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Strabane
STRABANE (/strəˈbæn/ strə-BAN ; from Irish : An Srath Bán, meaning "the white strath "), historically spelt STRABAN, is a town in West Tyrone , Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. It was the headquarters of the former Strabane District Council . Strabane
Strabane
has a population of around 18,000, which is predominantly nationalist . It is the second-largest town in Tyrone, after Omagh
Omagh
. It lies on the east bank of the River Foyle
River Foyle
and is roughly equidistant from Omagh, Derry
Derry
City and Letterkenny
Letterkenny
. The River Foyle
River Foyle
marks the border between Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
and the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

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List Of Members Of The European Parliament For The United Kingdom, 2014–19
LEGISLATION * 1972 EC Act * 1986 EC (Amendment) Act * 1993 EC (Amendment) Act * 1998 EC (Amendment) Act * 2002 EC (Amendment) Act * 2008 EU (Amendment) Act * 2011 EU Act EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS * 1979 * 1984 * 1989 * 1994 * 1999 * 2004 * 2009 * 2014 * * 1973 delegation * 1st * 2nd * 3rd * 4th * 5th * 6th * 7th * 8th Withdrawal * 2004–05 EU Bill * 2013–14 EU (Referendum) Bill * 2015–16 EU membership renegotiation * 2015 EU Referendum Act * 2016 EU (Referendum) Act (Gibraltar) * 2016 EU MEMBERSHIP REFERENDUM * Causes * Endorsements * Issues * Opinion polling * CAMPAIGNS * Organisations advocating and campaigning for a referendum * People\'s Pledge * Labour for a Refere
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County Town
A COUNTY TOWN is usually the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county , or it has been established over time as the de facto main town of a county. The concept of a county town eventually became detached from its original meaning of where the county administration or county hall is based. In fact, many county towns are no longer part of the administrative county. For example, Nottingham
Nottingham
is administered by a unitary authority entirely separate from the rest of Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
. Many county towns are classified as cities , but all are referred to as county towns regardless of whether city status is held or not
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Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
The NORTHERN IRELAND AMBULANCE SERVICE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRUST (NIAS) is the ambulance service that serves the whole of Northern Ireland . As with other ambulance services in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, it does not charge its patients directly for its services, but instead receives funding through general taxation . It responds to medical emergencies in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
with the 300-plus ambulance vehicles at its disposal. Its fleet includes mini-buses, ambulance officers' cars, support vehicles, RRVs and accident and emergency ambulances. Ambulance
Ambulance
in Ann Street, Belfast, October 2009 The Service employs approximately 1,100 staff based across 57 stations white-space:nowrap;"> urgent admissions to hospital
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Emergency Medical Services In The United Kingdom
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM provide emergency care to people with acute illness or injury and are predominantly provided free at the point of use by the four National Health Services of England , Scotland , Wales , and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. Emergency care including ambulance and emergency department treatment is free to everyone, regardless of immigration or visitor status. The NHS commissions most emergency medical services through the 14 NHS organisations with ambulance responsibility across the UK (11 in England, 1 each in the other three countries). As with other emergency services, the public normally access emergency medical services through one of the valid emergency telephone numbers (either 999 or 112 )
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Fire Services In The United Kingdom
The FIRE SERVICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM operate under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England and Wales
England and Wales
, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, and Scotland
Scotland
. Emergency cover is provided by over fifty fire and rescue services (FRS), which is the term used in modern legislation and by government departments. Many FRS were previously known as brigades or county fire services, but almost all now use the standard terminology. They are distinct from and governed by a fire authority , which is the legislative, public and administrative body, made up of civilians (usually members of elected local or regional bodies). Fire authorities in England and Wales
England and Wales
(and formerly Scotland), and therefore fire and rescue services, receive a large proportion of their funding through a share of Council Tax
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Irish Nationalist
IRISH NATIONALISM asserts that the Irish people
Irish people
are a nation . Since the partition of Ireland
Ireland
, the term generally refers to support for a united Ireland
Ireland
. Irish nationalists assert that rule from London
London
has been to the detriment of Irish interests. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early development * 1.2 Early nationalism * 1.2.1 Pre-Union * 1.2.2 Post-Union * 1.3 Repeal Association "> The green harp flag was first used by Irish Confederate troops in the Eleven Years War , and became the main symbol of Irish nationalism from the 17th to the early 20th century
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List Of United Kingdom Parliament Constituencies
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT (also known as a CONSTITUENCY, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, RIDING, WARD, DIVISION, ELECTORAL AREA, or ELECTORATE) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body . Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a proportional representative system, or another voting method entirely. Members might be chosen through a direct election under universal suffrage , an indirect election , or another form of suffrage
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Town
A TOWN is a form of human settlement . Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities , though the size definition for what constitutes a each of these terms varies considerably in different parts of the world
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Strath
A STRATH is a large valley , typically a river valley that is wide and shallow (as opposed to a glen , which is typically narrower and deep). An anglicisation of the Gaelic word srath, it is one of many that have been absorbed into the English language
English language
. It is commonly used in rural Scotland
Scotland
to describe a wide valley, even by non-Gaelic speakers. It occurs in numerous place names within Scotland
Scotland
including Strathspey and Strathclyde
Strathclyde

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List Of United Kingdom Locations
A gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
showing each place's county , unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates
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Scots Language
SCOTS is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland
Scotland
and parts of Ulster
Ulster
(where the local dialect is known as Ulster
Ulster
Scots ). It is sometimes called LOWLAND SCOTS to distinguish it from Scottish Gaelic , the Celtic language which was historically restricted to most of the Highlands , the Hebrides and Galloway
Galloway
after the 1500s. The Scots language
Scots language
developed during the Middle English
Middle English
period as a distinct entity. As there are no universally accepted criteria for distinguishing a language from a dialect , scholars and other interested parties often disagree about the linguistic, historical and social status of Scots and particularly its relationship to English
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Northern Ireland Assembly
The NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY (Irish : Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann, Ulster-Scots : Norlin Airlan Assemblie) is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland . It has power to legislate in a wide range of areas that are not explicitly reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom , and to appoint the Northern Ireland Executive . It sits at Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast . The Assembly is a unicameral , democratically elected body comprising 90 members known as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). Members are elected under the single transferable vote form of proportional representation . In turn, the Assembly selects most of the ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive using the principle of power-sharing under the D\'Hondt method to ensure that Northern Ireland's largest voting blocs, unionists and Irish nationalists , both participate in governing the region
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Police Service Of Northern Ireland
The POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI; Irish : Seirbhís Póilíneachta Thuaisceart Éireann; Ulster Scots : Polis Servis o Norlin Airlan) is the police force that serves Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. It is the successor to the Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
after it was reformed and renamed in 2001 on the recommendation of the Patten Report. Although the majority of PSNI officers are still Ulster Protestants , this dominance is not as pronounced as it was in the RUC because of positive action policies. The RUC was an armed police force and played a key role in policing the violent conflict known as the Troubles . As part of the Good Friday Agreement , there was an agreement to introduce a new police service initially based on the body of constables of the RUC
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List Of Law Enforcement Agencies In The United Kingdom
This is a LIST OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM , CROWN DEPENDENCIES AND BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES . There are a number of agencies that participate in law enforcement in the United Kingdom which can be grouped into three general types: * TERRITORIAL POLICE FORCES, who carry out the majority of policing. These are police forces that cover a police area (a particular region) and have an independent police authority
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