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Great Britain
Native name:
Satellite image of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in April 2002.jpg
True colour image of Great Britain, captured by a NASA satellite on 6 April 2002.
Geography
LocationIslandGreatBritain.png
Location Northern Europe
Coordinates 53°49′34″N 2°25′19″W / 53.826°N 2.422°W / 53.826; -2.422
Archipelago British Isles
Area 219,000 km2 (84,556 sq mi) [2] (9th)
Highest point Ben Nevis (1344 m)
Country
 England
 Scotland
 Wales
Largest city London
Demographics
Population approximately 61,500,000 (as of mid-2008)[3]
Density 277 /km2 (720 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups British (Cornish, English, Scottish & Welsh)[4]
Great Britain is an island[5] situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island. .With a population of about 59.6 million people in mid-2008,[3] it is the third most populated island on Earth.^ Anyway, just wanted to say that you are probably one of the most AMAZING people on this earth.
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Great Britain is surrounded by over 1,000[6] smaller islands and islets. The island of Ireland lies to its west. Politically, Great Britain may also refer to the island itself together with a number of surrounding islands which comprise the territory of England, Scotland and Wales.
.All of the island is territory of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and most of the United Kingdom's territory is in Great Britain.^ London, United Kingdom UB7 9NA $100.75 The Crowne Plaza London Heathrow is conveniently located for all Heathrow airport terminals.
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^ Cannizaro House Map West Side London, United Kingdom SW19 4UE $258.75 Cannizaro House has become one of the most desirable destinations in South West London.
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.The term "Great Britain" (and the abbreviation 'GB') is the traditional 'short form' of the full country title 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland', although usage of 'the UK' has increased more recently.^ More United Kingdom lodging options.
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^ Think London Bridge Map Think London Bridge 203 Long Lane London, United Kingdom $245.85 Moments from Tower Bridge and a short walk from London Bridge is the Think SE1 campus.
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^ The hotel has recently been awarded the highly coveted AA Red star status and has been voted one of the top 200 hotels in the United Kingdom.
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.Most of England, Scotland, and Wales are on the island of Great Britain, as are their respective capital cities: London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.^ Its architectural heritage as one of London’s most iconic buildings and its state-of-the-art luxury accommodations have made it one of the city’s most luxurious and desirable hotels.
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^ Proudly standing in the middle of Shoreditch High Street , neighbouring Bishopsgate , the heart of The City of London , the financial capital of Europe.
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^ The Belgravia Mews is a perfect choice for both business and leisure visitors to London with excellent transport links to all parts of this great city.
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The Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland with the Acts of Union 1707 on 1 May 1707 under Queen Anne.
.In 1801, under a new Act of Union, this kingdom merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.^ Hes the new Art Garfunkel from Great Britain!
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After the Irish War of Independence, most of Ireland seceded from the Union. Currently the kingdom is named the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Political definition

Great Britain is the largest island of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Politically, Great Britain also refers to England, Scotland and Wales in combination,[7] and therefore also includes a number of outlying islands such as the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, the Isles of Scilly, the Hebrides, and the island groups of Orkney and Shetland. .It does not include the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands which are not part of the United Kingdom, instead being self-governing dependent territories of that state with their own legislative and taxation systems.^ Thistle Charing Cross Map The Strand London, United Kingdom WC2N 5HX $332.39 Charing Cross is part of the Guoman collection of hotels.
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[7][8]
The union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland began with the 1603 Union of Crowns, a personal union under James VI of Scotland, I of England. The political union that joined the two countries happened in 1707, with the Acts of Union merging the parliaments of each nation, and forming the Kingdom of Great Britain, which covered the entire island.

Geographical definition

Great Britain lies to the northwest of Continental Europe and east of Ireland. It is separated from the continent by the North Sea and by the English Channel, which narrows to 34 kilometres (21 miles) at the Straits of Dover.[9] The island is physically connected with continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel, the longest undersea rail tunnel in the world which was completed in 1993. It stretches over about ten degrees of latitude on its longer, north-south axis, and occupies an area of 209,331 km² (80,823 square miles).[10] Geographically, the island is marked by low, rolling countryside in the east and south, while hills and mountains predominate in the western and northern regions. It is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands and islets.
The English Channel is thought to have been created between 450,000 and 180,000 years ago by two catastrophic glacial lake outburst floods caused by the breaching of the Weald-Artois Anticline, a ridge which held back a large proglacial lake, now submerged under the North Sea.[12] .Around 10,000 years ago, during the Devensian glaciation with its lower sea level, Great Britain was not an island, but an upland region of northwestern Europe, lying partially underneath the Eurasian ice sheet.^ Posted 10:09 AM EST by on in Barack Obama , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , Great Britain , Military , News .
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.The sea level was about 120 metres (390 ft) lower than today, and the bed of the North Sea was dry and acted as a land bridge to Europe, now known as Doggerland.^ Happy dating, Mr. Braff...you are braver than I. For today, I am all about hiding behind this keyboard and journaling to a complete and total stranger.
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.It is generally thought that as sea levels gradually rose after the end of the last glacial period of the current ice age, Doggerland became submerged beneath the North Sea, cutting off what was previously the British peninsula from the European mainland by around 6500BC.[13] An alternative hypothesis is that much of the land was inundated about the same time by a tsunami, caused by a submarine landslide off the coast of Norway known as the Storegga Slide.^ I don't know if you are familiar with **MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION** but the age cut off is 18 years old.
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[14]

History

The island was first inhabited by people who crossed over the land bridge from the European mainland. .Traces of early humans have been found (at Boxgrove Quarry, Sussex) from some 500,000 years ago[15] and modern humans from about 30,000 years ago.^ My boyfriend of two years who I wanted (and still want) to marry broke up with me about a month ago.
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.Until about 10,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh to what is now Denmark and the Netherlands.^ My boyfriend of two years who I wanted (and still want) to marry broke up with me about a month ago.
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.In Cheddar Gorge near Bristol, the remains of animal species native to mainland Europe such as antelopes, brown bears, and wild horses have been found alongside a human skeleton, 'Cheddar Man', dated to about 7150 B.C. Thus, animals and humans must have moved between mainland Europe and Great Britain via a crossing.^ About the whole dating thing, don't give a shit about it man.
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[16] Great Britain became an island at the end of the Pleistocene ice age when sea levels rose due to isostatic depression of the crust and the melting of glaciers.
Its Iron Age inhabitants are known as the Britons, a group speaking a Celtic language. The Romans conquered most of the island (up to Hadrian's Wall, in northern England) and this became the Ancient Roman province of Britannia. For 500 years after the Roman Empire fell, the Britons of the south and east of the island were assimilated or displaced by invading Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, often referred to collectively as Anglo-Saxons). At about the same time Gaelic tribes from Ireland invaded the north-west, absorbing both the Picts and Britons of northern Britain, eventually forming the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. The south-east of Scotland was colonised by the Angles and formed, until 1018, a part of the Kingdom of Northumbria. Ultimately, the population of south-east Britain came to be referred to, after the Angles, as the English people.
Germanic speakers referred to Britons as Welsh. This term eventually came to be applied exclusively to the inhabitants of what is now Wales, but it also survives in names such as Wallace, and in the second syllable of Cornwall. Cymry, a name the Britons used to describe themselves, is similarly restricted in modern Welsh to people from Wales, but also survives in English in the place name of Cumbria. .The Britons living in the areas now known as Wales and Cornwall were not assimilated by the Germanic tribes, a fact reflected in the survival of Celtic languages in these areas into modern times.^ My boss was supposed to get home in time for us to drive to Newark and take PATH into the city (it was my first live in nanny goat job).
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At the time of the Germanic invasion of Southern Britain, many Britons emigrated to the area now known as Brittany, where Breton, a Celtic language closely related to Welsh and Cornish and descended from the language of the emigrants, is still spoken. In the 9th century, a series of Danish assaults on northern English kingdoms led to them coming under Danish control (an area known as the Danelaw). In the 10th century, however, all the English kingdoms were unified under one ruler as the kingdom of England. In 1066, England was conquered by the Normans, who introduced a French ruling élite that was eventually assimilated. Wales came under Anglo-Norman control in 1282, and was officially annexed to England in the 16th century.
.On 20 October 1604 King James (who had succeeded separately to the two thrones of England and Scotland) proclaimed himself as "King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland", a title that continued to be used by many of his successors.^ I was psycho about you adding me on a stupid webpage I hardly use except for my two friends in Jersey, a few in Scotland.
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[17] However, England and Scotland each remained legally in existence as separate countries with their own parliaments until 1707, when an Act of Union joined both parliaments. .That act used two different terms to describe the new all-island state, a "United Kingdom" and the "Kingdom of Great Britain". However, the former term is regarded by many as having been a description of the union rather than its formal name at that stage.^ However, I would like to comment on Garden State and express my admiration for a great film.
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Most reference books therefore, describe the all-island kingdom that existed between 1707 and 1800 as the "Kingdom of Great Britain".

Terminology

Toponymy

The oldest mentions of terms related to the formal name of Britain was made by Aristotle (c. 384–322 BC), in his text On the Universe, Vol. III. To quote his works, "... in the ocean however, are two islands, and those very large, called .Bretannic, Albion and Ierna". The archipelago has been referred to by a single name for over 2,000 years: the term British Isles derives from terms used by classical geographers to describe this island group.^ Dear Mr. Braff, As this seems to be the only medium I can possibly express myself to you or someone pretending to be you...haha....My name is Seth and I'm a 20 year old self-described upcoming comedian from Long Island.
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Pliny the Elder (c. 23–79 AD) in his Natural History (iv.xvi.102) records of Great Britain: "It was itself named Albion, while all the islands about which we shall soon briefly speak were called the Britanniae."
The earliest known name of Great Britain is Albion (Ἀλβίων) or insula Albionum, from either the Latin albus meaning white (referring to the white cliffs of Dover, the first view of Britain from the continent) or the "island of the Albiones", first mentioned in the Massaliote Periplus and by Pytheas.[18]
The name Britain descends from the Latin name for Britain, Brittania or Brittānia, the land of the Britons. Old French Bretaigne (whence also Modern French Bretagne) and Middle English Bretayne, авBreteyne. The French form replaced the Old English Breoton, Breoten, Bryten, Breten (also Breoton-lond, Breten-lond). Brittania was used by the Romans from the 1st century BC for the British Isles taken together. It is derived from the travel writings of the ancient Greek Pytheas around 320 BC, which described various islands in the North Atlantic as far North as Thule (probably Iceland).
The peoples of these islands of Prettanike were called the Πρεττανοι, Priteni or Pretani.[18] Priteni is the source of the Welsh language term Prydain, Britain, which has the same source as the Goidelic term Cruithne used to refer to the early Brythonic speaking inhabitants of Ireland.[19] The latter were later called Picts or Caledonians by the Romans.

Derivation of "Great"

After the Old English period, Britain was used as a historical term only. Geoffrey of Monmouth in his pseudohistorical Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1136) refers to the island of Great Britain as Britannia major ("Greater Britain"), to distinguish it from Britannia minor ("Lesser Britain"), the continental region which approximates to modern Brittany. The term "Great Britain" was first used officially in 1474, in the instrument drawing up the proposal for a marriage between Cecily the daughter of Edward IV of England, and James the son of James III of Scotland, which described it as "this Nobill Isle, callit Gret Britanee." It was used again in 1604, when King James VI and I, in a deliberate attempt to impose a term which would unite his double inheritance of the kingdoms of Scotland and England, proclaimed his assumption of the throne in the style "King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland ..."[20]

Use of the term Great Britain

"Great Britain" refers to the majority of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (UK). .It refers to the largest island only, or to England, Scotland and Wales as a unit (though these three countries also include many smaller islands).^ The hotel's many amenities include meeting facilities and banqueting suites, the Piccadilly Health Club, a Jacuzzi, and one of London's largest indoor swimming pools.
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It does not include Northern Ireland.[21]
In 1975 the government affirmed that the term Britain, not Great Britain, could be used as a shortened form of the United Kingdom.[22] .British refers, however, to all citizens of the United Kingdom — including Welsh, Scottish, English, and Northern Irish.^ London, United Kingdom UB7 9NA $100.75 The Crowne Plaza London Heathrow is conveniently located for all Heathrow airport terminals.
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[23]
The abbreviations GB and GBR are used in some international codes as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Examples include: Universal Postal Union, international sports teams, NATO, the International Organization for Standardization country codes ISO 3166-2 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-3, and international licence plate codes, among others.
.On the Internet, .uk is used as a country code top-level domain for the United Kingdom.^ The hotel has recently been awarded the highly coveted AA Red star status and has been voted one of the top 200 hotels in the United Kingdom.
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.A .gb top-level domain was also used to a limited extent in the past, but this is now effectively obsolete because the domain name registrar will not take new registrations.^ ITS AWESOME and now im sad because scrubs is leaving me are you writing any new films?
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Biodiversity

Fauna

The Robin is popularly known as "Britain's favourite bird".[24]
.Animal diversity is modest, as a result of factors including the island's small land area, the relatively recent age of the habitats developed since the last Ice Age and the island's physical separation from continental Europe, and the effects of seasonal variability.^ The hotel has recently benefited from extensive refurbishment, including all guest rooms and public areas.
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[25] Great Britain has also gone through industrialisation and increasing urbanisation, which have contributed towards the overall loss of species.[26] .A DEFRA study from 2006 suggested that 100 species have become extinct in the UK during the 20th century, about 100 times the background extinction rate.^ I have an 18 month old daughter Ella Rose and I study full time to become a Special Educator.
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[27] However, some species, such as the brown rat, red fox, and introduced grey squirrel, are well adapted to urban areas.
Rodents make up 40% of the total number of mammal species in Great Britain. These include squirrels, mice, voles, rats and the recently reintroduced European beaver.[26] There is also an abundance of rabbits, hares, hedgehogs, shrews, moles and several species of bat.[26] Carnivorous mammals include the fox, badger, otter, weasel, stoat and elusive wildcat.[28] Various species of seal, whale and dolphin are found on or around British shores and coastlines. The largest land-based wild animals today are deer. The red deer is the largest species, with roe deer and fallow deer also prominent; the latter was introduced by the Normans.[28][29] Habitat loss has affected many species. .Extinct large mammals include the brown bear, grey wolf and wild boar; the latter has had a limited reintroduction in recent times.^ NOW I know adorable isn't what you want to hear but every time I see you I want to give you a BIG 'OLE "BROWN BEAR" HUG lol.
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[26]
There is a wealth of birdlife in Britain, 583 species in total,[30] of which 258 breed on the island or remain during winter.[31] Because of its mild winters for its latitude, Great Britain hosts important numbers of many wintering species, particularly ducks, geese and swans.[32] Other well known bird species include the golden eagle, grey heron, kingfisher, pigeon, sparrow, pheasant, partridge, and various species of crow, finch, gull, auk, grouse, owl and falcon.[33] There are six species of reptile on the island; three snakes and three lizards including the legless slow worm. One snake, the adder, is venomous but rarely deadly.[34] Amphibians present are frogs, toads and newts.[26]

Flora

Heather growing wild in the Highlands at Dornoch.
In a similar sense to fauna, and for similar reasons, the flora of Great Britain is impoverished compared to that of continental Europe.[35] Great Britain's flora comprises 3,354 vascular plant species, of which 2,297 are native and 1,057 have been introduced into the island.[36] The island has a wide variety of trees, including native species of birch, beech, ash, hawthorn, elm, oak, yew, pine, cherry and apple.[37] Other trees have been naturalised, introduced especially from other parts of Europe (particularly Norway) and North America. Introduced trees include several varieties of pine, chestnut, maple, spruce, sycamore and fir, as well as cherry plum and pear trees.[37] The tallest species are the Douglas firs; two specimens have been recorded measuring 65 meters or 212 feet.[38] The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire is the oldest tree in Europe.[39]
There are at least 1,500 different species of wildflower in Britain,[40] Some 107 species are particularly rare or vulnerable and are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is illegal to uproot any wildflowers without the landowner's permission.[40][41] A vote in 2002 nominated various wildflowers to represent specific counties.[42] These include red poppies, bluebells, daisies, daffodils, rosemary, gorse, iris, ivy, mint, orchids, brambles, thistles, buttercups, primrose, thyme, tulips, violets, cowslip, heather and many more.[43][44][45][46] There are also many species of algae, lichens, fungi and mosses across the island.[47]

Religion

Canterbury Cathedral seating of the Anglican Church, the island's largest denomination.
Christianity is the largest religion on the island and has been since the Early Middle Ages, though its existence on the island dates back to the Roman introduction in antiquity and continued through Early Insular Christianity. The largest form practiced in present day Britain is Anglicanism (also known as Episcopalism in Scotland), dating from the 16th century Reformation period, the religion regards itself as both Catholic and Reformed. Head of the Church is the monarch of the United Kingdom as the Supreme Governor. It has the status of established church in England. There are just over 26 million adherents to Anglicanism in Britain today.[48] The second largest Christian practice in Britain is the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church which traces its formal, corporate history in Great Britain to the 6th century with Augustine's mission and was the main religion on the island for around a thousand years. There are over 5 million adherents in Britain today; 4.5 million in England and Wales[49] and 750,000 in Scotland.[50]
Saint Alban was the first Christian saint from Britain.
The Church of Scotland, a form of Protestantism with a Presbyterian system of ecclesiastical polity is the third most numerous on the island with around 2.1 million members.[51] Introduced in Scotland by clergyman John Knox, it has the status of national church in Scotland. .The monarch of the United Kingdom is represented prominently by a Lord High Commissioner.^ Express By Holiday Inn London-Stratford Map 196 High Street London, United Kingdom E15 2PD $116.68 b> Welcome to Express by Holiday Inn London-Stratford Hotel .
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Methodism is the fourth largest and grew out of Anglicanism through John Wesley.[52] It gained popularity in the old mill towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire, also amongst tin miners in Cornwall.[53] The Calvinistic Methodism form is the largest denomination in Wales.[54] There are other non-conformist minorities, such as Baptists, Quakers, Congregationalists, Unitarians and more.[55] The first patron saint of Great Britain was Saint Alban.[56] He was the first Christian martyr dating from the Romano-British period, condemned to death for his faith and was sacrificed to the pagan gods.[57] .In more recent times, some have suggested the adoption of Saint Aidan as another patron saint of Britain.^ I hope you can get some more chill time soon!
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[58] Originally from Ireland, he worked at Iona amongst the Dál Riata and then Lindisfarne where he restored Christianity to Northumbria.[58]
.Three constituent countries of the United Kingdom located on the island have patron saints; Saint George and Saint Andrew are represented in the flags of England and Scotland respectively.^ Ramada London Hyde Park Map 150 Bayswater Road London, United Kingdom W2 4RT $201.63 Location, Location, Location!
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^ Olympic View Stratford Map Olympic View London, United Kingdom E15 1PG $147.49 The entrance to Olympic View is located on Windmill Lane.
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^ London, United Kingdom UB7 9NA $100.75 The Crowne Plaza London Heathrow is conveniently located for all Heathrow airport terminals.
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[59] These two saintly flags combined form the basis of the Great Britain royal flag of 1604.[59] Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.[60] .There are many other British saints, some of the best known include; Cuthbert, Columba, Patrick, Margaret, Edward the Confessor, Mungo, Thomas More, Petroc, Bede and Thomas Becket.^ I hope we can see a lot more of you and I hope we'll meet some day ;-) With the best wishes, me :-P .
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^ And there are many more kind things we want to say to you, but there isn't enough space.
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^ I cant wait till season 7 is finished filming and I hope there are many more, you never know!!!!
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[60] There are also some non-Christian religions practiced. Jews have a history of a small minority on the island since 1070.[61] They were expelled from England in 1290 only to be allowed back in 1656.[61] Their history in Scotland is quite obscure until later migrations from Lithuania.[62] Especially since the 1950s Eastern religions from the former colonies have began to appear; Islam is the most common of these with around 1.5 million adherents in Britain.[63] Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism are next in number, introduced from India and South East Asia.[63] Prior to the rise of Christianity — Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norse polytheism was practiced.

Settlements

Capital cities

  • United Kingdom: London
Capitals of countries of the United Kingdom in Great Britain:

Other major cities

Cities with a population of over 300,000 in Great Britain (not including the capital cities listed above): Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Leicester, Coventry and Kingston upon Hull.

See also

References

Footnotes

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  6. ^ says 803 islands which have a distinguishable coastline on an Ordnance Survey map, and several thousand more exist which are too small to be shown as anything but a dot.
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  39. ^ "The Fortingall Yew". PerthshireBigTreeCountry.co.uk. http://www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk/index.asp?pg=26.  Retrieved on 23 February 2009.
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  47. ^ "Lichen". YorkshireDales.org.uk. http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/index/learning_about/nature_in_the_dales/species/fungi_and_lichen/lichen.htm.  Retrieved on 23 February 2009.
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Quotes

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Great Britain

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  • "I am constantly filled with admiration at this – at the way you can wander through a town like Oxford and in the space of a few hundred yards pass the home of Christopher Wren, the buildings where Halley found his comet and Boyle his first law, the track where Roger Banister ran the first sub-four minute mile, the meadow where Lewis Carroll strolled; or how you can stand on Snow's Hill at Windsor and see, in a single sweep, Windsor Castle, the playing fields of Eton, the churchyard where Gray wrote his 'Elegy,' the site The Merry Wives of Windsor was first performed.^ The Crowne Plaza Hotel London - Shoreditch is just a few minutes from Liverpool Street , and just 5 stops on the underground from London`s famous Oxford Street.
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    ^ A new management team are ready to welcome you to your home in Hampton Court.The Liongate is a traditonal English town house dating back to 1721 and stands proudly overlooking Bushy Park, adjacent to Hampton Court Palace.
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    ^ Visit London attractions like the London Eye and British Museum or take a stroll through Hyde Park on the hotel*s doorstep.
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    Can there anywhere on earth be, in such a modest span, a landscape more packed with centuries of busy, productive attainment?"
  • What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia?
    • Rev. Sydney Smith, The Smith of Smiths.
  • When Britain first, at heaven's command,
    Arose from out of the azure main,
    This was the charter of the land,
    And guardian angels sung this strain:
    “Rule, Britannia, rule the waves;
    Britons never will be slaves.”
  • The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.

Travel guide

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Europe : Britain and Ireland : United Kingdom
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Location
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Flag
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Quick Facts
Capital London
Government Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy
Currency Pound sterling (GBP)
Area total: 244,820 sq km
water: 3,230 sq km
land: 241,590 sq km
Population 60,441,457 (July 2006 est.)
Language English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scots (mostly spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland) Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), some speakers of the Irish form of Gaelic in Northern Ireland
Religion Anglican and Roman Catholic 40 million (66%)- Roman Catholics are about 10% of the population and rising, Muslim 1.5 million (2.5%), Presbyterian 800,000 (1.3%), Methodist 760,000 (1.3%), Sikh 336,000 (0.6%), Hindu 559,000 (0.9%), Jewish 267,000 (0.4%), Buddhist 152,000 (0.25%), no religion 9,104,000 (15%)
Electricity 230V, 50 Hz
Calling Code +44
Internet TLD .uk
Time Zone summer: UTC +1
winter: UTC
Map of the United Kingdom
Map of the United Kingdom
.The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) [1] is a constitutional monarchy comprising most of the British Isles, and is one of the world's wealthiest nations.^ It's really great to hear from one of the most talented guys out there.
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The Union comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. It is important to remember that the Republic of Ireland is a completely separate country to the United Kingdom, gaining its independence in 1922. It counts Ireland, France, Belgium and Netherlands as its nearest neighbours. The Isle of Man and the various Channel Islands are "crown dependencies", possessing their own legislative bodies with the assent of the Crown. They are not part of the United Kingdom, nor of the EU, but are not sovereign nations in their own right either.
The 'Great' in Great Britain (Grande-Bretagne in French) is to distinguish it from the other, smaller "Britain": Brittany (Bretagne) in northwestern France.
The UK today is a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures, possessing a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential in the wider world. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, the UK is still a popular destination for many travellers. The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom is London.

Home nations

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a union made up of the "home nations" and territories:
Great Britain
England the largest component, in terms both of size and, by far, population.
Scotland is the second largest home nation and occupies the northern third of Great Britain. The four archipelagos of Orkney, Shetland, and the Inner and Outer Hebrides are also part of Scotland.
Wales located within the largely mountainous western portion of Great Britain.
Ireland
Northern Ireland occupies the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, occupying six of the nine counties of the ancient Irish province of Ulster, and indeed "Ulster" is still a colloquially used alternative name for Northern Ireland, even if it is not in the strictest sense geographically accurate.
"Great Britain" ("GB", "Britain") refers just to the biggest island, that is, Scotland, England, and Wales together. Great Britain became part of the United Kingdom when the Irish and British parliaments merged in 1801 to form the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland". This was changed to "... and Northern Ireland" when all but six Irish counties left the Union in 1921 after a treaty. "Britain" is often used as shorthand for the whole of the United Kingdom, even though this is strictly incorrect.
Don't describe the country as "England". It is incorrect and may offend people from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who will not identify themselves as being from "England".
The flag of the United Kingdom is popularly known as the Union Jack or Union Flag. It comprises the flags of St. George (of England), St. Andrew (of Scotland, also known as the Saltire) and the St. Patrick's Cross (of Ireland) superimposed on each other. Within England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the flags of each nation are commonly used. The St. Patrick's Cross flag is often seen on St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland. Since the Republic of Ireland split from the UK though, St. Patrick's Saltire is not used for Northern Ireland, as it represented the whole of the island of Ireland. A flag (known as the "Ulster Banner") was designed for Northern Ireland in the 1920s, which was based on the flag of Ulster (similar in appearance to the St. George's Cross flag of England) and includes a Red Hand of Ulster and a crown. Although the flag's official status ended with the dissolving of the province's devolved government in the early 1970s, it can still be seen in Northern Ireland, particularly among the Protestant community and on sporting occasions. As Wales was politically integrated into the English kingdom hundreds of years ago, its flag was not incorporated into the Union Jack. The flag features a Red Dragon on a green field.

Referring to someone's nationality

.If you need to refer to someone's nationality, it is best to use the term 'British' as it is not always obvious which of the most precise terms, 'English', 'Northern Irish', 'Welsh' or 'Scottish' applies.^ You remind me a lot of my fiance...always tryna make someone laugh.
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^ OR you can use it when making a list: i need to bring my socks; banana; wax lips; ball and chain; gloves; and birth certificate.
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^ Zach Braff- (I felt the need to use your full name since I don't actually know you) Hey, hope your summer is going well.
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.To play safe, you can ask someone from which part of the UK they are from, as this covers every corner of the isles - including Northern Ireland.^ Just don't get any drunken tatoos because it'll be such a nuisance to have to cover them up every time you show some ass in a movie.
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^ But they also played the Iron and Wine cover of "Such Great Heights" from the Garden State soundtrack!
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^ Also, Zach, I think you should have the Mac guy play you when they make your autobiography.
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In general, though, Northern Ireland and Scotland can be more problematic, and 'Scottish', 'Northern Irish', 'Irish', or 'British' can all be appropriate according to the political persuasion of the individual. .Irish nationalists may avoid referring to Northern Ireland at all, referring instead to 'The Six Counties' or 'The North', or talk about 'Ireland' as a whole.^ Some friends and I were just talking about how crappy it would be to be a celeb right now cause the media is in a frenzy to make fun of all of you.
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^ I stayed their only for one day but I immediately fall in love with the city though I did not make it to do all the things you talked about.
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^ I had this dream last night that the characters Sam and Large came to my house and we all talked all night about hamsters and feeling at home and crying in phone booths.
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'Northern Irish' is less likely to offend, whereas referring to someone from Northern Ireland as 'British' or as 'Irish' can cause offence depending on a person's political ideology.
As a tourist, you are unlikely to cause serious offence. At worst, you will incur a minor rebuff and reaffirmation of their nationality, as in "I'm not Scottish. I'm English".
The Channel Islands: Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark.
The Isle of Man.
.The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are not strictly part of the UK, but rather are 'Crown Dependencies'. This means that they have their own democratic governments, laws and courts and are not part of the EU; but they are not entirely sovereign either, falling under the British Crown which chooses to have its UK Government manage some of the islands' affairs.^ I cried for like 2 minutes straight, And I never cry, I'm a dude, man i wish there was some way i could be a part of this last season, does anyone know of any contest or things like that, or maybe where they are holding tryouts for bit parts??
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^ I mean, if our dogs eat that stuff, and I know they use all the parts of animals these days for all sorts of stuff, what goes into the foods we eat.
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The people are British Citizens, but unless they have direct ties with the UK, through a parent, or have lived there for at least 5 years, they are not able to take up work or residence elsewhere in the European Union

Cities

Many cities and towns in the United Kingdom are of interest to travellers outside the capital city of London. Following is an alphabetical selection of nine - others are listed under their specific regions:
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  • Belfast - capital of Northern Ireland and becoming a popular tourist destination, undergoing major renovations and improvements
  • Birmingham - central England's main city, features great shopping, and is home of the famous Balti and great culture
  • Bristol - an historical city famed for its Georgian architecture and nautical heritage
  • Cardiff - capital of Wales, host to varied cultural events and many other modern and historical attractions
  • Edinburgh - capital of Scotland, home to the largest arts festival in the world and numerous tourist attractions as well as being the second most visited city in the UK
  • Glasgow - Scotland's largest city, new cultural hotspot, former European City of Culture
  • Liverpool - Booming city, famous for its prominence in music, sport, nightlife and multiculturalism.^ And by the way, Yes NYC is one f the best cities in the world, You could do J.D. goes to New York, and shoot all the season there....
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    ^ I've become a Scrubs addict like so many others, what a healthy addiction.
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    ^ Second: I live in Harrisburg and heard about you hosting the Autism Awareness event here.
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    Capital of Culture 2008.
  • Manchester - Thriving bohemian music scene, gay quarter and home to the world's only new work arts festival as well as being the third most visited city in the UK.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne - largest city in the north east of England, notorious for its busy night-life, a rejuvenated cultural scene and Hadrian's Wall.

