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2008-10-07 18:00:26

By VINCE GLEDHILL CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast mine next to a town were given the go-ahead today. Hundreds of people objected to UK Coal's plans to dig up 600 acres of open land at Potland Burn, north of Ashington.

2008-09-24 18:00:33

A HIGH school became a learning village today as part of a pounds 12m revamp of education in a North East town. Cramlington Community High School has been renamed Cramlington Learning Village and will cater for pupils aged 11 to 18.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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