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2011-07-01 13:00:00

CHESTER, England, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New TV Campaign for Britain's Number one Price Comparison Site Celebrates the Euphoria you Feel When you Save Money - Produced by Leading ad Agency, Mother - Fresh Approach to Advertising for the Price Comparison Market - Focuses on Emotional Benefit of Saving Money Britain's number one price comparison site, moneysupermarket.com [http://www.moneysupermarket.com ] will...

2011-06-14 07:36:00

YORK, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Average British Hotel Internet Cost is Now GBP13.50 BRITAIN'S biggest independent group of hotels [http://www.bestwestern.co.uk ] has launched a national campaign encouraging free Internet for everyone, after revealing it could save British businesses a massive GBP1.4billion a year in charges. Best Western offers free Internet to all guests staying at any of over 270 hotels across Great Britain - saving them more than...

2011-06-06 04:11:00

LONDON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain's Property Rich List 2011, released today by leading property website Zoopla.co.uk, reveals Kensington, London W8, to be by far the most expensive neighbourhood in the country to live, with average house prices there standing at almost pounds 1.75 million. Britain is now home to 220,131 Property Millionaires, down from 223,119 this time last year, and has 5,922 Million Pound Streets, where average house prices are over pounds 1 million. London...

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2011-06-03 09:50:00

Researchers are claiming that a new "superbug" of MRSA is infecting cattle in Britain due to an over-use of antibiotics by dairy farmers, BBC News is reporting. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a drug-resistant form of a usually harmless bacterium which can be deadly when it infects wounds. Dr. Mark Holmes of Cambridge University, who led the research, said this was a "credible hypothesis". The researchers, writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, say there...

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2011-05-24 14:55:00

About 500 flights were grounded on Tuesday after ash from an Icelandic volcano moved its way through Britain and towards northern Europe. The clouds caused flights in and out of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland to be cancelled. British Airways led the way in canceling flights as the ash-cloud from the Grimsvötn volcano spread eastwards. "Approximately 500 flights were cancelled from the approximately 29,000 that would have been expected today across Europe," said a...

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2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of newborn boys were expected to die by their 65th birthday. Ministers said the rapid rise in longevity will have huge implications for public policy in a wide range of areas such as health and transportation, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab on the...

2011-04-19 09:25:00

CHESTER, England, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spelbound, the winning act from Britain's Got Talent in 2010, has been exclusively signed to work with moneysupermarket.com on its sponsorship of the hit TV programme. As announced in January, http://www.moneysupermarket.com/ is the fully integrated sponsor of Britain's Got Talent which returns to ITV next month (April). moneysupermarket.com's sponsorship of one of the UK's most popular entertainment shows is the first major...

2011-04-05 04:42:00

LONDON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Britain's Favourite Mobile Casino LadyLuck's has awarded GBP17,732 - its biggest ever slot machine jackpot - to a customer who staked only 30p playing its popular Egyptian themed mobile slot Pharaoh's Fortunes. Photo available at: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/newsindex.shtml?/cgi/news/release?id=317068 Set against the backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the five-reel, 25-line slot Pharaoh's Fortunes has paid out 83...

2011-03-17 20:28:32

A University of York scientist is proposing a radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change. Chris Thomas, Professor of Conservation Biology, says the strategy is applicable across the world, and he suggests Britain as a potential haven for species such as the Iberian lynx, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the Pyrenean Desman and the Provence Chalkhill Blue butterfly. In an opinion paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Professor Thomas, of the...

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2011-03-13 08:30:25

The Vatican will roll out a new Facebook page this week to promote the upcoming May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Among other things, the new site will link to video highlights of the late pontiff's 27-year papacy, and may well continue beyond May given the widespread interest in Pope John Paul II, the AP quoted Vatican officials as saying. Indeed, the Vatican's first event-themed Facebook page, which was dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI's...


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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