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Archaeologists To Open Stone Coffin Found With Richard III
2013-07-23 17:03:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UK archeologists said they plan to lift the lid on a stone coffin this week that was found at the same Grey Friars archeological site as the recently discovered remains of King Richard III. Experts said they expect the coffin to contain either a medieval knight or one of two eminent Franciscans who lived at the nearby friary. The unusual coffin was discovered in September, but the archeological team said they weren't able to get to...

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms. The team has conducted a major data collection exercise, bringing together computer and paper-based records from across the south of England, from the Scilly Isles to Sheerness, to form a single data set of south coast sea levels across the years. Their work has added...

2008-10-09 00:00:30

By Helen Collis Thieves have got away with thousands of pounds' worth of lead roofing stolen from houses, building sites and even churches, it has been revealed. Between April 2007 and April this year, there were 441 reported cases of lead roofing theft in Devon and Cornwall - but only 16 resulted in prosecutions. The number of cases of this type of theft has rocketed, but only about 3 per cent of the criminals who are stealing the valuable resource are ending up in front of the...

2008-09-26 00:00:00

Along life is a blessing. But for pensioners who buy an annuity with their pension pot, it can now also be a curse. The postcode lottery, which already determines the level of healthcare you can expect, the standard of schooling your children or grandchildren receive and the quality of local services you enjoy, now applies to pensions as well. Norwich Union has become the latest pension provider to apply full postcodes to people who buy an annuity. The postcode determines what they will...

2008-09-25 09:00:00

By Karen McLauchlan Apounds 100m development at Darlington's Lingfield Point is set to create up to 1,200 homes and a workplace for thousands of employees. A major planning application has now been submitted by owners Marchday for the eco-friendly scheme, which will complete the regeneration of the site. Once the largest wool-manufacturing plant in Europe, the site has been transformed in the last six years with the conversion of more than 250,000sq ft of factory space. Around 2,000...

2008-09-18 00:00:00

The latest review into specialist cancer treatment at a Cornwall hospital marks a U-turn by the Government, an MP claimed yesterday. Julia Goldsworthy, Lib-Dem MP for Falmouth and Camborne, welcomed the study into throat and neck cancer treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, which is planned to be moved to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. The review was instigated by Professor Mike Richards, the Department of Health's national cancer director. "This is a dramatic but long...

2008-09-16 21:00:29

By Alexandra Wood Officials are recommending that Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust agrees to plans for a new GP-led health centre in Hull city centre, up to five new GP practices and potentially three further integrated care centres at its board meeting on Thursday.Hull has one of the lowest doctor to patient ratios in the country with more than half the practices with over 2,000 patients on their lists. Almost a quarter of GPs are over the age of 60.More than 93 per cent of respondents...

2008-09-11 21:00:25

By Lizzie Murphy The 65m centre, at Castle Hill Hospital, in Cottingham, Hull, which opened last month, provides treatment and palliative care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Operon will deliver the building and M&E maintenance, grounds maintenance, lifecycle replacement and energy management. Operon Catering will provide caf and retail outlets for patients, staff and the wider community, under its "Options" brand. The contract spans 28 years The new hospital, which has a...

2008-09-07 00:00:10

Building a barrage across the Humber as an alternative to abandoning flood defences along the estuary is a non-starter, it has been claimed. The idea of a giant barrage spanning the estuary was first floated 20 years ago. Two potential sites, at Spurn Point and Stone Creek, were looked at. But the idea was eventually shelved because of the likely cost. Some now say it should be revived as an alternative to the Environment Agency's current controversial plans to leave large areas of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'