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2008-09-09 18:00:32

HEALTH bosses have flown to the West Midlands from Brazil to learn how to manage emergency calls. West Midlands Ambulance Service has some of the best results in the UK for treating patients quickly. Senior health officials from Brazil dropped into the headquarters at Brierley Hill to see how the service operates the urban search and rescue team and co-ordinates emergency planning. Sergio Luiz Cortes da Silveira, health chief in Rio de Janeiro, described the operation as...

2008-09-04 03:00:25

THREE women were taken to hospital following a fivevehicle crash on the M6 in Warwickshire. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 near Fillongley shortly after 6pm on Tuesday. Three ambulances and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene. A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Three women were taken to hospital. One was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar as a precaution and was...

2008-09-03 18:00:21

YOUNGSTERS made the most of the last days of their summer holidays at Dudley Zoo where a new indoor activity centre kept them busy between showers. Dinosaur Dig is situated in the Tecton Tropical Birdhouse, on the zoo's upper level. Chief executive Peter Suddock, said: "Children hunt for eggs in sand then extract model dinosaurs which they take home." (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-30 12:00:41

By Sian Powell and Warren Manger HEART attack victims across north Warwickshire will have their chances of survival dramatically boosted by the latest life-saving treatment. A pioneering new technique to clear blocked blood vessels in the heart - a major cause of heart attacks - is being launched at University Hospital, Coventry. The primary angioplasty service is expected to halve the numbers of deaths from heart attacks. It is the first of its kind in the West Midlands region to...

2008-08-29 18:00:39

FAMILIES will get to have their say on where they want a new neighbourhood health centre to be built. Health bosses will explain opportunities for doctors to relocate to Dudley Port to a centre which will include treatment for foot care, minor surgery, physiotherapy, baby clinics and mental healthcare at a public meeting. Five areas have so far been identified in the suburb as possible locations for the new one stop health shop, but locals are being given the opportunity to express a...

2008-08-28 18:00:22

STAFF and students were celebrating excellent results in the GCSE re-sit programme at Sutton Coldfield College with many Grade A* and Grade As being awarded among the results. Ann-Toni Jones was delighted with her Grade A in chemistry, which will now allow her to take AS-level chemistry next year. She has already achieved good grades in her other AS subjects this year, but had to pass GCSE chemistry to take the AS qualification. Students should call into the campus to make an...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with major facial injuries following an incident in Coventry yesterday. The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found under a bridge at Phoenix Way, near the Ricoh Arena at 12.45pm. She was taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital, Walsgrave. The incident caused major disruption in the surrounding roads. The A444 was closed between the Hen Lane junction and the B4118 Holbrook Way junction. A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:...

2008-08-15 03:00:33

By dave blackhurst Dental experts are reviving their efforts to add fluoride to North Staffordshire's drinking water. They have commissioned a feasibility study from Severn Trent to see if the chemical can be added and how much it will cost. Previous attempts to add fluoride have been ditched because of protests, technical difficulties and wrangles between public bodies. The results of the study should be available by the end of the year. The plan is included in a five-year strategy -...

2008-08-11 18:00:47

A FILM has been produced to keep Sandwell parents and pupils updated on plans to rebuild or improve schools. The DVD was filmed at locations including Wodensborough Community Technology College, Oldbury College of Sport, Priory Family Centre, The Orchard Special School, Menzies High School Science College and Oldbury Health Centre. Copies of the DVD will be distributed to primary and secondary schools, as well as to council buildings. Coun Ian Jones, education chief, said: "The...

2008-08-06 12:00:22

USERS of the popular video posting site YouTube can now view police pursuing dangerous drivers through the streets of the West Midlands after the region's force joined the website. West Midlands Police have begun posting videos of their operations on the website in a bid to communicate with young people. The force says it decided to join the site after recognising that young people spend a lot of time on video sharing and social networking sites compared with time spent reading or...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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