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2008-08-02 06:00:24

AN 11-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital after falling off a quad bike at a farm in Southam, Warwickshire, on Thursday evening. The youngster suffered suspected head injuries when she fell off the bike shortly after 5.15pm. A rapid response car and ambulance rushed to the scene, followed by the County Air Ambulance from Strensham. Medics sedated the girl, and she was flown to Birmingham Children's hospital for further assessment and treatment. A West Midlands Ambulance Service...

2008-07-25 06:00:28

IT WILL be buckets and spades galore at a community beach party in Warwickshire. The party in Lighthorne Heath on Saturday, August 2, celebrates the opening of a new Children's Centre in Stratford Road. Activities include sand and water play, face painting, music and dancing, information and advice, and a "blender vender" bicycle which blends fruit into smoothies. Families are invited to bring a picnic to the event at the centre, which runs from 10am to 2pm. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening...

2008-07-24 06:01:05

A WARWICKSHIRE veterinary centre has landed a top industry honour to join an elite club in the Midlands. Avonvale Veterinary Centre's surgery in Broxell Close, Warwick, has been awarded Small Animal Hospital status - the highest accreditation awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The practice, which also has centres at Kenilworth, Wellesbourne and Southam, is one of only a handful of surgeries with the status in the Midlands. Senior vet Anita White said: "It's a great pat...

2008-07-24 06:00:53

WARWICKSHIRE College supported yesterday's launch of a new national event - VQ Day - which celebrated the success of all those who have achieved a vocational qualification. Millions of people take a vocational qualification every year leading them on to further vocational study or university, better jobs and enhanced skills. Many celebrated Brits - including Karen Millen to Jamie Oliver - were helped on the road to successby a vocational qualification. Warwickshire College marked the day...

2008-07-19 03:00:33

By Warren Manger SOARING numbers of children are being struck down by measles in Coventry and Warwickshire because parents are refusing to have them vaccinated. Doctors have treated more than 140 youngsters for measles in the last 18 months - three times the national average. The alarming rise is blamed on fewer children being vaccinated against measles in the region than elsewhere in the country. One in five youngsters is not given both doses of the MMR vaccine, compared to just one...

2008-07-11 06:00:43

A TEENAGE girl was taken to hospital after an accident involving a minibus in Coventry. It happened in London Road, in Whitley, shortly before 8.15am yesterday. West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the accident as well as a doctor and paramedic from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in a land vehicle. An ambulance spokeswoman said: "On arrival crews found a teenage girl who had been in collision with a mini bus. "Crews treated the girl on scene following initial...

2008-07-11 06:00:31

COVENTRY Airport has launched a new magazine called Take Off for passengers, potential customers and the local community. The free magazine will be distributed in the airport departure lounge and at various locations across Coventry. Chris Orphanou, the airport's chief executive, said: "Coventry Airport is a key component of the Midlands region and helps to boost the profile of Coventry and Warwickshire. "We wanted a vehicle to promote our services and achievements to a wider audience as...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

TWO top comedians are set to perform in Warwickshire. Tom O' Connor (below) and Johnnie Casson, two of the original performers on the hit 70s TV show, The Comedians, will take part in what is being billed as "The Comedy Night of the Year". The show will be held at The Woodhouse in Princethorpe on Saturday, July 26. An auction will also be held, with the profits going to Myton Hospice. For more details call 01926 632131 or 632303 (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by...

2008-07-08 06:00:27

By Steve Evans LEGAL avenues could be explored to prevent Nuneaton's Judkins Quarry from becoming a dumping ground for contaminated waste. An extraordinary meeting of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will take place next Monday with the aim of overturning a decision by Warwickshire County Council. Labour members of the borough council have signed a requisition calling for next week's EGM at Nuneaton Town Hall. Hundreds of townsfolk have signed a petition against the plans, which...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

THE death of a brother sparked a Warwickshire man to go on a marathon run for charity. Martyn Pegg, aged 45, of Weddington, Nuneaton, was devastated when his younger brother Richard died of cancer last September, but was full of admiration for the help and support provided by Macmillan Nurses. So Martin, a maintenance manager with Network Rail, sought sponsors to run the London Marathon and he has now handed over pounds 2,800 to Macmillan Cancer Support. Martin said: "I'd ran seven...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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