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2013-12-17 23:04:11

Ceremony brought 200 local professionals together to applaud local achievements. County Durham, England (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zine UK, a web design

Two Hundred Year Old Mystery Of Roman Statue Solved By Archaeology Experts
2013-10-08 13:38:05

Archaeologists from Bournemouth University have been able to identify a stone head that was found in a flowerbed in Chichester over 200 years ago, and remained a mystery ever since.

2013-10-04 23:02:17

A group of employees from Localphone Ltd participated in the 2013 Great Yorkshire Run under the category of Small Business. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013


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Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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