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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
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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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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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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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North West Ambulance Service
The NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST (NWAS), formerly 4 services ( Cumbria
Cumbria
Ambulance Service, Lancashire
Lancashire
Ambulance Service,
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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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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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Greater Manchester Police
GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE (GMP) is the Police Force responsible for law enforcement within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in North West England
North West England
. GMP is the third largest police service in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
after the Metropolitan Police Service
Metropolitan Police Service
and Police Scotland ; and is also the second largest of the English police forces. In total, Greater Manchester
Manchester
Police employs; 6,500 police officers, 519 Volunteer Special
Special
Constables , 739 Police Community Support Officers , and 2,741 members of police staff. The GMP headquarters are at Central Park, on Northampton Road, in the Newton Heath area of Manchester
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List Of Places In England
Here is a LIST OF PLACES, divided by ceremonial county of England
England
. Northumberland Durham Lancashire Cheshire Derbs. Notts. Lincolnshire Leics. Staffs. Shropshire Warks. Northants. Norfolk Suffolk Essex Herts. Beds. Bucks. Oxon. Glos. Somerset Wiltshire Berkshire Kent Surrey Hampshire Dorset Devon Cornwall Heref. Worcs. Bristol East Riding of Yorkshire Rutland Cambs. Greater London Tyne font-size:85%; left:205.15px; top:136.2px">Cumbria North Yorkshire South Yorks. West Yorkshire Greater Manc
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Charter
A CHARTER is the grant of authority or rights , stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified. It is implicit that the granter retains superiority (or sovereignty ), and that the recipient admits a limited (or inferior) status within the relationship, and it is within that sense that charters were historically granted, and that sense is retained in modern usage of the term. The word entered the English language from the Old French charte (ultimately from the Greek Latin "χάρτης" word for "paper"). It has come to be synonymous with the document that lays out the granting of rights or privileges
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Middle Ages
In the history of Europe , the MIDDLE AGES (or MEDIEVAL PERIOD) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
and merged into the Renaissance
Renaissance
and the Age of Discovery . The Middle Ages
Middle Ages
is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity , the medieval period, and the modern period . The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early , High , and Late Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
. Population decline , counterurbanisation , invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity , continued in the Early Middle Ages
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Royal Charter
A ROYAL CHARTER is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent , granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate . They were, and are still, used to establish significant organisations such as cities (with municipal charters ) or universities and learned societies . Charters should be distinguished from warrants and letters of appointment, as they have perpetual effect. Typically, a Royal Charter is produced as a high-quality work of calligraphy on vellum . The British monarchy has issued over 980 royal charters . Of these about 750 remain in existence. The earliest was to the town of Tain in 1066, making it the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland, followed by the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
in 1231. Charters continue to be issued by the British Crown , a recent example being that awarded to The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors , in 2014
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Roman Conquest Of Britain
The ROMAN CONQUEST OF BRITAIN was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius
Claudius
, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain
Roman Britain
(Latin : Britannia). Great Britain
Great Britain
had already frequently been the target of invasions, planned and actual, by forces of the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
and Roman Empire
Roman Empire
. In common with other regions on the edge of the empire, Britain had enjoyed diplomatic and trading links with the Romans in the century since Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
's expeditions in 55 and 54 BC, and Roman economic and cultural influence was a significant part of the British late pre-Roman Iron Age
Iron Age
, especially in the south
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Celtic Tribe
This is a LIST OF CELTIC TRIBES, listed in order of the Roman province (after Roman conquest) or the general area in which they lived. This geographical distribution of Celtic tribes does not imply that tribes that lived in the same general geographical area were more related. Some tribes' or tribal confederation's names are listed under more than one region because they dwelt in several of them
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Historic Counties Of England
The HISTORIC COUNTIES OF ENGLAND were established for administration by the Normans
Normans
, in most cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires established by the Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons
and others. They ceased to be used for administration with the creation of the administrative counties in 1889. They are alternatively known as ANCIENT COUNTIES or TRADITIONAL COUNTIES. Where they are not included among the modern counties of England
England
they are also known as FORMER COUNTIES. Despite this name, several historic counties continue to be recognised as cultural regions and have their own county days , county flags and boundary signs, many of which were created or registered long after these counties were abandoned as units for administrative purposes
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