Archive | October, 2011

Fuel spill hazard for drivers – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

A six-mile-long fuel spill in Devon caused “treacherous” road conditions on Sunday resulting in a car crash, police said. The spill on the A382 in Devon closed a section of the road for several hours following the crash at Whiddon Down, near Okehampton…

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Rediscovered vase to fetch £500,000 – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

A Chinese vase which was being stored on a dining room floor is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at a London auction after its true value was spotted by a fine art expert. The “sumptuous” jar and cover, dating back to the Qianlong period and adorned w…

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OAP Tasered in police stand-off – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

A 72-year-old man is in custody after being shot with a Taser by police following a stand-off in a rural village in Cornwall. The pensioner was arrested after officers investigating a claim of criminal damage went to a house in St Day, near Redruth, on…

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St Paul’s dean resigns over protest – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

The row over the anti-capitalist protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral has claimed another victim. The Dean, the Right Rev Graeme Knowles, resigned saying his position was “untenable”. His departure followed those of Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Giles …

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Offer a ‘Gift of Hope’ to those in need – Blueridgenow.com

Newell is a member of the Gifts of Hope Committee … Ten Thousand Villages is often credited with beginning the fair-trade movement. The concept began in 1946 by businesswoman Edna Ruth Byler as a method to fairly compensate embroiderers …

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Durham to become ‘UK’s safest city’ – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

A project has been launched in Durham which aims to make the city the safest place in the UK. “Safe City” wants to see the city’s low crime levels further reduced to increase reassurance among residents and tourists. Measures include extra patrols by …

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Hamilton teacher Christine Emmett wins UK’s top teacher – BBC News

Mrs Emmett is in charge of the school’s Eco Committee and Fairtrade events which have led to the school getting its fourth green flag this year. In her 27 years as a teacher, she has has taught everything from Spanish to Gaelic. Some of her lessons see…

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Probe after teenager shot in back – Rutland and Stamford Mercury

A teenager has been shot in the back and wounded in east London, police said. The 17-year-old was attacked overnight on East India Dock Road in Poplar. Scotland Yard said the incident happened just before 1am. “A 17-year-old male had a gunshot wound to…

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Pensacola native opens auto repair shop – Pensacola News Journal

Hermosa is a gift, decor and accessories store, but with a different look. “I try to incorporate a bit of traditional, rural and garden decor. Organic, recycled and fair-trade products are a focal point,” Barangan said. Merchandise includes …

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