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Wimbledon, London
WIMBLEDON /ˈwɪmbəldən/ is a district of southwest London
London
, England, 7.1 miles (11.4 km) south-west of the centre of London
London
at Charing Cross , in the London Borough of Merton
London Borough of Merton
, south of Wandsworth , northeast of New Malden , northwest of Mitcham
Mitcham
, west of Streatham and north of Sutton . Wimbledon had a population of 68,187 in 2011 which includes the electoral wards of Abbey, Dundonald, Hillside, Trinity, Village, Raynes Park
Raynes Park
and Wimbledon Park. It is home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and New Wimbledon Theatre , and contains Wimbledon Common , one of the largest areas of common land in London
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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 London Assembly Constituencies
Greater London is divided into fourteen territorial constituencies for London Assembly elections, each returning one member. The electoral system used is Additional Member System without an overhang and there are, therefore, a fixed number of eleven additional members elected from a party list
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Merton And Wandsworth (London Assembly Constituency)
MERTON AND WANDSWORTH is a constituency in the London Assembly . Since the 2016 election , it has been represented by Labour\'s Leonie Cooper . It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Merton and the London Borough of Wandsworth . CONTENTS * 1 Constituency profile * 2 Assembly members * 3 Election results * 4 References CONSTITUENCY PROFILECreated in 2000 , Merton and Wandsworth had elected only Conservative AMs until 2016 . The current AM is Leonie Cooper of the Labour Party, first elected in 2016
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London (European Parliament Constituency)
LONDON is a constituency of the European Parliament
European Parliament
. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d\'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation . CONTENTS * 1 Boundaries * 2 History * 3 Returned members * 4 Election results * 4.1 2014 * 4.2 2009 * 4.3 2004 * 4.4 1999 * 5 References BOUNDARIESThe constituency corresponds to the Greater London
London
region of England, in the south east of the United Kingdom. HISTORYPrior to 1999, London
London
was represented by a number of single-member constituencies
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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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London Fire Brigade
The LONDON FIRE BRIGADE (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London . It was formed by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act of 1865, under the leadership of superintendent Eyre Massey Shaw . It is the second-largest of all the fire services in the United Kingdom , after the national Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the fifth-largest in the world, after the Tokyo Fire Department , New York City Fire Department , Paris Fire Brigade and the Scottish service, with 5,992 staff, including 5,096 operational firefighters and officers based at 102 fire stations (plus one river station). Dany Cotton is the Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, which includes the position of Chief Fire Officer ; she replaced Ron Dobson who served as Commissioner from 2007 until the end of 2016
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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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Hill Fort
A HILLFORT or HILL FORT is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. They are typically European and of the Bronze and Iron Ages . Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill, consisting of one or more lines of earthworks , with stockades or defensive walls , and external ditches. Hill forts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly the start of the first millennium BC , and were in use in many Celtic areas of central and western Europe until the Roman conquest
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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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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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Domesday Book
DOMESDAY BOOK (/ˈduːmzdeɪ/ or US : /ˈdoʊmzdeɪ/ ; Latin : Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester
Winchester
") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror . The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states: Then, at the midwinter , was the king in Glocester with his council ... . After this had the king a large meeting, and very deep consultation with his council, about this land; how it was occupied, and by what sort of men. Then sent he his men over all England into each shire; commissioning them to find out "How many hundreds of hides were in the shire, what land the king himself had, and what stock upon the land; or, what dues he ought to have by the year from the shire." It was written in Medieval Latin , was highly abbreviated , and included some vernacular native terms without Latin equivalents
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Common Land
COMMON LAND is land owned collectively by a number of persons, or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights, such as to allow their livestock to graze upon it, to collect firewood, or to cut turf for fuel. A person who has a right in, or over, common land jointly with another or others is called a COMMONER. This article deals mainly with COMMON LAND in England
England
, Wales
Wales
and Scotland
Scotland
. Although the extent is much reduced due to enclosure of common land from the millions of acres that existed until the 17th century, a considerable amount of common land still exists, particularly in upland areas, and there are over 7,000 registered commons in England
England
alone
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Iron Age
Iron Age metallurgy Ancient iron production Ancient history Mediterranean , Greater Persia , South Asia , China Historiography Greek , Roman , Chinese , Medieval The IRON AGE is the final epoch of the three-age system , preceded by the Stone Age ( Neolithic ) and the Bronze Age . It is an archaeological era in the prehistory and protohistory of Europe
Europe
and the Ancient Near East , and by analogy also used of other parts of the Old World . The three-age system was introduced in the first half of the 19th century for the archaeology of Europe
Europe
in particular, and by the later 19th century expanded to the archaeology of the Ancient Near East
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Stagecoach
A STAGECOACH is a type of covered wagon used to carry passengers and goods inside. It is strongly sprung and generally drawn by four horses, usually four-in-hand . Widely used before the introduction of railway transport , it made regular trips between stages or stations, which were places of rest provided for stagecoach travelers. The business of running stagecoaches or the act of journeying in them was known as STAGING. Originating in England, familiar images of the stagecoach are that of a Royal Mail
Royal Mail
coach passing through a turnpike gate, a Dickensian passenger coach covered in snow pulling up at a coaching inn , and a highwayman demanding a coach to "stand and deliver". The yard of ale drinking glass is associated by legend with stagecoach drivers, though it was mainly used for drinking feats and special toasts
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Charing Cross
CHARING CROSS (/ˌtʃærɪŋ ˈkrɒs/ ) denotes the junction of Strand , Whitehall and Cockspur Street , just south of Trafalgar Square in central London . It gives its name to several landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station , one of the main London rail terminals . Charing Cross is named after the Eleanor cross that stood on the site, in what was once the hamlet of Charing. The site of the cross has been occupied since 1675 by an equestrian statue of King Charles I . A loose Victorian replica of the medieval cross, the Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross , was erected a short distance to the east outside the railway station. Until 1931, "Charing Cross" referred to the part of Whitehall between Great Scotland Yard and Trafalgar Square
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