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2012-01-25 18:30:00

Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) coordinated with the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) to host “Afternoon Tea and a Conversation with Mrs. Cherie Blair” yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event was attended by representatives from government, academia, non-profit groups, industry, and several foreign nations, including the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, and Tunisia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 25, 2012...

2010-10-26 08:50:00

-- 'An Evening with Tony Blair' to feature Charlie Rose in conversation with Tony Blair on the Challenges and Opportunities in this Increasingly Globalized World -- SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fall gala season will hit a high note in a matter of weeks when PBS host and 60 Minutes contributing correspondent Charlie Rose conducts a fireside chat with renowned world leader and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in downtown San Francisco. This high-profile...

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2009-09-02 17:00:51

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Wednesday. Blair will be the guest on Tuesday's edition of the late-night chat show. Prime minister of Britain from 1997 to 2007, Blair has since started the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world, CBS noted in a release. Also, next week...

2008-08-27 09:00:49

CRIME and safety teams met with residents yesterday to discover which issues and areas of their neighbourhood need targeting in a clean-up operation. Sedgefield Community Safety Partnership launched a Streetsafe initiative in the western area of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, with a public surgery yesterday. The Have Your Say Day, held in Burnhill Methodist Church, was arranged for members of the community to highlight the problems they most want to see targeted during the initiative....

2008-08-07 18:00:00

By Christopher Knox THE new chief executive of a company that develops fingerprint technology to help catch criminals has said it is poised to float on the stock market. Sedgefield-based ROAR Particles believes it could become a plc before the end of the year after working with police forces across the world to develop its product. In September, it will hear the results of police trials in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland, which it hopes will provide the springboard it needs...

2008-07-28 06:01:05

VOTES were being counted last night as The Northern Echo went to press in a byelection that could see the British National Party (BNP) win its first seat in the region. The extreme right wing party is in contention for Great Aycliffe Town Council?s Simpasture ward, in County Durham, after Labour?s Margaret Atkinson resigned citing work commitments. The BNP is hoping the popularity of its candidate, market trader Honest John Hilton, could see them take the seat. Mr Hilton describes...

2008-07-28 06:01:05

By Catherine Priestley A STRIKING piece of public art that will stand at the entrance of one of the region?s biggest business parks has begun to take shape. The 16-metre steel structure is intended to become a landmark on the edge of Aycliffe Business Park, in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The piece, called In Our Image, is a steel lattice in the shape of a man?s head and shoulders. It will stand on eight stilts and features five figures that appear to be working on the scaffold....

2008-06-26 09:02:58

By Catherine Priestley PARENTS whose children would attend a proposed new school if two merge have been airing their hopes and fears about the plan. Durham County Council held meetings on Monday and last night for parents whose children would be affected by the proposed amalgamation of Tudhoe Grange and Spennymoor comprehensive. The authority said the move would address the issue of surplus places and provide modern educational facilities, with 1,300 places for 11 to 16-year-olds and a...

2008-06-21 09:00:25

By Chris Fay A DEVELOPER hoping to build one of the region's most ecofriendly housing estates was refused planning permission, yesterday. Yuill Homes applied to build up to 400 homes in Newton Aycliffe, between Greenfield Way, Middridge Road and the Cobblers Hall estate. Eldon Whins was planned with "residential clusters" and landscaped drainage connecting to a pond to create a "sustainable urban drainage area". Yuill said the development would help bridge the affordability gap and...

2008-06-20 18:00:30

CONSULTATION has begun on a proposal to merge two secondary schools in County Durham. Durham County Council's proposal would see a new school being built to replace Spennymoor Comprehensive School and Tudhoe Grange School. Both are improving schools and already have a strong history of working together to meet the needs of the local area. They also both have surplus places and their buildings are in need of rep air. The proposal to amalgamate the schools would address the issue of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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