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2012-08-13 07:23:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of glass coating, developed by a German company and inspired by spider webs, is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England. The glazing, which is known as Ornilux and is visible to birds but invisible to humans, was developed by researchers at Arnold Glas and is being used at a lookout tower at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne in order to keep...

2011-01-21 06:29:00

SWINDON, England, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that three young grey seal pups born on the National Trust's Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast have been discovered hundreds of miles away on a Dutch beach. The first of the Farne Island three was found on the 13 December 2010 and was less than three weeks old when it made the 350 mile journey. After being found by a member of the public it was taken to a seal rescue centre in Holland. Pups two and...

2008-10-08 18:00:34

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl remains in a critical condition after falling through a skylight at a Northumberland social club. Danielle Bell, 10, had been playing with friends on the roof at Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club when it is understood she fell 12ft on to concrete suffering serious injuries. She was taken to Newcastle General Hospital where she is believed to have been treated for head injuries, a punctured lung, a broken jaw, and nose. Andrew Newton, 39, a caterer, found Danielle...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By Dave Black PLANNING controls imposed on opencast mining in south east Northumberland were in tatters last night after a second site was approved in what was previously an official no-go area for the industry. County councillors approved the extraction of 2 million tonnes of coal from 600 acres at Potland Burn on the edge of Ashington, despite the site lying in an opencast constraint area where mining is actively discouraged. A year ago the Government allowed a plan to dig 3.4...

2008-10-08 18:00:20

MUSICIANS from Northumberland and the Czech Republic will join forces at a special traditional music concert in Morpeth later this month. Czechs and Plaids - to be held in the St James Centre, Wellway, at 7.30pm on Friday, October 17 - has been organised by the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering Committee and the town's Chantry Bagpipe Museum. Czech musicians Filip Huml, who sings, dances and plays bagpipes, and Marek Holy, a fiddler and singer, will be joined by Northumbrian piping group...

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. But members of Northumberland County Council planning and regulatory committee approved the proposals at a meeting in Morpeth today. A year ago the council's planning officers said they were against the plan because it would damage regeneration work in Ashington...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

IF LIVING by the sea sounds appealing, then a new home in the Northumberland coastal village of Seahouses offers a possible solution. Only a few apartments remain at The Viking, which features homes in a magnificent setting overlooking the harbour. The Viking is a landmark building offering contemporary architecture that complements its attractive location. Plot 1 of the development from builders Countylife is a three- bedroom split-level apartment and is on the upper ground floor...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

A LANDLORD has been fined pounds 3,500 by magistrates after ignoring a council order to improve a property in which tenants' safety was put at risk. Action was taken by Blyth Valley Council against Harjit Singh Bariana after he failed to carry out required health and safety improvement work on the house in Salisbury Street, Blyth. Council officials and officers from the Northumberland fire service inspected the property a year ago following a referral from the police. It was found to...

2008-10-03 18:00:32

EXERCISE sessions are being run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas. Groups in Belford, and Wooler meet every week and Haltwhistle once a month for a two-hour session of exercise and healthy living advice. The programme lasts for 12 weeks but when places are available, many patients continue to attend the sessions. The classes are an opportunity for people living in isolated areas to interact with other people in the group...

2008-09-30 06:00:33

A PREGNANT bride went straight from her wedding reception to a hospital' delivery room after going through with her marriage ceremony despite having contractions. Emma Lowdon, 36, tied the knot with her partner Sean Allum, 35, in a register office before being taken to nearby Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, Northumberland, to give birth to her first child. Josh was born five weeks prematurely weighing 5lb, less than 24 hours after his parents' wedding. The maternity room was...


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2005-06-14 09:01:00

The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat further south in temperate zones, where it can form large flocks on suitable coastal waters. The nest is built close to the sea and is lined with eiderdown which is plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining was (and in some areas, still is)...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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