Understand

Government

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen as the nominal head of state, and a democratically elected parliament responsible for government, led by the Prime Minister.
Additionally, Northern Ireland, Scotland. Wales have their own elected bodies, with varying degrees of autonomy mostly concerned with taxation and education (The Northern Ireland Assembly, The Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly). England has no similar body of its own.
There are also local government authorities responsible for services at a local level.

Using maps and postcodes

Most basic mapping in the United Kingdom is undertaken by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain [2] and the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland [3]. The maps found in bookshops may be published directly by those organisations, or by private map publishers drawing on basic Ordnance Survey data.
One consequence of this for the traveller is the widespread use of Ordnance Survey grid references in guide books and other information sources. These are usually presented [xx999999] (eg. [SU921206]) and form a quick way of finding any location on a map. If using a GPS be sure to set it to the British National Grid (BNG) and the OSGB datum.
Alternatively, every postal address has a postcode, either a unique one or one shared with its immediate neighbours. British postcodes take the form (XXYY ZZZ), where XX is a 2 or 1 character alphabetic code representing the town, city or geographic area, a 1 or 2 digit number YY representing the area of that town or city, followed by a 3 digit alphanumeric code ZZZ which denotes the road and a specific section or house on that road. Therefore, a postcode will identify a location to within a few tens of metres in urban locations; and adding a house number and street will identify a property uniquely (at road junctions two houses with the same number may share the same postcode). Most internet mapping services enable locations to be found by postcode. Owing to London's huge size and population it has its own distinct variation of the postcode system where the town code XX is replaced by an area code indicating the geographic part of the city - e.g N-North, WC-West Central, EC-East Central, SW-South West; and so on.
The Ordnance Survey's 1:50000 or 1:25000 scale maps are astonishingly detailed and show contour lines, public rights of way, and access land. For pursuits such as walking, they are practically indispensable, and in rural areas show individual farm buildings and (on the larger scale) field boundaries.

Climate

The UK has a benign humid-temperate climate moderated by the North Atlantic current and the country's proximity to the sea. Warm, damp summers and mild winters provide temperatures pleasant enough to engage in outdoor activities all year round. Having said that, the weather in the UK can be changeable and conditions are often windy and wet. British rain is world renowned, but in practice it rarely rains more than two or three hours at a time and often parts of the country stay dry for many weeks at a time, especially in the East. More common are overcast or partly cloudy skies. It is an idea to be prepared for a change of weather when going out; a jumper and a raincoat usually suffice when it is not winter.
Because the UK stretches nearly a thousand kilometres from end to end, temperatures can vary quite considerably between north and south. Differences in rainfall are also pronounced between the drier east and wetter west. Scotland and north-western England (particularly the Lake District) are often rainy and cold. Alpine conditions with heavy snowfall are common in the mountains of northern Scotland during the winter. The north-east and Midlands are also cool, though with less rainfall. The south-east and east Anglia is generally warm and dry, and the south-west warm but often wet. Wales and Northern Ireland tend to experience cool to mild temperatures and moderate rainfall, while the hills of Wales occasionally experience heavy snowfall. .Even though the highest land in the UK rarely reaches more than 1,300 metres, the effect of height on rainfall and temperature is great.^ Hi Zach My name is Emma and i'm from Sheffield in the UK. As there is more chance of plaiting fog than meeting you, i thought i would take this opportunity to tell you what a huge fan i am and how great i think you are.
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^ I know absolutley nothing about acting but even I can see that you are more than talented...
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^ You've more than proved your value as an actor, writer, director, and artist and I can only say that I will watch your career with great interest.
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Bank (public) holidays

.Each country within the UK has a number of bank holidays, on which the majority of people do not work.^ Is there any chance that you may one day work in the UK on a film, TV project or in theatre,you would be pleasing a lot of people if you did.
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Shops, pubs, restaurants and similar are usually open. .Many UK residents will take advantage of the time off to travel, both within the UK and abroad.^ I think it's so awesome you've finally been able to take some time off!
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^ I would take the time to watch it, (with so many other things on my schedual; ie.
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^ Keep up the fantastic work, and Continue enjoying your time off in NYC. Take care!
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This makes transport links busier than usual and tends to increase prices. .If your travel dates are flexible you may wish to avoid travelling to or from the UK on bank holiday weekends.^ Best wishes with your dating.
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^ And just want to wish you and your family friends all the very best for the future and your many endeavours.
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^ So, I'm still looking for nice lads in Europe and wishing you lots of fun dating in the U.S. Is it true, that you can't eat pasta with the girls over there?
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The following 8 bank holidays apply in all parts of the UK:
  • New Year's Day (1st January)
  • Good Friday (the Friday immediately before Easter Sunday)
  • Easter Monday (the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday)
  • Early May Bank Holiday (the first Monday in May)
  • Spring Bank Holiday (the last Monday in May)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (the last Monday in August, except in Scotland where it is the first Monday in August)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Boxing Day (26th December)
Northern Ireland has the following two additional bank holidays:
  • St Patrick's Day (17th March)
  • Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day (12th July)
Scotland officially has two additional bank holidays:
  • the day after New Year's Day (2nd January)
  • St Andrew's Day (30th November)
.In practice, with the exception of Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays, UK bank holidays are virtually ignored in Scotland in favour of local holidays which vary from place to place.^ Wish you a Merry Christmas%u256A %u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266A%u266A%u266B%u266B%u266B and Happy New Year 2008 %u256C Warning: Stop Loving Like that ...
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Where a bank holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is moved to the following Monday. If both Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a weekend, the Boxing Day holiday is moved to the following Tuesday.
A full list of bank holidays for future years can be viewed at [4].
Major airports and ferry routes
Major airports and ferry routes
The United Kingdom is physically linked to two other countries. The Channel Tunnel connects the UK to France, and Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. While the UK is a member of the European Union, it has not ratified the Schengen agreement, which means that travel between other EU countries and the UK is considered to be international travel, and requires a passport.
  • Citizens of other member states of the European Union for the most part do not require a visa, and have permanent residency and working rights in the UK. Citizens of Ireland have additional rights allowing them to vote in elections. .However, citizens of Bulgaria and Romania do have restrictions on their employment.
  • Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland also have permanent residency rights, but may require a work permit in some circumstances.
  • Citizens of American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, East Timor, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, French Guiana, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Saba, South Korea, St Eustatius, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Vincent & The Grenadines, San Marino, Singapore, Swaziland, Tahiti and her Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uruguay, United States, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Vatican City and Venezuela (holders of biometric passports only) do not require a visa for visits of up to 3 or 6 months in a one-year period, though require entry clearance for purposes other than visiting as a tourist or business visitor.^ We think it may have come up one of the pipes or something.
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    ^ My boyfriend of two years who I wanted (and still want) to marry broke up with me about a month ago.
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    ^ Since Frank Jordan's break up, Mike Visser has been working on his new album.
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    .However, the entry clearance normally prohibits one from undertaking employment or accessing public funds, such as the NHS, and it is nonextendable past the maximum permitted stay.
  • Recently added as a visa exemption is a student visitor category, where a person may receive an entry clearance for the purposes of undertaking a short course of study of no more than six months, but only on the condition that the student not be seeking gainful employment or the possibility of extending their stay beyond six months.^ You've more than proved your value as an actor, writer, director, and artist and I can only say that I will watch your career with great interest.
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    ^ Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have the chance to work on one of your productions.
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    ^ NO MORE! I've been watchin' scrubs for about 3 months now over tinternet and must've seen every episode at least twice.
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    .Persons not eligible to apply for entry clearance upon arrival can apply for a student visitor clearance at a British Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate, but the same restrictions apply.
  • Most other countries and purposes will require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.^ Strange how it doesn't seem to bother most of us when we feed a dog or a person some other part(s) of another critter, but when it comes to THAT part.....
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    All UK visa applicants are required to provide biometric data (10-digit fingerprints and a biometric digital photograph) as part of the application process. You will have to go to your nearest visa application centre in person to provide your biometrics.
  • All non-EU visitors should expect to be asked by the Immigration Officer upon arrival to demonstrate that they have a) a return ticket to leave the United Kingdom or sufficient funds to meet the cost of an onwards plane ticket, b) a valid address at which they will be staying in the United Kingdom and c) sufficient funds with which to support themselves during their stay. .An inability to demonstrate these three basics may lead to a refusal of leave to enter or a grant of restricted leave.
  • The United Kingdom has converted the previous visa categories (except for student visitor, business, tourist, transit, and a few others) into a points-based tier system, meaning that you will be required to satisfy specific and non-negotiable criteria before the visa is issued.
  • Commonwealth citizens who are 17 or over and have a British grandparent can apply for an Ancestry visa.^ HE LOST MY PLAY he lost a piece of my SOUL he means- I would've understood if he had been too busy BUT HE LOST IT. And I'm telling you this why?
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    ^ The heart and humor you all put into your roles has meaning to those of us who have the joy of watching what you've created.
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    ^ As a totally nerdy theater girl who was attending dance camp while all the other girls where rounding the bases in high school, may I say that your appearance on the Tony's was a bright spot in an otherwise mediocre season.
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    This allows residency and work for five years. After this, permanent residence may be applied for.
  • The UK also operates Youth Mobility Visas' for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Japan. .This allows residency in the UK for up to 2 years, with limited working rights.^ I'm an American currently living in the UK and I am enourmous fan of yours and everything that you do, I hope for you to keep up your amazing work!!
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    ^ I'm an American currently living in the UK and I am enormous fan of yours and everything that you do, I hope for you to keep up your amazing work!!
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    .Some visas restrict working to only a portion of the visa duration.^ I just wish some of the Doctors I worked with were like the character, and if only we had some residents (my favorites) that were like the characters on Scrubs and less, like, well...they do act like "the Todd".
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    Only a limited number of visas are issued for each country -- in particular, demand far exceeds supply for Japan. The former Working Holiday visa has been discontinued.
  • Regardless of citizenship, passports are not required to enter the UK from the Republic of Ireland.
  • EU citizens may use a valid national ID card from an EEA country to enter the UK. Passports are required from all other countries.
For more information of UK Immigration and visa requirements, see the British Home Office website [5].
Common Travel Area
.If you enter the United Kingdom through Ireland, you will pass through passport control at your port of entry into Ireland, but you probably not be required to clear UK passport control.^ Passing through your blog entries, I see that you had a couple of movies.
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^ Hi Zach, I enjoy your blog and was hoping you'd write a new entry...last we heard from you was end of June!
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^ The heart and humor you all put into your roles has meaning to those of us who have the joy of watching what you've created.
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.However, you will only be limited to a stay of three months in the UK and Ireland (or whatever the passport control officer in Ireland gives you an entry clearance for) if you qualify for a visa exemption, not the usual six-month stay for visa-exempt nationals.^ Anyway, me becomming a real fan of you came believe it or not about 6 months ago only.
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^ You see in my country our channels only air seasons 3 and 4 (I live in the UK).
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^ And after I was "quarantined" there for six months after you left until the infection cleared up, you cad!
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.Hence, especially if you attempt to enter as a Student Visitor, you should not transit through Ireland unless you possess a valid visa permitting a stay of more than three months or intend to stay for fewer than three months.^ I'm more than enormously addicted to you.
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^ Anyway, I was just up in NYC ( I love it just as much if not more than you) not too long ago, I wish I could've run into you...
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^ I know absolutley nothing about acting but even I can see that you are more than talented...
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.If you are a visa national for Ireland or the UK, however, you must possess a visa from each country that requires you to have one if you intend to visit both of them, even if it is merely in transit.^ Hi Mr. Braff, I'm a 18 years old boy from Switzerland, perhaps you even don't know where this very little country is, so google it ;-).
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^ You see in my country our channels only air seasons 3 and 4 (I live in the UK).
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^ But anywho, you probably won't even read this, because you get so many comments, it would be time consuming to sit down and read every single one of them.
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Not passing through passport control does not exempt one from having a visa if needed, and you can be deported for not having one.

Customs and goods

The UK has relatively strict laws controlling which goods can and cannot be brought into the country. Particularly stringent laws apply to the movement of animals. .The British Isles are rabies-free, and the government (and the people) want to keep it that way.^ Getting money (and hopefully free Frosties for life) from Wendys must be quite a nice way to earn your keep this summer.
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Signs in several languages are displayed prominently at even the smallest of boat landings all around the coast. .Owing to the relaxation of some duty laws on alcohol and tobacco when travelling across EU borders, it has become popular among the British to bring back large quantities of such goods bought tax-free in Continental Europe in recent years.^ I have recently become a stay at home mom after teaching kindergarten for almost 10 years....
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However, the practice has become open to abuse, with many trying to illegally import large amounts for the purposes of selling on at a profit. Customs laws are therefore strict for the bringing of alcohol and tobacco and if a Customs officer thinks that the amount you are trying to bring into the country from the EU is excessive, you may be questioned further, or be asked to prove that it is for your own consumption. The fines can be severe, and you also run the risk of the goods (and the vehicle they are being transported in) being confiscated.

By plane

.When flying to the UK you are most likely to arrive at one of London's five airports, although there are direct international flights to many other cities.^ I thought you might like to know how much influence your music choices for the soundtrack of Garden State had on many people.
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^ I'm a huge fangirl of you, Zack, as I'm sure many other girls are.
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^ Too cynical to actually believe it true like the others, to maintain appearances I too shall post a comment which I "believe" will be read by you: Thanks for your body of work.
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KLM has a large number of feeder flights from almost every UK regional airport to its international hub in Amsterdam.
Recently, many airports in southern England have added "London" to their names. .Be aware that just because an airport has London in its name doesn't necessarily mean that it is near to, or easily accessible from, London.^ I would LOVE for the writers to throw in that name...you know....just because :) okok you caught me!
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^ I love to see someone in showbusiness that doesn't change themselves just because of the tabloids!
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^ Just cuz i dream of you some nights that your my buddy doesn't mean I'm obsessed right?
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  • London Heathrow Airport [6] is one of the world's busiest international airports. Situated 15 miles west of Central London, Heathrow offers a large choice of international destinations, with direct flights to most countries in the world. British Airways [7] has its hub at Heathrow and offers a wide range of international flights to Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia. .There are fewer direct flights to South America, although many South American airlines connect to London via Spain.^ We have America's first indoor mall, America's first cotton mill, Downtown Providence which is BEAUTIFUL and has so many things to do there.
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    ^ When you say Open Hearts - there's a Dogme film by the same name directed by Suzanne Bier...is there a connection?
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    Other large airlines operating at Heathrow include bmi [8] (formerly British Midland), Virgin Atlantic [9] and the main national airlines of most countries.
  • London Gatwick Airport [10], 30 miles south of London in Sussex, is the second-largest airport, and also offers a wide range of international flights.
  • London Stansted Airport [11] in Essex is a hub for the budget airlines Ryanair [12] and easyJet [13] who offer direct flights to a wide range of European destinations as well as to Asia, with daily flights to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia X.
  • London Luton Airport [14] in Bedfordshire is also a major hub for the Ryanair [15] and easyJet [16]
  • London City Airport [17] is the most central airport in London, situated 7 miles east of Central London, but primarily serves business passengers to the main financial centres in Europe.
  • Manchester International Airport [18] in the North of England is the UK's third-largest airport serving many European and a reasonable number of long-haul destinations. This could be a more convenient arrival airport for visitors to North Wales, the North of England and Scotland.
.Outside London and Manchester, many of the regional airports offer a wide range of direct links to European and some long-haul destinations.^ I have enjoyed acting for several years now, and I have been in many school, community, and some regional theatre shows.
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  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport [19], in North West England, is the UK's fastest-growing airport and is taking on more and more flights.
  • Leeds Bradford [20] is a hub for Jet2 [21] and Ryanair.
  • Birmingham International [22]
Other smaller regional airports include Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton and Teesside/Durham Tees Valley.
In Scotland the major airports with links to London and abroad are:
  • Glasgow has two airports: Glasgow International [23] (for most major airlines) and Glasgow Prestwick [24] (for RyanAir and some low-cost flights)
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Inverness
Cardiff International [25] is the only international airport in Wales; it is a major hub of bmibaby[26]
In Northern Ireland, Belfast International Airport [27] and Belfast City Airport [28] both serve the province's capital. City of Derry Airport [29] serves the northwest with a limited number of international and domestic flights.
Due to an increase in airport security and aviation security in general, long delays are possible when checking in for a flight. Additionally a passport or valid photo ID (such as photo driver's licence, national ID card, etc.) is required for internal flights.

By train

From Belgium and France

Eurostar [30] high-speed trains run between London (St Pancras International), Ebbsfleet and Ashford through the Channel Tunnel to Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels. During the summer an additional weekly train operates to Avignon and during the winter a weekly service runs a ski service direct to the French Alps. Through tickets and connections are available in Lille, Paris and Brussels from many European cities to most large UK cities.
Journey times average two hours fifteen minutes to and from Paris, and one hour fifty minutes to Brussels. A second class return from Paris to London costs between €85 and €230. While it can be cheaper to fly from London to Paris using a low-cost airline, bear in mind that the journeys to the airports can be expensive and time-consuming.

From The Netherlands

Multiple daily connections from Dutch cities are possible via Brussels and the Eurostar to London. It can be cheaper (and more flexible) to book an 'Any Dutch station' Eurostar ticket that permits connection to/from any Dutch station provided the itinerary doesn't use the more expensive Thalys services.
Combined train and ferry tickets are available to travellers from stations in the Netherlands to train stations in East Anglia, Essex and East London. This service may be a useful alternative to Eurostar for travellers from Northern Europe, or for those wishing to travel to East Anglia. The interchange between the ferry terminal and the train station at both ports is very simple and user friendly. Express trains from Harwich International are timed to meet the ferry and allow a simple transfer to London Liverpool Street. The Dutch Flyer website [31] gives prices only for tickets purchased in Great Britain; it does, however, give timetable information. Stena's Dutch language website [32] allows booking of tickets for journeys starting from the Netherlands.

From the Republic of Ireland

Cross-border rail services to Northern Ireland
From Dublin in Ireland, the Enterprise [33] takes just over 2 hours to Belfast. Tickets available from Irish Rail [34] (in the Republic) and NI Railways [35] in the North.
Services to the British mainland
Combined Rail & Sail[36] tickets are available from any railway station in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland to any railway station in Great Britain. Tickets can be bought from the railway company and ferry operators. Through tickets are available on most sea corridors.
Fares are slightly higher during July and August. .Virgin Trains [37] may be offering advance-purchase tickets from London to Dublin from £32 return, although these are hard to obtain and possible only for journeys starting in Great Britain.^ NY is great, although I only went a few times.
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By car

The Channel Tunnel has provided a rail/road connection since 1994. Shuttle trains carry cars from Calais, France to Folkestone, the journey taking around 40 minutes. Fares start at £49 one way and can be booked on the Eurotunnel website [38]. On arrival at Folkestone, you can drive on to the M20 motorway which heads towards London. Car ferries also operate to many parts of the UK, see 'by boat' section. Drivers entering Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland will usually find they have done so without noticing. .There are no border controls, and only the major roads will display signs stating that you are leaving one country and entering the other.^ And by the way, Yes NYC is one f the best cities in the world, You could do J.D. goes to New York, and shoot all the season there....
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^ I'm a native of Brooklyn, and I agree with you that there is no place better than the city.
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^ Finding study partners for pilot studies is impossible %u2013 I thought I was the only one out there%u2026 but nice to know you are going for it.
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It should be noted that road signs in the Republic of Ireland are in kilometres while those in Northern Ireland are in miles so it is advisable to take note of the differences in signs and road markings when driving in border areas.

By bus

Coaches are the cheapest way to travel to the UK from France and the Benelux. Eurolines offer daily services from Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels to London Victoria coach station. Daily overnight coaches and limited day coaches travel between the UK and Ireland. Connections are available to most parts of the UK via the domestic National Express coach system, for most destinations it is cheaper to purchase this when purchasing your Eurolines tickets as discounts are available. Journeys take about 8-14 hours.
.Eurolines will also take you to/from other major European cities.^ Someone from the bottom trying to take the path you and so many others have.
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^ Not only do you take care to do quality work for your own fans but you turn them on to other artist's work as well.
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Taking a budget flight is normally cheaper (but with a greater environmental impact), and spares you from a 24h+ bus journey.
.Various other operators compete with Eurolines, mostly between Poland and the UK; these come and go.^ It is syndicated on about 3 different channels that all fall perfectly one after another on the weeknights, so between all of the other goob and bad (mostly bad...
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By boat

.See the city articles for more details on routes, timings and costs.^ The people were always friendly and I wish i'd got to see more of the city.
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^ Yesterday I see for the fourth time the film a kiss more ow!
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Ferry routes to British Mainland
There are a large number of ferry routes into the UK from continental Europe. Newcastle serves a route from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Harwich has ferries from Esbjerg in Denmark and Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands. .You can also sail from Rotterdam in the Netherlands or Zeebrugge in Belgium to Hull, or from Zeebrugge to Rosyth, near Edinburgh (note that this service will resume in April or May 2009, as Norfolk Line [39] take over the route from Superfast Ferries, whose service ended in September 2008).^ This would be near the end of MAY 2008.
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^ I'm so glad to hear that you're taking the bike route!
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^ Yeah, Scrubs is ending in 2008 :( any new shows you will be doing i'd like to know .
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.There is a regular connection between Ramsgate and Oostende in Belgium.^ Anyway, I thought it would be cool to actually find out once and for all if there is a connection between our families.
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There are 4 sailings a day and prices vary between €50 to €84.
Dover is one of Britain's most popular passenger ports with sailings from Zeebrugge, Dunkerque and Calais in France. .The Dover-Calais route is particularly busy, with three companies competing and up to 50 sailings per day.^ TradeTang is the premiere online china wholesale distributor and closeout company helping small businesses and entrepreneurs compete against larger enterprises.
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The Ferry between Dover and Calais costs around £12-18 each way if on foot or bicycle, and around £80 for a car, although big discounts are available if booked in advance or with special offers.
On the south coast, Portsmouth serves ferries from Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, St. Malo and Bilbao in Spain and there are speedy services between Dieppe and Newhaven. The other route from Spain is Santander to Plymouth, Plymouth also has ferries from Roscoff, Poole has ferries to Cherbourg as well as the Channel Islands.
From the Republic of Ireland, ports of entry include Pembroke, Fishguard and Holyhead and Swansea (service suspended until March 2010). There are sailings from Dublin to Holyhead, and Liverpool.

Get around

An extensive national public transport journey planner for the UK is available on the Traveline website [40].
Transport Direct also operate a website for all modes of transport, including planes, cars, and allows comparisons to be made with public transport options [41]

By plane

Given the short distances involved, flying is rarely the cheapest or most convenient option for domestic travel within the UK with the possible exception of between southern England and Scotland. The main domestic hubs are London, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The arrival of budget airlines Ryanair [42] and easyJet [43] have seen a boom in domestic UK air travel, and have forced fares down considerably. To get the best fare, it is advisable to book as far in advance as possible. It is worth noting that many regional airports are not connected to the national rail network, with connections to the nearest cities served by relatively expensive buses. .Photo ID is required before boarding domestic flights in the UK. Check your airline's requirements carefully before setting out.^ I first checked out your website the day I first saw Garden State.
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^ Brohan, CHECK OUT THE FORMAT They have a nice fresh sound so please put them in the next season of Scrubs, and remember Don't smother your kids!
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^ I found your website via COSMO Magazine, they said you were ranked as one of the cutest bloggers so I decided to check it out and here I am.
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.'Screen-scraper' comparison websites can be a useful way to compare flight costs between airports or even city pairs (suggesting alternative airports, for instance).^ Good Morning or so Zach, you may excuse my English and even the way I like to express myself, because I might using the wrong words.
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.Beware that some airlines, such as Ryanair, object to being included in these searches, so these sites are not always comprehensive.^ I get some pressure with Photoshop, people always ask me to fix pictures and such, draw etc.
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The following carriers offer domestic flights within the United Kingdom:
  • British Airways [44]: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, London Gatwick, Heathrow and City Airports, Manchester, Newcastle.
  • FlyBE [45] - Aberdeen, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster-Sheffield, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Norwich, Southampton and Southend airports
  • Loganair [46] operating as a franchise carrier for FlyBe - Eday, Kirkwall, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Sanday, Stronsay, Westray airports.
  • bmi [47] & bmi Regional [48] - Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Jersey, London Heathrow , Manchester, Norwich, Southampton airports.
  • Eastern Airways [49] - Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Humberside, Inverness, Isle Of Man , Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham East Midlands, Southampton, Stornoway, Wick airports.
  • easyJet [50] - Aberdeen, Belfast International,Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Newcastle airports.
  • bmibaby [51] - Aberdeen, Belfast International, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay, Nottingham East Midlands airports.
  • Ryanair [52] - Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Glasgow-Prestwick, Inverness, Liverpool, London Stansted, City of Derry, Newquay, Nottingham East Midlands airports.
  • Air Southwest [53] - Bristol, Cardiff, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, London City and Gatwick, Manchester, Newquay, Plymouth airports.
  • Aurigny Air Services [54] - Alderney, Bristol, Guernsey, Jersey, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Southampton airports.
  • Blue Islands [55] - Alderney, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff, Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Southampton airports.
  • Euromanx [56] - Belfast City, Isle Of Man, Liverpool, London City, Manchester airports.
  • Isles Of Scilly Skybus [57] - Bristol, Exeter, Isles Of Scilly (St. Mary's), Newquay, Southampton airports.
  • Jet2 [58] - Belfast International, Blackpool, Leeds/Bradford, London Gatwick, Newcastle airports.
  • Thomsonfly [59] - Bournemouth, Cardiff, Coventry, Doncaster-Sheffield, Jersey, London Luton airports.
  • VLM Airlines [60] (now operating for KLM) - Isle Of Man, Jersey, Liverpool, London City, Manchester airports.
  • Highland Airways [61] - Anglesey, Benbecula, Cardiff, Inverness, Shetland Islands (Sumburgh), Stornoway airports.
  • British International [62] - Isles Of Scilly (St. Mary's), Isles Of Scilly (Tresco), Penzance airports.
  • Atlantic Airways Faroe Islands [63] - Stansted and Shetland Islands (Sumburgh) airports.
Simplified UK Rail Network
Simplified UK Rail Network
The UK has an extensive privatised train network of some 34,000km (21,000 miles) covering most of the country, from Penzance in Cornwall to Thurso in the far north of Scotland. There is a multitude of different tickets, which can make train travel confusing, even for UK citizens.
Train services are not as fast as the high speed lines of France or Germany. However the UK has one of the busiest commuter and freight networks in the world with a relatively high standard of service on both main and secondary routes. Train services can range from excellent to very poor, and the trains themselves can range from older and more comfortable locomotive-hauled coaches to less spacious and less comfortable multiple units. Train travel is a viable option for exploring the UK and is usually quicker and cheaper than bringing a car into the country or renting one.
Privatisation has resulted in a huge range of quality and price of rail services. While some connections and companies have poor standards of speed, reliability and cleanliness, others offer excellent service and value for money. .However tickets can be bought from any station for travel to and from anywhere on the network and it is perfectly normal to get a connection changing from one company to another.^ It is syndicated on about 3 different channels that all fall perfectly one after another on the weeknights, so between all of the other goob and bad (mostly bad...
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Structure

The track, stations and infrastructure of Britain's railway network (with the exception of preserved railways) is owned by the government and known as Network Rail. Trains are operated by privately owned and commercially run Train operating companies (TOCs). The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) represents all the passenger train companies, and markets them collectively as National Rail.

