows only too well how daunting appearing before big audiences can be. One of the first winners of TV talent show New Faces in 1973, Pete says he won't be a Simon Cowell figure when it comes to passing judgment. He said: "I haven't got it in me to be too harsh on...

2008-08-31 00:00:27

New singers are needed by a troupe staging two nights of music from the movies next month. Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society has gone straight into rehearsals for the two shows after the summer break. The next project is a concert weekend with the award-winning Barton Town Band. Entitled From Pinewood To Hollywood, the concert feature musical numbers from famous films. It is at the town's Trinity Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday, October 17-18. Meanwhile, GAOS is still...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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