2 DAY IN MINUTES: regional news.Watery success
JUST one year ago, Matthew Stanley was scared to get his face wet - now he is one of Britain's youngest lifeguards. The 16-year-old, a Coquet co·quet
intr.v. co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting, co·quets
1. To engage in coquetry; flirt.
2. To trifle; dally. High School student, couldn't swim and had a phobia phobia: see neurosis.
Extreme and irrational fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. A phobia is classified as a type of anxiety disorder (a neurosis), since anxiety is its chief symptom. about having his head submerged in water. Matthew has now passed the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
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Milestone for Josie appeal
THE Journal's Josie Grove appeal has reached an early milestone. Readers have so far donated more than pounds 1,000 to the Josie Grove Leukaemia Fund. Josie's story touched everyone who read it in The Journal.
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No further probe
A JUDGE yesterday refused to probe further into the legitimacy of a US sting operation Noun 1. sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals) staged in London against an alleged international arms smuggling ring. Former Iranian diplomat and Durham University academic Nosratollah Tajik, 53, is accused of being the British link in a conspiracy to supply military hardware to his home country.
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Opencast mine plan revamped
BRITAIN'S biggest coal producer is seeking permission to work a new opencast mine in the North-East - by scaling down plans for a site near Tow Law in the Wear Valley which were rejected eight years ago.
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