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date 1923 11 6 df y birth_place Tonypandy, Wales, UK (United Kingdom) death_date '''Donald Daniel Houston''' (6 November 1923 – 13 October 1991) was a Welsh (Wales) actor whose first two films – ''The Blue Lagoon (The Blue Lagoon (1949 film))'' (1949) with Jean Simmons, and ''A Run for Your Money'' (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness – were highly successful


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, in Cardiff, Wales, in the middle of a UK (United Kingdom) tour. Singer Gene Pitney dies in Wales after acclaimed performance Retrieved February 23, 2008 His final show at Cardiff's St. David's Hall earned him a standing ovation; he ended with "Town Without Pity". An autopsy confirmed that he had a heart


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identical to that of the Welsh (Wales) soccer team Swansea City A.F.C. In other cities, class conflict was more evident. Over a quarter of London's population had left the city by November 1940. Civilians left for more remote areas of the country. Upsurges in population south Wales and Gloucester intimated where these displaced people went. Other reasons, including industry dispersal may have been a factor. However, resentment of rich self-evacuees or hostile treatment of poor


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for the first time. The album features a range of musical styles, from country rock to techno, although many of the tracks are based around the acoustic guitar.


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Welsh entertainer of the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in the Carmarthenshire village of Glanamman in the Black Mountain, Wales (Black Mountain (range)), and was educated in Bangor (Bangor, Wales) and at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His first professional appearance was in the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1966. He made his name on Welsh language television shows such as the sitcom ''Fo a Fe'' and ''Ryan a Ronnie'', in which he appeared with Ronnie Williams. Davies had a simultaneous solo career as a singer, pianist and songwriter. His best-known compositions are: "Ceiliog y Gwynt", "Nadolig Pwy a Wyr" and "Blodwen a Mary". His album, ''Ryan at the Rank'', is now regarded as a classic. Davies starred as "2nd Voice" in the 1972 film ''Under Milk Wood'' with Richard Burton. There is a huge variety of megalithic tombs. The free-standing single chamber dolmens and portal dolmens found in Brittany, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Wales, and elsewhere consist of a large flat stone supported by three, four, or more standing stones. They were covered by a stone cairn or earth barrow (tumulus). The Speaker is also responsible for overseeing the administration of the House. He or she chairs the House of Commons Commission, a body that appoints staff, determines their salaries, and supervises the general administration of those who serve the House. Furthermore, the Speaker controls the parts of the Palace of Westminster used by the House of Commons. Also, the Speaker is the ''ex officio'' Chairman of the four Boundary Commission (Boundary Commissions (United Kingdom))s (for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland), which are charged with redrawing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies to reflect population changes. However, the Speaker normally does not attend meetings of the Boundary Commissions; instead, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission (usually a judge) normally presides. From 1992-93 to 1994-95 the League's Division One included two non-English clubs, Caernarfon Town F.C. from Wales and Gretna F.C. from Scotland, who have since joined their countries' league systems. Megalithic (i.e., large stone) monuments are found in the Neolithic Era from Malta to Portugal, through France, and across southern England to most of Wales and Ireland They are also found in northern Germany and Poland, as well as in Egypt in the Sahara desert (at Nabata and other sites). The best preserved of all temples and the oldest free standing structures on Earth are the Megalithic Temples of Malta. They start in the 5th millennium BC, though some authors speculate on Mesolithic roots. Because of frequent re-use, this is difficult to prove. There are many sites for rock and cave art of engraved animal and human scenes (Saharan rock art) in the Saharan area. While the best-known of these is Stonehenge, where the main structures date from the early Bronze Age, such monuments have been found throughout most of Western and Northern Europe, notably at Carnac, France, at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands, in Portugal, and in Wiltshire, England, the area of Stonehenge, the Avebury circle (Avebury), the tombs at West Kennet, and Woodhenge. thumb Entrance stone with megalithic art at Newgrange (Image:Newgrange Entrance Stone.jpg) According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a raid by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn on Leominster in 1052 resulted in the Battle of Llanllieni, between the Welsh (Wales) and a combined force of Normans and English (England) Saxons. '''Anglo-Saxon architecture''' was a period in the history of architecture in England, and parts of Wales, from the mid-5th century until the Norman Conquest of 1066. Anglo-Saxon (Anglo-Saxons) secular buildings in Britain (Great Britain) were generally simple, constructed mainly using timber with thatch for roofing. No universally accepted example survives above ground. Milford Sound is named after Milford Haven (Milford Haven (harbour)) in Wales, while the Cleddau River which flows into the sound is also named for its Welsh namesake (River Cleddau). The Māori named the sound ''Piopiotahi'' after the thrush-like piopio (South Island Piopio) bird, now extinct. ''Piopiotahi'' means "a single piopio", harking back to the legend of Māui (Māui (Māori mythology)) trying to win immortality for mankind - when Maui died in the attempt, a piopio was said to have flown here in mourning. The Flight of Maui (from the 'artfind.co.nz' website. Accessed 18 April 2008.) '''Ruthin''' ( WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