Passenger rail companies

As of January 2009, the National Rail [64] network of passenger operating companies consists of:
  • Arriva Trains Wales / Trenau Arriva Cymru [65]
  • c2c [66]
  • Chiltern Railways [67]
  • CrossCountry [68]
  • East Midlands Trains [69]
  • Eurostar [70]
  • First Capital Connect [71]
  • First Great Western [72]
  • First ScotRail [73]
  • First Transpennine Express [74]
  • Gatwick Express [75]
  • Grand Central [76]
  • Heathrow Connect [77]
  • Heathrow Express [78]
  • Hull Trains [79]
  • Island Line [80]
  • London Midland [81]
  • London Overground [82]
  • London Underground [83]
  • Merseyrail [84]
  • National Express East Anglia [85]
  • National Express East Coast [86]
  • Northern Rail [87]
  • South West Trains [88]
  • Southeastern [89]
  • Southern [90]
  • Stansted Express [91]
  • Virgin Trains [92]
  • Wrexham & Shropshire [93]
One exception of note to the above is in Northern Ireland. The slightly different administrative system and legacy of the Northern Irish transport system means that Northern Ireland Railways [94] are not part of the National Rail network. See Rail travel in Ireland for more information.

Planning your trip

The first source for rail travel information in the UK is National Rail [95]. The National Rail website, and the National Rail Enquiries phone service on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50 provide train time and fare information. However National Rail do not sell tickets. Tickets are sold by train operating companies, either from ticket offices and ticket machines at railway stations, over the phone or from one of several websites.
  • National Express [96] have one of the more user-friendly websites. It is particularly useful because of the way in which it allows you to compare the cost of two one-way tickets versus a return ticket. A lowest fare finder also quickly shows you the cheapest combination of trains. It makes no charge for credit / debit card payments nor ticket collection / delivery.
  • thetrainline.com [97] is one of the largest train ticketing websites, but its interface is not as easy to use as others. Thetrainline.com also provides the ticketing software to the websites of many of the train operating companies listed above. .It charges both a credit / debit card handling fee and a fee to collect your tickets from a station or to have them posted to you.
  • RailEasy [98] is another train booking service.^ As always, like every day, I get on your blog to see if you posted a new blog.
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    ^ Too cynical to actually believe it true like the others, to maintain appearances I too shall post a comment which I "believe" will be read by you: Thanks for your body of work.
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    ^ Hi Zach, Strap a video to your bike helmet and post us some cool NYC views as you cycle.
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    It charges credit / debit card handling fees.

Tickets

.In general you can save money on train travel by booking in advance (tickets normally go on sale three months in advance) and by avoiding travel during peak times (6-9.30am, 4-7pm Monday to Friday) as trains are busier and more expensive.^ Largest selection of discount cheap timberland boot, Saving a lot at our Timberland boots for men Outlet Store of timberland boots uk timberland boots timberland shoes timberland boots sale cheap timberland boots timberland in uk timberland chukka boots timberlands uk timberlands on sale timberland waterproof.We assure you of our Best Services at all times.
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^ Note to all - save you money cuz I will outbid you!
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^ Anyway, two months go by and I still hadn't heard from him and I say "That's okay, you know I'm sure he's a busy guy, he's probably forgotten about it, let me e-mail him and remind him".
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.You are required to buy a ticket prior to boarding a train, unless the your station has no ticket facilities (not uncommon in rural areas) in which case you must buy a ticket on the train at the first opportunity, else you are liable to pay a 'penalty fare' and may be prosecuted for fare evasion.^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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^ I just wanna said you are an excelent actor and that Ive enjoy a lot your first movie (I have to see others).
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^ Hope you enjoy future film-makings and your bike-buying .
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.National Rail offers three broad kinds of ticket, which allow you to choose between flexibility and value.^ If I were to choose between you or Paul Walker, I'd definitely choose you.
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In increasing order of cost per mile, tickets are classed as:
  • Advance - Buy in advance, travel on specific trains
  • Off-Peak - Buy any time, travel 'off-peak' (outside busy times, normally after 10am and all day at the weekends)
  • Anytime - Buy any time, travel any time
.Advance tickets are only sold as single (one-way) tickets.^ Its the only way some of us can admit we have good feelings, too, not just cynical ones.
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With the exception of suburban and commuter trains, the cheapest fares are almost always Advance tickets. These are released for sale in limited numbers approximately 12 weeks in advance, and must be used on the train specified on the reservation. They are not valid on any other train.
When purchasing a less restricted but more expensive off-peak or anytime ticket, note that return fares are normally only a small amount more than a single (one-way).
Seat reservations are normally free (with the exception, from spring 2009, of trains operated by National Express East Coast and National Express East Anglia, who charge £2.50 per reservation) and are available on most longer distance journeys and strongly recommended where available. .If you are travelling on a train with reserved seating with a reservation yourself, check the paper tag or digital display above the seat before sitting down, or you may be required to vacate it.^ But anywho, you probably won't even read this, because you get so many comments, it would be time consuming to sit down and read every single one of them.
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^ Come on in Zach make yourself nice and comfortable, relax have a seat this will be an easy intrview, Zach besides being a gifted actor what other hobbies do you have?
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^ There are 3 of us who say that if there was one man in the world we would want to sit down and have coffee with, it would be you.
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Discounts

Discounts on these tickets are available for:
  • Children - up to the age of 15
  • Small Groups – of between 3 and 9 people
  • Large Groups – 10 or more people
  • Railcards – discount cards valid for one year
  • Regional Railcards – offering discounts within a specific region
See Rail travel in the UK for full details.

Rail passes

There are two principal types of rail pass available to visitors to the UK which permit inclusive rail travel throughout the UK. Supplements are normally payable for Eurostar and sleeper trains.
  • InterRail and Eurail are passes for EU and non-EU citizens respectively. See Interrail#Passes for more information.
  • Britrail [99] is primarily targeted at visitors from the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and must be purchased online or in your home nation before you depart for the UK

Ranger & Rover tickets

Ranger and Rover tickets are tickets that permit unlimited travel with relatively few restrictions over a defined geographical area for a period of anything from one to fourteen days. A full list of tickets is available with their terms and conditions from National Rail [100]. These tickets include Rovers for almost every region of the UK, but notable tickets include:
  • All Line Rover: 7 or 14 Days - These national Rovers allow one or two weeks travel on almost all scheduled rail services in the UK. As of January 2009, they cost £375 / £565 respectively for standard class, and £565 / £860 for first class, with concessions for children and railcard holders.
  • Freedom of Scotland Travelpass: 4 days in 8 or 8 days in 15 - £105 and £140 respectively, with concessions for children and railcard holders.

Lines & routes

This list is not comprehensive, mentioning only Britain's main line railways.

Services

With the exception of certain regional, local and some suburban routes, trains feature two classes of accommodation:
  • Standard class accommodation with two seats either side of the aisle with a variety of facing 'table' or more private 'airline' seats.
  • First class accommodation, with two seats and one seat either side of the aisle, with a larger seat, more legroom, and an at-seat service of drinks, refreshments and a newspaper (not all at seat services available at the weekend, or for the entirety of the journey).
Longer distance journeys feature some or all of the following:
  • Free seat reservations, indicated by a paper tag or electronic display above each seat
  • A walk-up buffet or shop, or a trolley service of drinks and refreshments moving through the train
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • At least one carriage with a fully disabled-accessible toilet and baby changing facilities
  • On some services, a complimentary or paid wireless internet service
There are also five scheduled overnight sleeper trains that operate every night of the week except Saturday:
Reservations are mandatory on sleeper trains, and supplements are payable on top of most ticket prices to reserve a berth. Special advance purchase tickets known as Bargain Berths are available on the Scottish sleepers, starting at £19. They are only available from ScotRail.co.uk [101]. All sleeper trains offer:
  • Reclining seated accommodation (comparable to daytime first class)
  • Standard Class (a cabin with two berths; solo travellers will share with someone of the same sex)
  • First Class (a identical cabin but with a single berth and more generous breakfast, toiletry pack and access to departure and arrival lounges at larger stations)

Steam trains and preserved railways

These are enjoyed for their own sake at least as much as they are used as a means of transport. [102]

By car

All of the UK drives on the left - the opposite side from mainland Europe and the USA, but the same as Australia,India, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and a number of other countries. .In one well-publicised incident, Hollywood actor Matthew Broderick was involved in an 1987 accident in Northern Ireland in which he ploughed head-on into another car because he was on the wrong side of the road.^ Not because I'm in med school (far from it), or not because I have the same issues, just because every actor is so committed that I become sucked into your world.
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Visitors from the United States and Canada should bear in mind that as in the rest of Europe most cars in the UK are manual (i.e. "stick-shift") transmission, and that car rental companies will allocate you a manual transmission car by default unless you specifically ask for an automatic when you make a reservation. .You will usually have to pay a few extra pounds for an auto but not having to worry about gears whilst learning to drive on the "wrong side of the road" is well worth paying extra for!^ Well, catch you on the flip side!
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^ I was psycho about you adding me on a stupid webpage I hardly use except for my two friends in Jersey, a few in Scotland.
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^ I'm still having sexual fantasies about you Zach.
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.A car will get you pretty much anywhere in the UK. Parking is a problem in large cities, and especially in London, can be very expensive.^ Thank you very much .
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^ And, pretty much any movie you are in, we see.
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^ That's OK Thank you very much .
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Petrol (gasoline) is heavily taxed and therefore expensive, currently at around £1.07 per litre (around €1.20 per litre, US$5.50 per US gallon). The cheapest fuel is usually available at supermarkets. Branches of Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Asda tend to have fuel stations in their car parks, which are often cheaper than the big name fuel stations like Esso/Exxon, Shell and BP.
.There are very few tolls (mainly on some large bridges/tunnels, such as the Severn Bridges) but a levy (congestion charge) of £8 (€8.68, US$10.95) is payable for driving in central London.^ You and the rest of the cast, along with some incredible writers and crew, have brought laughter, and not a few tears, to a good many of us and I think you for that.
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^ I spent some time there a few years ago for a Pitchfest.
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.Traffic can be very heavy, especially during 'rush hour', when commuters are on their way to and from work - typically 7-10AM and 4-7PM. School holidays can make a noticeable difference, however, particularly in the morning rush hour.^ I Just LOVE all of you works, ure superfantastic (hehehe mr. And by the way, your blog is very intersting and very funny!
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^ I'm somehow doubting that the post I make on your blog will ever actually make any difference to you, especially since im #1273839, but perhaps it is worth a shot.
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^ Noticed you hanging out backstage in the NY Magazine photos, however, and everyone looked very spiffy and dapper and loving the night.
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.The M25 London orbital motorway is particularly notorious (known to most Londoners as London's car park because all the traffic comes to a standstill) - it is best avoided on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons, use it only if you need to, and take local advice if you plan to drive to Heathrow to catch a plane.^ I wish you all the best with your projects to come.
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^ Take care and all the best to you, Crissy .
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^ All the best to you, take care.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The M6 through Birmingham is another traffic blackspot. .You can typically bet on finding a traffic jam if you drive for more than 90 minutes on the motorway system.^ I'm more than enormously addicted to you.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyway, I was just up in NYC ( I love it just as much if not more than you) not too long ago, I wish I could've run into you...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know absolutley nothing about acting but even I can see that you are more than talented...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Checking local traffic reports on the radio or websites such as Highways Agency [103] or Frixo [104] can help if you know you need to travel during busy hours.^ Also, if you like Chocolate and for some reason didn't already know about it, check out Max Brenners in Union Square.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hardly know a thing about you...Im not obsessed enough to check when your birthday is or where you grew up....
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I found your website via COSMO Magazine, they said you were ranked as one of the cutest bloggers so I decided to check it out and here I am.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many cities operate a "Park and Ride" scheme, with car parks on the edge of the city and cheap buses into the city centre, and you should consider using them.^ I've never posted a comment to a stranger before, however I have allowed you into my home on many occations before, i.e.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know what I should call you, I'm not used to this whole online talk-to-a-celebrity deal.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I got into the car with my mom and I used my boss' directions and we entered the city via the Lincoln Tunnel.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In major cities (particularly London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Birmingham) it is usually a much better option to park on the outskirts and take public transport to the centre. This not only saves money on parking and fuel but also saves a lot of time as heavy traffic, twisty one way systems, and limited parking space causes long delays.
Parking on-street is usually heavily restricted. Never park on a white, double yellow or double red line (stopping on white or red lines is illegal. Parking on a single-yellow line is restricted (typically no-parking during the daytime e.g. 7am-7pm) and the restrictions are displayed on roadside yellow signs. Many residential streets require a resident's parking permit to park on the street, although outer-suburbs have less restrictions. On-street parking in cities may be restricted to disability-badge holders or be heavily metered, and is often for no more than a 1-2 hours stay in the daytime but is often free at night. .Surface lots generally operate the pay 'n' display payment system - you must buy a ticket from a vending machine, select how many hours you wish to pay and then place the ticket on your dashboard in clear view - these places are regularly patrolled and if you don't return to your car before the allotted time you'll get a penalty or get clamped.^ Luisa P.S. How is the weather at your place?
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you where in Tacoma,how was your visit?
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zach i don't know how many times people can say you are awesome.
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.Often you'll need to enter your car's license plate number when buying the ticket to prevent people from 'selling on' tickets with leftover time.^ Your fans need you!
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^ How often do people stop you on the streets and ask for an autograph?
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just don't get any drunken tatoos because it'll be such a nuisance to have to cover them up every time you show some ass in a movie.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Parking garages (known as 'multi-storeys' in British English) are usually multi-level buildings or in larger cities may be located underground. Most have barrier-controls - you'll be issued with a ticket upon entry. .When returning to your vehicle you must either pay at a 'pay station' (a self-service terminal inside the car park's lobby) in which you insert the ticket and pay the required amount - the ticket will be given back to you and you must insert it into the slot at the exit barrier; or alternatively you will pay a cashier at the exit barrier - it'll normally explain the payment process on the ticket.^ I'll run into you sometime.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know that you'll probably never read this, or care to respond, but I think it would be SO cool if yoy just returned a message and said "hi".
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, reading your blogs is like listening to JD talk - there must be alot of you in him.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Parking charges vary from less than 50p per hour in small towns to over 4GBP an hour in the largest cities. Many larger cities have digital displays on the approach roads indicating how many parking spaces are available in each car park.
In any town, expect regular bus services between the centre, suburbs and nearby villages, and less frequent services to more rural areas. London also has the largest mass-transit system in the world - the London Underground. Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool have tram (streetcar) services throughout the city. Glasgow and Newcastle also have underground rail systems; both are relatively small compared to the Tube, but do criss-cross the city-centre, and bus services from the outlying areas are frequent and reliable (though often slow due to traffic).
The UK has a comprehensive system of road numbers. These generally take precedence on signs: British roads are signed on a route-based rather than destination oriented basis. .Therefore, before setting out on a long journey, plan the route you are going to take and note the road numbers you will need to follow.^ How long did it take you.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Go get a smudge stick from some hokey pokey witch shop before you start filming again and burn it (it's sage).
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hope those guys keep making movies together for a good long while (you need to get in on that action!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is very unusual to see destinations, even large cities, signed more than about 50 miles in advance.^ I think you are a very talented actor and although I was sad about Scrubs ending...I know you will have many roles in some more great movies!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know absolutley nothing about acting but even I can see that you are more than talented...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The people were always friendly and I wish i'd got to see more of the city.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Other than that, UK road signs are excellent and should be very easy to follow. Road numbers are indicated by a letter and a number as in Europe; however, the sign colours and letters are different. Routes prefixed 'M' on a blue sign are motorways - this means 70mph speed limits, restrictions on vehicle types, no pedestrians/cyclists etc. Trunk roads are prefixed 'A' and use green signs - these can have anything from 2 to 6 lanes and have varying speed limits, and usually connect towns to motorways. Many A-roads have been upgraded to motorways and are suffixed with an 'M' e.g. "A47(M)". Roads prefixed with a 'B' with white signs are the larger of the back-roads. Unclassified roads typically link smaller villages together.
Speed limits for cars are 70mph (112 km/h) on motorways and dual carriageways (i.e. roads with a median strip); 60mph (96 km/h) on single carriageway roads unless otherwise signposted; and 30mph (48 km/h) in built-up unless signs show otherwise. The use of 20mph (32 km/h) zones has become increasingly common to improve safety in areas such as those around schools.
.Enforcement cameras are widespread on all types of road, though more used in some areas than others (North Yorkshire, for example, has a policy of using only mobile speed cameras operated by police).^ As an adult, I use way more stamps than I ever did in the 22 years before now.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They've been though much more than me.
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^ I stayed their only for one day but I immediately fall in love with the city though I did not make it to do all the things you talked about.
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Static cameras are often well signed, painted bright colours with clear markings on the road. While this might seem rather strange, the idea is to improve their public acceptance as a 'safety' measure (rather than the widely held opinion that they're there to collect money).
There are some variable mandatory speed limits on the M25 to the west of London (enforced by cameras, again), and the M42 near Birmingham - these are shown on overhead gantries inside a red circle; other temporary speed limits shown on matrix boards are recommended but not mandatory. Apart from these and around roadworks, the motorways are generally free of fixed speed cameras. Speeds on motorways are generally much higher than the stated speed limit (usually at least 80mph), and visitors are advised to be aware of this and stick to the inside lane. Driving at slower speeds in the outside (overtaking lane) may cause frustration to other drivers.
Despite the fact that the Traffic Police have now largely been replaced by speed cameras, driving standards still remain relatively well-maintained in the UK, with the road system being (statistically) among the safest in Europe. .It has long been known by visitors (and an increasing number of British) that a foreign licence plate makes you largely immune from speed cameras, congestion charge cameras and Traffic (Parking) Wardens, but do not abuse this.^ Dear Zach- My Daughter and I met you a long time ago when you were working with Bonnie Buol and making a commercial for Sports Brain.
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^ I hope those guys keep making movies together for a good long while (you need to get in on that action!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Makes you look like some spanish dude trying to make money off zb traffic.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You may just hit upon the one Camera Operator/Warden who can be bothered to take the trouble to track down your address from your home licensing authority.^ You are just one busy man.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And just want to wish you and your family friends all the very best for the future and your many endeavours.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, I do love the fact that youre down to earth and one of my favorite actors, which probably everyone on here, that implies.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Note that the British authorities have access to vehicle registration databases from various other countries. Also, British hire car companies will charge speeding fines to your credit card, long after you have left the country. Police in some areas have begun to occasionally stop foreign-registered cars at random to simply confirm that the owners are not in fact British drivers evading UK road tax / insurance / annual vehicle inspections etc. Although it is quite rare to see a Traffic Police car nowadays, some do still prowl the motorways in un-marked cars. Any police officers, regardless of their normal duties, will pursue a vehicle seen driving dangerously.
Don't drink and drive in the UK. The maximum limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (0.08%) The police often patrol roads in cities and town centres on Friday and Saturday night, on the lookout for drink drivers. .Police must have reason to suspect you have been drinking - they cannot randomly issue breath tests.^ Do the final season up right, they cannot fire you for it.
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However, the law is such that police may stop you for committing any moving traffic offence, for example, not having your seat-belt on or even failing to indicate at a junction. These minor traffic offences will give authority to police to conduct a breath test. .The police may also stop you if they suspect the person to have been drinking alcohol or if you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision (Road Traffic Collision).^ I find that if you stop looking so hard, you'll realize that the right person just kind of, finds you.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just wanted to stop by and say that I'm so happy that you're such a nice and down to earth person.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An Irish blessing for you: May you have warm words on a cold evening, A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Enforcement of drink driving laws are extremely strict and police will always take strict action on those failing a breath test or those refusing to do so. Do not abuse this as penalties are severe. .Fines are up to £5000, minimum driving ban is 12 months for a first offence, and you may be imprisoned for up to 6 months.^ Hey, first time posting on here, and i doubt you'll end up reading this, but if you do that would be really super.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And after I was "quarantined" there for six months after you left until the infection cleared up, you cad!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the first time I've actually looked up an actor and it brought me to this site....wait.....no.......Jake Gyllanhaal was the first actor I've looked up......You - Zack Braff are the second.
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Note that a refusal to provide a breath test will result in penalties almost as severe as those for drink driving itself. Failing a breath test or refusing to give a sample of breath when requested by police will result in your immediate arrest and transport to a police custody suite where a police doctor will draw a sample of blood. A separate charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath will be added to your criminal charges. A conviction will triple your car insurance, the endorsement will stay on your licence for 11 years, and can make it difficult to find employment.
Drivers from abroad should take note that many British drivers regard the flashing of headlights as a signal that they can proceed, rather than as a warning, or as a signal to slow down due to the presence of police. This misunderstanding has led to a number of accidents. .In a dangerous situation, where there is a risk of death or injury, sound your horn, even during the night.^ An Irish blessing for you: May you have warm words on a cold evening, A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door.
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The inappropriate use of the horn is illegal between 23:00 and 07:30.
.It is also an offence to use your mobile phone whilst driving, although provision is made for the use of hands-free kits which are exempt from the law.^ Your a pioneer and a visionary, and although you made it..and you have, i'd love for you to read this.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Police will stop you for using your mobile phone and a £60 penalty will be issued on the spot. This fine will be accompanied with 3 points endorsed on your license. Also, it is a legal requirement that all persons in a vehicle to be wearing their seat-belt. Persons not wearing a seat-belt may receive a £30 fine, although this does not come with any points. If a child is not wearing a seat-belt, the parent or guardian, normally the driver, is responsible and a fine will be issued for that offence also. Children under 1.4 metres are also legally required to use a child booster seat for safety reasons. .Use of fog lights where there is no fog is also an offence for which you may receive a £30 fine.^ I'm a native of Brooklyn, and I agree with you that there is no place better than the city.
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^ You have no idea how happy you would make him just to be there.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hey Zach, there's no need to justify things written about you in the press to us.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Note the following differences to the road rules from other countries: side roads never have priority, there is no requirement to stop for school buses, overtaking on the left is illegal, and you may not turn left over a red light. .There are no 4 way stop junctions in the UK; priority should be clearly marked on the road.^ There's no way you read all that is posted here...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I like the way the show depicted it, though - that there is no either/or but rather a delicate balance between the two.
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^ Also, if no one has told you yet how cool Virb.com is, you should go there and check it out and see how cool it is.
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Once on any roundabout (circular), you have priority over traffic that has not entered it. Be careful of two lane roundabouts, which appear to be a uniquely British phenomenon; there are complicated rules for which lane you should be in which UK drivers learn and expect other drivers to follow. You should be fine provided you're cautious and keep an eye on other traffic.
For further information on driving in the UK, buy a copy of "The Highway Code"; this is the government-published book that is used to teach drivers the rules of the road when they are learning.

By bus and coach

Local bus services are of variable quality and cost. Rural bus services are in general better than in France and the USA, but not so good as in Italy or Germany. .It is useful to note that many cities and large towns have day cards for their bus networks that can work out as good value.^ I haven't gotten the chance to see the ex, but I look forward to renting it whenever it comes out on DVD. Good luck with any future work.
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^ Love your work, come and chill out in Oz one day.
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^ New York rox :) where I live haha just droping a line supporrtin your work have a good day man .
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Locals and staff will be willing to help you if you are confused by timetables.
.Coach travel tends to be slower than train travel, as well as less frequent, although it is comfortable and often much cheaper.^ I have often compared myself with your character, "JD" and wonder how much of you is in him as well.
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^ I'm from the windy city -well........when I travel I actually tell people I'm from Chicago rather than saying I'm in a town called Schaumburg cuz then people would be like "where's Schaumburg" then I have to give a whole schpeel about it and it's just much easier to say Chicago.
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^ I live on the east coast as well, I like to think that its much less hectic here than in california.
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.Coaches, like trains will also generally take you right to the centre of town.^ What a coincidence, you like Peach/Pomegranate Iced Tea and I'm feeling sleepy right now.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Obviously was just someone looking for a story other than the story of Scrubs, and that's not why you do stuff like the TCA, so you were right to walk away.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don't take advantage of people, but that's generally a decent rule of thumb for all people - not just those you date.
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The largest coach companies in the UK are:
  • National Express [105] is the largest long distance bus service in the UK, and services all major destinations on the mainland; they sell tickets online and at coach terminals. .Prices start at just £1 one way for promotional 'funfares' between major city-pairs, although remain quite expensive on less competitive routes such as those serving airports.
  • Megabus [106] is a relatively new service between a limited number of major destinations at cut-throat prices, as low as £1 +50p booking charge for some routes if booked well in advance.^ And by the way, Yes NYC is one f the best cities in the world, You could do J.D. goes to New York, and shoot all the season there....
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    ^ Oh well, I guess I just have to wait a century for the movies to be shown in HBO or look for it in some pirated DVD stores.
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    ^ Indeed, it can take a strong dog well over an hour to eat one, and thus is an enjoyable, safe way to keep an energetic breed occupied and out of trouble.
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    Understandably, it is very popular with students. .To get the cheapest fares you should book a week or two ahead.^ Rob is a very talented film maker, as well, and the two of you should talk.
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    ^ So %u2013 just about two weeks ago %u2013 I didn't know anything about you nor Scrubs, really!
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    ^ Me and two of my friends are going to fly to NY in two weeks and wonder if you are going to be there.
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    .However fares are often still good value when booked with less time (sometimes £8 London-Manchester booked only two days in advance).^ Those two thing just popped up Big Time for me in the last few days.
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    ^ LOVE scrubs and i watched garden state for the first time like two days ago...
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    ^ That was about two years ago, and the wellcomposed mixture of good music still adds a little more happiness to my senses!
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    Tickets must be bought online or using the booking line (0900 160 0900, at 60 pence per minute) and cannot be bought from the driver.
  • CityLink [107] services destinations in Scotland. They sell their tickets online, by text, or from the driver, although it is always advised to book your tickets in advance. Some routes also carry Megabus passengers.
  • Dot2Dot [108] is a specialised service offered by National Express coaches, providing door-to-door airport transfer service, operating between central London and Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Prices start at £17.50 - a great alternative to taxi fares!
  • easyBus [109] is London's low cost airport transfer service from easyGroup. One-way fares start at £2, servicing Stansted, Luton, and Gatwick airports. Advance booking recommended.

By taxi

There are two types of taxis in the United Kingdom:- Metered (black) cabs that can be hailed in the street and are mostly found in larger towns and cities; and minicabs (private hire taxis) which must be ordered by telephone.
Black Cabs These are useful for travelling within cities - the name originates from the old 1960s purpose-built Austin FX3 taxis which were originally painted black, but today usually are covered in advertisements. .In major cities, custom-built vehicles which seat 5 people are commonly used as metered taxis, but in smaller cities regular cars or people-carriers are used instead.^ So I got into the car with my mom and I used my boss' directions and we entered the city via the Lincoln Tunnel.
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These taxis can be hailed on the street or picked up from a taxi rank (usually found near major shopping areas and transport hubs). Tbe rate varies, typically starting at around 2-3GBP and rising at around 1GBP a mile, making them fairly expensive. .Add night charges, waiting charges, luggage charges for large suitcases etc on to the meter as well, and travelling by taxi can be expensive unless you are in a large group.^ Ever since then i been watching the show every night just waiting for you or Dr. Cox (john C) to make my happy ass laugh.
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A short 10 minute trip would normally cost between 3-5GBP. The 'Taxi' sign on the roof is illuminated when a taxi is available.
Minicabs More common in suburbs and smaller towns, minicabs can only be used by telephone ordering and charge fixed prices to different destinations. Local telephone directories usually advertise taxi companies, and the phone numbers are usually painted in big numbers on the side of their vehicles. Minicabs are usually much cheaper, fares for long journeys can often be negotiated (although you should agree the fare with the phone operator when booking, not with the driver) and most companies have a variety of vehicle sizes from small saloons (Ford Mondeo, Skoda Octavia, Peugeot 406 etc) up to large 12-seater minivans so if you have a large group you can specify the vehicle size. Some minicab firms specialize in serving airports and offer discounted rates.
Fake taxis Fake taxis are not a major problem and are mostly found around the major airports. A few tips: Check that the taxi has a rear taxi-license plate on the rear bumper and that it carries the name of the local authorative council. The driver's taxi license should be displayed on the dashboard. The meter displays the correct rate (the metered fares are usually advertised on the side of the taxi). .If calling a minicab, the taxi company will ask your last-name and your phone number - the driver should know this when he picks you up.^ I felt that you should know.
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^ You should talk to your people.
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^ You know what you should do?
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.If approached by a taxi driver claiming that you booked their taxi (particularly in airports or nightlife districts), ask them to confirm your name and phone number - if they don't know then it is most likely that they are fake.^ I don't know how you do that stuff.
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^ I don't know you.
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^ Never read the tabloids so I don't know what you're guilty of...:) Enjoy your summer.
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.Most local councils require licensed taxis to be newer than 10 or 15 years old.^ S: i know that probably not all of my words will be correct, cause i am from austria and 15 years old ^^ :) .
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^ I'm currently 15 years old, nearing 16 and nearing the end of my high school years, well..
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Many fake taxis use older vehicles.

By boat

Ferries link the mainland to the many offshore islands including the Isles of Scilly from Penzance; the Isle of Wight from Southampton and Portsmouth; the Isle of Man from Liverpool and Ireland, the Orkneys and Shetland islands. There are also numerous car and passenger ferry routes between England and France and between Ireland and the UK. There are also regular ferry services between Northern Ireland and Scotland and these depart Larne, Belfast, Troon, Stranraer and Cairnryan. There are also routes from Northern Ireland to Birkenhead and Fleetwood (both near Liverpool in England).

