The Shoreham Herald prints an unprecedented number of letters (5) protesting over the housing development at the derelict part of Southlands Hospital. Shoreham. The main complaint seems to be the use of an existing access road, e.g. St. Giles Close. Even the furore over the King's Head and Ropetackle in 1981 to 1983 never started with such a rash of complaints in the newspaper. I do not think that the protests, although honest, were particularly well informed and to the outsider may seem like personal prejudices.
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Date: Thu, 20
Jul 2000 09:30:10 +0100
Wadebridge: Bats saved from sticky situation.
A Wadebridge man caught more
than he bargained for when he used fly-paper to
His experience highlights a growing threat to wildlife he placed the sticky flypaper beneath the eaves of his property in an attempt to deal with a plague of horseflies, but the following morning he found 16 Whiskered Bats stuck to them.
Rowena Varley, of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's bat group, was called in to save the five mothers and their 11 babies.
They were taken to the Mid-Cornwall
Bat Rescue Centre where, as Rowena said:
This type of fly catcher is becoming very popular and is freely available throughout Cornwall. Rowena urged anyone else tackling fly problems to be aware of the potential consequences to wildlife of using such products.
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Glaucus was a fisherman. One day he had drawn his nets to land, and had taken a great many fishes of various kinds. So he emptied his net, and proceeded to sort the fishes on the grass. All of sudden, the fishes, which had been laid out on the grass, began to revive and move their fins as if they were in water; and while he looked on astonished, they one and all moved off to the water, plunged in, and swam away. He did not know what to make of it, whether some god had done it or some secret power in the herbage. "What herb has such power?" he exclaimed; and gathering some of it, he tasted it.
Scarce had the juices of the plant reached his palate when he found himself agitated with a longing desire for water. He could no longer restrain himself, but bidding farewell to the earth, he plunged into the stream. The gods of the water received him graciously, and admitted him to the honor of their society. He lost all sense of his former nature and consciousness. When he recovered, he found himself changed in form and mind. His hair was sea-green, and trailed behind on the water. He was endowed with the gift of prophecy and instructed Apollo in the art of soothsaying.
He was Poseidon's son or Anthedon's or Polyvos' or Phorvos' or Nereus'. He was a fisherman and an excellent swimmer as well as an excellent shipbuilder. He wedded Symi and dwelt on a desert island , opposite Caria of Minor Asia, to which he gave his wife's name. The legend declares that once as he was carrying some fish he had caught, he got tired and put the load down on the ground so that he could have some rest. Then one of the fish as soon as it ate some kind of herbs, which were around, jumped into the sea again. Glaucus, thinking that it was that herb which put new life to the fish, tasted the herb himself and immediately he went "mad" and jumped into the sea as well. Poseidon and the other sea-deities received him favourably and made him immortal, too.
According to Diodorus, when
the Argonauts were on their way back to Iolkos, in the middle of the Euxinus
Pontus, they fell into heavy seas and risked their lives. Orpheas then
prayed to the gods of Samothraki and when at last the winds started to
abate, Glaucus emerged out of the sea before them. After he had foretold
what was going to happen to each Argonaut he advised them as soon as they
set foot on land, they should pray to gods and thank them.
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