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Longford , as well as himself. DATE OF BIRTH 1913-06-25 PLACE OF BIRTH Watford, Hertfordshire DATE OF DEATH 2005-01-02 Wanting to continue together in a band, Steve Mason and James recruited bass player Kevin Miles, who had a long association with the band. After seeing Watford-based Welshman Martin Rossiter cross the floor of a club, Mason approached him and they began to talk. Their meeting ended with Rossiter handing out his business card ("Martin Rossiter: Soothsayer to the Stars") and Mason giving Rossiter a chance to sing with the band. Rossiter appeared on Spin's last demos as "Martin T. Falls" (a nod to the Mancunian band The Fall (The Fall (band))) shortly before the decision was made to adopt the name Gene. Wikipedia:Watford Commons:Category:Watford DMOZ:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Hertfordshire Watford

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gatehouse seen in the opening credits, they settled on the disused St Albans prison. A psychiatric hospital near Watford was chosen for outside shots, although the hospital withdrew permission for filming after the second series following complaints from families of patients, so another institution near Ealing was used.

pages 30–32 Scenes in cells and offices were filmed at BBC studios, but for shots of the prison interior, an old water tank at Ealing Studios used for underwater filming was converted into a multi-storey set by production designer Tim Gleeson. Most of the system is north

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, UK death_cause Cerebral haemorrhage birth_date birth_place Watford, Hertfordshire, England origin London, England, UK DATE OF BIRTH 6 August 1972 PLACE OF BIRTH Watford, Hertfordshire, England DATE OF DEATH The main railway (West Coast Main Line) line between London Euston (Euston railway station) and the Midlands (English Midlands) passes through Apsley (Apsley railway station) and Hemel Hempstead

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;orchestration techniques associated with the late 20th-century Polish avant-garde, as well as my own experiments from ALIEN 3, and 19th-century Straussian brass and string instrumentation." ref>

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wards . Each ward has three councillors who are elected for a four-year term. Following the 2012 election the political make-up of the council is: Liberal Democrat 24 seats (including the elected mayor), Labour


Preston , Carlisle (Carlisle, Cumbria) and Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne) fleet Released 1981 Recorded April–May 1981 Music Works Studio, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK (United Kingdom) Genre Experimental (Experimental music), art rock Released 1983 Recorded May 1981 Music Works Studio, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK (United Kingdom) Genre

Experimental (Experimental music), art rock W *Wadesmill, Walsworth, Waltham Cross, Ware (Ware, Hertfordshire), Water End, Watford, Watton-at-Stone, Welham Green, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, West Hyde, Weston (Weston, Hertfordshire), Westwick Row, Wheathampstead, Whempstead, Whitwell (Whitwell, Hertfordshire), Widford (Widford, Hertfordshire), Wigginton (Wigginton, Hertfordshire), Willian, Wilstone, Woodhall Farm

of the founding members of the influential and experimental art-punk (punk rock) band (band (music)) Wire (Wire (band)), Strong, Martin C. (2003) ''The Great Indie Discography'', Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 180-182 Gilbert branched out into electronic music, performance art, music production, and DJing during the band's extended periods of inactivity. Gilbert left Wire in 2004 and has since been focusing on solo work and collaborations

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1871 and 1940. The buildings are now the Reeds housing estate off Orphanage Road. All the state-funded primary schools in Watford are co-educational (Coeducation). Under an earlier system, schools were divided into infant schools, covering Reception and Years 1 and 2, and junior schools, covering Years 3 to 6. Most such schools have amalgamated to form Junior Mixed Infant schools or (equivalently) primary schools, and all new schools are of this type. Within the municipal borough, there are now 6 linked pairs of infant schools and junior schools, and 14 JMI or primary schools, of which 2 are Roman Catholic. Watford is also served by schools in the neighbouring districts of Three Rivers (Three Rivers (district)) and Hertsmere. Although all state-funded secondary schools in Hertfordshire are comprehensive (comprehensive school), there is a great deal of differentiation in the southwestern corner of the county, centred on Watford but also including most of the Three Rivers (Three Rivers (district)) district and Bushey in Hertsmere district. Within this area, there are: Moving On – Applying for a Secondary or Upper School place, Hertfordshire County Council, 2007. *partially selective school (partially selective school (England))s, which offer a proportion of places according to ability or aptitude, and the rest to siblings or those living near the school: Parmiter's School, Queens' School (Queens' School, Hertfordshire), Rickmansworth School, St Clement Danes School, Watford Grammar School for Boys and Watford Grammar School for Girls. *Bushey Meads School, which selects 10% for technological aptitude and uses banded admissions to ensure a comprehensive intake for the remainder. *non-selective Roman Catholic (Roman Catholic Church) schools, whose intake is evenly spread: St Joan of Arc Catholic School (St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Rickmansworth) and St Michael's Catholic High School. Ofsted reports for these schools describe their intake. *other non-selective schools, whose intake is markedly affected by the above partially selective schools: The Bushey Academy (Bushey Academy), Francis Combe Academy and Westfield Academy. Ofsted reports for these schools discuss the effect on their intake. *Falconer School, a school for boys with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The partially selective schools and Bushey Meads School operate common admissions tests in mathematics and non-verbal reasoning each autumn. In addition to those seeking selective places, all applicants to Bushey Meads and Queens' Schools are required to take the tests, so they are taken by the majority of Year 6 children in the area. The partially selective schools also operate a common test and audition procedure to select children for specialist music places. Results achieved by the schools at GCSE are also widely spread, including the three highest and the two lowest scoring state schools within Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire: GCSE (and equivalent) results, Secondary School achievement and attainment tables 2007, Department for Children, Schools and Families. Wikipedia:Watford Commons:Category:Watford DMOZ:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Hertfordshire Watford