By thumb

Pedestrians are banned on motorways, motorway junctions, as well as on certain primary routes. However, aside from those exceptions, hitchhiking is not illegal. .The British are very aware of safety, and you may expect a long wait for a ride.^ Also, I may very well be in love with you..
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^ Hi Zach i have followed your writing for a long time.really you have given very successful information.
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^ Hello Zach, I am very happy for you nominees Emmy 2008, I wait you win.
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.If you use signs, it's fairly customary to use the number of the road on them rather than the destination.^ Well, enjoy and when you get time off at Christmas, rather than be cold, come south to Australia and date yourself silly here.
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^ What better place to vacation than in NYC (don't you hate it when people use vacation as a verb?
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^ Although, on some level, I'd rather you dress like Wendy while you write than mummified, rolled up in Charmin.
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.In other words, from Birmingham to London you wouldn't use a sign "LONDON" but rather "M25". Two places where signs are quite useful are Land's End and John O'Groats, the two extremes of the country, especially if your sign says the other.^ I was psycho about you adding me on a stupid webpage I hardly use except for my two friends in Jersey, a few in Scotland.
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^ Now on to the other thing you mentioned in your blog - New York.
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^ I want to hug you till I go out your other side!
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Note that traffic in more remote areas of Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall can be quite scarce.

By Bicycle

The UK can be both a cyclist's dream and nightmare. Fortunately cycling is popular as both a sport and a means of transportation. Bike rental exists in some cities e.g. Cambridge or Oxford and in some scenic areas. A handful of smaller cities such as Reading have introduced 'Community Bicycle' schemes in which a bike can be rented from various 'bike stations' around the city and this is expected to be introduced in London before the 2012 Olympics. The wheels of choice for most British cyclists is the hybrid bike - they have the comfort and practicality of a city bike combined with the performance (multi-speed gearing) and ruggedness of a mountain bike. Conventional mountain bikes and single-speed roadsters are also common, and folding bikes are becoming more popular in major cities. Bicycles are expensive in the UK - expect to pay 100GBP-plus for a basic model. They are sold by individual manufacturer's dealers (e.g. Dawes, Raleigh, Giant), automobile product stores (e.g. Halfords), sport accessory stores (e.g. Decathlon) and through private bicycle retailers. Cheaper used bikes can be purchased online via websites such as EBay or may be advertised in newspapers, notice-boards etc.
Urban cycling varies city-to-city. Most cities have designated cycle-lanes although they are routinely ignored by drivers and are often shared with buses, motorcycles and taxis. Some major roads will have split-pavements for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst other times cyclists are expected to ride in the traffic. .This can be dangerous if you're not a skilled cyclist and general traffic rules should be adhered to.^ Maybe I should start watching some of this stuff you're in :).
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^ Don't take advantage of people, but that's generally a decent rule of thumb for all people - not just those you date.
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^ I hope you're having a great summer in NYC. You should check out a band called The Upwelling (www.theupwelling.com).
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It's a legal requirement to have reflectors and a bell, and a rear blinker light must be used at night. Also many cyclists use standard arm-signals to alert motorists - if you are turning left or right you should raise your left or right arm respectively, and if you wish to stop then you should wave your left arm up and down. Cycling is banned on certain roads - all motorways and many primary (A) roads - a sign will indicate this.
Most cities will have designated bike-parking areas with bicycle racks and are almost always free. Carry a good lock with you as bike-theft is common. Bicycles are permitted on SOME trains, depending on the operator. .Commuter trains generally allow folding bicycles only, some regional trains may have a rack that can carry 2-3 bicycles, while many intercity trains have a baggage car that can hold many bikes.^ I have enjoyed acting for several years now, and I have been in many school, community, and some regional theatre shows.
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Check with the operator before-hand - bikes will almost always require a reservation: on some trains for free, some for a small charge (typically half the adult fare) whilst others will require a full-fare ticket. Reservations can be made over the phone (via National Rail or via the train operator), or at the station ticket office. Long-distance coaches also allow bicycles, although again they must be reserved and there may be a surcharge. .Local city buses and regional buses don't allow full-size bikes but some operators may permit folding bicycles - you should check before hand.^ You should real check it out.
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^ You should check them out (esp.
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^ You should check them out!
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If a bus is quiet then it's often down to the driver's discretion. Rapid transit systems also have varying bicycle policies e.g. London Underground allows folding bicycles at all times and conventional bicycles outside of peak hours as long as the train isn't crowded.
The SUSTRANS Cycle Network is a series of paved and unpaved cycle tracks covering the whole country, passing through some spectacular scenery on the way. Their website (www.sustrans.co.uk) has a comprehensive cycle-map and most cycle-stores, tourist information centres and youth hostels also sell their maps.
"Two countries divided by a common language"
Speakers of American English will find some terms which differ in British English:
  • Barrister/solicitor - lawyer
  • Bill - check
  • Biscuits - cookies
  • Bonnet - the hood of a car
  • Boot - the trunk of a car
  • Bum - ass
  • Cash point/cash machine - ATM
  • Chemist/pharmacy - drug store
  • Chips - fries, which may be "french fries" or thick-cut traditional English chips
  • Christian name - first name
  • Crisps - potato chips
  • Cupboard - closet
  • Dinner - for some people it is the midday meal; they would call the evening meal "tea"
  • Dummy/dummytit - pacifier
  • Fag - cigarette (only used colloquially), also a rude, demeaning way of referring to a homosexual man
  • Fanny - "female private part"
  • Football - soccer
  • Jam - jelly
  • Jelly - jello
  • Lift - elevator in building; the offer of a ride in car
  • Mobile (phone) - cell phone
  • Nappy - diaper
  • Off licence/off sales - liquor store
  • Pavement - sidewalk
  • Pushchair/pram/buggie - baby stroller
  • Queue - line
  • Ring - call (someone on telephone)
  • Rubbish - trash/garbage
  • Serviette - napkin (on table)
  • Smart - can also mean sharp (well-dressed)
  • Surname - last name
  • Tea - tea; can also mean an early evening snack meal, or sometimes the main evening meal.
  • Supper - sometimes means snacks after the evening meal at a later time of the night
  • Toilet - washroom/restroom
  • Torch - flashlight
  • Trousers - pants
.English is spoken throughout the country, although there are parts of major cities where immigration has led to a variety of different languages being spoken as well.^ WOW what a difference being in a 3rd world country makes.
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.English spoken in the United Kingdom has several different dialects, some of which may contain words which are unfamiliar to other English speakers.^ Good Morning or so Zach, you may excuse my English and even the way I like to express myself, because I might using the wrong words.
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^ In other words: In a Kingdom Far, Far way from you.
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A trained ear can also distinguish the English spoken by someone from Northern Ireland as opposed to someone from the Republic of Ireland, or even pinpoint their origin to a particular town. English in Scotland and Northern Ireland can be spoken quite fast.
Welsh is also widely spoken in Wales, particularly in North and West Wales. .The number of Welsh speakers has risen over the last few years, but this bilingual population is still only around 30% of the total population of the Principality.^ And the fact that i went to a camp a few long years ago and i had a camp counselor that looked like you...i had a little girl crush, it didnt last long.
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^ I re-discovered Scrubs (also totally by chance) just a few months ago after deciding years ago, based on 90 seconds of one episode, that it blew.
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^ Only just got hooked on the show "Scrubs" and a few friends also introduced me to Garden State and the Last Kiss.
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Government bodies whose area of responsibility covers Wales use bilingual documentation (English and Welsh) - for example, see the website of the Swansea-based DVLA [110]. Road signs in Wales are bilingual. .Even the non-Welsh-speaking majority in Wales know how to pronounce Welsh place names.^ I mean no other place seems to know how to make them.
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Once you hear how to pronounce a name, have a go and try not to offend!
Gaelic (pronounced 'Gaylick' when referring to Scotland) can be heard in the Scottish Highlands and Islands but sadly boasts all too few native speakers. The ancient Cornish language of Cornwall, in the far south west, was revived during the twentieth century, but it is not passed down from parent to child as Welsh and Gaelic still are. Be aware, however, that Cornish place names remain and can be rather challenging to pronounce for non-locals! The Irish form of Gaelic is still spoken in some remote border areas of Northern Ireland.
Scots has much in common with English, and can be heard in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland (where it is known as Ulster-Scots) in various degrees. It can be difficult to understand, so feel free to ask someone to repeat themselves or speak more slowly. .Speakers are likely to use standard English with outsiders.^ Good Morning or so Zach, you may excuse my English and even the way I like to express myself, because I might using the wrong words.
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.All speakers of these minority languages are fluent to near-fluent in standard English but react well if you show an interest in their native tongue and culture.^ I hope all is well by you.
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^ Hope all is well for you.
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^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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Inter-migration in the United Kingdom means you are likely to encounter people from all over the UK and beyond no matter where you visit. It is rare to find a place where all adults have the same accent or dialect.
There's an old joke that the people of the US and the UK are "divided by a common language", and travellers from English-speaking countries outside the UK may have difficulty catching specific words where regional accents are strong, but still there should not be any major difficulties in communicating. The British are good at understanding English spoken in a foreign accent, and visitors who speak English as a second language need not fear making mistakes. .You may just get a slightly blank look for a few seconds after the end of a sentence while they 'decode' it internally.^ I find that if you stop looking so hard, you'll realize that the right person just kind of, finds you.
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^ Anyway, just wondering, is it odd for you when you here fans say they love you and other comments of the same type?
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^ I hope you can answer me, My e-mai is mvickysf@hotmail.com, just in case, I can aboid this, Im a dreamer, as J.D. see you soon (in tv, at least).
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The British will not criticise or correct your language.
A few examples of words that overseas visitors may not be familiar with:
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  • Wee - small (Scotland, Northern Ireland, some English people)
  • Loch - lake (Scotland)
  • Lough - lake (Northern Ireland)
  • Aye - yes (some parts of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and North England)
  • Poke - ice cream served in a wafer cone (Northern Ireland) or paper bag in Scotland
  • Downing Street - used to refer to the Government (similar to White House referring to the President of the United States)
  • Cymru (which English-speakers may pronounce as 'Sim-roo' but some attempt more accurately as 'Cum-ree') - Wales (Wales)
  • Cockney rhyming slang is not a language but a collection of terms, some local and temporary, others so long-lasting that they are used by many people who don't realise that they are rhyming slang.^ I thought you might like to know how much influence your music choices for the soundtrack of Garden State had on many people.
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    ^ They are prized by dogs (and thus their owners) for their compelling tastiness and how long they last.
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    ^ I think you are a very talented actor and although I was sad about Scrubs ending...I know you will have many roles in some more great movies!
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    Example of the latter: "raspberry" for the derisive noise called "Bronx cheer" in the US - derived from "raspberry tart", rhyming with "fart".
British people have historically been very tolerant of swearing, when used in context.
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK
The United Kingdom has an array of National Parks and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that serve to preserve the country's natural heritage. There are 14 National Parks in total spread across England, Scotland and Wales (9 in England, 2 in Scotland and 3 in Wales) and 49 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (35 in England, 4 in Wales, 9 in Northern Ireland and 1 in both England and Wales). .There are no Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Scotland, but there are the equivalent National Scenic Areas, of which there are 35 spread across the country.^ And it makes me a little less terrified to be moving across the country to live there....
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  • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, is a magnificently situated royal fortress located on one of the highest points in the city. The castle has been continuously in use for 1000 years and is in excellent condition.
  • Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle located near the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire.
  • The Georgian architecture and Roman baths in Bath.
  • York Minster (Cathedral) in the historic city of York.
  • Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the head of the church of England. Located in the city of Canterbury in Kent
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, is home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • The ancient and world-renowned universities of Oxford and Cambridge
  • The Eden Project near St Austell is a massive botanical gardens including indoor rainforest and Mediterranean biodomes.
  • The Giant's Causeway sixty miles from Belfast on the north coast of Northern Ireland is a World Heritage site and a natural wonder.
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to three of the most important ships ever built and 800 years of naval history.

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Cost

The United Kingdom is a very expensive country, although the Pound's somewhat dramatic recent falls against many currencies, especially the Euro, are helping some overseas tourists who are finding things are now cheaper than they are in their home countries. However, the high cost of basics such as transport, accommodation and food means that you'll spend around £50 per day as a budget traveller and more if you want to afford luxuries such as taxis, 3 star hotels, and meals in restaurants.
London and the South East is up to three times as expensive as other parts of the country. .Further North things are more reasonably priced, although some groceries, goods and services can be more expensive than average in Northern Ireland.^ For some reason I never had the courage to do the comedy thing though.
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^ I think you are a very talented actor and although I was sad about Scrubs ending...I know you will have many roles in some more great movies!
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^ One reason being that you're a good on screen kisser just like shia lebouf and some others.
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Cigarettes and tobacco

Cigarettes are heavily taxed and expensive, ranging from around £5 to £6 for 20 cigarettes. Rolling tobacco is also expensive, but much cheaper than pre-made cigarettes. Rolling tobacco is sold in 12.5-gram, 25-gram and 50-gram pouches, at around £2.50, £5, and £10 respectively. 50 grams can make around 100 cigarettes (hand-rolled) which would cost around £20-£30 for the pre-made variants. .Imported brands such as Marlboro, Camel or Lucky Strike are generally the most expensive as are well-known UK brands such as Benson & Hedges and Embassy.^ As we known that the designer famous brand handbags are very expensive.
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Popular and less pricey local brands include Lambert & butler and Silk Cut (a light cigarette similar to Marlboro Light), while the cheapest brands (Mayfair, Richmond, Superking) are quite frankly, terrible. Note that it's illegal to brand low-tar cigarettes as 'light' in the UK - Marlboro Light is usually referred to as 'Marlboro Gold', and many brands use the term 'smooth' instead. .Most cigarettes come in low-tar and menthol varients, and many brands also sell 'Superking' (100mm length) varients too.^ So most of the women would like to buy the Wholesale Handbag.There are many famous brand handbags in the fashion world.
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Almost all newsagents, supermarkets and petrol stations sell tobacco, and most will also sell some brands of pipe tobacco and cigars. For a more extensive selection of tobacco products, most towns and cities will have at least one specialist tobacconist.
The minimum age to purchase tobacco is 18. Customers who appear younger than 18 may be asked to produce a passport or other identification.
Smoking is illegal in all public buildings, with the exception of some hotel rooms (enquire when booking). For the purposes of the anti-smoking law, a 'building' is classed as having a minimum of three walls and a roof, so this can include things such as 'open' bus shelters. It is also illegal to smoke at train stations. Penalties can include a £50 'on-the-spot' fine. Most pubs and nightclubs have smoking areas which fully comply with the relevant legislation. Areas where smoking is not allowed will have prominent no-smoking signs.

Money

The currency throughout the UK is the Pound (£) (more properly called the Pound Sterling, but this is not used in everyday speech), divided into 100 pence (p, pronounced 'pee').
.Coins appear in 1p (small copper), 2p (large copper), 5p (very small silver), 10p (large silver), 20p (small silver with angled edges), 50p (large silver with angled edges), £1 (small, thick gold) and £2 (large, thick with silver centre and gold edge) denominations, while Bank of England notes (bills) come in £5 (green/light blue), £10 (orange/brown), £20 (blue (newer design) purple (older design)) and £50 (red), and depict the Queen on one side and famous historical figures on the other.^ One side note, I think you should know Detroit would love to host your next film.
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^ As we known that the designer famous brand handbags are very expensive.
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The size increases according to value. It's often best to avoid getting £50 notes. £50 notes are often refused by smaller establishments - they are unpopular because of the risk of forgery, and because of the amount of change one needs to give on receiving one. .Banks are also unlikely to change them to smaller notes for you, though a post office or bookmaker might.^ By the way, I just made a self note to leave a comment every single time you post something.
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^ Also, I believe that your posting your own blog curtails much of the tabloid drama to which you might otherwise be subjected.
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^ I feel so weird being able to post something you might actually read!
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However, Scottish and Northern Irish banks issue their own notes in the above denominations, with their own designs. .If in doubt, check what you are given for the words "Pounds Sterling". £100 notes and some old £1 notes are also in circulation in Scotland.^ Also, if you like Chocolate and for some reason didn't already know about it, check out Max Brenners in Union Square.
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^ And i'm sure even some notes and stories on how you got into the business would be great.
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^ You could check out mine to listen to some good stuff :) greetings from iceland!
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Bank of England notes circulate freely in the whole of the United Kingdom, and in Scotland and Northern Ireland it is quite common to receive change in a mixture of English and/or Scottish or Northern Irish notes. Welsh banks do not issue their own notes.
Some English vendors might refuse to accept notes issued by Scottish or Northern Irish banks - whether from unfamiliarity or prejudice. They are under no obligation to do so, so use them at a larger retailer, or change them for Bank of England notes at a bank. .There should never be a charge for this - though foreign-exchange dealers at airports or ferry terminals might well try to charge you.^ You should be out there dating.
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^ Well, she's been trying to get in touch with you.
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^ Cant think of a better way than to say that you, well fascinate me and i can tell you this because you are famous and will never ever have to meet me.
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Coins are uniform throughout the United Kingdom. .Non-English speaking visitors should be aware that the new coin designs (introduced from 2008) no longer show the value in numbers, only words.^ Yeah, Scrubs is ending in 2008 :( any new shows you will be doing i'd like to know .
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^ Only just got hooked on the show "Scrubs" and a few friends also introduced me to Garden State and the Last Kiss.
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You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. It is both singular and plural; "three quid" means "three pounds". It is likely that people will use the slang "p" when they mean either a penny or pence. Note the singular is penny and the plural pence. Some people still use traditional terms such as a penny, tuppence and thruppence (1p, 2p and 3p). The words "Fiver" and "Tenner" are common slang for £5 and £10, respectively.
In general, shopkeepers and other businesses in the UK are not obliged to accept any particular money or other method of payment. .Any offer to purchase can simply be refused; for example if you try to pay with notes or coins they don't recognise.^ Just so you know, I don't pay attention to the tabloids.
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^ I PRAY THAT YOU CAN HELP. I don't know any other way to try and ask for this to happen but to write to your Blog.
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^ They don't seem to be very positive towards you, I just wanted you to know, Team Zach all the way!
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If in doubt, ask someone when you enter the shop. .If settling a debt, for example, paying a restaurant or hotel bill, usually any reasonable method of payment will be accepted unless it's been made clear to you in advance how you must pay.^ Hello , just a quick note to tell you how much i appreciate your work on scrubs and in all the movies you've made.
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^ I've been reading your blog and I must say, you know how to write them.
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^ Well, the reason why Im writing to you is not to say how amazing you are.
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However, travellers cheques are never accepted in place of cash.
ATMs, which are often known in the UK as Cashpoints, cash machines or informally as 'holes in the wall', are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes. Traveller's cheques can be exchanged at most banks. Be aware: some non-bank ATMs (easily identified, sometimes kiosk-style units, as opposed to fixed units in walls, and often at petrol/gas stations and convenience stores) charge a fixed fee for withdrawing money, and your home bank may as well. .On average the cost is about £1.75 per withdrawal, but the machine will always inform you of this and allow you to cancel the transaction.^ I have sexual fanatisies about you and I always will!
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^ E.G how do you always seem to wear that expression on your face that says "I'm thinking about something really important"?
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Visa, Mastercard and Maestro are accepted by most shops and restaurants, although American Express is usually accepted only in large stores, and it is worth asking if unsure, especially if there are long queues. Since February 14, 2006, Chip and PIN [111] has become nearly compulsory, with few companies still accepting signatures when paying by credit or debit cards. Customers from countries without chips in their credit cards are supposed to be able to sign instead of providing a PIN; however, it is wise to carry enough cash in case the retailer does not comply.
Although most small shops will take cards, there is often a minimum amount you have to spend (usually around £5). Anything under the minimum and they will refuse to accept the card.

Shopping

Although shopping in the UK can be expensive, it is generally regarded as a world-class destination for shoppers both in terms of variety and quality of products, depending on where and what you buy. Fierce competition has brought prices down considerably in the food, clothing and electronic sectors. Prices do vary and it is always worth visiting the various retail stores as bargains can often be found. .Avoid buying from the tourist areas and stick to the High Street shops or the many 'out-of-town' retail parks where prices will be considerably cheaper.^ Roscoe is chewing on a “bully stick” which is a treat you buy in a pet shop.
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.VAT (Value Added Tax - a mandatory tax on almost all goods and services in the UK) is 17.5% (since 1 January 2010), with reduced rates of 5% and 0% applying to specific categories of goods (food from supermarkets and some books, for example, are taxed at 0%).^ Ipod PSP and a few good books and magazines maybe, thats all i can do.
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^ Have a good final season and please do some queer ending like Family Ties where you all take a bow, etc.
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^ Cant afford Romeo and Juliet in NY, but the book is almost as good.
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For most High Street shopping, VAT is included in the sale price. However, for certain larger purchases, especially in the area of computers and electronics, stores may show prices without VAT, however these are clearly marked with "exc VAT" next to the figure. In many of the larger towns and cities, many shops have the blue "Tax-Free Shopping" sticker in the window, meaning that when you leave the European Union (not just the UK), you can claim back the VAT before you leave the country. However, in order to do this, you must keep any receipts you receive from your purchase.
.Electronic items such as computers and digital cameras can be cheaper here than many European countries (especially Scandinavian countries), but do shop around.^ I think you are the man, I think you are more than welcome to Stockholm or Gothenburg in Sweden, if you ever going here please let me now, Sweden is a nice country, and we have cheaper beer than USA, Aloha from Sweden.
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^ Im Daniela, i live in Argentina and i want to tell you that you have many fans around here.
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The internet is always a good way to judge the price of a particular item, also you can use this as a bargaining tool when agreeing on a price with some of the larger electronic retail stores. .If visiting from the US, there may be duties and taxes charged that make some of these purchases much less of a bargain so shop wisely.^ Zach, So I'm not sure you read this far down- not to say that you wouldn't make the effort but really there's only so much time in a day which is understandable- and I'm rambling because I never actually respond to these blog things...
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^ I do watch a couple of Scrubs episodes when I visited my brother there in the US and a friend of his, Jewel, about my age is the one who introduced me to the show.
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^ Do some dating for us married men out there and then blog about it that we may live a little....
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Eat

Despite jokes and stereotypes, internationally orientated British cuisine has improved greatly over the past few decades, and the British remain extremely proud of their native dishes. Restaurants and supermarkets in the middle and upper range have consistently high standards, and the choice of international dishes is the best in Europe. However, British eating culture is still in the middle of a transition phase. Unlike their continental neighbours, many Britons still eat to live rather than live to eat, and as a result, food quality is variable at the budget end of the market.
.The United Kingdom can be an expensive place to eat out compared to, say, the more southern European countries, but relatively cheap in comparison with countries such as Switzerland and Norway.^ Thanks for taking the time to come out to your cousins place for such a great cause.
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^ The original is such a great movie what more can be said that Suzanne Blier didn't say...
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^ You do an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job out there, and I hope to see ALOT more of you on the TV screen =) You should take the trip to Norway someday.
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.Many restaurants in city centres tend to be a little more expensive than ones in the suburbs, and pubs do tend to be slightly more expensive in the countryside, but generally, a three-course meal without drinks will cost the traveller anywhere between £10 and £15. Chicken tikka masala with rice is sometimes claimed as the UK's most popular dish, though roast beef is a more traditional national dish.^ Dear Zach, Considering how many comments you get, I'd be more than surprised if you read this but what the hell.
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^ They've been though much more than me.
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^ Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have the chance to work on one of your productions.
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If all else fails decent picnic foods such as sandwiches, cakes, crisps, fresh fruit, cheeses and drinks are readily available at supermarkets. Street markets are a good place to pick up fresh fruit and local cheeses at bargain prices. Bakeries (eg Greggs) and supermarkets ( eg Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Asda) usually sell a good selection of pre-packed sandwiches, pasties and cakes along with a range of soft drinks, juices and mineral waters.
Many large shops, especially department stores, will have a coffee shop or restaurant.
.Smoking is now banned in all restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs - there are no exceptions.^ My next step is to buy all the seasons on DVD. There are literally no other quality comedies on the air right now.
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^ There's no way you read all that is posted here...
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^ NY to visit a friend so much to live there i watch scrubs in france new from 2006...so im now hypnotized by all characters..simply funny...
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.However some establishments have provided 'smoking areas' and smoking is allowed in the gardens/terraces outside pubs and restaurants unless otherwise stated.^ However, if for some crazy random reason you do, just wanted to say the show Scrubs, and the other stuff like Garden State, Last Kiss was greatness, and muchly appreciated.
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^ After seeing the casual pot smoking in Garden State and your trademark slapstick humor ala Scrubs, I assumed you were a pothead.
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Fish and chips

.Deep-fried, battered fish (usually cod or haddock, though with a wider selection in some areas) with rather thick chips, always made from real chunks of potato rather than thin tubes of extruded mashed potato.^ Anyway I loved it that your film was great because of the acting and the realism and emotion rather than some typical epic special effects film thats as wooden as...I duno something very wooden!
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^ I have a great family and some really amazing friends, even though they all live far away.
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^ Although, on some level, I'd rather you dress like Wendy while you write than mummified, rolled up in Charmin.
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Fish and chips are often served with mushy peas (in England), and dressed with salt and malt vinegar (or 'Sauce' in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland). "Proper" fish and chips can be bought only from either a backstreet "chippy" or a specialist fish and chip restaurant (the latter are mostly at the seaside, although there is a national chain, Harry Ramsden's, which does quite good fish and chips, but at "tourist prices"; Mr Ramsden's original shop, near Leeds, was a legend). However, a "proper chippy" (a backstreet "fish and chip shop", or just "chip shop") is the quintessential place to buy fish and chips. .In the north you can also add mushy peas to your order.^ Hi Zach, I wanted to add you on facebook but when I entered your name I realized that there are a couple of you...kinda creepy...do you have a profile?
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^ HAHAHHAHAHA. I hope you read this shaking your head, eating some tater tots, listening to the Shins, oh & then add me back.
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These are rarer in the south of the country. .In Scotland, especially Glasgow, some fish and chip shops deep-fry almost everything they sell, including meat pies, pizzas, and even battered Mars or Snickers bars.^ I don't know why there are people in the world who assume that everything they read (especially about celebrities) is true.
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In Northern Ireland, you can also order a Pastie (not to be confused with a Cornish Pasty). This is meat minced with onions, potato and spices, which is then battered and deep fried. It can be served in a bap (a soft bread bun), on its own, or with chips. Anything served with chips in Northern Ireland and in parts of Scotland, is referred to as a "supper", eg, "a fish supper" or "a pastie supper".
The best ones are specialists, serving perhaps a few alternatives such as a selection of pies or sausages. They are usually located near where people live, though some good ones, especially "sit down" chippies, can be found in town centres. .They can be spotted by the illuminated sign which usually has a picture of a fish and a name: either punning and piscine, such as "Codroephenia" and "The Codfather" or proud and proprietorial, "Fred's Chippy", or even both as in "Jack's Golden Plaice". Typically the a lot of people eating or waiting is an indication of good food.^ You've become such a huge idol to a lot of people.
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A "sit down chippy" is a chip shop with a separate dining room. Whilst no real one will be exactly like this, although most elements will be present, a stereotypical sit down chippie will be brightly lit and decorated in a nautical theme with yellow or blue formica-topped tables. .Typically a waitress will take your order for a Cod Meal, alternatively Haddock, Plaice or another dish, and within five minutes your meal will be served: a huge fish, a mountain of chips and mushy peas.^ Get off your ass and take 4 minutes to write a freaking blog to your fans..
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Accompanying it, in more up-market places, will be a sachet of tartar sauce, a slice of lemon, a big plate of bread-and-butter, and a pot of tea. .Some will have a separate pot of hot water, either to dilute the tea if it is too strong for your taste, or to "top-up" the tea in the pot when you have poured out your first cup.^ But if you wanted a fan for your waiter drop me an email, I'd be happy to bring you and your friends some beers and appletinis.
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^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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^ I first checked out your website the day I first saw Garden State.
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On the table will be a large shaker of salt and a bottle or plastic squeezy bottle of brown malt vinegar, which is what the most British will put on their fish and chips. There may even be a tomato-shaped plastic container of ketchup or a container of brown sauce. Fish and chips bought from a pub, hotel or non-specialist restaurant bear little resemblance to that from a chippy.

Take-aways

A 'take-away' is either a shop supplying prepared meals for people to eat elsewhere, or the meal itself. A very British take-away is the Fish and Chip shop; the sandwich shop is a popular choice at lunchtimes; they often also sell pies and cakes. Alternatively, most towns and many main routes have a selection of fast-food chains. Various types of take-aways are present in nearly all towns, ranging from fish and chips to "Indian", which can often be operated by non-Indians like Bangladeshi, and Chinese shops. Thai and Indonesian takeaways are becoming quite common, and lots of others in bigger towns. Generally the standard of take-aways is good, but the best guide is, as always, to observe what the locals are doing. In towns and cities these places tend to open late (sometimes till about 1am) to cater for the so called after-the-pub crowd. At this time they tend to be busy and rowdy so to avoid the queues the best time for a takeaway is between 7pm and 11pm after the teatime rush but before the supper crowds.

