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2008-08-08 00:00:39

A new mini-hospital for the Bath area is likely to be completed by autumn next year. Construction work is well under way on the pounds30 million-plus 26-bed hospital at Peasedown St John, which will treat around 600 patients a week. It has been designed by world-renowned architects Foster and Partners - headed by Sir Norman Foster - in conjunction with the doctors who will own and work in it. The Circle Bath hospital, at the Bath Business Park, is likely to carry out work for both...

2008-07-06 00:00:18

You might have to dig deep to find the answers to some of these questions! 1. Some of the silver found in the Crown Jewels was mined here, off the North Devon coast. Where? 2. This mineral was once mined extensively in the Brendon Hills. What was it? 3. This upland area was once divided up into four so-called "liberties," each owner having the mineral rights. Where? And what was the mineral? 4. These "Freeminers" must work underground for a year and a day to claim their rights....


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'