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2008-08-27 06:00:33

By Martin Slack The collaboration, called UK Flow, includes world champion boxers Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter and has the support of Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn, pop stars Girls Aloud and players from the England football and rugby squads.The group hopes to raise money for a number of knife crime charities across the country with the song, which was the idea of actor Stephen Nicholas, who starred in Sky's football drama Dream Team.Mr Nicholas, 30, said: "We just want to raise...

2008-08-26 18:00:48

THE Government was accused of creating a "teenage timebomb" last night by neglecting young people's health. The Tories warned that the number of teens admitted to hospital for alcohol or smoking-related problems has soared in England since 2000. There has also been a sharp rise in sexually transmitted infections and abortions, while nearly a third of children now start their teenage years overweight. The details were compiled by the Tories using official statistics. Shadow health...

2008-08-09 09:00:33

You used to be the female voice of Spitting Image, is that right? Yeah, that was great fun. I was working with Steve Coogan, Rory Bremner and all the big comics of the day. I did the Queen mostly, but lots of the other female puppets as well. And do you do impressions in this show? Yeah, I do mixed genres. Last night I did Marge Simpson singing Macy Gray, and I also do Anne Widdecombe singing Dido. Anne Widdecombe's got this sort of break in her voice where she suddenly goes up an...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

A UNIQUE exhibition of photographs of Northern Ireland personalities opens at Londonderry's Millennium Forum tomorrow. The photographs by John Harrison - including the one, above, of Martin McGuinness, his mother and grandchildren - were specially commissioned by Help the Aged in Northern Ireland to celebrate the importance, diversity and strength of intergenerational relationships. Participants include the former First Minister Ian Paisley, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness,...

2008-07-30 06:00:49

By Jenny Haworth ALEX Salmond yesterday said the past ten days were the most exciting in the history of renewables in Scotland as he gave the go- ahead for a major wind farm to expand. Another nine turbines will be built alongside the 77 already given approval at the Crystal Rig wind farm near Dunbar in East Lothian. The First Minister announced the extension during a visit to Natural Power, the company behind the project. The extra 27MW capacity provided by the GBP 22 million...

2008-07-27 00:00:36

I Cannot believe that there are even thoughts of giving Margaret Thatcher a state funeral. She sold off our public utilities, gas, water, electricity, oil, public transport. They should never have been privatised. They belong to the public. Who really owns them now? We can no longer control who owns our power supplies. Oil and gas are owned by multi-national companies which dictate the price we have to pay for these assets that once belonged to us. Mining jobs were lost. We now have to...

2008-07-24 03:00:47

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 24, 2008) - CLOUDBREAK RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CDB)(PINK SHEETS:CUDBF)(FRANKFURT:C6K). President Blair Naughty is pleased to report Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. has applied for a 100% interest in a further 126 Coal Dispositions located on the east side of the Pasquia Hills of East-Central Saskatchewan. This acquisition is in addition to the 354 Dispositions already pending in the system. These Coal Dispositions are in proximity to the recently...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

By Susan Erler, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 16--A planned free-standing emergency department in Chesterton is part of a growing trend across the nation. "They're tending to emerge for a couple of reasons," said Douglas Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association. "Many emergency rooms are really suffering from being overcrowded," Leonard said, making wait times longer and, in some cases, forcing diversion to other nearby emergency rooms. "Hospitals are questioning, do...

2008-07-16 06:00:44

By Neil Macfarlane THE former health secretary has thrown his weight behind The Northern Echo?s campaign for a change in the law to stop children from using UV sunbeds. MP Alan Milburn is to table a question in Parliament asking the Government to ban under-16s from using tanning salons. Mr Milburn, who served as the Secretary of State for Health from 1999 to 2003, made the call after reading the story of 15-year-old Katie Turner, who was hospitalised with severe burns after a 21- minute...

2008-07-15 18:00:43

A pounds 4.5m primary care resource centre has officially opened. The centre, on Woolfall Heath Avenue, Huyton, houses two GP practices, a community pharmacy, dental practice and a number of services including podiatry, children's health services, district nurse clinics, cardiac services, weight management and dietetics and counselling services. Beverley Hughes MP, minister of state at the department for children, schools and families and minister for the north west, opened the centre....


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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