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2012-08-21 06:20:53

BOLTON, United Kingdom, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Parcel2Go has reminded people visiting Britain to attend the upcoming 2012 Paralympic Games that they can send any purchases home with the help of a professional courier service. About 4,200 athletes from more than 160 countries will take part in the sporting events, which begin on August 29 and run until September 9. More than 2.2 million tickets out of the available total of 2.5 million have already been sold, and organisers...

2012-08-13 22:20:24

LONDON, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Finalists collectively turnover in excess of GBP135 billion per year and employ over 700,000 - Today, the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange has revealed over 150 of Britain's leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National...

2012-08-13 02:24:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been quite an exciting summer so far in Britain as the London 2012 Olympic Games have just come to a close. VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for England, Scotland and Wales, takes a look back at some of the most memorable and unforgettable golden moments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/NY56142 ) The London 2012 Olympics opened with a bang as Queen Elizabeth became the newest Bond Girl and parachuted her way into...

2012-08-06 02:23:24

LONDON, August 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Dreams, the UK's leading bed specialist, is launching an amazing nationwide competition for one lucky late night TV lover to win the ultimate in luxury beds. Dreams is calling on the nation's TV fans to head over to its website and answer one simple question for their chance to win a luxurious Montreal king size TV bed with 32 inch LG LED television, worth nearly GBP2,000. This beautifully-crafted brown faux leather...

2012-08-03 02:23:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the London 2012 Olympic Games' most watched (and admired!) athletes, Ryan Lochte, has more to celebrate in London than just winning gold - his 28(th) birthday. With Brits having established quite the reputation for celebrating, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for England, Scotland and Wales, has come up a list of some of the best and most exciting birthday celebrations for this adventure-seeking star. (Photo:...

2012-07-30 10:23:24

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a billion people around the world enjoyed the Opening Ceremony and appreciated its unique blend of British spirit, creativity and humor. If you watched the show and wished you were taking part, here are some ideas how to live it for real when next on vacation in Britain. If you liked the countryside ... The countryside scene that opened the show took inspiration from the Somerset village of Glastonbury whose 'Tor' (hill) sat at one end of...

2012-07-28 23:01:49

Great Britain's rowers are ready to make these Olympic Games their most successful since London 1908, according to Performance Director David Tanner. (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Great Britain's rowers are ready to make these Olympic Games their most successful since London 1908, according to Performance Director David Tanner. The action begins at Eton Dorney, with Britain's unprecedented 48-strong team aiming to retain their crown as the leading Olympic Rowing nation. To achieve that, Tanner...

2012-07-22 23:02:05

Following the USA´s 118-78 victory over Britain in men´s basketball, True Healthy Products announces a new offer for athletes looking to improve their own game. (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 The USA men´s basketball team destroyed Britain by 40 points last Thursday, amidst the new Olympic basketball stats, all natural nutrition company True Healthy Products announces an invigorating new offer for inspired basketball players looking to improve their own game. Having home court...

2012-07-18 12:09:39

More children are surviving cancer in Britain than ever before according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). The improvement in survival has been driven by the increasing numbers taking part in clinical trials since 1977 when the UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) was established. The UKCCSG's principal aim was to set up a comprehensive portfolio of national and international trials for the majority of children's cancers. As result,...

2012-07-12 06:20:57

BOLTON, United Kingdom, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the UK's top online parcel delivery specialists has backed the idea that small companies in Britain need to consider making the most of available opportunities in untapped overseas markets. In its latest economic survey, the British Chambers of Commerce said more businesses were beginning to recognise the value of exporting, increasingly, to countries outside of Europe. Bolton-based online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go...


Latest Britain Reference Libraries

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2008-05-27 23:16:12

The Otterhound is British breed originally bred for hunting. It is in the same bloodlines as the Bloodhound and the Airedale Terrier. The breed has almost always been rare, even during the early 20th century when hunting was popular. The use of the breed to hunt otters ended in 1978 in Britain when it became illegal to kill otters. The breed is currently the most endangered in Britain and there are only between 350 and 400 in the United States. The breed generally weighs between 80 and 120...

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2007-08-14 13:42:24

The Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), also known as the Western Barbastelle, is a European bat. It has a short nose, small eyes and wide ears. It is rare throughout its range. In Britain, only three breeding roosts are known, including Paston Great Barn in Norfolk. The Barbastelle has two main call types used for echolocation. The frequency parameters of call type 1 lie between 30-38 kHz, have most energy at 33 kHz and have an average duration of 2.5 ms.[1] The frequency parameters...

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2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for being a gregarious species, shoaling in large numbers. The species is of drab coloration and...

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2006-02-24 15:33:09

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) is a Eurasian species in the genus of crows. It is so similar in structure and habits to the Carrion Crow that some authorities consider them to be merely geographical races of one species. It wasn't until 2002 that the bird was elevated to full species status. It breeds in northern and eastern Europe, and closely allied specimens inhabit southern Europe and western Asia. Where their ranges overlap (as in northern Britain, Germany and Siberia) their hybrids...

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2005-09-12 10:47:47

The Alucitidae or many-plumed moths are a family of Lepidoptera with unusually modified wings. Both fore- and hind-wings consist of about six rigid spines, from which radiate flexible bristles creating a structure similar to a bird's feather. The family is small with about 130 species described. Both in Britain and North America only one of these is found - Alucita hexadactyla. This smallish moth can often be found fluttering in the evening twilight or resting with its 'wings'...

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