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LEY. This word is old French, a corruption of loi, and signifies law; for example, Termes de la Ley, Terms of the Law. In another, and an old technical sense, ley signifies an oath, or the oath with compurgators; as, il tend sa ley aiu pleyntiffe. Brit. c. 27.

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We have a lot of staff who were working here when we became Race Leys First School back in 1986, and we all thought it would be nice to compile a history of the site.
Mrs Towle, who lives in Bedworth and is mum to two boys aged 18 and 23 who both attended Race Leys, is currently helping renovate the school grounds.
ALL SMILES: Race Leys youngsters, who finished runners up to Chetwynd.
Built as a council school, Leicester Road was once an annexe of Nicholas Chamber-laine School before it became Race Leys Infant School.
Built as a council school, Leicester Road was once an annexe of Nicholas Chamberlaine School before it became Race Leys Infant School.
Liz Bowles, head of farming at the Soil Association, said: "Whilst the benefits of more diverse leguminous leys for organic arable farms is becoming well known, there is less evidence on how such leys can benefit livestock farming.
In commending CCALS and its founder Ron Hoffman for helping those with ALS and their families live more comfortable lives, Paul Leys also passed along the ice bucket challenge to Philip A.
Leys School Tesco Express, in Hollowell Road, Brownsover, kindly donated the ingredients and it meant that all the children got to try a pancake.
At the heart of The Leys is the striking --nets with turned walnut knobs, granite working surfaces and a twin Belfast sink unit.
Sward density: "As a guide, at this time of year you would expect a grazing sward to cover about 90% of the ground area, while cutting leys should cover no less than 75%-80% of the ground surface.
Scott Cruden, 35, was found dead at a house in Beaumont Leys Lane on February 15.
Work has already started on the temporary building, on the former Leys Caravan Park, between Welches Close, The Leys and Jervoise Drive.