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BBC accessdate 2008-11-14 date 14 March 2002 * In its planning, the government of the day intended Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, to be a "new city" in scale, and it was referred to as such in contemporary supporting papers, but was gazetted (London Gazette) in 1967 as a New Town. It has used the term "City Centre" on its buses and road signs for many years, mainly to avoid confusion with the centres of its pre-existing constituent towns. * After its unsuccessful attempts to gain city status, the town of Reading, Berkshire, started using the phrase "City Centre" on its buses Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby

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'''George Fox''' was an English Dissenter (English Dissenters) and the founder of the Society of Friends (Religious Society of Friends). At Derby in 1650 Fox was imprisoned for blasphemy; a judge mocked Fox's exhortation to "tremble at the word of the Lord", calling him and his followers "Quakers" — now the common name of the Society of Friends. Living in a time of great social upheaval, he rebelled against the religious and political consensus

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in Psychology from the University of London in 1964. Whilst Visiting Professor of Educational Technology he obtained the first DSc from the Open University. From the sixties Pask directed commercial research at System Research Ltd in Richmond (Richmond Hill, London), Surrey and his partnership, Pask Associates, near Clapham Common during the eighties and nineties. The VLocity runs on Victorian broad gauge (Rail gauge in Australia), as with most other V Line services

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in the past as a private residence and as an educational establishment. Currently disused, it is planned to reopen the building as a hotel. Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby

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''' is located in Home Hill (Home Hill, Queensland), Queensland, on the banks of the Burdekin River. The mill (cane sugar mill) was designed and built by the Scottish (Scottish people) engineer, J Pickering, under the instruction of John Drysdale, using machinery manufactured by Geo Fletcher and Company of Derby, England. It was completed in 1914 and began crushing the following year. Artistic family background Louise was born in Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. ref name


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d ɑr b i ) is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (unitary authorities of England) in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent (River Derwent, Derbyshire) and is located in the south of the county (ceremonial counties of England) of Derbyshire, of which it is traditionally the county town. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700 and 1,543,000 in the wider metro area

of Derby's longest-established businesses is Royal Crown Derby, which has been producing porcelain since the 1750s. The Midlands Co-operative Society, a predecessor of Central England Co-operative, traced its origins to Derby Co-operative Provident Society which, in 1854, was one of the first co-operatives in the region. Climate Under the Köppen climatic classification, Derby, in spite of its distance to large bodies of water, has an oceanic climate along with the rest

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. Walter Hood Fitch, (1817–1892)...was employed by Bateman to create the paintings for his magnificent orchid books...exceedingly rare, A Monograph of Odontoglossum, is composed of thirty large scale hand-colored lithographs."'' original audubon prints,botanical prints,audubon paintings,audubon watercolors, Mark Catesby, botanical art Chicago, natural history, fine art, historical" Bateman

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is the flagship product of the '''Qibla Cola Company,''' based in Derby, England. The company differentiated itself and its products from its rivals by making an ethical stance in all its operations including giving 10% of its profits to worthy charitable causes. The company expanded distribution into North America, Netherlands, Pakistan and Malaysia before the UK company went into receivership in September 2005. *Islamic cola loses its fizz It is about five miles south of Matlock (Matlock, England) and about four miles north of Belper. Whatstandwell railway station is located on the Derby-Matlock Derwent Valley Line, and the A6 (A6 road (Great Britain)) trunk road crosses the River Derwent in the village. static_image_caption '''Normanton''' is a southern suburb of the city of Derby in Derbyshire, England, situated approximately two miles south of the city centre. Neighbouring suburbs include Littleover and Pear Tree (Pear Tree, Derby). Bourton-on-the-Water (near Stow-on-the-Wold) to Templeborough (near Rotherham, Yorkshire) Alcester; Metchley (Metchley Fort) (Birmingham); Lichfield (''Letocetum''); Derby (''Derventio (Derventio (Little Chester))'') A38 (A38 road) Lichfield-Derby Political career Thomas began his political career as a Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)) local councillor for Swindon. He was elected to Parliament (House of Commons of the United Kingdom) in 1910 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Derby, replacing Richard Bell (Richard Bell (politician)). He was appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies in the incoming Labour (Labour Party (UK)) government of 1924 under Ramsay MacDonald. In the second Labour government of 1929 Thomas was made Lord Privy Seal with special responsibility for employment. He became Secretary of State for the Dominions in 1930 and retained that position in Ramsay MacDonald's National Government (National Government (United Kingdom)) (1931-1935). As a result of joining the National Government he was expelled from the Labour Party and the NUR. For the first few months of the National Government in 1931 he also served as Colonial Secretary once more. One of the problems he had to cope with was the Australian cricket bodyline affair, which he said was one of the most difficult he faced. :Hi Sherrill, Heathcote Close sounds more like a street name than a town - a search on shows Heathcote Closes in Aldershot, Liverpool, Chester, Maidstone and Derby on the first page alone. If there was a town of the name I'd expect it to appear early, but I can't say I've ever heard of a town of that name. Try to get a look at your friends' birth certificate for the address of the birth (at that time not everybody was born in a hospital!). -- Arwel (User:Arwel Parry) 11:23, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC) thumb left All NET trams are named, tram 205 carries the name of Lord Byron (File:NET tram 205 "Lord Byron"-01.jpg) The system has 15 ''Incentro'' AT6 5 trams, similar to those used in Nantes, which were built by Bombardier Transportation (formerly ADtranz (Adtranz)) in Derby. The Flexity Outlook ''Eurotram'' (Flexity Outlook) was also considered, but was rejected as its large single-leaf doors did not comply with British door-alarm regulations. Etymology The Oxford English Dictionary indicates that the origin of the current modern use of the word is not clear. Oxford English Dictionary online entry for "by-law" (subscription required) One possibility is the earliest use of the term, which originates from the Viking town law in the Danelaw, wherein ''by'' is the Old Norse word for a larger settlement as in Whitby and Derby (compare with the modern Danish-Norwegian word ''by'' meaning town, or the modern Swedish word ''by'', meaning village). entry for topic, "Bylaw Etymology" However, it is also possible that this usage was forgotten and the word was "reinvented" in modern times through the use of the adverbial prefix ''by-'' giving the meaning of subsidiary law or side-law (as in ''byway''). In either case, it is incorrect to claim that the origin of the word is simply the prepositional phrase "by law." birth_date Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Derbyshire Derby wikipedia:Derby

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Government government 's Sing Up initiative. It also introduced a project called Singing Mix, based on Singing Playgrounds, to help new Polish (Poland) immigrant children to integrate. In addition, Ex Cathedra conducts activities for the Birmingham City Council's Arts Champions and Creative Futures schemes.


'''Derby''' ( ) is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (unitary authorities of England) in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent (River Derwent, Derbyshire) and is located in the south of the county (ceremonial counties of England) of Derbyshire, of which it is traditionally the county town. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700 and 1,543,000 in the wider metro area.

As home to Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world, Derby is considered a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, and due to its strategic central location, the city grew to become a foremost centre of the British rail industry.

Today, Derby is an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing, home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce (Rolls-Royce Group PLC), and Derby Litchurch Lane Works—the UK's only remaining train manufacturer. The Toyota Manufacturing UK's automobile headquarters is found just South of the city at Burnaston.

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