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2015-01-20 12:29:43

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan.

2014-11-05 08:31:12

ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, England, November 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midlands-based online marketing specialists BlueEyed Digital have just been nominated for the 2015 Midlands

2014-06-05 08:28:17

Foundation for highly acclaimed "Safe Hands" anti-infection program WOLVERHAMPTON, West Midlands, U.K., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Cross Hospital, part of

2009-01-28 15:48:00

University of Nottingham Scientists Leading Major Study into Lethal 'Super' Strains of C.difficile CHICAGO, Jan.

2008-10-14 03:00:32

A BBC newsreader has launched a project which aims to get Warwickshire people exercising more and eating healthier food. Midlands Today presenter Kay Alexander (above) kick-started the Action for Well-being scheme at Atherstone Memorial Hall last week.

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Midland organisations today joined criticism of the energy giant e.on for its plans to build the UK's first coal plant in three decades.

2008-09-30 18:00:45

By Tony Deeley A NEW organisation which aims to improve mental health services in Dudley and Walsall is to be launched tomorrow under the slogan Better Together.

2008-09-28 18:00:32

STUDENTS at a West Midlands college were given advice on personal safety during an annual health fair.

2008-09-23 18:00:26

REVERED saxophonist Soweto Kinch will perform at a concert as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Latest West Midlands Reference Libraries

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.