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2008-09-03 00:00:16

A plymouth restaurant will celebrate the start of the oyster season with a day of live music, oysters and beer. The first Oysterfest will take place at the Waterfront restaurant and bar on Saturday, featuring five live bands from lunchtime to evening. Bigbury Bay Oysters, a small family-run business, will be selling their organic pacific oysters. Guinness and St Austell Brewery's Tribute, sponsors of the music and food festival, will be on hand to provide refreshments. Waterfront...

2008-09-02 00:00:17

Westcountry lensman Tony Howell's work has an instantly recognisable style, for he creates simple, uncluttered compositions that evoke a sense of peace and stillness. Not for nothing is the 48- year-old regarded as one England's finest landscape photographers, as he prides himself on being a perfectionist when working with his camera. Born in Plymouth, Tony began taking photographs when his dad gave him a Kodak Instamatic. He snapped away at sunrises and sunsets, then a friend showed him a...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

Life on the ocean waves beckons for five lucky young people living in the South West this summer. To mark the pounds2billion Clean Sweep programme, which has transformed the region's bathing waters, South West Water is inviting young people aged 16 to 25 in the region to enter a competition for places on board the tall ship TS Pelican sailing from Cornwall to Portugal this September. To enter, they have to answer a question related to the Clean Sweep programme. Entry forms are being...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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