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and independent radio stations around the world. St Albans Campus The Law School used to be based in St Albans, near to the law courts. There were formerly campuses in Watford (Wall Hall) and Hertford (Balls Park), but these were closed when the de Havilland campus opened. In Summer 2011 the School of Law moved to a new purpose built building on the De Havilland campus. It is near St Albans and part of the St Albans District (City and District of St Albans). At the time

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image_skyline WatfordSkyline.jpg image_blank_emblem WatfordArms.gif blank_emblem_type Coat of Arms of Watford Borough Council blank_emblem_size 85px image_map Watford UK locator map.svg mapsize 200px map_caption Watford within Hertfordshire coordinates_region GB subdivision_type Country subdivision_name United Kingdom subdivision_type1 Constituent country (Constituent Country#United Kingdom) subdivision_name1 England subdivision_type2 Region (Regions of England) subdivision_name2 East of England subdivision_type3 County (Ceremonial Counties) subdivision_name3 Hertfordshire subdivision_type4 Borough (Districts of England) subdivision_name4 '''Watford''' seat_type UK Parliament constituency seat Watford (Watford (UK Parliament constituency)) government_type Elected Mayor (Elected mayors in the United Kingdom) & Cabinet leader_title Mayor of Watford leader_name Dorothy Thornhill leader_party Liberal Democrat (Liberal Democrats) leader_title1 MP (Member of Parliament) leader_name1 Richard Harrington (Richard Harrington (British politician)) (Conservative (Conservatives (UK))) established_title established_date area_total_sq_mi 8.3 elevation_m 71 population_total 90301 population_density_sq_mi auto population_blank1_title Ethnicity population_blank1 61.9% White British 11% South Asian 3.5% Black African Watford Strategic Intelligence Assessment Summary timezone GMT timezone_DST Summer Time (British) (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 coordinates_display title latd 51 latm 39 lats 18 latNS N longd 0 longm 23 longs 44.5 longEW W postal_code_type Postcode area (List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom) postal_code WD (WD postcode area) area_code 01923 & 020 website www.watford.gov.uk '''Watford''' ( northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. This Watford is not to be confused with Watford, Northamptonshire which is about 50 miles to the north.

Cassiobury Park was once the manor estate of the Earls of Essex and is a public park in the town centre. Watford Football Club play in the Football League Championship which is the second-highest level of football (Association football) in England.

The town developed from an Anglo-Saxon settlement between a ford of the River Colne (River Colne, Hertfordshire) and the crossroads of two ancient tracks. St Albans Abbey claimed rights to the manor of Cashio (Liberty of St Albans), which included Watford. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was built in 1230 on the same site as an earlier Saxon church, along with stalls for a weekly market. The town grew modestly - assisted by travellers passing through to Berkhamsted Castle and the royal palace at Kings Langley, with the main developments being the 17th-century houses of Cassiobury (Cassiobury House) and The Grove (The Grove, Watford). Both the Grand Junction Canal in 1798, and the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837, allowed the town to grow faster, with paper-making mills, such as John Dickinson and Co. (John Dickinson Stationery) at Croxley, influencing the development of printing in the town which continues today. Two industrial scale brewers Benskins and Sedgwicks (Sedgwicks Brewery) flourished in the town until their closure in the late 20th century. Today, Watford is a major regional centre for the northern home counties. Hertfordshire County Council designates Watford, along with Stevenage, to be its major sub-regional centre. Several head offices of national companies and multi-nationals are based in Watford. Both the 2006 World Golf Championship and the 2013 Bilderberg Conference, took place at The Grove hotel (The Grove, Watford). The week ahead: Bilderberg 2013 comes to … the Grove hotel, Watford World news The Guardian

Watford was created as an urban district (Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)) under the Local Government Act 1894, and became a municipal borough by grant of a charter in 1922. The borough had 90,301 inhabitants at the time of the 2011 census. The borough is separated from Greater London to the south by the urbanised parish of Watford Rural in the Three Rivers District (Three Rivers (district)). The Watford subdivision of the Greater London Urban Area, which includes much of the neighbouring districts, had a total population of 120,960 in the 2001 census. Watford Borough Council is the local authority, with a directly elected mayor as head. The Mayor of Watford is one of only 17 directly elected mayors (Directly elected mayors in England and Wales) in England; Dorothy Thornhill has been the mayor since the directly elected system was set up in May 2002, and is both the first Liberal Democrat and first female directly elected mayor in the United Kingdom. Watford elects one Member of Parliament (MP) for the Watford constituency (Watford (UK Parliament constituency)). Prior to the establishment of this constituency in 1885 the area was part of the three seat constituency of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)).

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