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2011-02-05 00:00:44

Information about one of two major planning applications for renovation of the former site that belonged to Goodyear in Wolverhampton has been made available. (PRWeb UK) February 4, 2011 Information about one of two major planning applications for renovation of the former site that belonged to Goodyear in Wolverhampton has been made available. Prestige executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group has said in an overnight announcement that St Modwen has put forward an application to...

2008-10-12 00:00:30

Clean Up: With reference to the trial of dissident "not too posh to wash" nurse Gillian Harrison, suspended for 12 months . Remind you of something? Just who runs our health service? B MORGAN Kidsgrove (c) 2008 Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-12 00:00:13

Mental Health ACT: A networking and mental health awareness event was held for service users, commissioners and mental health service providers. Yesterday's Changes World Mental Health Day event called Getting In On The Act, at the New Vic Theatre in Basford, involved a series of workshops which allowed visitors to interact with writers and actors. In the afternoon the Etruria Cafe Theatre performed A Matter of Time - a prize-winning comedy by local playwright Dave Wheat, which tackles...

2008-10-07 00:00:34

Health trainers are being recruited to improve the lives of fat people, smokers and heavy drinkers. They will work in the Biddulph East and South, Leek North and Cheadle West electoral wards in a link-up between the NHS and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The areas have been specifically chosen for their poor life expectancy, which sees the average person in Biddulph East living to just 74 years and three months. As well as obesity, smoking and drinking, the health trainers...

2008-10-07 00:00:30

Stoke-on-trent's schools are about to enter what the council promises to be a transformation that will provide our children with centres of educational excellence fit for the 21st century. However, in the council's eagerness to close schools, create academies and get its hands on the pounds230 million investment, it has somehow managed to miss one important fact. The 1996 Education Act, Section 14, states that "the schools available for an area shall not be regarded as sufficient......

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Having just read about the problems with Sodexo's hospital food catering in The Sentinel, I must raise several concerns. While the letter from MP Joan Walley to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire about the awarding of a contract to a foreign company to supply food to patients at the hospital is laudable, it misses the main points. No real consideration was given to in-house catering. While I agree the decision was a fait accompli, the MP should have been in the loop by...

2008-10-05 00:00:17

Graduates and undergraduates from Staffordshire University are working on a professional film production. They have teamed up with Ipso Facto Films and Dreamfinder Productions on a feature film, Souled Out. Thirty-five trainees have been involved in the production, enabling them to put the skills and knowledge they have learnt from their courses into practice. Following the wrap of the film, all trainees will be invited to attend an "exit panel" at which they will have the chance to...

2008-10-05 00:00:16

The actress Patricia Roc was recognised as one of the great beauties of the post-war era. Thrice married, she had talent to match her looks. Noel Coward described her as "a phenomenon - an unspoiled movie star who can act". She said of herself: "I was the bouncy, sexy girl next door that mothers would like their sons to marry and the sons wouldn't have minded either." It's little wonder then that when the star nicknamed "The Goddess of the Odeons" visited the Potteries, the Potteries...


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2007-12-18 11:26:44

The American Staffordshire Terrier is very closely related to the American Pit Bull Terrier and is one of the breeds frequently referred to as a Pit Bull. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized dog that typically stands 16 to 19 inches tall and weighs from 57 to 67 pounds. The breed is squarely built and appears strong and graceful. The American Staffordshire Terrier should be stocky and broad with a broad skull, strong jaws and pronounced cheek muscles. The ears may be...

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