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; The details recorded in his service record show he was living in the Landore area of Swansea, Wales with his wife Sarah; he had been working as a collier (colliery), was WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


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ranging from Classics to Environmental Studies to Mathematics and Media Studies, over 20 vocational subjects from Motor Vehicles to Engineering to Information Technology. The College also had several other preparation courses such as Army (British Army) and Oxbridge preparation courses, the latter of which was rated as an 'Outstanding feature of the college. http: www.estyn.gov.uk inspection_reports Gorseinon_College_March_2007.pdf Estyn Inspection Report 2007, pp14 Black Combe, a hill near Silecroft, takes two hours to climb, with views on clear days of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and if you look down, England, a visit could be extended to cover White Combe, a neighbouring fell. The main route is from Whicham church, which has a small car park. The routes up the hill are well-trodden and easy to follow. Black Combe measures 600 metres - an altitude of 1970ft. Making her first appearance for Australia at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales, Colquhuon combined with Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp and Sandra Morgan to win the 110 yd freestyle. In the 110yd freestyle, she was beaten into third place by her teammates Fraser and Crapp. In Rome, she anchored the team of Fraser, Crapp and Ilsa Konrads to a silver medal, trailing the United States by 2.4 s. However she was in the spotlight when during a team meeting, officials had ordered Fraser to swim the butterfly leg in the 4 × 100 m medley relay preliminaries in place of the first-choice butterfly swimmer Jan Andrew, who was ordered to rest ahead of her individual event. Fraser refused, hitting Andrew with a pillow. It was only when Colquhuon volunteered that the dispute was resolved. However, she was replaced by Andrew in the final. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


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manager. The '''Moel-y-Parc transmitting station''' is situated on Moel y Parc, a hill in north-east Wales at the northern end of the Clwydian range, close to the town of Caerwys and several kilometres north-east of Denbigh. It has been on the air since 1963 and is currently administered by Arqiva. It is the tallest structure in North Wales. '''Ffairfach railway station''' serves the village of Ffairfach, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The station is on the Heart of Wales Line WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


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Wymore as a railroad town. The "Welsh Capitol of the Great Plains," Wymore became home to generations of immigrants from Wales, who continued their culture in day-to-day life, founding a Welsh-language church, school and cemetery, as well as preserving the Welsh traditions of poetry, dance, and intricate music in minor. In 2000, the Wymore Welsh Heritage Project was founded to preserve the legacy of these early settlers. It has since expanded to include


