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2009-04-21 09:16:00

Scenic ride and summer weekend fun ahead in Gladstone GLADSTONE, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central U.P. Chapter of the Red Cross is teaming up with several area groups and businesses to sponsor a summer weekend of fun, food, and entertainment in Gladstone with the first annual "Da' U.P.

2009-03-20 13:05:33

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown defended the government rescue of Northern Rock bank Friday after a government audit criticized the move. The National Audit Office said the government knew of troubles at the bank for three years before taking action and allowed the bank to continue writing mortgages 25 percent higher than the value of homes borrowers were purchasing, The Guardian reported Friday. Brown said the government, which took over the bank last year, took the action that was...

2009-03-15 13:23:07

An official with Britain's Labor Party insulted those with Scottish accents by asking for a translation of a Glasgow man's comments, a union official says. Collins had interjected in a question-and-answer session with Labor deputy leader Harriet Harman to request a translation of the man's comments, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. I heard Mr.

2009-01-21 15:08:01

Bonuses paid to staff members of Britain's nationalized Northern Rock bank have provoked criticism from some corners, support from others. The Treasury approved a bonus of 10 percent of salaries to staff members for their dedication to the bank, The Times of London reported Wednesday. But, Liberal Democratic Treasury spokesman Vince Cable decried the bonus pay.

2008-10-10 00:00:36

News in brief HEALTH Only one in 20 NHS patients who are unhappy with their care lodges a formal complaint because the system is so confusing and unresponsive, a report by the National Audit Office says.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Christina Patterson THE NICE thing about sex is that it doesn't involve words. For the overly analytical and verbal among us, it can be a lovely animal respite from what Woody Allen called his second favourite organ, the brain.

2008-09-22 15:00:28

A cleaner environment is the key to future prosperity, argues Gordon Brown (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 00:00:00

Pioneering pupils at a North Lincolnshire primary school are stealing environmental groups' thunder by showing off their green side.

2008-09-03 12:00:17

Excerpt from commentary by Sediqollah Towhidi entitled "Final approval of the law on media" by privately-owned Payman daily on 2 September The mass Media Law is one of the laws that took more than one year to be approved.

2008-09-02 06:00:12

By JOHN ROSS AS THE rain lashed down on the First Minister 2,000ft up in the hills above Loch Ness yesterday, it was a good day to discuss the power that can be harnessed from water.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.