Food in pubs

See below for general points about pubs.
Almost all pubs (see below) serve food, although not all will do so during the whole of their opening hours. .Prices of all these types vary enormously, and you should seek local advice if you have particular requirements or standards.^ Good luck with that ;-) I thought of you recently, as I was in for my annual exam, and was seeing a new doctor, and the woman doctor was asking me all the "standard" questions, while typing in on her laptop computer, as they are going "paperless/file-less" these days everywhere, and she was asking me "Do you drink?"
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^ Tonya P.S. With so many comments...do you even have time to read all of these?
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^ Peace, Nikki PS. Do you read all of these comments?
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Do not sit at a table in a pub expecting a waiter to take your order for food or drinks: pubs nearly always work on a "queue at the bar for drinks: order at the bar for food" basis. .You go to the bar to request and pay for drinks and food.^ You seem a decent guy- go read "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser.
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^ Little lady, you had better go wash that potty mouth out with a bar of soap.
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To avoid annoying customers behind them, groups usually order as one, and "settle up" between themselves later (see elsewhere for "buying rounds"). .You normally order your "starters" and "mains" together (food-oriented places have numbers screwed to the tables for you to quote, or will give you a number to take to your table).^ Also thank you for honestly trying to connect to your fans it gives even more life to your charecters and productions.
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^ You guys could have skateboarded and rode your bike together down New York City.
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^ Love how you keep grounded, your take on the world.
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You then wait for your drinks to be poured and carry them to the table. When your meal is ready, it is either brought to you or, less commonly now, announced when it is ready for you to collect. .The person who tidies away your main course may ask you what dessert you would like, or you may have to order at the bar again.^ I live like 5 minutes away and i would really really really like to meet you...
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^ I'm glad you like your life!
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^ It would be nice to get a personal response from you.
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Restaurants

.Larger towns have a range of restaurants to suit most tastes and you will find a very broad range of different cuisines, including Indian, Chinese, Thai, French and Italian.^ I'm one of your italians fans and, thinking to talk in the name of all of them, I say: "You're The Best That Anybody Can Find On This World!!!"
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^ I bet I'm the french person who love you the most.
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^ First of all I apologize for my poor english if you find many mistakes in my sentences because I'm just a french fan trying to write in english.
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.Waiters generally expect a 10% tip (but all too often do not get it from the native population) and in some places this is automatically listed on your bill.^ You have to come down here sometime and see this beautiful place and buy some land, maybe stay awhile heheh Have just sat and read through all your recent Posts, you make me smile.
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^ You have probably been asked before but what are like your top 10 fave tracks of all time??
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^ I know you've got the "what I'm currently listening to" list on your site, but if you could somewhere post a list of maybe your top 10-20 favorite songs?
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.However, if you are dissatisfied with the service in any way, you are under no obligation to pay the service charge.^ There's no way you read all that is posted here...
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^ However, you are way slow to update, dude.
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Generally British people are not great tippers. As a visitor the 10% rule is more than generous and worth sticking to. Visitors from The US and Canada are seen as very generous tippers and even a bit of a soft touch by some.
The usual fast-food restaurants (McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway and local chain Wimpy) are widespread in larger towns and cities but uncommon in smaller towns. They are typically located in major shopping areas, in or around major train stations, in out-of-town retail parks and in motorway service stations and airports (the latter 2 are usually more expensive). .Prices are average - a burger, chips and drink meal will cost about GBP4-5. Most are open from around 7:00-22:00 although some in large cities are 24-hours.^ I think you are a very talented actor and although I was sad about Scrubs ending...I know you will have many roles in some more great movies!
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^ Most people who have never been there assume this wonderful city is filled with homeless people and hookers ( which it is but there really are some amazing people there).
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^ And it is always a pleasure to hear your voice talk about burgers 2:00 in the morning.
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.Fast-food restaurants in out-of-town locations offer drive-through service.^ Lynn's Paradise Cafe recently won Louisville Magazine's Best Restaurant to bring Out of Town Guests and Best Family Restaurant.
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Apart from Pizza Hut, delivery service is not offered.

Curry

One of the most popular types of restaurant in the UK is the Indian restaurant. They can be found in every city and most towns large and small. There are now more and more upmarket Indian restaurants in the larger urban centres. Indian restaurants serve cuisine commonly known to their customers by the generic term "curry". Common Indian restaurant dishes include Chicken Tikka Masala, Prawn Biryani and the incredibly spicy Vindaloo. A popular version of curry is known as balti, possibly named after the metal bowl the food is cooked and served in. Balti cuisine, and a number of other commonly served dishes such as the ubiquitous chicken tikka masala, originated in the UK though it is clearly based on food from the Indian subcontinent. Birmingham in the Midlands is considered the balti capital of the UK as this dish was conceived there. Curry Mile in Manchester is well worth a visit if you are in the city.

Motorway service areas

Motorway service areas are notoriously expensive places to eat, though the vast majority are open 24 hours by law. Most contain fast-food outlets and all have (free) toilets. Some services may be limited overnight such as the range of hot and cold food, although most will keep a selection available. .Service areas are often best avoided as it is often possible to find cheaper and much better places to eat within a mile or two of a motorway junction.^ How much of life is controlled by our choices versus how much is simply ordained/predetermined/destiny is a concept I often find myself trying to determine.
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^ Blockbuster's version was much better than the one I rented from a different movie place.
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.Try 5 minutes away [112], a website listing facilities no more than 5 minutes' drive from motorway junctions.^ As only a small fishy in a big big sea I can do no more than thank you for the laughter and wish you the best of everything for the filming.
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Vegetarian/vegan

Vegetarianism has become more widespread in the UK over the last few decades. If you are staying as a guest in a British home it would be considered courteous to inform your host beforehand as to any dietary requirements, but this will not be considered rude or even particularly unusual. .However, bear in mind that even if you call yourself vegetarian some people will assume you eat fish, so if you don't, then tell them so.^ You make me giggle even when I don't feel like giggling so much :) .
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^ Hi Mr. Braff, I'm a 18 years old boy from Switzerland, perhaps you even don't know where this very little country is, so google it ;-).
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^ Even though you still have some king of link with then i have to say they have lost their minds...
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Nowadays, it is rare to find a pub or restaurant with no vegetarian options.
If you are a vegan, be prepared to explain precisely what you do and don't eat on a fairly frequent basis. .Outside of specialist eateries, most places probably won't have a vegan-friendly main meal, so be prepared to hunt around, order bits and bobs, or in a pub make do with the ubiquitous bowl of chips and tomato ketchup and even then it would be wise to check whether the chips have been cooked in animal fat, a practice quickly falling out of fashion.^ I have a blog, would love for you to check it out when you have the time.
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^ Glamour magazine said you had a pretty sweet blog, so I thought I would check it out.
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^ But anywho, you probably won't even read this, because you get so many comments, it would be time consuming to sit down and read every single one of them.
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.In general, the best places for vegetarian/vegan food are specialist veggie pubs/restaurants, of which most major cities will have at fewest one, and Indian, Chinese and South-East Asian restaurants.^ NYC is one of the best places in the world.
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^ It is one of the best cities in the world!
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^ And by the way, Yes NYC is one f the best cities in the world, You could do J.D. goes to New York, and shoot all the season there....
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These will normally have a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Ironically, one of the few places you may see without any meat-free food at all is an extremely expensive luxury restaurant. If you're fortunate enough to be dining in such a place, it may be worth ringing ahead.

Children

Children are not necessarily allowed in all pubs and restaurants unless a lounge area is provided, and high chairs are not always available. Most pubs that serve food will accept children, and it is usually easy to distinguish those that do. .The general rule is that children cannot sit or stand about in the area where drinks are being served; so if the pub has only one small room, they are not allowed.^ And speaking of scrubs i didnt quite get what u said about it being over soon with NBC. So does that mean that the this season is the final one?
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^ I can only say that about one other actor (okay, maybe two).
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^ I haven't had a female cabbie yet, but I'm sure they are nice, also...no one talks to them so they get this reputation for being cold.
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Children are permitted in most drinks-only pubs, especially those with gardens, but again, they are not supposed to come near the bar.
  • Black Pudding - a sausage made of congealed pig's blood, rusks and sage, cooked in an intestine. Available all over the UK but a speciality of the North of England, in particular from Bury, the Black Country, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In actual fact, it tastes much better then it sounds.
  • Cheese - Although the British are not as famous for, or as proud of, their cheeses as their neighbours in France, a multitude of cheeses is produced, and are generally named after a particular region. Well-known examples include Stilton (named after Stilton but produced elsewhere) - a blue cheese to rival Roquefort or Gorgonzola, Cheddar (named after the village of Cheddar in Somerset), Lancashire (which may be "creamy" or "crumbly"), Wensleydale (a valley in North Yorkshire), Caerphilly and Cheshire. The quality varies tremendously, depending on where they are bought; the best place is probably a local market – e.g. buy your Lancashire cheese in Lancashire. Supermarkets will offer a wide range of cheeses but are often of inferior quality.
  • Cornish Pasty - beef and vegetables baked in a folded pastry case. Originally a speciality of Cornwall, but now available throughout the UK. Usually very good in Devon and Cornwall, but can be of variable quality elsewhere. The variety sold in a plastic wrapper in places like petrol (gas) stations and motorway service stations are well worth avoiding.
  • Deep Fried Mars Bar - Originally from Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, but now available in other parts of Scotland and sometimes by request in fish & chip shops elsewhere in the UK. Not usually available in south-east England, where it is sometimes believed to be an urban myth.
  • Haggis - a mixture of sheep innards, minced meat and oatmeal boiled in a sheep's stomach. Available widely, but a speciality of Scotland. Also available in many supermarkets, where it appears that many sheep have plastic stomachs - although the contents are often quite reasonable - sometimes mildly spicey.
  • Lancashire Hotpot - a hearty vegetable and meat stew. A speciality of Lancashire, but available throughout the UK. In Lancashire, it is often accompanied by pickled red cabbage or pickled beetroot.
  • Laverbread - a puree made from seaweed, rolled in oatmeal, lightly fried and generally served with bacon rashers, though can be prepared as a vegetarian dish. Available in Swansea and West Wales.
  • Oatcakes - this speciality of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and Derbyshire is a large, floppy, oat-based pancake, eaten hot, in place of bread at breakfast time, or with a savoury filling. Not to be confused with the Scottish oatcake, a sort of biscuit.
  • Pastie - recipes vary, but generally a pasty is minced pork with onions, potato and spices, shaped into a thick disc, covered with batter and deep fried. Pasties are unique to Northern Ireland and well worth trying from a Fish & Chip shop.
  • Pork pie - a pie made of pork, with an outer of a particularly crispy sort of pastry. Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire is their spiritual home but they are available across the country. They are served cold or room temperature as part of a cold meal.
  • Potato Bread - a mixture of potatoes, salt, butter and flour. A speciality of Northern Ireland which, alongside Sodabread forms one of the main ingredients of an 'Ulster Fry'. Similar to, but not quite the same as potato bread, are Potato Cakes as sold in England and Tattie Scones in Scotland.
  • Sausages - Europeans will be surprised to discover that the filling contains breadcrumbs as well as meat (Britons think of frankfurters and similar solid-meat sausages as German). Generic sausages are nothing special and very much a 'mystery meat' experience, but regional speciality recipes such as Lincolnshire and Cumberland are well worth trying in a pub.
  • Sunday dinner/Roast dinner - this meal is common throughout the UK. Traditionally eaten on a Sunday, the meal consists of some combination of sliced pot roast, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, peas, carrots, and thick brown gravy. In England sometimes Yorkshire Puddings are added to the plate.
  • Welsh Cakes - scone-like cakes studded with raisins and dusted with sugar. Available in bakeries throughout Wales and served hot off griddle at Swansea Market.
  • Yorkshire Pudding - a savoury side dish made from unsweetened batter. Squat and round in shape - often served with a roast dinner (consisting of roast potatoes, roast beef and Yorkshire puddings). Originally a speciality of the former industrial cities of Yorkshire, but a popular side-dish throughout the UK.

Drink

The legal age to buy and consume alcohol is 18 (16 for a glass of beer, cider, shandy, or perry with a substantial meal and an adult present) but many older teenagers younger than 18 have seemingly little problem in purchasing alcohol in smaller pubs and from off licenses. Nevertheless, if you're over 18 but lucky enough to look younger, expect to be asked to prove your age when buying alcohol (also, in certain places if you look under 21 or 25, you have to prove you're over 18, known as "Challenge 21(25)"), especially in popular city spots. The most trustworthy form of ID is a passport or driving license which shows both your photograph and date of birth. Whilst ID cards are likely to be accepted (providing there is a photograph), any other form of ID willl not be accepted. .In private residences the minimum age to drink alcohol is 5 years old, although it is likely that if a 5 or 6 year old etc.^ I don't know if you are familiar with **MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION** but the age cut off is 18 years old.
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^ And you seem pretty down to earth, enjoy good music, drink great beverages like peach/pomegranate iced tea, etc.
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^ Hope this doesn't sound like 13-year-old girlie thing...
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were getting drunk, the matter would be brought before the courts as child neglect.
Getting drunk is acceptable and often it is the objective of a party, though the police often take a dim view on those causing alcohol-related trouble. .This applies to all levels of the British society - it may be worth remembering that the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had to collect his son Euan from a police station after he had been found drunk celebrating the completion of his GCSE exams taken at the age of 16. Nevertheless, Britons have a great sense of humour and everything is forgotten after a hangover, at least until the next time.^ Until next time I mindlessly harass you, Me .
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^ At least we here in Germany have a little bit time until they will screen the last Season of Scrubs here but on the other hand Im so excited how it will end.
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^ I just found out from E! News (which has got to be one of the best shows ever, complete celebrity gossip, what more do you need??
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Drinking is an important part of the British culture and, even though it is frequently complained about, it is as popular as ever.

Pub

The pub or public house is the most popular place to get a drink in the UK. Even small villages will often have a pub, serving spirits, wines, beers, cider, and 'alcopops', accompanied by crisps, nuts and pork scratchings. Many serve snacks or meals. The greater volume of drinks served are various kinds of beer, mainly lagers, bitters, and Guinness. People not looking to drink real ale are free to choose a pub just on the basis of location, and character, because most national "smooth" bitters or TV-advertised lagers are available in any non-real-ale pub; however, even non-real-ale drinkers often find that they prefer the types of pubs with a range of real ales, because they tend to be more "traditional", with a more individual character and less oriented to juke boxes, games machines, fruit machines and large crowds.
.Across the whole of the United Kingdom there is now a blanket ban on smoking inside pubs and restaurants, though many pubs have areas outside, often known as "beer gardens", where smoking is (usually, but not always) permissible.^ I will give the short of it, and I always get my ideas from dreams and usually get the actors there too: "Bullies" Jack Nicholson is an aging, ex-bully, grandfather living with his children and grandchildren.
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.However if you are lucky (or unlucky) enough to be able to stay after the formal closing hours this is called a "lock-in" and smoking may be ok if the pub landlord allows it.^ I've never posted a comment to a stranger before, however I have allowed you into my home on many occations before, i.e.
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^ Ok, so the site that I gave you may not work at all.
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^ I love that you're all for peace and love, if you take a look at my myspace [not that a myspace page can define someone's personality, but hey, it's close enough for now?
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.This will often occur only in the later hours after 11PM and these lock-ins can last any amount of time.^ It's made me feel so uncomfortable these last 24 hours, but in a good way.
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.As they are classed as a private party, they happen in only a few pubs, and often only pubs with more regular customers, although this is not always the case.^ NY is great, although I only went a few times.
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.Once at a lock-in, you cannot leave and come back in again.^ Willing to come back to fight side by side, have you desperate to defend the guardian of the world.
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^ It is a shame that with comedy, you cant just take a year or two off and come back to it.
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^ Bill asked me and Lizzie to come back when you guys start filming.
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.British real ales, championed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) [113], are amongst the best in the world - though people used to colder, blander, fizzier beers may find that the taste needs to be acquired.^ I love the subway, the dirty (and some clean) streets, I love how they have the best chinese takeout in the world (and how you can get it @ 3AM if you want) and above all I love the people.
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^ Even though I really have nothing to say, like most of the 400 something people before me, I feel this compelling need to leave a post.
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^ I'm one of your italians fans and, thinking to talk in the name of all of them, I say: "You're The Best That Anybody Can Find On This World!!!"
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.People looking for real ale will need to select the right pubs, because although a wide range of pubs serve one or two real ales, only a "real ale pub" will have a wide selection.^ I find that if you stop looking so hard, you'll realize that the right person just kind of, finds you.
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^ I can only say that about one other actor (okay, maybe two).
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^ I just discovered Scrubs via Comedy Central about 6 months ago and really look forward to watching two back to backs every night.
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.British ale has a limited shelf life compared to most foreign beers, and as some pubs have only a "token" cask with low turnover, it's often well past its prime and has a strange vinegary taste: often, unfortunately, people's first and understandably only experience with "real ale". If you do receive an 'off' pint, ask for a replacement at the bar, which will usually be forthcoming.^ How often do people stop you on the streets and ask for an autograph?
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^ Some people cant understand it.
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^ But if you wanted a fan for your waiter drop me an email, I'd be happy to bring you and your friends some beers and appletinis.
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The phrase "free house" was usually the main indicator for people looking for a good choice of beer, because this indicated that the pub was not owned by a particular brewery and served whatever beer its landlord thought would appeal to their customers. However, this is no longer a significant factor, because most national pub chains are now owned by large conglomerates who deal centrally with brewers and serve the same mass-market brands in all their pubs: these conglomerates (not being breweries) can still call their pubs "free houses".
British people usually follow a kind of unwritten code of conduct when in pubs, though types of venue can vary dramatically, ranging from a 'local' pub, usually a quiet place consisting of one or two rooms, to a chain pub such as J.D. Wetherspoons which are very large rooms capable of holding hundreds of people.
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  • Don't tap money on the bar surface to attract the barman's attention.
  • Tipping is not a tradition in most pubs and you should take all of your change.^ All the best to you, take care.
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    ^ You should talk to your people.
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    ^ And just want to wish you and your family friends all the very best for the future and your many endeavours.
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    Regular customers who have a relationship with the staff will offer to buy the landlord, or bar worker, a drink. .They may say something like this: "A pint of Best, landlord, and one for yourself."^ We think it may have come up one of the pipes or something.
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    ^ Anyways, I don't suppose there's any way we could get NBC to carry the show on a bit longer, but damn, they are losing the best thing to hit entertainment since - well, they've never had something like this.
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    ^ Just like to say man you are the best actor I have ever seen.
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    .The landlord will often keep the money rather than have too much to drink.^ But I have to admit that the thought of you drinking anything other than an appletini is simply too much for me to handle.
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    .However, you are not obliged to do this yourself.
  • Especially in a 'local' pub, keep your voice down and avoid drawing attention to yourself.
  • It might be best to avoid heated debates about controversial subjects in pubs and bars; if others get involved these can escalate.
  • If you require extra chairs, you may want to take one from another table.^ It's great that you take the time to keep in touch with your fans!
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    ^ I wanted to share one with you.
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    ^ You take care of yourself..
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    .If someone is already seated (even if it is only one person seated at a six-person table) you must ask if you can take the chair.
  • Waiting patiently at a bar is imperative.^ Hey Zach, I already left you one comment but I wanted to let you know that In One Night In Paris,Paris Hilton's Sex tape, they are watching Scrubs.
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    ^ Finding study partners for pilot studies is impossible %u2013 I thought I was the only one out there%u2026 but nice to know you are going for it.
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    ^ But anywho, you probably won't even read this, because you get so many comments, it would be time consuming to sit down and read every single one of them.
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    Pushing in line will not be tolerated and could lead to confrontation. If someone cuts in line before you, feel free to complain - you should get support from other locals around you. .Bear in mind that pubs are amongst the few places in Britain which don't actually have formal queues -- you just crowd around the bar, and when everyone who was there before you has been served you can order.
  • In the male toilets, especially in big pubs or clubs, don't try to strike up conversation or make prolonged eye contact.^ Don't make me lose interest in you.
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    ^ Anytime you need to find some encouragement, there are fans out there who have a particular affinity to the coolest, most down to earth guy in showbiz.....which is you, just in case it didn't initially sink in lol.
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    ^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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    UK pub toilets are very much "get in and get out" places - some drunk people can take a casual remark the wrong way.
Pubs with a good choice of real ales may exhibit almost any pattern of ownership:
  • By a real-ale brewery (in which case the pub will serve all of the beers made by them, and perhaps only one "guest beer").
  • By a national or local pub chain who believe it is possible to serve a range of real ales at reasonable prices (their chain buying power can force down a brewer's margins) in a pub that non-real-ale-fans will be willing to patronise.
  • By an independent landlord committed to real ale (usually the ones with the most idiosyncratic beers, and the hard-core "real ale type" customers).
.Many pubs are very old and have traditional names, such as the "Red Lion" or "King's Arms"; before widespread literacy, pubs would be identified by most customers solely by their signs.^ Still catching up on old episodes and was very gald to here that you signed on for another year.
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^ So most of the women would like to buy the Wholesale Handbag.There are many famous brand handbags in the fashion world.
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Recently there has been a trend, strongly resisted in some quarters, towards chain-pubs such as the Hogshead, Slug and Lettuce and those owned by the JD Wetherspoon company. Another recent trend is the gastro pub, a smartened-up traditional pub with a selection of high-quality food (nearly at restaurant prices).
Beer in pubs is served in pint and half-pint measures, or in bottles. A pint is slightly more than half a litre (568ml to be precise). Simply ordering a beer on tap will be interpreted as a request for a pint, e.g. 'a lager, please'. Alternatively 'half a lager, please' will get you a half-pint. If you ask for a "half-pint of lager" in a noisy pub, you will almost certainly get a pint, because no-one asks for a "half-pint" and the bar person will have thought you said "I'll have a pint of lager, please". Prices vary widely based on the city, the pub and the beer, but generally pints will be in the range £2 to £3.
Spirits and shorts are a sixth of a gill, now standardised to 25 ml, in England, Scotland and Wales. In Northern Ireland, the standard measure is a quarter of a gill (over 35 ml). A dram in Scotland was traditionally a quarter of a gill.
Pubs often serve food during the day. Drinks are ordered and paid for at the bar.
When applying for a licence, pubs can specify any opening times they wish; this can be challenged by neighbours, etc. .Closing times are typically the 'last order' time - the pub can sell drinks before this and customers have to drink up and leave within 20 minutes of the licensing hours.^ Busy living up your last days in N.J. and N.Y. before filming the final season of Scrubs begins or what?!?!
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^ Those two thing just popped up Big Time for me in the last few days.
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^ I picked up the soundtrack to the Last Kiss before even watching it because it said that you were the one who chose the music for the movie -awesome.
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Until the recent change in licensing laws, closing times were 11PM and 10.30PM on a Sunday, and this is still quite common. .The most common closing times at the weekends in towns are between 12AM and 1AM, and some larger pubs may apply for a license until 2AM and clubs 3AM or 4AM. It is not unheard of that some bars have licenses until the early hours (6AM) although this is rare as many who are out until this time are likely to go to nightclubs and then home.^ Also, if you like Chocolate and for some reason didn't already know about it, check out Max Brenners in Union Square.
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^ I think you are a very talented actor and although I was sad about Scrubs ending...I know you will have many roles in some more great movies!
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^ Really liked the Frou Frou song "Let go", and ended up buying that CD, which I can listen to many times over when working.
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Theoretically, a pub can ask for a 24-hour license, though few have done so.

Wine bars

.In cities, in additional to traditional pubs, there are more modern wine-bars and café-bars (often known simply as bars), though the variable weather means that there is not as much of a 'street scene' as in other European cities.^ How much of life is controlled by our choices versus how much is simply ordained/predetermined/destiny is a concept I often find myself trying to determine.
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^ NY to visit a friend so much to live there i watch scrubs in france new from 2006...so im now hypnotized by all characters..simply funny...
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^ We are getting it --we do not have to be constantly happy, we just have to love and allow each other to feel--and it is ok...I know there is much more to the movie (although we are a bit concerned about the drug scenes--will that be going on at the over 55 year old community we are moving to?
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However, depending on the weather, there are more and more pavement cafés in the UK than in the past. .Parts of London, Manchester and other up-and-coming cities are good examples of this change of scene.^ Strange how it doesn't seem to bother most of us when we feed a dog or a person some other part(s) of another critter, but when it comes to THAT part.....
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Prices in bars tend to be higher than in pubs, with less focus on beer, and more on wine, spirits and cocktails. .Customers are often younger that those of traditional pubs, though there is much crossover and some bars are more "pubby" than others.^ They've been though much more than me.
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^ I'm so glad more new episodes are coming though, because I pretty much know evry line...and I dont think that's healthy.
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^ Anyway, I was just up in NYC ( I love it just as much if not more than you) not too long ago, I wish I could've run into you...
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Clubbing

Clubbing is popular in most large towns and cities, and many have world-renowned venues as well as many alternative venues. Great clubs can be found in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Brighton to name just a few places. Prices in clubs tend to be considerably higher than those charged in pubs, and opening hours may not be the attraction they once were, as pubs can now open late too. Most clubs will not admit anyone under 18. ID may be asked for at the door, but ID checks at bars are less common. Dress codes are sometimes applied by doormen or bouncers before entry, sometimes none-too-consistently. Common dress codes are simply to dress smartly and aviod wearing sports wear including trainers.
.Clubs are often cheaper during the week (Mon-Thu) as many of these nights are designed to cater for students; however, you usually have to pay an entrance fee.^ I've never posted a comment to a stranger before, however I have allowed you into my home on many occations before, i.e.
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^ Tonya P.S. With so many comments...do you even have time to read all of these?
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^ Scrubs rocks, and will so missed by so many of us, even if we don't write on here that often, I'd think to read all of these would drive you crazy, so this is my own blog.
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For a club in a small town (capacity 250-300) this will usually be £1-£2 on week night, £2-£3 on weekends, and seldom more than £5 on special occasions. Conventional clubs in bigger towns and alternative clubs in cities will cost anywhere between £5 and £10. Large clubs, especially those in cities, that cater for a "dance" crowd will almost certainly cost over £10, though seldom more than £15. For towns with a large student population, it is often much cheaper to go clubbing during week nights (Monday-Thursday), as many clubs advertise towards students on these nights, offering discounted drinks and cheaper entry.

