We just call them flats. Flat, as as a dwelling, is derived from a Scottish word “flet” meaning a floor or storey of a house or building. It…

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While some parts of the East End are undergoing rapid change, the area continues to contain some of the worst poverty in Britain. Is East London bad? East…

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In the 16th century the flag was known as the British flag or the flag of Britain and included the red cross of St George (England) and the…

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The first permanent European settlement in New England, Plymouth was founded by a group of religious separatists (pilgrims) who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a…

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Monthly Living Expenses (Dublin) Cost Per Month Rent (1 bedroom apartment in the city) US$900 Transportation (monthly unlimited bus pass) US$100 Electric, gas, water, and garbage. US$168 Internet…

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As the war began in 1939, Scotland was an industrial British stronghold, with many factories, coal mines, engineering works and shipyards. A perfect target for the enemy. The…

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Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom. In a monarchy, a king or queen is Head of State. The British Monarchy is known as…

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1.8 Agriculture also plays a vital role providing 61% of the raw materials for the wider UK agri-food industry which is worth around £108 billion of GVA to…

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Today, polecats have spread out from their historical stronghold in mid Wales and have recolonised much of southern and central England. They have also recently reached parts of…

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As lexicographer Kory Stamper explains, “English has been borrowing words from other languages since its infancy.” As many as 350 other languages are represented and their linguistic contributions…

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