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The United Kingdom, the British Isles, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland (Eire). The countries that make up the United Kingdom have so much history, and there are many wonderful places to come and visit in these spectacular islands.
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Southampton company among firms shamed for not paying minimum wage - Daily Echo

Southampton company among firms shamed for not paying minimum wage - Daily Echo | The UK | Scoop.it
A SOUTHAMPTON funeral director is among 115 firms across the country to be publically shamed for not paying the minimum wage.
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Everyone who wants to work has the right to minimum wage. That's what I believe. We need to get people off benefits and to stop scrounging because jobs don't pay enough to live off. What do you think?

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Finalists set for Dorset Tourism Awards - Bournemouth Echo

FIFTY-one awards will be handed out to the best tourism businesses in Dorset.
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Dorset firms to receive Queen's Award for Innovation - Bournemouth Echo

Dorset firms to receive Queen's Award for Innovation - Bournemouth Echo | The UK | Scoop.it
THE teams behind the groundbreaking work at two Dorset companies have been presented with Queen’s Awards for Innovation.
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On This Night 70 Years Ago - News - Bubblews

On This Night 70 Years Ago - News - Bubblews | The UK | Scoop.it

The night of the 5th June 1944 was a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of men who were crossing the English Channel in landing craft on their way to Normandy and D-Day. Having already been postponed for 24hrs because of the weather, these men were seasick, cold, uncomfortable, and ahead of them lay the unknown - success or failure of the landings lay in the hands of the Gods and in these brave heroes.

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When Is Doctor Who Day?

When Is Doctor Who Day? | The UK | Scoop.it
Doctor Who Day? No it's not an official holiday in the US or the UK but it's the day when around the world Whovians (Doctor Who Fans) celebrate the first ever Television broadcast of this fantastic British TV Program.
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Doctor Who - it's become part of classic television history in the UK.

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I remember watching the very first episode of Doctor Who (twice), and I was hooked from the very start.  When the Daleks came on (2nd series) I used to hide behind the chair, I was petrified.

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British Man Keeps Bottle Garden Alive for 53 Years and Counting

British Man Keeps Bottle Garden Alive for 53 Years and Counting | The UK | Scoop.it
Back in 1960, British engineer David Latimer sealed a spiderworts plant in a 10 gallon glass bottle out of “idle curiosity.” He opened the bottle garden once in 1972 to water it, and for the past 41 years, the garden has thrived in ...
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I remember these from the 70's. Wow!

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United Kingdom: No news until mid-March, says Graham Norton ...

United Kingdom: No news until mid-March, says Graham Norton ... | The UK | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom and The British Broadcasting Company BBC have been keeping the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest on tenterhooks waiting for an announcement. This morning Graham Norton, the BBC Eurovision ...
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It's almost time for Eurovision again.  You either love it or hate it.

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Coupling's Jeff Murdock

Coupling's Jeff Murdock | The UK | Scoop.it
In the smash hit TV show Coupling, Jeff Murdock is a character played by British actor Richard Coyle. Jeff is let say, the socially handicapped guy. He gets so nervous around women that what blurts from his mouth is just hysterical.
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The English Are Coming!

The English Are Coming! | The UK | Scoop.it
This book describes the etymology of thirty English words as a way to show how it became the world's most universal language. In between these explanations we get historical lessons on English's development from its ...
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2012: the year Britain's weather turned dangerous

2012: the year Britain's weather turned dangerous | The UK | Scoop.it
Record rainfall led to widespread flooding, killing nine people, ruining crops and costing the country billions (Damian Carrington on the impacts of extreme weather in the UK in 2012 http://t.co/KtSobUte)...
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Falkland Islands are British, The Sun tells Argentina in open letter ...

