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2009-08-13 10:15:00

London's oldest timber structure has been unearthed by archaeologists from Archaeology South-East (part of the Institute of Archaeology at UCL). It was found during the excavation of a prehistoric peat bog adjacent to Belmarsh Prison in Plumstead, Greenwich, in advance of the construction of a new prison building.

2009-04-19 00:37:58

Rescuing seven cows from a muddy English estuary turned out to be a complicated operation involving 20 firefighters and two hovercraft, officials said. By the time the firefighters arrived Friday afternoon, some of the cows were buried up to their necks in mud, the BBC reported.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

This time of the year can be very rewarding, even if you're not a steadfast birdwatcher - and if you like to be surrounded by nature of all kinds, then the Somerset Levels are for you.

2008-08-28 00:00:23

Humberts has sold two farms in Somerset - Southwick Farm at Mark, and Barton Farm, located close to Cannington. Southwick Farm is a holding of about 156 acres.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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