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2014-10-31 04:21:19

BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, erecruit(TM) announced the opening of its first office in the UK, located in the heart of west London in the Fulham Green area.

2014-10-31 04:21:14

New data centre is first of three planned for Europe and will support the company's growing base of customers across the region LONDON, Oct.

2014-10-30 23:02:26

With an aim to provide only high-end undergarments, UnderMyWear has recently announced the arrival of fresh collection of Chantelle bras in the UK at great prices. London,

2014-10-30 16:23:09

EDINBURGH, Scotland, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest research from Delta-ee's Microgen Insight Service into the UK residential market for low carbon heating

2014-10-30 12:28:35

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences NEW

2014-10-30 12:23:49

AMSTERDAM, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas from the University of Cambridge, UK is awarded the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize for his

2014-10-30 12:22:35

WALTON-ON-THAMES, England, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationwide car servicing and repairs specialist Service4Service has recently discussed the pros and cons

2014-10-30 08:43:05

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2014-10-30 08:40:53

WARRINGTON, England, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RHUB's CEO Larry Dorie highlights the advantages of on-premise collaboration solutions including improved security,

2014-10-30 08:30:19

LONDON, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JOHNNIE WALKER(R), the world's leading Scotch Whisky brand[1], has launched a new global advertising campaign bringing to life


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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