State schools are government-funded and provide free education to pupils in the UK. There are various types of state schools, such as local authority controlled maintained schools, academies…

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The latest data from the 2011 census recorded that 48.4% of Londoners considered themselves to be Christian, 12.39% considered themselves Muslim, 5% Hindu, 1.82% Jewish, 1.5% Sikh, 1%…

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Rulers like the two Georges are ‘leechlike’ in that, like a blood-sucking leech (used in the old days of medicine to suck ‘bad blood’ from the patient), they…

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The first governor was Sir John Houblon, who is depicted in the £50 note issued in 1994. The charter was renewed in 1742, 1764, and 1781. Who founded…

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Compared to many other parts of the world, our traditional food honestly is quite bland. If you are used to Indian, Malay or Thai food, British food just…

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The people of Northern Ireland are British in terms of citizenship status under the UK nationality laws and also under the political constitution of being an integral part…

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Who won the first ever Test match? The first Test match was played between Australia and England in Melbourne in 1877. It was Australia who won the game…

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You can visit Ireland without applying for an Irish visa, if you have an eligible UK (short stay) visitor visa. You can travel an unlimited number of times…

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BRITISH US flavour flavor humour humor labour labor neighbour neighbor Why are British words spelled differently? The simple reason for this is that England and America went their…

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Serve the crumpets while still warm, generously buttered. If you are making crumpets in advance, then reheat them by toasting lightly on both sides before serving. I like…

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