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Morte d'Arthur '', a work based mostly on the French romances. He firmly identifies Camelot with Winchester, an identification that remained popular over the centuries, though it was rejected by Malory's own editor, William Caxton, who preferred a Welsh location. Malory, ''Le Morte d'Arthur'', p. xvii. The romancers' versions of Camelot drew on earlier descriptions of Arthur's fabulous court. From Geoffrey's grand description of Caerleon, Camelot gains its impressive architecture, its many churches and the chivalry and courtesy of its inhabitants. Geoffrey's description in turn drew on an already established tradition in Welsh oral tradition of the grandeur of Arthur's court. The tale ''Culhwch and Olwen'', associated with the ''Mabinogion'' and perhaps written in the 11th century, draws a dramatic picture of Arthur's hall and his many powerful warriors who go from there on great adventures, placing it in Celliwig, an uncertain locale in Cornwall. Although the court at Celliwig is the most prominent in remaining early Welsh manuscripts, the various versions of the Welsh Triads agree in giving Arthur multiple courts, one in each of the areas inhabited by the Britons (Britons (historical)): Cornwall, Wales and the Old North (Hen Ogledd). This perhaps reflects the influence of widespread oral traditions common by 800 which are recorded in various place names and features such as Arthur's Seat (Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh) indicating Arthur was a hero known and associated with many locations across Brittonic areas of Britain as well as Brittany. Even at this stage Arthur could not be tied to one location. Ashe, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Ashe) (1991). "Topography and Local Legends". In Norris J. Lacy (Ed.), ''The New Arthurian Encyclopedia'', pp. 455–458. New York: Garland. ISBN 0-8240-4377-4. Many other places are listed as a location where Arthur holds court in the later romances, Carlisle and London perhaps being the most prominent. File:HS IMG 0551.JPG The Coptic Altar of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem File:17112007051.jpg Iconostasis, Saint Mary & Saint Mercurius Church (St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church), Risca, Wales, United Kingdom File:St Mary Orthodox , Risca.jpg Iconostasis, Saint Mary & Saint Mercurius Church (St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church), Risca, Wales, United Kingdom File:17112007051.jpg Iconostasis, Saint Mary & Saint Mercurius Church (St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church), Risca, Wales, United Kingdom File:St Mary Orthodox , Risca.jpg Iconostasis, Saint Mary & Saint Mercurius Church (St Mary and St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church), Risca, Wales, United Kingdom File:9193 - Milano - San Pietro Celestino Interno - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto, 23-Jun-2007.jpg Coptic Iconostasis, San Pietro Celestino Church, Milan, Italy Early life Thompson was born in Westminster to recent Welsh (Wales) migrants, David and Ann Thompson. When Thompson was two, his father died and the financial hardship of this occurrence resulted in his and his brother's placement in the Grey Coat Hospital, a school for the disadvantaged of Westminster. He eventually graduated to the Grey Coat mathematical school and was introduced to basic navigation skills which would form the basis of his future career. In 1784, at the age of 14, he entered a seven-year apprenticeship with the Hudson's Bay Company. He set sail on May 28 of that year, and left England forever. Aritha Van Herk, ''Travels with Charlotte'', Canadian Geographic Magazine, July August 2007 In England and Wales, exemplary damages are limited to the circumstances set out by Lord Patrick Devlin in the leading case of ''Rookes v. Barnard''. They are: * In the United States, the 1988 ''California v. Greenwood'' case in the U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court of the United States) held that there is no common law expectation of privacy for discarded materials (post-consumer waste). There are, however, limits to what can legally be taken from a company's refuse. In a 1983 Minnesota case involving the theft of customer lists from a garbage can, ''Tennant Company v. Advance Machine Company'', 355 N.W.2d 720 the owner of the discarded information was awarded $ (United States dollar)500,000 in damages. * Dumpster diving in England and Wales may qualify as theft within the Theft Act 1968 WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

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leader_title3 Prime Minister (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) leader_name3 leader_title4 leader_name4 legislature National Assembly (National Assembly for Wales) UK Parliament (Parliament of the United Kingdom) sovereignty_type Formation (Wales in the High Middle Ages) established_event1 Unification by established_date1 1057 established_event2 established_date2 3 March 1284 established_event3 established_date3 1535 established_event4 Devolution (Government of Wales Act 1998) established_date4 31 July 1998 area_rank area_magnitude 1 E10 area_km2 20,779 area_sq_mi 8,022 percent_water population_estimate population_estimate_rank population_estimate_year population_census 3,063,456 population_census_year 2011 population_density_km2 148 population_density_sq_mi 381 population_density_rank GDP_PPP USD85.4 billion GDP_PPP_rank GDP_PPP_year 2006 GDP_PPP_per_capita USD30,546 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year GDP_nominal_per_capita GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini_year Gini_change Gini Gini_ref Gini_rank HDI_year HDI_change HDI HDI_ref HDI_rank currency Pound sterling currency_code GBP time_zone GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) utc_offset ​ time_zone_DST BST (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 date_format dd mm yyyy drives_on left calling_code +44 patron_saint Saint David cctld .wales, .cymru Also .uk, as part of the United Kingdom; and .eu, as part of the European Union. ISO 3166-1 is GB (Great Britain), but .gb is unused. official_website !----

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Welsh national identity (Welsh people) emerged among the Celtic (Celts) Britons (Britons (historical)) after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest (Conquest of Wales by Edward I) of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to what was to become modern Wales, in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system (English law) under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism (Liberal Party (UK)), exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George (David Lloyd George), was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)). Welsh national feeling grew over the century; ''Plaid Cymru'' was formed in 1925 and the Welsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters (Contemporary Welsh Law#Areas to legislate: The devolved areas).

At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining (mining in Wales) and metallurgical (metallurgy) industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation; the South Wales Coalfield's exploitation caused a rapid expansion of Wales' population. Two-thirds of the population live in south Wales, mainly in and around Cardiff (the capital), Swansea and Newport (Newport, Wales), and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries and tourism (Tourism in Wales). Wales' 2010 gross value added (GVA) (Gross Value Added) was £45.5 billion (£15,145 per head, 74.0% of the average for the UK, and the lowest GVA per head in Britain).

Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, and the vast majority of the population speaks English (English language), the country has retained a distinct cultural identity (Welsh culture) and is officially bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, and the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the ''eisteddfod'' tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team (Great Britain at the Olympics). Rugby Union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.

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