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2010-12-25 00:01:24

Executive Careers consultancy UK Knack Group has hailed German discount chain Lidl's move into the Cheshire town of Runcorn as a marvellous gesture of confidence in Britain's buoyant economy. (PRWeb UK) December 24, 2010 Executive Careers consultancy UK Knack Group has hailed German discount chain Lidl's move into the Cheshire town of Runcorn as a marvellous gesture of confidence in Britain's buoyant economy. Lidl is set to develop a tavern and two non-food retail outlets on unused land in...

2010-05-22 07:38:27

Two members of the MESSENGER team have been honored by their peers. Carl Jack Ercol, the man largely responsible for ensuring that MESSENGER can withstand solar radiation up to 11 times greater than at Earth as it orbits the planet closest to the Sun, has received the 2008 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. Independently, MESSENGER Co-Investigator James W. Head, III, was awarded the Runcorn-Florensky Medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at their General Assembly earlier this month. SAE...

2008-10-04 18:00:20

By LIAM MURPHY RESIDENTS battling to stop a massive incinerator being built near their homes have said the campaign will continue, despite Government approval for the scheme. Halton Action Group Against the Incinerator (HAGATI) remains committed to stopping chemical giant Ineos Chlor building the power plant on the former salt works. The pounds 330m power plant fuelled by waste will be built near the banks of the Mersey and a short distance from residential homes. Last month, Energy...

2008-09-17 16:50:00

By LIAM MURPHY A CONTROVERSIAL pounds 330m power plant fuelled by waste will be built near the banks of the Mersey, despite claims it will create a "25-year nightmare" for the people of Liverpool and Runcorn. Ineos Chlor will be allowed to construct the combined heat and power station, with a capacity of 100 mw, at its chemical plant in Runcorn. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks made the decision to allow the development despite an ongoing campaign of opposition from those living in the...

2008-07-17 18:00:49

By CAROLINE INNES LIVERPOOL patients are still not happy with the times their doctors' surgeries open, new figures have revealed. An NHS survey showed the number of people who think opening hours are adequate is falling, despite general satisfaction with the overall care they receive from GPs. Liverpool health chiefs said they understand patients who work and have family commitments struggle to attend surgeries during normal office hours. But they said their commitment to spend...

2008-07-09 21:00:23

By ALISTAIR HOUGHTON STOBART haulage group has withdrawn its plans to redevelop Carlisle Airport in a move that could pave the way for hundreds of jobs to move to Cheshire. The company, which employs hundreds of people in Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn, wants to consolidate its Cumbrian operations at the airport as part of the site's redevelopment plans. Stobart chief executive Andrew Tinkler has warned that, if the scheme did not happen quickly, he would move many of the group's...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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