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2008-06-13 18:00:28

CHILDREN are preparing to step out on parade to bid a fond farewell to their school. The 35 youngsters who are left at Princess Louise First School in Blyth are working hard on banners they will march with from their old school to their new school - Newsham First School - next month. Thousands of Blyth schoolchildren have gone through the classrooms of the school since it opened in 1934. It once taught more than 200 children. But since Northumberland County Council announced its...

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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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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.