Sleep

The UK offers a wide variety of hotels rated on a scale of stars, from 5-star luxury (and beyond!) to 1-star basic. .There is also a vast number of privately run bed and breakfast establishments (abbreviated as "B&B"), offering rooms with usually a fried 'full English breakfast'. Alternatively you can rent a private house which is let as a holiday home; many such holiday homes advertise on a wide variety of free websites or advertise on their own websites.^ Sorry for a maybe bad English Love, Yvonne (you`re such a good one!!
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^ I've never posted a comment to a stranger before, however I have allowed you into my home on many occations before, i.e.
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^ First of all I apologize for my poor english if you find many mistakes in my sentences because I'm just a french fan trying to write in english.
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Good deals can usually be found by using a search engine for "self-catering holiday accommodation".
Budget travellers can opt to stay in a youth/backpackers' hostel
  • YHA England and Wales [114], tel 0870 770 6113
  • Scottish YHA [115], Email - reservations@syha.org.uk, tel 0870 1553255
  • HI Northern Ireland [116], tel 028 9032 4733
  • In recent years an independent hostel scene has opened up, with some privately owned hostels offering a more relaxed regime than the YHA. They're listed on the Independent Hostel Guide [117].
Another option is to stay at short term rental apartments. There are numerous such companies around the country. Some are listed below:
  • Flats in London [118], tel +447510062715
  • Earlsfort Apartments Dublin [119], tel + 35314781100
  • The White House, Glasgow [120], tel +44 141 339 9375
There are also many campsites, with widely varying levels of facilities. "Wild camping" on private land outside recognised campsites may be awkward outside remote areas, though one-night camping stops may be feasible if undertaken discreetly, or landowners may give permission to wild-camp for free, or for a small fee, if asked.
.Some travellers to the United Kingdom decide on a campervan or caravan holiday, whereby your accommodation travels with you.^ Keep up with the funniez :) Hope you get your cute little butt down to South Africa soon - maybe for your next holiday!!
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^ I found your website via COSMO Magazine, they said you were ranked as one of the cutest bloggers so I decided to check it out and here I am.
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^ And then one day, I decided to see what else you had been in so I typed in your name in the little search bar and I see this link to your blog.
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Most parts of the country have a good range of camping and caravan parks available.
.As a more quirky (though sometimes expensive) option, the Landmark Trust [121] is a charitable organisation that buys up historic buildings, follies and other unusual examples of architecture - especially those in danger of destruction - and renovates them in order to rent them out to holidaymakers.^ I really hope that THE EX comes out in Japan, I've been anticipating a more upbeat film from you even though I get plenty of laughs out of Scrubs.
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For bookings, tel 01628 825925, mailto:bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

Learn

The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. .Many former polytechnics and other colleges have been promoted to university status over the past 25 years , and there are now over 120 degree-awarding institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.^ I have enjoyed acting for several years now, and I have been in many school, community, and some regional theatre shows.
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^ My next step is to buy all the seasons on DVD. There are literally no other quality comedies on the air right now.
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^ But my family and I have wondered, because our family has been rooted in northern NJ for the past 50 years or so, we are Jewish, and people say my father resembles you.
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The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons), but England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University). Outside of London in England the top universities are located in Durham, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, York, Nottingham, Bath, Loughborough, Newcastle, Southampton and Warwick.
Scotland has its own semi-separate educational system, with universities in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Napier, Queen Margaret and Heriot-Watt), Glasgow (Glasgow, Strathclyde and Caledonian), Stirling and the oldest and most traditional one at St Andrews.
There are two universities in Northern Ireland: the Queen's University of Belfast, and the University of Ulster (which has campuses in Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Londonderry). Although Queen's is the older and more famous institution, both are highly respected throughout the UK as centres of excellence.
Traditionally the University of Wales comprised four large universities: Aberystwyth [122], Bangor [123], Cardiff [124] and Swansea [125], but since many polytechnics and institutes were upgraded to university status the number of Welsh universities has increased.
.Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities, with over 300,000 foreign students in 2004. All applications go through a central body UCAS [126], which acts as a clearing house passing applications to the universities for consideration and feeding their decisions back to applicants.^ We are all going through transitions.
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^ If you ever in Prague I will buy you a bunch of beers to make up for all the pirated downloads.
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^ I'm going through a lot of problems in my family and the Scrubs family makes me feel better.
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Course fees for overseas students vary considerably, costing significantly more for the prestigious institutions.
The UK - London, Manchester and Edinburgh in particular - remains an exceedingly popular destination for those seeking to learn the English language. A huge variety of organisations and companies exist to cater for this desire, some much more reputable than others:
  • The British Council [127] offers courses and advice.

Work

.Citizens of the European Union (temporarily excluding Romania and Bulgaria), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have permanent work rights in the UK. Citizens of Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, or Slovenia may need to to register under the Worker Registration Scheme.^ Is there any chance that you may one day work in the UK on a film, TV project or in theatre,you would be pleasing a lot of people if you did.
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Generally the citizens of other countries will require a visa to work in the UK. The UK has had low unemployment in recent years, making it easier for those with specialist skills to gain working visas. A general shortage of skilled labour in the health sector means the British health service actively recruits abroad, making it easier for those with specialist health care skills to work in the UK. This however may change due to the large investment the British government has made into getting more nurses and doctors trained from the United Kingdom. .There continues to be a severe shortage in dentists, with many British people travelling to Hungary or Poland for dental treatment.^ You are my idol,there are only so many people that have a fantastic imaginative sense of humour and mine and my sisters is like yours 1000%.
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^ There are, at least, a great many cool people there, but I will say, not quite all of them are there yet.
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^ There aren't many "famous" or "infamous" people out there that I would want to really meet and pick their brains but you are on the top of my list.
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.The UK does operate a working holiday programme for citizens of Commonwealth countries, which allows residency and limited work rights for up to two years.^ My boyfriend of two years who I wanted (and still want) to marry broke up with me about a month ago.
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^ I've been stuck working in a call center for the past two years, and boy oh boy do I have humorous stories to tell from that place.
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^ I'm an American currently living in the UK and I am enourmous fan of yours and everything that you do, I hope for you to keep up your amazing work!!
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The credit crunch, however, has caused many businesses to lose profit and go broke. Unemployment in 2008 reached its highest since the economic downturn of the early 1990s.
For more details see the British Home Office's visa and immigration website [128].
  • WWOOF [129] arranges for volunteers to work for free on organic farms throughout the UK in exchange for room and board. This system provides an excellent means to experience life in the country-side, make friends and, at the same time, learn a little about organic farming.

Stay safe

.In general the UK is a safe place to visit; you won't go far wrong heeding the general advice and the advice for Europe.^ I'm going to thank you for giving me a place to escape, a place to laugh, a world apart from the one I live in in a difficult time.
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^ I hope you enjoyed going there, and it was really sweet of you guys to come visit at the gala a few years ago.
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^ So I've been wanting to visit ny so I'm gonna ask u, when I go what's one of the best places to go get an awesome steak?
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In any emergency call 999 or 112 (free of charge from any phone, including mobiles) and ask for Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Service, Police, Coast Guard or Mountain And Cave Rescue when connected. Unlike many other countries, the United Kingdom does not have different numbers for different emergency services.
Late at night it is not uncommon to find rowdy groups of drunk people, especially young men, on the street, but unless you go out of your way to provoke trouble you are unlikely to experience any problems. The police have fairly wide ranging powers to fine or arrest people who are causing a disturbance, and although they can be heavier-handed in major cities they are generally tolerant. Drinking alcohol in public (except outside a bar or pub) is not permitted in many areas.
.If you are bringing or hiring a car, be aware that the UK (particularly Northern Ireland) has one of the highest car theft rates in the world, so be sure to lock the doors if you leave your car, and always park in a busy, well-lit area.^ But if you wanted a fan for your waiter drop me an email, I'd be happy to bring you and your friends some beers and appletinis.
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^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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^ If I ever make it to Hollywood, I will be sure to let you know I wrote on your blog....
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Don't leave valuables on display in a parked car - satellite navigation systems are a particular target.
The age of both heterosexual and homosexual consent is 16 throughout the United Kingdom. Homosexuality is generally accepted throughout the whole country, though some of the inhabitants of conservative rural areas may be less tolerant than those of liberal metropolitan areas.
Racism can be an issue in the UK but racially motivated violence is very rare. The main concern for Britons isn't racism; the government strongly encourages the notion of a multi-cultural society, but recent high levels of immigration have been of debate. .However, the UK is generally regarded by its own immigrant population as being amongst the most liberal and tolerant of European countries in this respect, but obviously there will be some people who are exceptions.^ Anytime you need to find some encouragement, there are fans out there who have a particular affinity to the coolest, most down to earth guy in showbiz.....which is you, just in case it didn't initially sink in lol.
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^ There are tons of interesting things to do and see in Louisville, KY, some of the most notable are the bourbon industry and Churchill Downs.
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^ Most people who have never been there assume this wonderful city is filled with homeless people and hookers ( which it is but there really are some amazing people there).
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.Most Britons will go out of their way to make tourists and immigrants feel welcome and it's not uncommon for police to impose harsh punishments on any form racial abuse - physical or verbal.^ I'm going through a lot of problems in my family and the Scrubs family makes me feel better.
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^ I have all the songs from every episode and the songs you suggest because they make me feel really good and I like the way they sound.
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^ I wish that I could make it up that way when I do graduate in May, but it looks like I'm going to be stuck in Georgia writing for some small town newspaper.
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Illegal drugs

All illegal drugs in the United Kingdom are classified under 'A', 'B' or 'C'. Class A drugs are typically regarded as the most dangerous by the law (and include severe penalties for supplying or using), and class C is the least harmful (and carry much lower penalties). .Remember: all of these drugs are equally illegal; the classes are used to determine policing priorities and penalties.^ I mean, if our dogs eat that stuff, and I know they use all the parts of animals these days for all sorts of stuff, what goes into the foods we eat.
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Class A drugs include ecstasy (MDMA), LSD, heroin, speed, and cocaine; penalties will mean arrest and possibly jail even for possession. Magic mushrooms were previously legal because of technicalities in the law, but are now class A.
Cannabis is now a 'Class B' drug. A first offence for possession will usually result in a formal warning, or an on-the-spot fine. Subsequent offences may result in arrest.
Examples of Class C include ketamine, some steroids, some prescription drugs such as Valium (legal if they are prescribed for you), GHB, and some tranquillisers.
Drug use is a growing concern for authorities, with some of the highest levels in Europe. .Cannabis and ecstasy are both very widely available and you could even be offered it if you are in the right location such as certain markets and clubs.^ Hi Mr. Braff, I'm a 18 years old boy from Switzerland, perhaps you even don't know where this very little country is, so google it ;-).
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^ You could talk to the people who made this website to fix this, because you yourself are a great spamhater I read :) Would be very nice.
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^ It great that you could do such a special thing for your cousin.
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Ecstasy has been known to be cut with anything from poisons to washing powder.

Stay healthy

The local emergency telephone number is 999; however, the EU-wide 112 can also be used. For advice on non-emergency medical problems, you can ring the 24-hour NHS Direct service on 0845 4647 (NHS 24 in Scotland on 08454 242424)
Emergencies can be dealt with under the NHS (National Health Service) at any hospital with a Casualty or A & E (Accident & Emergency) department. .At A&E be prepared to wait for up to 4 hours to be seen to if the medical complaint is not serious, depending on the time of day/night.^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
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^ Those two thing just popped up Big Time for me in the last few days.
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^ Literally, for at least 2 1/2 hours each night, in addition to the 1 hour around lunch time...
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The longest waiting times usually occur on Friday and Saturday nights. Emergencies will be dealt with immediatly and before any question of remuneration from foreign nationals is even contemplated.
While all treatment by an NHS hospital or doctor is free to British citizens, people from outside the UK will, in many cases, be required to pay for treatment. However citizens of the EU and a small number of other countries can obtain certain treatment if they hold a European Health Insurance Card. Depending on the circumstances, for non-British and non-EU citizens, fees for emergency treatment may be waived. It is advisable, nevertheless, to enquire about payment.
.As a foreign national, you will not be charged for essential treatment in genuine emergency situations (such as being taken to the hospital via ambulance after serious accident) or a life and death matter - so do not worry about refusing critical care on the grounds of cost.^ So thank you for that, and being such a nice person!
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^ D Good Luck with everything and your fans like me never listen to what tabloids say anyway so don't worry about it cause we love you.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just wanted to stop by after watching Scrubs reruns on Comedy Central and felt compelled to say thank you for being part of such an amazing show!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For advice on minor ailments and non-prescription drugs, you can ask a pharmacist (there are many high-street chemists, and to practise legally all pharmacists must be registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), which involves a university degree and other exams and training).^ And by the way, Yes NYC is one f the best cities in the world, You could do J.D. goes to New York, and shoot all the season there....
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thnak you for the smiles, laughter and tears you've given me, throughout all the work you've done, and actually believe that there is something waiting for me after all this.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, reading your blogs is like listening to JD talk - there must be alot of you in him.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Notable pharmacist chains include Boots and Lloyds, and many supermarkets also have pharmacists.
.Sexually Transmitted Diseases are spreading between young people, so make sure you practise safe sex.^ If I ever make it to Hollywood, I will be sure to let you know I wrote on your blog....
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everytime we stopped, your father would check to make sure that the people had seen Garden State.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm an aspiring director myself and you make it possible for kind people to make it into Hollywood.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are around 50,000 HIV victims living in the UK. HIV is very uncommon, but because of this, people have unprotected sex, getting the virus and not thinking they have it.^ You could talk to the people who made this website to fix this, because you yourself are a great spamhater I read :) Would be very nice.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There r 2 people in the world that if i meet i would faint because they r so cool.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just because sad people like me read things like Perez please don't think you've got to justify your actions to the public.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So, as anywhere else in the world, safe sex is a must!. Condoms are available in toilets, from doctor practices and from other retailers such as large supermarkets.
Tap water is safe to drink everywhere, unless otherwise stated.

Cope

The electricity supply runs at 230V, 50Hz AC. Only visitors from countries such as the US and Canada, where the voltage supply runs at 110V 60Hz, will need a voltage converter (which can be picked up in most specialist electronic shops). .Most appliances needed whilst travelling (such as mobile phone chargers, laptop chargers, shavers and the like) are designed to run off both voltages, however check on the label before setting off.^ Take Doug off the phone answering machine on the cellphone.........keep it fresh man, noone likes a quitter.
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^ Scrubs winding down, your income is likely to take a sharp decline, so i think it's best you get me the nine bucks before Scrubs goes off the air.
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British plugs have three flat, rectangular pins which form a triangle. These sockets are the same used in Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and several other former British colonies. It is possible to force a thin Europlug (with no earth pins) into the socket, however this is not recommended for obvious reasons. Most shops will sell plug adapters.
.Note that during the Christmas and New Year holiday period much of the country shuts down.^ Wish you a Merry Christmas%u256A %u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266A%u266A%u266B%u266B%u266B and Happy New Year 2008 %u256C Warning: Stop Loving Like that ...
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.During the week leading up to Christmas people will travel to their hometowns to visit their family, meaning that the motorway traffic can be very heavy and trains are much more crowded.^ Anyway, I was just up in NYC ( I love it just as much if not more than you) not too long ago, I wish I could've run into you...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Left CO for a week to visit family & friends in Newport Beach and Laguna - it was beautiful.
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.Also, many people rush to shopping areas to stock up on food and drink and last-minute gifts.^ My last name has always been unique to me for the first 17 years of my life because I never heard of many other people with the last name Braff.
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.On Christmas Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26th) and New Year's Day most businesses will close (including supermarkets and most restaurants and bars) although major hotels remain open.^ Wish you a Merry Christmas%u256A %u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266B%u266A%u266A%u266A%u266B%u266B%u266B and Happy New Year 2008 %u256C Warning: Stop Loving Like that ...
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Australia, and although u may be too busy to actually read this, just thought i'd let you know that u are one of the great modern actors of this day and age.
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.If you don't have a car then avoid travelling on these days as the only available transport is taxis, which will charge up to three times the regular price.^ I watch you every night on scrubs and WISH i was Elliot when you 2 would go at it, I had a dream about you only one time,2 weeks ago, I don't want to freak your freak but we were going at it and you were an amazing kisser and lover in the dream and I know you would be that good!
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^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I do enjoy watching [Scrubs] a lot, and I know a lot about you, but I really don't know YOU. I think it would be could to hang out with a real hollywood start some time.
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.If you have a car then it is much better as roads are almost empty on Christmas Day and parking is often free.^ MAN oh MaN..i want to tell you so much right now, but i wont.i do want to tell you what i did the other day that totally reminded me of you.ha.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PROBABLY never would] but i just feel like you and i would get along soooo great..you are hilarioussss i absolutely L O V E scrubs, almost as much as i love you =] ha.joking.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I heard about your blog in a magazine the other day and thought this would be a great oppertunity to tell you how much I love your work.
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.If you need to purchase food, drink or cigarettes on these days then most petrol (gas) station convenience stores will still be open but almost everything else is closed.^ I NEED to see Shakespeare in the park one of these days!
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^ We need more like you around these parts.
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^ I mean, if our dogs eat that stuff, and I know they use all the parts of animals these days for all sorts of stuff, what goes into the foods we eat.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Also, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve bus and train services may run on a Sunday schedule meaning that services are much less frequent.

Respect

It's acceptable to address someone by their first name in most social situations. First names are sometimes avoided among strangers to avoid seeming overly familiar. In very formal or business situations first names are not commonly used until people are better-acquainted.
.The British can be extremely indirect when requesting things from people they do not know.^ I don't know why there are people in the world who assume that everything they read (especially about celebrities) is true.
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^ Yeah...I know.....every 1500 people that wrote here, said the same thing...so......I think I'll never meet you anyway......
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is common for Britons to "ask around" questions when requesting something: for example, one would be more likely to say something along the lines of "Could you tell me where I might find the changing room?" when in a clothes shop, rather than 'Where's the changing room?'. Although asking questions directly is quite common, it can sometimes be seen as overly abrupt or even rude. Similarly, saying 'What?' when not understanding something can be considered rude around authority figures or people you don't know, so 'Pardon?' is more appropriate to use in situations with a stranger or a superior. British people apologise a lot, even when there is absolutely no need to do so. For example, if someone trod on someone else's toe by accident, both people would normally apologise. This is just a British thing to do, and dwelling on it (e.g. "What are you sorry about?") will mark you out as a foreigner. .Often a British person will request something or start a conversation with 'sorry'. Allow some personal space between you and others in queues and elsewhere.^ I would agree with some others here, we would love to see you on stage...think about it.
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^ Strange how it doesn't seem to bother most of us when we feed a dog or a person some other part(s) of another critter, but when it comes to THAT part.....
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ive heard there have been some bad vibes re: personal life cirulating, though Ive not seen any of this, but I hope you;re well.
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.You will usually find this in such places as movie cinemas.^ Just don't get any drunken tatoos because it'll be such a nuisance to have to cover them up every time you show some ass in a movie.
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^ But, so many times you find characters in movies, TV, pandering to the audience and explaining things...wait...am I still digressing?
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^ I've never done this but after watching the movie I am such a believer (of your talent), so much that I have to post it to let you know.
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.Generally, unless people know each other, you will find they will usually choose to fill up every row of seating and keep as much distance of possible until there is a requirement to sit directly next to each other.^ And i can see why people like you as much as they do.
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^ And now if I find that love before I graduate high school next year, well, I don't know what I'll do because I don't want to lose a feeling like that.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I thought you might like to know how much influence your music choices for the soundtrack of Garden State had on many people.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Exceptions are in very crowded situations where this is impossible, like on the tube.
Greetings are dependent upon the situation. In anything but a business situation, a verbal greeting (such as 'hello (name)!') will suffice. .Younger people will usually say 'Hi,' or 'Hiya,' but not 'Hey' – this is normally used to attract attention, and could be considered as impolite.^ Hey, just wanted to say hi!
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^ Kind of like what my mom used to call my brother cuz he has ADD. He actually has a shirt that says that - hey, at least he has a sense of humor about it.
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.Another British greeting (frequently used by younger people) is 'You all right?'^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cause right now we all know you are having a blast in NJ and NY. OH, and I could use your help, I am not familiar with N.J. And well, my husband's family are from Elizabeth, N.J. And well...
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^ Some friends and I were just talking about how crappy it would be to be a celeb right now cause the media is in a frenzy to make fun of all of you.
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or 'All right?' .(sometimes abreviated to "A' right" in northern England), which basically is a combination of 'Hello' and 'How are you?'. This term can be confusing to foreigners, but it can be easily replied to with either a greeting back (which is far more common) or stating how you feel (usually something short like 'I'm fine').^ I feel like a more mature music listener thanks to you.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As for you, continue with more comforting films like Garden State.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BUT how do i became an actor like you.
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A greeting may sometimes be accompanied by a kiss on the cheek (normally between opposite genders or females) or a hug. Etiquette for a hug is somewhat complicated, so the best advice is to accept a hug (regardless of the gender offering it) if it is offered, otherwise a handshake is appropriate. In a formal situation or an initial greeting between two strangers, a handshake is the done thing, this should be of a appropriate firmness (generally moderate firmness).
The Scottish are Scottish, the Welsh are Welsh, the Irish are Irish, and the English are English. Referring to all of them as "English" can offend. .You may also find, that even though they indeed all are legally classed as British (Irish referring to Northern Ireland), those not from England usually prefer to be reffered to based upon which country in the United Kingdom they were born in, rather than using the collective term British.^ Massive movie even though you arent in it.
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^ Hi Mr. Braff, I'm a 18 years old boy from Switzerland, perhaps you even don't know where this very little country is, so google it ;-).
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^ Hmm I guess they do that all the time though?
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While doing the V sign with the palm facing outward is take to indicate either "peace" or "victory" by many Britons, doing the reverse where the palm faces inward is considered to be an offensive gesture.
Same sex displays of affection are unlikely to cause upset or offend, especially in cities and towns with larger gay populations such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Bournemouth and Edinburgh. The majority of the United Kingdom are very accepting of the gay and lesbian community and cities such as Brighton host pride festivals each year. Civil partnerships have been legal since 2005. However, someone looking to start a fight may decide to treat this as a pretext. Try to avoid eye contact with drunken men in city centres at night, especially if they are in a large group. .Outside of the larger towns and especially in rural counties such as Cornwall and Devon displays of same sex affection would be more noticed and may cause problems.^ I think your such a gentleman for helping him get noticed, I would love he would perform in ireland, I would definately go and see that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Contact

Telephone

In case of emergency, call 999 or 112 from any phone. .Such calls are free and will be answered by an emergency services operator who will ask you for your location, and the service(s) you need (police, fire, ambulance, coastguard or mountain rescue).^ Your fans need you!
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^ Again, have your people call Earl%u2019s people%u2026 Oh please oh please%u2026 Final idea, you in a movie with Billy Crystal %u2013 playing his son.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Secondly, I wanted to ask if you ever read and/or respond/reply to your messages on MySpace?
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You can call this number from any mobiles as well, even if you do not have roaming. It is a very serious offence to call this number without due cause.
The UK's calling code is 44. To phone another country, dial 00 followed by the calling code and subscriber number. .If calling the UK from overseas, you'll need to drop any leading "0" on the area code; similarly, if calling in-country, you may need to add a leading "0" if you've dropped the country code.^ You see in my country our channels only air seasons 3 and 4 (I live in the UK).
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^ If you're still on vacation in the area, drop by in Newstead for an iced tea!
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^ CRAZYY. the only lyrics you can really hear are "it's just the same as it ever was, what you need is a little more love" i've googled it, i've asked friends, i can't figure it out.
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.When the building you're in has its own internal phone system, the number for an outside line is "9" (not "0", as in many other countries, which in the UK usually connects you to the reception desk).^ I'm a huge fangirl of you, Zack, as I'm sure many other girls are.
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^ I know you're probably angry about the whole thing but I hope it did better in other countries.
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^ You see in my country our channels only air seasons 3 and 4 (I live in the UK).
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Payphones are widely available, especially in stations, airports, etc. .Payphones usually take cash (minimum 40p - BT, although some private payphones may charge more); change is not given, but you can choose to continue your money on to the next call.^ So iif you can, take some pictures with your dimples...?
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^ But if you wanted a fan for your waiter drop me an email, I'd be happy to bring you and your friends some beers and appletinis.
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^ I hope you can get some more chill time soon!
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.Some newer payphones accept credit and debit cards and may even allow you to send emails and surf the web.^ And if so, would that allow you to send an email to anyone if you chose too?
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^ But if you wanted a fan for your waiter drop me an email, I'd be happy to bring you and your friends some beers and appletinis.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though you still have some king of link with then i have to say they have lost their minds...
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Phonecards have been phased out, though various pre-paid phonecards can be purchased from newsagents for cheap international calls. Some BT payphones now accept Euros. .A simpler and often cheaper alternative for international calls is to use a direct-dial service, these offer vastly reduced call rates over the standard providers and don't require you to purchase a card or sign up for an account.^ Still catching up on old episodes and was very gald to here that you signed on for another year.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I feel it is rude to call you Zach since I don't actually know you.
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^ Hey, I don't know if you actually look at these or reply or anything and I don't blame you thats alot of typin'.
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You simply dial an access numbers which are charged at different rates (e.g. 0870 at the non-geographical national rate).
Mobile phones are heavily used. The main networks are T-Mobile [130], Vodafone [131], Orange [132] and O2 [133], and are all currently GSM-based. GPRS data services are also available, usually priced per megabyte. Since 2003, new CDMA-based 3G networks have begun to be deployed, 3 [134] being the first commercial provider. The other four networks now have 3G services deployed, although good 3G coverage is mostly limited to cities, towns and some major travel routes.
.There is no charge for calls that you receive on your handset; charges are only for calls that you initiate.^ There goes my lifelong dream of calling you "Zach Braff - ManHo".
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^ Again, have your people call Earl%u2019s people%u2026 Oh please oh please%u2026 Final idea, you in a movie with Billy Crystal %u2013 playing his son.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm a native of Brooklyn, and I agree with you that there is no place better than the city.
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Pay as you go (prepaid) plans are available. .Credit the phone with a top-up card or cash payment via a top-up terminal; there is no contract and no bills, Some operators also offer some free text messages.^ Hey there's even free dance classes coming up..
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MAYBE i wont feel like the underviewed "Everybody else" messagers..my email is...up there but ill give it again.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

If you have an unlocked GSM-compatible handset (most dual- and tri-band phones are GSM-compatible) you can purchase a SIM card from several electrical or phone outlets, in supermarkets, or online. Be aware prices do vary considerably – from £5 (with £10 call credit) from Tesco online (available in Tesco supermarkets) to £30 (with £2.50 credit) from Vodafone (available at all mobile phone shops). .Often bargain handset-and-SIM deals can be found, if you don't have an unlocked handset - at the time of writing you can get a very basic mobile with SIM for £18 from Tesco, though note that this will be a locked phone and won't work with other SIM cards.^ You have comic timing that is unlike any other.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If can you write me i will be very very happy.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, in case you took your time to read this, I dig all I've seen with/by you so just keep up the good work Greetings from Sweden!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The UK has extensive mobile phone coverage - 99% of the UK mainland is covered. Many towns and cities have 3G coverage as well.
Costs for calls can vary significantly depending on when you call, where from and where to. .Calls from hotel rooms can be spectacularly expensive because of the hotel surcharges; check before you use and consider using the lobby payphones instead.^ I don't know what I should call you, I'm not used to this whole online talk-to-a-celebrity deal.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zach, you should definitely consider using hang on by guster in an episode of scrubs next season.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hope you're having a great summer in NYC. You should check out a band called The Upwelling (www.theupwelling.com).
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Calls from payphones and wired, or landline, phones to mobile phones can be expensive too; if you have the choice call the other party's landline.^ But since i'm not, maybe you'd like to bump into this other guy called Daniel Wu.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of my friends called you adorable and the other has called you a COLON!!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Beware of premium rate calls, which can be very expensive. .Text messaging from mobiles costs around 10 pence per message and picture or MMS messages cost around 45 pence (20 pence on some networks).^ Zach's on my caller ID. He's probably calling because I never got around to responding to his earlier text message.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Calls between landlines are charged at either local rate or national rate depending on the originating and destination area codes; if both are the same then the area code is optional and the call will be local rate. Note that local calls are not generally free. The following table relates the first few digits dialled to call types, so you can avoid some of the pitfalls above:
Digits dialled Call Type
00 International call
01 Call to a landline at local or national rate (see above)
02 Call to a landline at local or national rate (see above)
03 A non-geographic number charged at the same rate as 01 or 02
05 Free call from most landlines and public payphones. Often very expensive to call from a mobile
07 Call to a mobile phone, personal number or pager
0800 Free call from most landlines and public payphones. Often very expensive to call from a mobile
0844 Variable rate from 1p to 5p/min
0845 Call at 3p per minute daytimes and 1ppm at all other times + VAT
0870 Call at 6.73p per minute day-times, 3.36ppm evening and night-times and 1.7ppm at weekends + VAT
0871 Variable rate from 6p to 10p/min
09 Call at a premium rate – anything up to £1.50/minute

Internet

Internet cafés can be found in cities and towns; check the city pages for details. .All UK public libraries provide access, often branded as "People's Network", usually at no or little charge, though time is rationed.^ Hmm I guess they do that all the time though?
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though my friends think you are not attractive and weird, I defend you all the time and tell them that you aren't.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Some hotels/hostels also offer internet access either via their cable TV system or WiFi, although the prices are quite steep (www.spectrumineractive.co.uk provide the Scottish YHA with a network of broadband and WiFi-capable Internet terminals).
A number of ISPs charge nothing for Internet access by telephone modem - they get their payment from the phone company; local call costs are time-related. Examples are GoNuts4Free [135], DialUKT [136].
There are some Wi-Fi hotspots, although intentionally publicly available wireless is not yet widespread outside central London. Most McDonald's restaurants in the UK now offer free WiFi. Many coffee shops offer paid Wi-Fi. The most you should pay for Wi-Fi access across the UK is £1 for half an hour. Many chain cafés will charge more for no extra value.
.Most of the UK is covered by UMTS/HSDPA 3G coverage, giving download speeds up to 7.2Mbps, and GPRS coverage is extensive.^ But celebrities are so money conscious that our school gives up on asking fun, entertaining people and bring in speakers that put most people to sleep at their own graduation....
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.3G data services should roam seamlessly onto the UK networks, or you can purchase a pay-as-you-go SIM card for which credit can be purchased in the same way as for mobile phones.^ You should update on ur cute doggie, and your Sims character.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think you should go see Once.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Selfish ZAAAAAAAACH *I am going to sing this until you add me back on myspace by the way.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Post