Falkland Islands are British, The Sun tells Argentina in open letter ... | The UK | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: AS President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner demands territory in UK adverts, we write open letter in Buenos Aires Herald.
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Natural Trossachs close up of Red Squirrel 2

Only around 121,000 red squirrels are left in Scotland today. The red squirrel is one of the first species identified as requiring conservation under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan
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PICTURES: Thousands gather as Durdle Door lights up - Dorset Echo

PICTURES: Thousands gather as Durdle Door lights up - Dorset Echo | The UK | Scoop.it
Dorset's most spectacular landmark became even more dramatic last night as it was lit up as part of an art project.
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Hampshire acid attack: Brothers arrested - Portsmouth News

Hampshire acid attack: Brothers arrested - Portsmouth News | The UK | Scoop.it
Two brothers and a woman have been arrested in connection with an acid attack on a mother-of-six in Hampshire.
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Top tourism businesses shortlisted for county-wide awards - Dorset Echo

Top tourism businesses shortlisted for county-wide awards - Dorset Echo | The UK | Scoop.it
A MAMMOTH 51 awards will be presented to leading tourism businesses from Dorset this year as part of the county-wide awards ceremony.
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Easter in London – Things to Do, Places to See

No sooner have we finished with Christmas than Easter appears on the horizon and another two weeks of keeping the kids happy. We’ve taken a look at what’s on in the capital this Easter to delight all ages if you can make it.
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When Is Doctor Who Day?

When Is Doctor Who Day? | The UK | Scoop.it
Doctor Who Day? No it's not an official holiday in the US or the UK but it's the day when around the world Whovians (Doctor Who Fans) celebrate the first ever Television broadcast of this fantastic British TV Program.
Tony Payne's insight:

I remember watching the very first episode of Doctor Who (twice), and I was hooked from the very start.  When the Daleks came on (2nd series) I used to hide behind the chair, I was petrified.

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Tony Payne's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:51 AM

Doctor Who - it's become part of classic television history in the UK.

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'Johnny English Reborn' Director Getting Serious with WWII 'Dunkirk ...

'Johnny English Reborn' Director Getting Serious with WWII 'Dunkirk ... | The UK | Scoop.it
After bringing back the bumbling British spy to the big screen in Johnny English Reborn (the character was more popular in the UK), director Oliver Parker.
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British Team Hunting For Buried WWII Spitfires Admits It's A Legend ...

British Team Hunting For Buried WWII Spitfires Admits It's A Legend ... | The UK | Scoop.it
It added that no surviving witnesses had actually seen planes being buried and that its research in British archives had failed to produce any evidence of the arrival of the aircraft in Myanmar in the latter months of the war.
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Sad in a way that it's just a legend and they didn't find anything.

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Travelling through Scotland

Travelling through Scotland | The UK | Scoop.it
For three weeks in August I have been traveling through Scotland with five friends, though not all could stay until the end. For the first week we stayed in Edinburgh to visit the Fringe Festival -- a broad cultural event where the ...
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Little Mix Destined For One Direction Fame? British X Factor Girl ...

Little Mix Destined For One Direction Fame? British X Factor Girl ... | The UK | Scoop.it
British X Factor winners Little Mix are coming to America! Details here!
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adidas reveals new British Cycling kit for 2013/14 season

adidas reveals new British Cycling kit for 2013/14 season | The UK | Scoop.it
I love this new TeamGB cycling kit most of all because they got it wrong and put the flag on upside down! http://t.co/HVggPrMt #StoopidPoms
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Searchers arrive in Myanmar to hunt for buried WWII British Spitfire planes

Searchers arrive in Myanmar to hunt for buried WWII British Spitfire planes | The UK | Scoop.it
YANGON, Myanmar — A search team led by a British aviation enthusiast arrived in Myanmar on Sunday to begin a dig they hope will unearth dozens of rare British Spitfire fighter planes said to have been buried in the Southeast Asian country at the...
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Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal

Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal | The UK | Scoop.it
Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal - the campaign for a permanent memorial of Mary Seacole in London.
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