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2008-09-19 21:00:33

A MAN who suffered a stroke has celebrated his 65th birthday with a group of people who he believes saved his life. Doug Willis is a regular attendee at exercise sessions, run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas. On April 1 this year, he collapsed during one of the sessions at Cheviot Primary Care Centre in Wooler, near his home. He was treated immediately by cardiac sister Carol Groves, who runs the group, and local GP Dr...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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