The Royal Mail has a long history. Postboxes are still the traditional red colour (although there are green and gold Victorian "Penfold" boxes retained in some areas and an historically important blue box in Windsor). Mail can also be posted at post offices.
The Royal Mail has introduced a new system where post within the UK is priced on size and weight. .You can find size charts at all post offices but bear this in mind when sending a larger envelope, parcel or packet.^ I wonder if you really read all the comments posted on your website..
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also how do you find out about all this new music?
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I read a bulletin someone posted about you being all flirtatious and I remember wondering when that started becoming a crime.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Postage stamps cost 34p/24p (domestic 1st/2nd class for envelopes up to C5 size which are less than 5mm thick and less than 100g), 48p (Europe up to 20g), 54p (Worldwide up to 10g). Stamps can be bought at supermarkets, newsagents and tourist shops. Domestic first-class mail can usually be expected to arrive the following day; second-class mail may take several days.
.If you wish to send something heavy, or want to send a larger letter or packet within the UK, then you will have to get it weighed and/or measured at the post office.^ And just want to wish you and your family friends all the very best for the future and your many endeavours.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You make me really wish I was in NYC, i always wanted to see that beautiful city, that never sleeps!!!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you want to do something really awesome, come to oz to do some promotions - we'd love to have u!!
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The staff at post offices are very helpful, but avoid the lunchtime rush at around 12-1.30pm when there is often a long queue and 30+ minute waiting times.^ Hey Zach, nice job,I'm glad to see you're still posting on here.Also great jod on Scrubs,6 years is a very long time,so you better take the best vaction ever,you deserve it.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was once at a cafe and a man came up to me and stood there watching me, saying nothing for about 5 (extremely long) minutes.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I read these all the time, and everytime I do, I can't help but smile, so thank you very much.
  • : : : ZACHBRAFF : : : - Hi there. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.zachbraff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, the official title, since the ist of January 1801, of the political unity composed of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland.^ Wha's the difference between the United Kingdom , Great Britain , and England ?
  • What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England? | Learn English 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.ecenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In this article “United Kingdom” and “Britain/British” are used synonymously; “Great Britain” is used only in reference to England, Wales, and Scotland.
  • United Kingdom - MSN Encarta 20 September 2009 3:25 UTC uk.encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ England is one of four distinct regions of the United Kingdom, which also includes Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
  • United Kingdom, British, English Etiquette, Mannners, and Hofstede Cultural Dimensions for England, Great Britain 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.cyborlink.com [Source type: Original source]

."Great Britain" was employed as a formal designation from the time of the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in 1707. Although the name (which apparently had its origin in Britannia Major, the name given to the island to distinguish it from Britannia Minor or Brittany) had, in earlier times, been often used both by English and by foreign writers, especially for rhetorical and poetical purposes, it was not till after the accession of James I.^ Wha's the difference between the United Kingdom , Great Britain , and England ?
  • What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England? | Learn English 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.ecenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Great Britain, so named as to distinguish itself from Brittany, is a geographic island which comprises the countries of England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Is it Great Britain, the United Kingdom, the British Isles or what exactly? - Gary's Posterous 1 February 2010 4:27 UTC vicchi.posterous.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The name Great Britain is often just shortened to Britain.
  • Is Britain the same as UK? And is there a difference between Britain and Great Britain? - Yahoo! Answers 1 February 2010 4:27 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

that it became a recognized part of the royal style. .Its adoption was due to the king himself, who was anxious to give expression to the fact that he was sovereign of the undivided island, and not only of England or Scotland.^ Its adoption was due to the king himself, who was anxious to give expression to the fact that he was sovereign of the undivided island, and not only of England or Scotland.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - LoveToKnow 1911 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.1911encyclopedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Scotland and England had separate monarchies until 1603, when King James VI of Scotland succeeded Queen Elizabeth I on the English throne.
  • What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC ukinusa.fco.gov.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In those days, the border between the two sovereign countries of England and Scotland displayed all the characteristics of a frontier, lacking law and order.
  • Historic UK - the history of England 27 January 2010 23:50 UTC www.historic-uk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

As early as 1559 the Scottish congregation had formally proposed 1 See also Britain; British Empire; England; Ireland; Scotland; Wales; &C.
Year.
Revenue.
Expenditure.
Proportion
of per head.
per head.
s. d.
1861
70,283,674
72,792,059
2 8 io
1871
69,945,220
69,548,539
2 4 5
1881
81,872,354
80,938,990
2 7 I
1891
89,489,112
87,732,855
2 6 2
1901
130,384,684
183,592,264
3 2 10
1902
142,997,999
195,522,213
3 12 II
1903
151, 551, 698
184,483, 708 .
3 I I 6
1904
141,545,597
146,961,136
3 6 2
1905
143,370,404
141,956,497
3 6 4
1906
143,977,575
140,51 1 ,955
3 5 I I
1907
156,537,690
151,812,094
3 6 5
1908
151,578,295
152,292,395
3 5 0
1909
131,696,456
157,944,611
2 18 5
.In separate articles throughout this Encyclopaedia the main subjects of interest in connexion with British institutions are fully dealt with; and it is only necessary here to give such details as are needed to supplement those given under the subjectheading.^ In separate articles throughout this Encyclopaedia the main subjects of interest in connexion with British institutions are fully dealt with; and it is only necessary here to give such details as are needed to supplement those given under the subjectheading.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - LoveToKnow 1911 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.1911encyclopedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Studying in the United Kingdom will not only give students a thorough understanding of the subject but also analytical abilities and problem solving skills that are much prized by employers.

^ The Club magazine, Miscellany, is a full colour 56 page monthly which carries all the news and articles on a host of subjects of interest to members.
  • Morgan Sports Car Club 8 January 2010 13:43 UTC www.mscc.uk.com [Source type: News]

.See Agriculture; Navy (also Ship and Ship-BUILDING); Education; English Finance; English History; Civil Ser Vice; National Debt; Police; Poor Law; &C. A separate section, however, is devoted to the army, the constitution of which in 1910 is described; the history is given under Army.^ See Agriculture ; Navy (also Ship and Ship -BUILDING); Education ; English Finance ; English History ; Civil Ser Vice ; National Debt ; Police ; Poor Law ; &C. A separate section, however, is devoted to the army, the constitution of which in 1910 is described; the history is given under Army .
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - LoveToKnow 1911 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.1911encyclopedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ England has a long, rich history that has given the English an amazing sense of national pride, which is evident in their daily lives.
  • Study Abroad in England with EuroLearn 27 January 2010 23:50 UTC www.eurolearn.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The English Channel separates the country from Europe and the only land border it shares with another nation is between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

National Debt (q.v.).-The table on the preceding page shows the position of the national debt at quinquennial intervals during 1891-1910.
Area
A
sq. m.
Population.
1891.
1901.
England and Wales. .
58,324
29,002,525
32,527,843
Scotland
29,796
4, 02 5, 6 47
4,472,103
Ireland
32,531
4,704,750
4,458,775
Islands in the British seas .
302
147,842
150,370
Year.
England and
Wales.
Scotland.
Ireland.
United
Kingdom.
(a)
(b)
(a)
(b)
(a)
(b)
(a)
(b)
1896
2 4 2 ,7 6 4
1 5 . 7
30,270
14-2
23,055
10-2
296,089
15.0
1901
259,400
15 -9
31,387
14.0
22,564
10'2
3 1 3,35 1
15 1
1906
26 9,734
1 5' 6
33, 12 3
14.0
22 ,557
10 '3
3 2 5,4 1 4
14'9
1909
260,2J9
14.6
30,092
12 . 3
22,769
10'4
313,120
13.9
Year.
English and Welsh.
Scottish.
Irish.
Total.
1895
112,538
18,294
54,349
185,181
1898
90,679
15,570
34,395
140,644
1900
102,448
20,472
45,905
168,825
1904
175,733
37,445
58,285
271,435
1905
170,408
41,510
50,159
262,077
1906
219,765
53,162
52,210
325,137
.Area and Population.-The United Kingdom has an area of 120,651 sq.^ Population of United Kingdom at 21 million.
  • English History Timeline 20 September 2009 14:51 UTC www.victorianweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It has an area of 229,870 sq km (88,753 sq mi), equivalent to just over 90 per cent of the total area of the United Kingdom.
  • United Kingdom - ninemsn Encarta 20 September 2009 3:24 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If one visits the northern and western mountain areas, it is possible to find more precipitations than in the central regions of the United Kingdom.
  • Chamber of Industry & Commerce Ecuador & Great Britain 1 February 2010 4:27 UTC www.egbcc.org [Source type: Original source]

m., and at the .census of 1891 had a population of 37,732,922 and in 1901 of 41,458,721. If the islands in British seas are included, the area is increased to 120,953 sq.^ With an area of 218 595 km² (84,400 sq.mi ) the island of Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles .
  • Great Britain at AllExperts 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Reference]

^ With an area of 218 595 km² (84,400 sq.mi) the island of Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles.
  • UK (Great Britain), Europe, Coins: World at Think Bling Coins and Paper Money 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.thinkbling.com [Source type: News]

^ Its territory and population are primarily situated on the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland along with numerous smaller islands in the surrounding seas.
  • Cheapest International Flight tickets to UK | Discounted Airline tickets to United Kingdom 1 February 2010 4:27 UTC www.ticketstoeurope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

m., and the population to 41,609,091. The main divisions are as follows: Vital Statistics.-The following table institutes a comparison between the birth-rates per thousand of the population in the United Kingdom and certain other countries, at intervals (so far as possible) of five years, adding the figures for other years in specific years when there was a marked fluctuation: The number of marriages (a) and the proportion of persons married per thousand of the population (b) are thus shown: Emigration.-The following table shows the number of passengers, distinguishing English and Welsh, Scottish and Irish, who left the United Kingdom for extra-European countries in 1895, 1900 and 1905, and the total for 1909, and in certain other years in which the numbers show marked fluctuations: In 1909 the total number to British dominions was 163,594 and the total number to other extra-European countries was 125,167.
1881.
1886.
1891.
1896.
1901.
1905,
1906.
Russia in Europe
Hungary
Austria
Germany
Japan. .. ... .
Holland
Denmark .
Switzerland
UNITED KINGDOM ... .
47.8
42'9
37.5
37.0
25.6
35.o
32.2
29.8
32.5
(1882,
(1882,
5 0.4)
38.9)
4 6.5
45.6
38.1
37.0
27.3
34.6
32.4
27.8
31.5
(1889,
(1890,
3 0.2)
29.2)
48.8
42'3
38.3
37.0
26.7
. 33'7
31.0
28.2
30.4
(1892,
29.6)
49'7
40.5
38.0
36'3
30.0
32.7
30.5
28.1
29.0
47'9
37.8
36'6
35.7
32.7
32'3
29.7
29.1
28 o
-
-
33'7
33.0
30.6
-
-
27.4
-
-
36.0
-
-
-
30.4
28.5
26.8
England
Scotland
Ireland
33'9
33'7
24.5
32.8
32'9
23.2
(1890,
(1890,
(1890,
30.2)
30.4)
22.3)
31.4
31.2
23 I
(18 94,
(1892,
2 9.9)
22.5)
29.6
3 0 4
23.7
28.5
29'5
22'7
-
-
-
27.1
27.9
23.6
Norway
Sweden
Belgium .
France
30.6
29.1
31 8
24.9
31.2
29.8
29.9
23'9
30.9
28.3
30.0
22.6
30.2
27.2
29.0
22.5
29.6
27.0
29.4
22.0
-
-
-
-
26.5
25.7
25.7
20.6
.Occupations.-The following table shows the occupations of the people (excluding children under ten years of age) as The number of births in the United Kingdom in 1909 was 1,146,118, giving a rate per thousand of 25 5. * Not including Finland.^ Manchester, United Kingdom Average rating: .
  • United Kingdom Trip Information - TravelMuse 13 January 2010 11:27 UTC www.travelmuse.com [Source type: General]

^ United Kingdom appears in the following lists .
  • United Kingdom - Information, Facts, and Stats 18 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.aneki.com [Source type: News]

^ Children under 4 years .
  • Brunel's ss Great Britain - Historic Ship in Bristol, Harbourside - Visit Bristol 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC visitbristol.co.uk [Source type: General]

1881.
1886.
1891.
1896.
1901.
1905, 1906.
Denmark.. .
18.3
18.1
20.0
15.7
15.8
- 13.5
Norway. .
17.0
16.2
17.5
15.1
14.9
- 13.7
Sweden.. .
17.7
16.6
16.8
15.6
16. 1
- 14.4
Holland.. .
21.5
21.8
20.7
17'2
17.2
- 14.8
UNITED KINGDOM.
18.7
19.2
20.0
16.9
17. 1
- 15.6
England.. .
18.9
19.5
20.2
17.1
16.9
- 15'4
Scotland.. .
19.3
18.9
20.7
16.6
17.9
- 16.0
Ireland.. .
17.5
17.8
18.4
16.7
17.8
- 17.0
Belgium. .
21 2
21.3
21.2
17.5
17.2
- 16.4
Switzerland. .
22.4
20.7
20 6
17.8
18 o
17.9 -
Germany.. .
25.5
26.2
23.4
20 8
20.7
19.8 -
France. .. .
22.0
22.5
22.9
20.0
20. 1
- 19.9
Japan. .. .
18.7
24.4
21.0
21.4
20.4
22.0 -
Hungary. .
34'4
3 1.7
33.1
28.9
25-4
- 24'8
Austria.. .
30.5
29'5
28 I
26.3
24.0
25.0 -
Russia in Europe*.
33.2
31.2
34'6
32.8
32 1
- -
The death-rate is similarly treated: * Not including Finland.
The deaths in the United Kingdom in 1909 numbered 667,765, the rate per thousand being 14.8.
England and Wales.
Scotland.
Ireland.
Professional .
804,427
101,061
131,035
Domestic .
1,994,197
201,230
219,418
Commercial .
1,858,454
245,715
97,889
Agricultural
1,152,495
237,311
876,062
Industrial. .
7,534,994
1,197,495
639,413
Percentage to total area
Great Britain.
Ireland.
of area-
1890.
1909.
1890.
1909.
Cultivated
57.7
56.6
73.1
70.3
Under grain crops. .
14 I
12.4
7'3
6 i
Under green crops.. .
5'8
5.4
5'8
5'0
Under grasses and other crops .
8.5
7'9
5'9
11-2
In permanent pasture.. .
28.2
3 0.2
53.4
43'1
Description of Minerals.
1900.
1909.
Value, 1909.
Tons.
Tons.
Coal. .. .. .
225,181,300
263,774,312
106,274,900
Iron ore. .. .
14,025,208
1 4,979,979
3,689,777
Clay and shale.. .
14,049,694
14,067,810
1,718,056
Sandstone. .. .
5,019,874
4,600,084
1,339,106
Slate.
585,859
402,184
1,007,013
Limestone (not chalk) .
11 ,9 0 5,477
11,811,122
1,226,967
Igneous rocks. .
4,634,301
6,283,297
1,235,046
Oil shale... .
2,282,221
2,967,057
815,937
Tin ore (dressed)
6,800
8,289
617,376
Salt
1,861,347
1,822,744
548,896
distinguished in five great orders, according to the census of .1901: Agriculture.-The following table illustrates broadly the difference in the position of agriculture in Great Britain and in Ireland: Minerals and Mining.-The mineral production of the United Kingdom reached a total value in 1890 of £100,802,657 and in 1909 of £119,394,486, with a maximum during that period of £160,605,154 in 1900 and a minimum of £ 73,024,066 in 1893. These figures include pig-iron produced from foreign ores.^ 'England' is a country in the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain [see below] and Northern Ireland'.
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^ Foreign relations of the United Kingdom .
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^ The united kingdom, great britain and Britain are not the same thing?.
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About 73% represents the value of the coal output. .The figures for the more important minerals are as follows: Gold ore, manganese ore and uranium ore are produced in small quantities, and the list of minerals worked in the United Kingdom also includes chalk, lead, alum, phosphate of lime, chert and flint, gravel and sand, zinc ore, gypsum, arsenic, copper, barytes, wolfram and strontium sulphate.^ More United Kingdom lodging options.
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^ Among the more important findings were the following: .
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^ List of United Kingdom gambling facilities .

Description of
Metal.
1900.
1909.
-
Quantity.
Quantity.
Value (average
market price).
Iron.. .
4,666,942 tons
4,802,163 tons
15,559,253
Tin. .
4,268 „
5,199 ,,
695,546
Lead. .. .
24,364 ,,
22,463 ,,
298,945
Zinc.. .
9,066 „
3,818 „
87,146
Copper.. .
765 ,,
435 ,,
27,162
Gold.. .
14,004 oZ.
1,210' OZ.
4,400
Silver.. .
190,850 „
142,146 „
14,030
Metals were obtained from the ores as follows: The total number of persons employed in and about all the mines of the United Kingdom in 1901 was 839,178, and in 1909 I,126,372.
Coal Mines, &c.
Metalliferous
Mines (a).
Quarries (b).
England. .
606,206
19,561
60,725
Wales. .
137,124
7,333
17,277
Scotland .
114,294
974
12,187
Ireland. .
749
733
4,464
.The workers were thus distributed between the three kingdoms and the principality in 1905: The total figures given above include (a) 550 and (b) 166 workers in the Isle of Man; and the figures quoted for production include that of the isle.^ The "United Kingdom" does not include the "Isle of Man" (which lies between Great Britain and Ireland, in the "Irish Sea") and the "Channel Islands" (which lie off the North coast of France).
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^ The present-day nation also includes the Channel Islands off the coast of France and the Isle of Man between Britain and Ireland, which are substantially self-governing.
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^ The Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, formally possessions of the Crown, form a federacy with the United Kingdom collectively known as the British Islands.
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1900.
1909.
England.
Tons.
Tons.
Cumberland
2,022327
2,309,370
Derby
15,243,031
16,869,347
Durham
34,800,719
41,240,612
Gloucester
1,578,386
1,486,526
Lancashire
24,842,208
23,705,387
Leicester
2,106,343
2,661,606
Monmouth
9,818,829
13,204,357
Northumberland
11,514,521
14,013,135
Nottingham
8,626,177
11,106,702
Somerset
1,046, 792
1,140,818
Stafford
14,222,743
13,517,101
Warwick. .. ... .
2,957,490
4,447,978
York `Vales.. .
28,247,249
35,896,623
Carmarthen
1,333,880
1,950,429
Denbigh. .. ... .
2,447,092
2,556,612
Glamorgan
27,686,758
34,461,631
The production of coal in Great Britain, though marked by, fluctuation, has, on the whole, largely increased, and in 1901 the output was 42% greater than that of 1881. The maximum quantity extracted in any one year between 1890 and 1910 was 267,830,962 tons in 1907, and the minimum 164,325,795 in 1893. The maximum estimated value, however, was £121,6 52,596 for the 225,181,300 tons raised in 1900; the value in 1907 being £120,527,378.
.In the chief coal-producing counties of England and Wales the quantity raised in 1900 and in 1909 will be found in the table at the foot of preceding column.^ In the chief coal-producing counties of England and Wales the quantity raised in 1900 and in 1909 will be found in the table at the foot of preceding column.
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^ JBS-ENGLAND-24 Celtic crosses are synonymous with Celtic Wales, and Gaelic Ireland and Scotland, but England's southwestern most county, Cornwall, has it's Celtic history too.
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^ The iron ore raised in the various countries, and in the most productive counties, is here shown: The number of furnaces in blast (fractions showing the proportion of the year furnaces were in blast) was: in England 298162, Wales 19,; Scotland 852, total 403 i '.
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.Thus it appears that of the coal raised in England the county of Durham contributes about 22%, Yorkshire 17%, Lancashire 16%, Stafford and Derbyshire each about 9%, and Northumberland 7%; while of the coal raised in Wales 85% is contributed by the county of Glamorgan; and that the coal production of England and Wales together constitutes, in quantity and value, 85% of the whole production of the United Kingdom.^ Map of England within the United Kingdom .
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^ The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy.
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Year.
Tons.
Year.
Tons.
1890
30,442,839
1900
46,098,228
18 93
29,031,955
1905
49,359,272
1895
33, 1 0 1 ,45 2
1909
65,694,267
.The export of coal greatly increased on the whole during the period 1890-1909. The following table shows this; the figures for 1893 are given as the lowest during the period.^ British exports to the Balkans increased greatly.
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^ The following table shows whether your work is covered under the U.S. or U.K. Social Security system.
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^ Following the increase in deaths in recent years, the Scottish Prison Service reviewed their suicide prevention strategy during 1996.
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.The tonnage of coke and patent fuel is included in the totals: The chief receiving countries are, in order, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Russian Empire, Denmark, Egypt, Holland, Argentina, Norway and Brazil.^ The tonnage of coke and patent fuel is included in the totals: The chief receiving countries are, in order, Germany , France , Italy , Sweden , Spain , Russian Empire, Denmark , Egypt , Holland , Argentina , Norway and Brazil .
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^ England against France, Holland, and Spain.
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^ Under Canute, England was part of an empire that also included Denmark and Norway.
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The annual output of iron ore in the United Kingdom has on the whole decreased since 1882. In that year it reached a maximum of 18,031,957 tons; it then fell off to 13,098,341 tons in 1887, rose in the two years following to nearly 15,000,000, fell to little over 11,000,000 in 1892-1893, rose fairly steadily to 14,461,330 in 1899, stood in 1900 at 14,028,208 tons of a value of £4224,400, and then showed a further fall and rise, until in 1905 the tonnage was 14,590,703, and the value £ 3,482,184.
1900.
1909.
Tons.
Tons.
England. ... .
13,072,118
14,176,658
Cumberland 1. ...
1,103,430
1,246,228
Lancashire 1. .. ...
630,361
312,367
Leicester
750,708
514,896
Lincoln. .. .. .
1,924,898
2,037,363
Northampton
1,622,539
2,875,659
Stafford 2
1,084,797
902,565
York. .. .. .
5,550,677
6,234,589
Wales
7,418
38,043
Scotland 2. .. ..
849,031
697,276
Ireland. .. ... .
99,641
68,002
.The iron ore raised in the various countries, and in the most productive counties, is here shown: The number of furnaces in blast (fractions showing the proportion of the year furnaces were in blast) was: in England 298162, Wales 19,; Scotland 852, total 403 i '. The total number of existing furnaces in 1900 was: in England 456, Wales 42, Scotland 106; total 604; so that 33% of the number stood unused.^ The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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^ JBS-ENGLAND-24 Celtic crosses are synonymous with Celtic Wales, and Gaelic Ireland and Scotland, but England's southwestern most county, Cornwall, has it's Celtic history too.
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^ Every four years the British and Irish Lions (comprising the best players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) tour other countries.
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In 1905 furnaces in blast numbered: England 244, Wales 13, Scotland 87A z; total 345A z; and those existing: in England 412, Wales 31, Scotland tor; total 544; and the percentage unused was thus 36.
.In 1888 the imports of iron ore amounted to 3,562,071 tons, in 1898 to 5,468,396 tons, in 1899 to 7,054,578 tons, in 1900 to 6,297,953 tons, in 1901 to 5,548,888 tons and in 1909 to 6,361,571 tons, of which the bulk was imported from Spain.^ Britain imports all of its cotton, rubber, sulphur, about 80% of its wool, half of its food and iron ore, also certain amounts of paper, tobacco, chemicals.
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.The amount of pig-iron obtained found its minimum, during the period 1890-1910, of 6,976,990 tons in 1893, and its maximum of 10,183,860 in 1906, and in 1905 the quantity produced from foreign ores (4,847,899 tons) for the first time exceeded that produced from British ores (4,760,187).^ The amount of pig-iron obtained found its minimum, during the period 1890-1910, of 6,976,990 tons in 1893, and its maximum of 10,183,860 in 1906, and in 1905 the quantity produced from foreign ores (4,847,899 tons) for the first time exceeded that produced from British ores (4,760,187).
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^ These figures include pig - iron produced from foreign ores.
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^ Nazi, Japenese and Italian 'Empires' by sacrificing itself during and after the Second World War, which he suggests would have been, and indeed were, many times worse than the British Empire.
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.The quantity of lead ore produced within the United Kingdom has decreased.^ The quantity of lead ore produced within the United Kingdom has decreased.
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^ The figures for the more important minerals are as follows: Gold ore, manganese ore and uranium ore are produced in small quantities, and the list of minerals worked in the United Kingdom also includes chalk , lead , alum , phosphate of lime , chert and flint , gravel and sand , zinc ore, gypsum , arsenic , copper , barytes , wolfram and strontium sulphate.
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^ In 1926, the United Kingdom, completing a process begun a century earlier, granted Australia, Canada, and New Zealand complete autonomy within the empire.
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.It is now less than one-half of the output of about 1877, and the value has decreased more than proportionately.^ More than one-half of days are overcast.
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^ It is now less than one-half of the output of about 1877, and the value has decreased more than proportionately.
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^ Funding problems at the bank in the second half of 2007 triggered the first run on a British bank in more than a century.
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.In the period1890-1908the maxi- Lead. mum annual production of metallic lead from British ore was 33,590 tons in 1890, valued at £449,8 2 6; the production fluctuated somewhat, but generally fell, to the minimum of 17,704 tons in 1902 (value £198,875).^ In the period1890-1908the maxi- Lead.
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^ British ore was 33,590 tons in 1890, valued at £449,8 2 6; the production fluctuated somewhat, but generally fell, to the minimum of 17,704 tons in 1902 (value £198,875).
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^ The annual output of tin ore, which in 1878 amounted to 1 5, 0 45 tons, valued at £530,737, fell to 12,898 tons in 1881, though the value in that year rose to £697,444.
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.The most productive counties are Flint, Durham and Derby; the ore obtained in the Isle of Man is increased in value by the silver it contains.^ The most productive counties are Flint, Durham and Derby ; the ore obtained in the Isle of Man is increased in value by the silver it contains.
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^ The iron ore raised in the various countries, and in the most productive counties, is here shown: The number of furnaces in blast (fractions showing the proportion of the year furnaces were in blast) was: in England 298162, Wales 19,; Scotland 852, total 403 i '.
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^ In the opinion of the Committee, the second periodic report of the United Kingdom contained a wealth of valuable information, but it could have been more analytical and could have included the most up-to-date information.
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.These counties supply the richest ore in the United Kingdom.^ There are many ways to find casinos in United Kingdom, try any of these: Click here for a map of casinos in United Kingdom or use the menu on the left to select a location.

^ Thankfully, these educational programs provided the United Kingdom with practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the field of sexuality since the mid-1980s.
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^ The United Kingdom is the fourth-largest market for U.S. goods exports after Canada, Mexico, and Japan and the sixth-largest supplier of U.S. imports after Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany.
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.In these cases the greater proportion of ore is from mines also producing coal.^ Bosnia-Hercegovina was rich in gold silver, lead, coal, and iron and iron ore mines, and had fir, beech, and oak trees in abundance.
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^ According to DTI, the UK now imports more coal than it produces domestically, with South Africa and Australia representing the principle source of these imports.
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The annual output of tin ore, which in 1878 amounted to 1 5, 0 45 tons, valued at £530,737, fell to 12,898 tons in 1881, though the value in that year rose to £697,444.
During the years1882-1892the average output was over 14,000 tons, and its average value about £770,000, but in 1893 a decline began in the output (not however accompanied closely by a decline in the value), slightly relieved about 1905.
Year.
Tin Ore.
Value.
Tons.
1893
13,689
637,053
1900
6,800
523,604
1905
7,201
574,183
1909
5,193
617,376
Tin ore is obtained almost exclusively in Cornwall.
.Like others of the less important mining industries, copper mining in the United Kingdom has declined.^ However, as other nations industrialised and surplus labour from agriculture began to dry up, the United Kingdom started to lose its economic advantage.
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^ Tourism is also important: with over 24 million tourists a year, the United Kingdom is ranked as the sixth major tourist destination in the world, between China (33) and Austria (19.1).
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^ Century By the time of Queen Victoria's death in 1901, other nations, including the United States and Germany, had developed their own industries; the United Kingdom's comparative economic advantage had lessened, and the ambitions of its rivals had grown.

In 1881 the. output of ore amounted to 52,556 tons, in 1891 to 9158 tons, in 18 93 to 557 6 tons, in 1905 to 7153 tons, valued at £32,696 and yielding 716 tons of metal by smelting. .The total tonnage of ore included 5757 tons from England (chiefly from Cornwall) and 1146 from Ireland (Wicklow, &c.^ JBS-ENGLAND-24 Celtic crosses are synonymous with Celtic Wales, and Gaelic Ireland and Scotland, but England's southwestern most county, Cornwall, has it's Celtic history too.
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^ Scotland, England (and Wales), and Ireland (including Northern Ireland) have competed at the Cricket World Cup , with England reaching the Final three times.
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.Zinc ore is obtained chiefly from mines in Cumberland, Wales and the Isle of Man.^ Local Newspapers 1750 - 1920 England & Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man , Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1989 .
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^ Angles, Saxons and Jutes were also present, and the Celts withdrew to the peripheries, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall and the Isle of Man.
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In 1881 the output reached 35,527 tons, valued at £110,043; in 1891 the output was only Zinc. 22,216 tons, but its value was £113,445. In 1897 the quantity was 19,278 tons, and the value £69,134; but in 1898 the price had risen so that the output of 23,552 tons was worth £117,784. In 1900 the output of 24,675 tons was worth £97,606; and in 1905 that of 23,909 tons was worth £139,806.
.During the period1890-1905gold mines were worked continuously in Merionethshire.^ During the period1890-1905gold mines were worked continuously in Merionethshire.
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.Notices of the discovery of gold elsewhere (as in the Forest of Dean, Argyllshire and Ireland) have appeared from time to time.^ Notices of the discovery of gold elsewhere (as in the Forest of Dean , Argyllshire and Ireland) have appeared from time to time.
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^ The first commemorative stamps from Ireland appeared in 1929, and are now released many times in a year featuring a wide variety of scenes from Irish life.

