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M6 Motorway
The M6 MOTORWAY runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange , near Rugby via Birmingham
Birmingham
then heads north, passing Stoke-on-Trent , Liverpool
Liverpool
, Manchester
Manchester
, Preston , Lancaster , Carlisle and terminating at the Gretna junction (J45). Here, just short of the Scottish border it becomes the A74(M) which continues to Glasgow
Glasgow
as the M74. As of 2016, the M6, as well as combining with the length of the A14 from Brampton from junction with A1(M) , the A74(M) and M74 to the junction with the M8 in Glasgow
Glasgow
, forms the longest non-stop motorway in the United Kingdom and one of the busiest
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Greater Manchester
GREATER MANCHESTER is a metropolitan county in North West England
England
, with a population of 2.8 million . It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs : Bolton
Bolton
, Bury
Bury
, Oldham
Oldham
, Rochdale , Stockport , Tameside , Trafford
Trafford
, Wigan , and the cities of Manchester
Manchester
and Salford . Greater Manchester
Manchester
was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
; and designated a City Region on 1 April 2011
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West Midlands (county)
The WEST MIDLANDS is a metropolitan county and city region in western central England
England
with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972 , formed from parts of Staffordshire
Staffordshire
, Worcestershire
Worcestershire
and Warwickshire
Warwickshire
. The county itself is a NUTS 2 region within the wider NUTS 1 region of the same name. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs : the City of Birmingham
Birmingham
, the City of Coventry
Coventry
, and the City of Wolverhampton , as well as the boroughs of Dudley
Dudley
, Sandwell , Solihull , and Walsall
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Roads In The United Kingdom
KINGDOM commonly refers to: * A type of monarchy * A realm ruled by a king or queen regnant * Kingdom (biology)
Kingdom (biology)
, a category in biological taxonomy * Kingdom of God , a foundational concept in the three Abrahamic religionsKINGDOM may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Popular culture * 2.1 Music * 3 Other * 4 See also PEOPLE *
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Merseyside
MERSEYSIDE (/ˈmɜːrzisaɪd/ ) is a metropolitan county in North West England
England
, with a population of 1.38 million . It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary , and comprises five metropolitan boroughs : Knowsley , St. Helens , Sefton , Wirral , and the city of Liverpool
Liverpool
. Merseyside, which was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972 , takes its name from the River Mersey
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Wigan
WIGAN /ˈwɪɡən/ is a town in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
, England. It stands on the River Douglas , 7.9 miles (13 km) south-west of Bolton
Bolton
, 10 miles (16 km) north of Warrington
Warrington
and 16 miles (25.7 km) west-northwest of Manchester
Manchester
. Wigan
Wigan
is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. The town of Wigan
Wigan
had a total population of 97,000 in 2011, whilst the wider borough had a population of 318,100. Historically in Lancashire
Lancashire
, Wigan
Wigan
during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes , an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England
England

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Leicestershire
LEICESTERSHIRE (/ˈlɛstərʃər/ ( listen ) or /ˈlɛstərʃɪər/ ; abbreviation LEICS.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands . It takes its name from and is home to at least one third of Greater Leicester at its centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
to the north-east, Rutland
Rutland
to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire
Derbyshire
to the north-west. The border with most of Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5 ). The county has a population of just over 1 million with over half the population living in Leicester\'s built-up area
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Staffordshire
STAFFORDSHIRE (/ˈstæfədʃɪər/ or /ˈstæfədʃə/ ; abbreviated STAFFS) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It adjoins Cheshire
Cheshire
to the north west, Derbyshire
Derbyshire
and Leicestershire
Leicestershire
to the east, Warwickshire to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to the south, and Shropshire
Shropshire
to the west. Stone railway station
Stone railway station
in Stone . The largest city in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
is Stoke-on-Trent , which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority . Lichfield also has city status , although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city
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Catthorpe
CATTHORPE is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire
Leicestershire
, England. It is located beside the River Avon and close to the A5 road , and hence close to the tripoint formed by Leicestershire, Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
and Warwickshire
Warwickshire
; the nearest town is Rugby , around 4 miles (6.4 km) to the southwest. According to the 2001 Census , the parish had a population of 179, falling slightly to 173 at the 2011 census. Catthorpe
Catthorpe
