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2012-04-19 20:16:48

Exercise in the open air is good for you, but if you want to reap the full benefits you should head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park. That is the conclusion of research by Katherine Ashbullby and Dr Mathew White from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth. Mathew White is presenting the findings today (19 April) to the British Psychological...

2008-10-12 00:00:30

Plymouth's Peninsula Medical School has appointed a new clinical research director. Professor Stuart Logan will head the Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (PenCLAHRC), a partnership between the medical school, NHS South West, and the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth. It has been awarded pounds20million to research and improve care in conditions including heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, childhood disability and age-related conditions...

2008-10-01 00:07:25

Education support staff from Plymouth have raised pounds275 for the Devon Air Ambulance. The city's behaviour support team, based at Weston Mill Primary School, held a music evening at Hemerdon Village Hall. A variety of musical events took place which included family and friends performing. A musical quiz, raffle, a lucky dip and home- made chilli and rice for sale also raised money. The highlight of the evening was the audience's cover version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight accompanied by...

2008-09-30 00:00:24

I felt, like Victor Meldrew, "I don't believe it" after reading the revelations by James Brent and Paul Carroll of Plymouth City Development Company who advocate that Plymouth's occupants should 'talk up' Plymouth and stop whingeing, but then go on to state, "if we're promoting Plymouth to investors we shouldn't be saying we have a limited airport on our doorstep; we should say that we have a big airport just 45 minutes away at Exeter". Here we have two paid advisors who are supposed to be...

2008-09-26 00:00:16

The 2007 competition had a record 1,875 entries and a total of 37,658 votes were registered - but this year's fun contest looks set to eclipse it. If you think your baby has a winning smile, why not enter him or her into The Herald Baby of the Year competition? There are three categories: up to nine months; 10-18 months and 19-36 months. The overall winner will receive a family minicruise to Santander in Spain with Brittany Ferries, the Baby of the Year 2008 trophy, plus a framed photo...

2008-09-25 00:00:30

Health chiefs have insisted Derriford Hospital staff performing hernia operations in Africa are doing so in their own time. Doctors and nurses involved with the charitable Operation Hernia mission are also funding their trip themselves. The clarification came after an official complaint was lodged with the hospital by the family of a hernia patient who has been waiting for an operation since May. The Herald revealed details of the mercy mission to Sekondi- Takoradi earlier this month....

2008-09-22 09:00:37

UK-based Air Southwest has signed a new three-year deal with US-based Avis Rent A Car for customers across its whole route network. Air Southwest serves 12 destinations across the UK, Ireland and Europe: Plymouth, Newquay, London Gatwick, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Dublin, Cork, Grenoble, Jersey, Glasgow and Newcastle. Avis offers Air Southwest customers access to its easy-to-use on-line booking system and sign-up to Avis's speed of service program, Avis Preferred. Customers...

2008-09-14 00:00:18

Plymouth's Touchwood Musical Company is looking for young boys to appear in its production of Dick Whittington, which starts on November 19 at the Globe Theatre. Directors say they need 'a couple more boys aged eight to 12' to appear as rats and chorus members in the show. If anyone is interested contact producer David Bailey on 01752 600230 or 07975 725788. (c) 2008 Plymouth Evening Herald, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-09 00:00:22

Welcome to The Herald's new Education & Training pages. Every Monday we will be bringing you news, views and features on learning across the city. The page is supported by the education section of thisisplymouth, which also contains an archive of education stories. If you have a story about education, or want to highlight the training opportunities available in Plymouth, contact education reporter Stuart Abel on 01752 765529 or email sabel@theplymouthherald.co.uk (c) 2008 Plymouth...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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