Year.
Ore.
Gold.
Value.
Tons.
Oz.
18 9 0
575
206
675
1891
14,117
4,008
13,700
18 93
4,489
2,309
8,691
1895
13,266
6,600
18,520
18 9 8
703
395
1,229
1900
20,802
14,004
52,147
1902
29,953
4,181
14,570
1904
23,203
19,655
73,925
1905
15,981
5,797
21,222
1908
-
915
3,311
.The principal fluctuations in production were as follows: It should be noted also that from imported cupreous iron pyrites, copper, gold and silver are extracted at some fifteen metal extraction works in Great Britain.^ Bosnia-Hercegovina was rich in gold silver, lead, coal, and iron and iron ore mines, and had fir, beech, and oak trees in abundance.
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^ Britain imports all of its cotton, rubber, sulphur, about 80% of its wool, half of its food and iron ore, also certain amounts of paper, tobacco, chemicals.
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^ The effect of Protection on the Indian iron and steel industry can be judged from the following estimated growth in the production of the Tata concern behind a tariff wall.
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From 386,858 tons of burnt ore in 1900 there were obtained 13,925 tons of copper, 1 777 oz. of gold and 3 0 9,4 86 oz. of silver; and in .1905 the figures were: ore, 402,863 tons; copper, 14,502 tons; gold, 1850 oz.; silver, 322,291 oz.^ Bosnia-Hercegovina was rich in gold silver, lead, coal, and iron and iron ore mines, and had fir, beech, and oak trees in abundance.
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Year.
Imported.
Exported.
Retained.
lb
lb
lb
1890
1,793,495,200
214,641,840
1,578,853,360
1893
1,416,780,064
224,621,488
1,192,158,576
18 95
1,757,042,672
203,284,592
1,553,758,080
1898
2,128,548,352
203,072,464
1,925,475,888
1900
1,760,206,672
215,747,168
1,544,459,504
1905
2,203,595,520
283,177,888
1,920,417,632
1907
2,386,901,104
330,352,064
2,056,549,040
1909
2,188,761,456
268,633,456
1,920,128,000
.Textile Industries.-The most important of the textile industries of Great Britain is cotton manufacture.^ This is the national biography of Great Britain and its most important biographical source.

^ Great Britain industries history .
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^ The national biography of Great Britain and its most important biographical source.

.The quantities Cotton. of raw cotton imported, exported and retained for Cot consumption for various years during the period1890-1910were as follows: During the same period the minimum and maximum amount of raw cotton (in lb) imported into the United Kingdom from the principal countries whence it is exported was as follows: United States of America (1893), 1, 0 55, 8 55,3 60; (1898), 1,805,353,424; Egypt (1890), 181,266,176; (1907), 4 2 3, 0 5 2 ,44 8; British possessions in the East Indies (1898), 27,349,728; (1890), 2 3 8 ,74 6 ,7 0 4; (1909), 75,621,168;75,621,168; Brazil (1899), 5,4 6 4,59 2; (1906), 54,362,000; Peru (1891), 6, 1 75,344; (1909), 2 4,4 1 3,§4 8.8. In 1905 there were imported 7,941,920 lb from Chile (only 195,328 in 1909); 6,033,104 lb from Canada (this also fluctuates greatly; 1,801,072 in 1909); 1,241,408 lb from British West Africa (4,985,232 in 1909); 1,126,720 lb from the British West Indies and Guiana (3,022,208 in 1908).^ The administrative geography of the United Kingdom is complex, multi-layered and non-uniform as each country of the United Kingdom has its own system of administrative and geographic demarcation with origins that pre-date the United Kingdom itself.
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^ A constitutional monarchy , the United Kingdom is a Commonwealth Realm, sharing the same person — Queen Elizabeth II — with the fifteen other Realms as monarch and head of state, forming a personal union with each.

^ At that time, life expectancy at birth in the United Kingdom averaged 79 years for women and 73 for men; the infant mortality rate was 6.6 per 1000 live births.
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.According to the census returns of 1901 there were 546,065 persons employed in cotton factories, 199,920 male and 346,145 female.^ The Council controls the provision of fire escapes in factories employing over 40 persons, under an act of 1901; it also compels the mainten ance of proper precautions against fire in theatres and places of entertainments.

^ Historically there has been no clearly defined age of consent for the male having sex with a female.
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^ According to the 2001 census there are approximately 270,000 Jews in Britain .
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.Of the total number of workpeople, 529,131 were employed in England and Wales, 14,805 in Scotland and 212 in Ireland.^ God bless Wales, God bless Scotland, God bless Ireland, God bless England.
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^ Encompasses present-day England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales .
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^ Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and such.
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.In 1907 the total had risen to 576,820 (217,742 males and 359,078 females).^ Life Expectancy at Birth : Total Population : 77.99 years; male : 75.29 years; female : 80.84 years .
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^ Literacy: Total population: 99%; Male: 99%; Female: 99% GDP Per Capita: $31,800 Web site: Pm.gov.uk .
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Year.
Imports.
Exports of
imported Wool.
Retained.
lb
lb
lb
1890
633,028,131
340,712,303
292,315,828
18 95
775,379,063
404,935,226
370,443,837
1898
699,555,048
283,317,748
416,237,300
1900
558,950,528
196,207,261
362,743,267
1905
620,350,885
277,864,215
342,486,670
1907
764,286,625
313,519,282
450,767,343
1909
808,710,087
390,695,182
418,014,905
The extent of the woollen and worsted manufactures of the United Kingdom is indicated by the following table showing the imports and exports of wool and the quantity retained for use in various years (1890-19ò5):--- During the same period the minimum and maximum amount of wool (in lb) imported into the United Kingdom was as follows: Australia (1904), 220,483,961; (1895), 417,163,078; New Zealand (1890), 95, 6 3 2 ,59 8; (1909), 1 7 6 ,457, 1 5 0; British possessions in South Africa (1900), 32,219,369; (1909), 115,896,598; South America (1890), 11,173,692; (1908), 78,938,157; British possessions in the East Indies (1901), 24,069,571; (1909), 56,238,633; France (1890), 10, 8 73,7 88; (1902), 27,770,790; Turkish Empire (1908), 5,705,671; (1897), 25,727,462.
.In the woollen and worsted industries 239,954 persons were employed according to the census of 1901, of whom 99,425 were males and 140,529 females.^ In the woollen and worsted industries 239,954 persons were employed according to the census of 1901, of whom 99,425 were males and 140,529 females.
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^ According to the census returns of 1901 there were 546,065 persons employed in cotton factories, 199,920 male and 346,145 female.
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^ The numbers of persons employed in the other principal textile industries in 1901 was as follows: Commerce.-British commerce received an enormous development after the first quarter of the 19th century.
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.Of the total number 209,700 were employed in England and Wales, 24,906 in Scotland and 5348 in Ireland.^ God bless Wales, God bless Scotland, God bless Ireland, God bless England.
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^ Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and such.
  • For Sale : United Kingdom region geology publications, including Ireland. 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.woodenski.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Travel the back roads of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
  • England (London) Travel Guide 27 January 2010 23:50 UTC www.travigator.com [Source type: News]

England
United Kingdom.
and
Scotland.
Ireland.
Total.
Males.
Females.
Wales.
Flax
4,493
2 3,57 o
71,464
29,226
70,301
99,527
Hemp, jute,
&c. .
2,750
39,200
639
11,618
30,971
42,589
Silk
34,847
2,424
209
11,058
26,422
37,480
1-Iosiery
4 8 ,374
11,957
611
15,067
45, 8 75
60,942
.The numbers of persons employed in the other principal textile industries in 1901 was as follows: Commerce.-British commerce received an enormous development after the first quarter of the 19th century.^ The numbers of persons employed in the other principal textile industries in 1901 was as follows: Commerce.-British commerce received an enormous development after the first quarter of the 19th century.
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^ The extension of the franchise in 1832 and 1867, the formation of trade unions, and the development of universal public education were among the drastic social changes that accompanied the spread of industrialization and urbanization in the 19th century.
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^ This prompted the Romans to invade and subdue the island, first with Julius Caesar's raid in 55 BC, and then the Emperor Claudius' conquest in the following century.
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.In 1826 the aggregate value of the imports into and exports from the United Kingdom amounted to no more than £88,758,678; while the total rose to £110,559,538 in 1836 and to £205,625,831 in 1846. In 1856 the aggregate of imports and exports had risen to £311,764,507, in 1866 to £534,195,956 and in 1876 to £ 6 3 1 ,931,3 0 5. Thus the commercial transactions of the United Kingdom with foreign states and British colonies increased more than sevenfold in the course of fifty years.^ Thus the commercial transactions of the United Kingdom with foreign states and British colonies increased more than sevenfold in the course of fifty years.
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^ British exports to the Balkans increased greatly.
  • Serbian Unity Congress | Serbian People's History - The Congress og Berlin 11 September 2009 13:42 UTC www.serbianunity.net [Source type: Original source]

^ United Kingdom (application No.
  • EPIC --- Privacy and Human Rights Report 2006 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 18 January 2010 6:33 UTC www.worldlii.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Country.
1890.
1895.
1900.
1905.
1909.
I. - BRITISH POSSESSIONS -
£
£
£
£
India and Ceylon Imports
Exports
37,856,598
38,254,769
31,076,761
27,519,909
32,861,217
32,885,147
40540,341
45,796,432
40,995,633
46,617,909
Straits Settlements,Malaysia Imports
6,412,865
5,404,887
8,092,057
7,222,215
8,948,582
and Hong Kong. Exports
5
5,766,059
4,077,436
6,162,526
7,162,908
7,455,726
Africa. Imports
) Exports
11,290,022
10,744,904
12,522,366
13,325,089
9,703,086
16,725,092
14,755,353
21,338,292
13,130.724
20,181,408
Canada and Newfoundland
5 Imports
12,444,489
13,400,570
22,240,325
26,204,205
27,674,340
.
Exports
8,272,743
6,594,903
9,659,238
14,267,967
18,750,970
West Indies, Bermudas,Hon- Imports
2,992,472
2,831,343
2,483,648
2,717,318
2,969,772
duras and Guiana.. Exports
4,262,669
3,230,189
2,954,477
3,324,665
3,777,244
Australia S Imports
A
20,992,185
24,954,779
23,800,820
26,968,977
32,655,709
? Exports
281:374507:473005
15,867,979
23,545,565
19,476,463
27,207,430
New Zealand. 5 Imports
Exports
3,705,428
8,383,058
3,443,688
11,615,881
5,899,292
13,391,222
6,994,806
17,730,556
8,081,422
Other } Imports
t Exports
1,720,583
3,826,012
1,952,431
3,095,184
2,287,537
4,252,072
3,731,132
4,351,367
2,800,939
4,246,362
II. FOREIGN COUNTRIES -
France. S Imports
7 Exports
44,828,148
24,710,803
47,470,583
20,324,998
53,618,656
25,877,453
53,072,900
23,232,663
50,690,785
31,515,320
Germany Imports
Exports
26,073,331
30,516,281
26,992,559
32,736,651
31,181,667
38,542,790
35,799,758
42,742,300
40,115,450
47,168,852
Belgium Imports
B Exports
17,383,776
13,594,966
17,545,169
11,934,653
23,502,603
14,846,307
27,751,288
14,818,923
29,217,560
19,284,791
Holland Imports
) Exports
25,900,924
28,419,944
31,381,023
35,481,059
37,371,702
16,445,992
11,272,258
14,931,090
14516,887
16,303,884
Denmark, Faeroe, Iceland, SImports
7,753,389
9,799,328
13,187,757
15,606,991
19,427,483
Greenland. .. Exports
2,928,006
3,135,122
4724,121
4,609,671
5,705,415
Norway ! Imports
-
3,831,727
5,756,018
5,954,870
6,574,319
Exports
2,532,050
3,910,982
3,712,532
3,835,436
Sweden. ., Imports
S
Exports
-
-
8,784,256
4,036,729
20,635,060
6,495,223
9,827,993
6,016,332
9,245,303
7,114,071
Imports
Austria-Hungary Exports
1,728,337
1,694,318
1,221,783
2,149,552
1,375,245
3,157,716
1,488,604
2,603,223
1,208,499
4,333,269
Rumania Imports
R
)
4,447,159
2,118,505
1,396,639
1689,513
3,395,474
' Exports
2,350,497
944,034
616,287
1,305,658
1,749,996
Greece } Imports
1,962,798
1,241,406
2,227,212
1,328,234
1,613,174
1 Exports
1,235,126
860,193
1,104,196
1,251,642
1,513,744
Italy Imports
3,093,918
3,132,720
3417790
3,324,595
3,634,073
.
Exports
8,523,209
6,211,337
9444498
9,787,306
13,274,764
Imports
Spain Exports
P
12,508,533
5,702,80
57 4
11,314,518
4,052,806
15,882,346
6,333,857
13,858,631
4,841,774
13,362,959
5,352,017
51mports
Portugal Exports
2,942,194
2,612,638
2,491,926
1,865,973
3,241,367
2,529,305
2,929,634
2,826,257
2,912,994
2,777,201
Russian Empire Imports
) Exports
23,750,868
8,846,054
24,736,919
10,686,333
21,983,952
16,360,475
33,366,234
14,884,050
36,897,746
28,325,844
Turkey Imports
Exports
8,368,8511
7,340,8681
5,630,240
5,566,187
5,657,627
5,372,956
5,491,443
6,979,147
5,085,435
7,789,432
Imports
1,024,993
1,143,382
1,540,526
1,860,313
4,232,716
Japan Exports
4,187,373
4,772,829
9,933,925
9,796,900
8,618,821
Chi } Imports
China
4,830,850 2
3343,865 22
2,359,821
2,340,3a63
3,725,502
? Exports
6,763,221 2
5363,536 2
5,634,313
13,298,828 3
8,558,275
Netherlands - India } Imports
t Exports
1,223,037
1,675,054
874,313
1,988,479
287,454
2,881,601
2,129,479
3,558,562
2,436,518
3,768,264
} Imports
8,368,851
9,524,507
12,585,578
14,976,188
19,872,288
Egypt
. (Exports
3,459,991
3,414,556
6,159,468
8,069,668
8,142,325
U.S.A.
97,283,349
86,548,860
138,789,261
115,573,051
118,269,777
t Exports
46,340,012
44,067,703
37,343,955
47,282,088
59,254,166
Mexico andCentral American Imports
1,863,284
1,443,345
1,144,590
2,138,574
2,595,356
States Exports
s
3,050,051
3,035,097
3,149,652
3,022,074
3,179,577
Brazil 51Imports
Exports
4,350,675
7,795,073
3,614,155
7,643,739
5,946,547
6,156,600
8,109,208
6,916,617
11,271,890
8,809,226
Argentina } Imports
1 Exports
4,129,802
8,530,427
9,084,497
5,480,848
13,080,466
7,438,238
25,034,325
13,383,835
32,528,446
19,202,496
Chile 51mports
3,473,348
3,436,142
4,828,371
6,068,031
6,607,415
Exports
3,365,824
3,454,332
3,535,736
4,782,382
5,054,144
Other countries in Asia Imports
1 Exports
376,969
516,846
344,895
720,350
373,344
684,440
611,096
699,556
1 ,043,280
1,214,041
Africa 51mports
Exports
2,345,843
3,262,462
1,683,319
3,052,023
2,503,823
4,686,727
2,901,281
6,063,114
4,538,518
7,783,508
South America. Imports
Exports
2,080,466
5,674,325
2,437,294
4,489,592
2,355,802
4,088,731
3,897,595
5,129,351
5,657,201
6,137,748
Other countries Imports
3,206,713
3,447,034
3,190,888
6,289,947
4,260,790
5 Exports
6,605,220
3901,551
6,370,943
8,352,264
7,440,065
Total for British possessionsImports
100,279,852
100,405,592
113,074,557
134,530,683
146,908,244
' Exports
94,522,469
76,138,896
102,083,109
122,712,920
136,318,471
Total for foreign countries } Imports
3 2 4,53 0 ,7 8 3
321,038,151
413,434,242
437,151,191
477,796,713
t Exports
2 33,7 2 9, 6 49
209,693,511
252,290,645
284,883,607
333,206,695
Grand total S Imports
Exports
420,691,997
328,252,118
416,689,658
285,832,407
523,075,163
354,373,754
565,019,917
407,596,527
624,704,957
469,525,166
1895.
1900.
1905.
1909.
£
£
£
Cotton yarn and manufactures .
6 3,74 6 ,4 6 3
6 9,75 0, 2 79
92,010,985
93,444,799
Iron and steel and manufactures .
19,428,383 2
31,6 2 3,353 2
3 1, 826 43 8
38,192,142
Woollen yarn and manufactures
2 9, 0 94,5 68
24259,7 66
29,916,807
30,917,807
Coal
14,600,326
36,409,614
2 4, 8 59 12 9
37,129,978
Machinery. .. ... .
15,150,522
19.619.784
23,260,326
28,057,643
Chemicals. ... .
11 ,4 6 3,3 0 4
1 3, 1 54,344
1 4,53 6, 8 57.J
16,783,019
Textiles (not cotton or wool) .
11,986,718
12,191,069
1 3, 20 4, 8 99
12,441,525
Metal manufactures (not iron)
5,048,588
6.473,197
8,920,533
8,708,945
Clothing. .. .. .
5,615,594
6,499,086
6,021,242
9,824,125
Leather and leather goods. .
3,833,980
3,875,683
5,660,494
4,242,356
Ships. .. .. .. .
-
8,587,710
5,431,298
5,927,114
.An important fact in connexion with the foreign commerce of the United Kingdom is that there has been a steady increase in imports, but there has been no corresponding steady increase in exports of British produce and manufactures.^ British exports to the Balkans increased greatly.
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^ He analyzed what was important and what was not in British foreign policy.
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^ Kazuo Ishiguro offers another viewpoint, that of a Japanese author working in the United Kingdom and writing on British themes such as social class.

.Many industries, which formerly were mainly in British hands, have been developed on the continent of Europe, in America, and to some extent in the East.^ Many industries, which formerly were mainly in British hands, have been developed on the continent of Europe , in America, and to some extent in the East.
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^ The numbers of persons employed in the other principal textile industries in 1901 was as follows: Commerce.-British commerce received an enormous development after the first quarter of the 19th century.
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^ The British Empire was not better than the alternatives but it was better than what the colonies had before, mainly because they were stuck in pre-industrial state.
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.The movement began in 1872. Up to that time the exports of British home produce had kept on increasing with the imports, although at a lesser rate, and far inferior in aggregate value; but a change took place in the latter year.^ The movement began in 1872.
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^ British exports to the Balkans increased greatly.
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^ Up to that time the exports of British home produce had kept on increasing with the imports, although at a lesser rate, and far inferior in aggregate value; but a change took place in the latter year.
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.While the imports continued their upward course, gradually rising from £354,693,624 in 1872 to £375, 1 54,7 0 3 in 1876, the exports of British produce fell from £256,257,347 in 1872 to £ 200,639,204 in 1876. The decline in exports, regular and steady throughout the period, and with a tendency to become more pronounced every year, affected all the principal articles of British Wool. The value of the chief articles and groups of export of home produce are similarly shown: The proportion of imports and exports per head of population of the United Kingdom was: - As regards fluctuations not revealed by the above figures, it may be mentioned that the highest total figures for any one year during the period covered are those for 1907, viz.^ Exports of imported Wool.
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^ United Kingdom - encyclopedia article - Citizendium .
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imports £645,807,942; exports £517,977,167. .As to minima within the period, the lowest totals for British possessions were: imports £91,851,534 in 1893, and exports, the figure quoted for 1895; for foreign countries, imports £312,836,644 in 1893, and exports £195,133,239 in 1894; grand totals, imports £ 4 0 4 ,688,178 in 1893, and exports £273,785,867 in 1894. It may be added that the maximal import figures for France within the period are those of 1906 (£53,871,661), for Germany those of 1909, and for the United States those of 1901 (£141,015,465).^ As to minima within the period, the lowest totals for British possessions were: imports £91,851,534 in 1893, and exports, the figure quoted for 1895; for foreign countries, imports £312,836,644 in 1893, and exports £195,133,239 in 1894; grand totals, imports £ 4 0 4 ,688,178 in 1893, and exports £273,785,867 in 1894.
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^ Total for foreign countries } Imports .
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^ It may be added that the maximal import figures for France within the period are those of 1906 (£53,871,661), for Germany those of 1909, and for the United States those of 1901 (£141,015,465).
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.For exports to the United States the figures for 1909 were highest, to France those of 1907 (£33,5 0 7,544) and to Germany those of 1907 (£56,729,988).^ Charges may be significantly higher than those assessed in the United States.
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^ Previous convictions or current indictment for violations of United States or United Kingdom export control laws or regulations as considered by the United States Government; .
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^ The United States, Germany, France, and the Netherlands are the main trading partners, and the Commonwealth countries are also important.
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1895.
1900.
1905.
1909.
£
£
£
£
Grain and flour
53,077,981
62,992,082
70,057,290
83,107,421
Meat
33,334,171
4 6 ,7 $2 ,579
49,43 1 ,74 8
47,623,428
Other principal articles of food and
drink
Butter. .. .. .. .
14,235,230
1 7,45 0 ,435
21,586,622
22,424,962
Sugar. .. .. ... .
17,684,413
1 9, 2 5 6 ,439
1 9,47 1, 811
21,691, 894
Tea. .. .. .. .
10,242,999
10,686,910
9,302,713
11,617,031
Wine
5,448,088
5,192,909
4,072,199
3,746,489
Coffee
3,778,305
2,544,726
2,578,327
2,075,516
Fish (preserved)
2,289,260
2,895,330
2,493,876
2,509,573
Cocoa and chocolate. .. .
1,610,483
2,398,248
2,227,141
903,464
Principal fruits
Apples. .. .. .. .
960,273
1,224,657
2,065,193
2,007,911
Oranges. .. .. .
1,925,415
2,120,790
1,949,496
2,522,491
Bananas. .. .. .
-
548,956
1,770,256
1,752,190
Tobacco. .. ... .
3,353,916
4,799,417
3,721,920
4986,663
Raw materials
Cotton
30,522,016
41,117,308
52,370,878
60,295,049
Wool
28,494,249
2 4, 0 73,9 1 7
26, 6 4 8 ,737
35,041,766
Oils, &c.
18,497,573
2 3,5 6 4, 6 44
23,600,927
31,039,883
Wood and timber.. .
16,372,181
2 7, 8 75,9 1 3
2 3, 2 74, 020
23,591,579
Textile materials excluding cotton
and wool. .. ... .
11,378,608
11,553,114
14,511,978
12,127,707
Caoutchouc. .. .. .
3,760,178
6,986,133
9, 6 43, 1 53
14,138,204
Hides and skins
7,360,070
8,465,660
8,084,793
11,617,756
Metallic ores excluding iron. .
4,575,929
5,575,272
7,610,990
8,327,193
Iron ore, &c.. ... .
3,027,196
5,750,947
5,525,575
5,076,131
Manufactured articles
Yarns and textile fabrics .
-
-
39,688,418
29,651,658
Metal, excluding iron and steel .
11,196,315
21,844,683
21,840,696
24,346,328
Leather. .. ... .
11,035,870
11,823,132
11,037,983
11,617,130
Chemicals. .
8,714,360
8,628,279
9,624,638
10,596,593
Iron and steel (not machinery)
-
7,314,696
8 ,5 8 9,4 0 5
7,971,594
Paper. .. .. ... .
2,845,730
4,412,440
5,256,065
5,647,437
Machinery. .. ... .
-
3,475,887
4,537,871
4,438,336
.The following table presents the value of the chief groups and articles of importation into the United Kingdom: - Certain omissions are necessary in this table owing to alterations in classification of the returns.^ The United Kingdom stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., and its military forces are, after U.S. forces, the second largest contingent of the coalition force in Afghanistan.
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^ Exchange of Notes Between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway concerning the creation of certain trawler-free zones in areas adjacent to the present Norwegian fishery limit.
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^ The United Kingdom's Celtic languages are also spoken by small groups around the globe, mainly Gaelic in Nova Scotia, Canada , and Welsh in Patagonia, Argentina .

1 Adapted from the Statistical Abstract for the United Kingdom, where it is specified that the value of new ships and boats, with their machinery, was not included in exports before 1899.
.411 to £23,020,719; iron and steel from £35,99 6, 16 7 to £20,737,410; coals from £10,442,321 to £8,904,463; machinery from £8,201,112 to £ 7,210,426; and linen manufactures from £10,956,761 to £7,070,149. The decline during the four years, it will be seen, was greatest in all textile manufactures, and least in coal and machinery.^ Industry: Types --steel, heavy engineering and metal manufacturing, textiles, motor vehicles and aircraft, construction (6% of GDP), electronics, chemicals.
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^ Main exports are machinery, chemicals, textiles, clothing, autos and trucks, iron and steel, locomotives, ships, jet aircraft, farm machinery, drugs, radio, TV, radar and navigation equipment, scientific instruments, arms, whisky.
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^ Trade deficits, incurred as the value of food imports exceeded the value of exports such as textiles, iron, steel, and coal, were overcome by income from shipping, insurance services, and foreign investments.
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The table' on p. .602 shows the subsequent movement in value of imports from other countries to the United Kingdom, and of exports to other countries from the United Kingdom, at quinquennial intervals; bullion and specie being excluded.^ COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a highly developed constitutional monarchy composed of Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and Northern Ireland.
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^ The administrative geography of the United Kingdom is complex, multi-layered and non-uniform as each country of the United Kingdom has its own system of administrative and geographic demarcation with origins that pre-date the United Kingdom itself.
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^ The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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For the purpose of showing the relative importance of British and Irish ports falling below the list, the following figures may be quoted for 1909 only: Methil, entered 824,375 tons, cleared 1,105,048 tons; Harwich, entered 792,980, cleared 776,595; Grangemouth, entered 988,007, cleared 1,064,217; Burntisland, entered 609,722, cleared 815,507; Bristol, entered858,933, cleared 615,266; Goole, entered 815,177, cleared 817,226; Hartlepool, entered 934, 8 3 6, cleared 730,141; Newhaven, entered 385,313, cleared 376,083; Folkestone, entered 364,524, cleared 359,697; Belfast, entered 490,51 3, cleared 165,670; Borrowstounness (Bo'ness), entered 3 01 ,549, cleared 292,194; Dublin, entered 219,081, cleared 80,868; Cork, entered 146,724, cleared 7413; Maryport and Workington, entered 118,388, cleared 67,494 The figures for Plymouth have included vessels which call "off" the port to embark passengers, &c., by tender only since 1907; for 1909 they were: entered, 1,455,605; cleared, 1,292,244.
.The table at the commencement of page 605 shows the total tonnage of vessels entered from and cleared to British possessions and foreign countries at ports in the United Kingdom, and also the nationality of vessels under British and the principal foreign flags.^ Total for foreign countries } Imports .
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^ Parliament is the national legislature of the United Kingdom.

^ The table at the commencement of page 605 shows the total tonnage of vessels entered from and cleared to British possessions and foreign countries at ports in the United Kingdom, and also the nationality of vessels under British and the principal foreign flags.
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Out of the following totals steam vessels had an aggregate tonnage of 30,604,578 entered and 31,080,481 cleared in 1890, and 64,327,508 entered and 64,968,655 cleared in 1909. The total tonnage of vessels entered and cleared coastwise was as follows: (1890), 47,73 8, 612 entered, Owing to an alteration in classification these figures are not strictly comparable with those for 1905.
Year.
Total Imports.
Exports of British
Produce.
£
s.
d.
£
s. d.
1890
11
4
6
7
0
7
1895
10
12
6
5
1 5
4
1900
12
14
3
7
1
6
1905
13
I
5
7
12
7
1906
13
18
5
8
12
0
1907
14
12
6
9
1 3
3
1908
13
6
3
8
9
4
1909
13
17
7
8
8
1
home produce just enumerated. .The value of the cotton manufactures exported sank from L80,164,155 in 1872 to L67,641,268 in 1876; woollen fabrics from £38,493, The tables on p.^ GDP growth slipped in 2001-03 as the global downturn, the high value of the pound, and the bursting of the "new economy" bubble hurt manufacturing and exports.
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^ Although old export industries such as coal mining and cotton manufacturing remained depressed, other industries, such as electrical engineering, automobile manufacture, and industrial chemistry, were developed or strengthened.
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.604 show the value of unregistered imports of golc_ _ nd silver bullion and specie from British possessions and from foreign countries into the United Kingdom, specifying the most important countries individually..^ He analyzed what was important and what was not in British foreign policy.
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