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was the scene on the 20th of February, on the Murderhole Road. A bus
crashed into the wall of Aghanloo Orange Hall and blocked half the road.
were quickly on the scene and by three o'clock the bus had been towed
particular junction, where the Aghanloo Road meets the Windyhill Road,
has always demanded very careful navigation!
A fair bit of digging and carting about has been going on at the Coleraine entrance to the town.
No big signs announcing the
purpose of the site, and how much money various public bodies have
contributed, have appeared as yet. But local rumour has it, that Tesco
is building a petrol station on this very spot.
This is good news for those of us
who currently have to travel to Coleraine, just to get a tank-full of
clean diesel from Sainsbury's.
The Civic Centre building site
Our intrepid reporter was
sent to investigate the above place. This was more difficult than it
sounds, because the site is surrounded by a near light-proof fence. Our
man finally had to climb onto a convenient bench (Note: danger money refused! editor) to take the above photograph.
There isn't much to
be seen as yet. There are two large heaps of dirt, either one - or
possibly both - could be the result of an enthusiastic turf-cutting
ceremony earlier in the month. There is the usual digger's shovel
carelessly dumped in any old place, and a lonely rubbish bin which we
assume contains all the dust brushed off this project over the years.
This rather static picture is completed by a rather unenthusiastic-looking digger.
Get on with it boys - it's about time!
Outside Tesco's the
investigative-minded pedestrian can spot a blemish in the otherwise
perfect surface of macadam. The inset on the left of the picture shows
the contents of this black hole in greater detail.
The presence of this unexpected
glove poses several intriguing theories as to why it is there. This is
what we have come up with so far:
1. One of the men originally
employed to surface the car park was accidentally squeezed under by a
steamroller and has just started to dig himself free.
2. A para glider from Ballykelly had a very heavy landing.
3. This is not unusual. It's an ordinary re-surfacing glove.
4. All black holes in the universe contain such a glove - which explains why you never find one when you need it most.
Regular readers will know that this publication has a special interest in all things astronomical.
The light trail in the picture on
the right is a time exposure of the ISS (international space station)
travelling across the Limavady evening sky. In fact, the trail hides
not only the ISS but also the space shuttle Discovery, which docked
with the ISS the day before.
The object rises just west of
Orion and is very bright indeed and easily seen. It travels very fast
and a complete pass lasts only five minutes - less if the space station
enters the earth shadow halfway across the sky, as happened when this
picture was taken.
Soon the shuttle will un-dock
from the ISS and there should be two bright trails in the skies above
the valley. With luck and a lot of know-how, we hope to be able to show
this as well.
Two astronomical articles in a row. What is the News Browser coming too?
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