gives its name to the nearby Catthorpe Interchange road junction formed by the M1 and M6 motorways and the A14 road, which is known to be regularly congested owing to its non-standard design. The A14 passes under both motorways; these underpasses were built in the 1960s for the former A427 , which passed through Catthorpe
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European Route E24
The EUROPEAN ROUTE E 24 is part of the United Nations
United Nations
international E-road network . It runs for 254 km (158 mi) from Birmingham
Birmingham
to Ipswich
Ipswich
. ROUTEThe route of the E 24 begins at the E 05 near Birmingham
Birmingham
, where the M6 Toll
M6 Toll
merges with the M6 and the E 5 switches from the M6 Toll
M6 Toll
to the M42 . The E 24 heads east on the M6 to its end at the M1 (E 13 ), and continues past the junction onto the A14 . The E 24 crosses the E 15 (A1 ) at Huntingdon
Huntingdon
, and continues east along the A14 past Cambridge
Cambridge
to the A12 at Ipswich
Ipswich
, where the E 24 route ends
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Warwickshire
WARWICKSHIRE (/ˈwɒrᵻkʃər/ ( listen ) or /ˈwɒrᵻkʃɪər/ ) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England
England
. The county town is Warwick
Warwick
, although the largest town is Nuneaton
Nuneaton
. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
. Commonly used abbreviations for the county are WARKS or WARWICKS. The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire , Nuneaton and Bedworth , Rugby , Warwick
Warwick
and Stratford-on-Avon . The current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 . The historic county boundaries also included Coventry
Coventry
and Solihull , as well as much of Birmingham
Birmingham

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Primary Status
ROADS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM form a network of varied quality and capacity. Road
Road
distances are shown in miles or yards and UK speed limits are indicated in miles per hour (mph) or by the use of the national speed limit (NSL) symbol. Some vehicle categories have various lower maximum limits enforced by speed limiters . Enforcement of UK road speed limits increasingly uses speed guns , automated in-vehicle systems and automated roadside traffic cameras . A unified numbering system is in place for Great Britain
Great Britain
, whilst in Northern Ireland , there is no available explanation for the allocation of road numbers. The earliest specifically engineered roads were built during the British Iron Age
British Iron Age
. The road network was expanded during the Roman occupation . Some of these survive and others were lost
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Lancashire
LANCASHIRE (/ˈlæŋkəʃər, -ʃɪər/ or, locally, ; abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England
England
. The county town is Lancaster although the administrative centre is Preston . The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire
Lancashire
are known as Lancastrians. The history of Lancashire
Lancashire
begins with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086, some of its lands were treated as part of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
. The land that lay between the Ribble and Mersey , Inter Ripam et Mersam, was included in the returns for Cheshire
Cheshire
. When its boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland
Cumberland
, Westmorland , Yorkshire, and Cheshire
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Rugby, Warwickshire
RUGBY is a market town in Warwickshire
Warwickshire
, England, close to the River Avon . The town has a population of 70,628 (2011 census ) making it the second largest town in the county. The enclosing Borough of Rugby has a population of 100,500 (2011 census). Rugby is 13 miles (21 km) east of Coventry
Coventry
, on the eastern edge of Warwickshire, near the borders with Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
and Leicestershire
Leicestershire
. The town is credited with being the birthplace of rugby football
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Cheshire
CHESHIRE (/ˈtʃɛʃər, -ɪər/ ; archaically the COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER) is a county in North West England
England
, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire
Derbyshire
to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Wales
Wales
to the west. Cheshire's county town is Chester
Chester
; the largest town is Warrington . Other major towns include Congleton , Crewe
Crewe
, Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port
, Macclesfield , Northwich , Runcorn , Widnes , Wilmslow , and Winsford . The county covers 905 square miles (2,344 km2) and has a population of around 1 million
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Cannock
CANNOCK (/ˈkænək/ ), as of the 2011 census, has a population of 29,018 , and is the most populous of the three towns in the district of Cannock Chase in the central southern part of the county of Staffordshire
Staffordshire
in the West Midlands region of England
England
. Cannock
Cannock
lies to the north of the West Midlands conurbation
West Midlands conurbation
on the M6 , A34 and A5 roads, and to the south of Cannock Chase , an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cannock
Cannock
is served by a railway station on the Chase Line
Chase Line
. The town comprises four district council electoral wards and the Cannock
Cannock
South ward includes the civil parish of Bridgtown , but the rest of Cannock
Cannock
is unparished
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