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Index Accrington

Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England. [1]

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A roads in Zone 6 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

List of A roads in zone 6 in Great Britain starting east of the A6 and A7 roads and west of the A1 (road beginning with 6).

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A56 road

The A56 is a road in England which extends between the city of Chester in Cheshire and the village of Broughton in North Yorkshire.

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Accrington (UK Parliament constituency)

Accrington was a parliamentary constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1983.

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Accrington Academy

Accrington Academy is a mixed 11-18 Academy in Accrington, Lancashire.

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Accrington and Rossendale College

Accrington and Rossendale College is a further education college based in Accrington, Lancashire, England.

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Accrington brick

Accrington bricks, or Noris are a type of iron-hard engineering brick, produced in Altham near Accrington, Lancashire, England from 1887 to 2008 and again from 2015.

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Accrington F.C.

Accrington Football Club was an English football club from Accrington, Lancashire, who were one of the founder members of The Football League.

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Accrington Observer

The Accrington Observer is a weekly paper featuring the town of Accrington and its surrounding areas.

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Accrington Pals

The Accrington Pals, officially the 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington), East Lancashire Regiment, was a pals battalion of Kitchener's Army raised in and around the town of Accrington during the First World War.

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Accrington railway station

Accrington railway station serves the town of Accrington in Lancashire, England.

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Accrington Stanley F.C.

Accrington Stanley F.C. is a football club in Accrington, Lancashire, which plays in League One, the third tier of the English football league system.

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Alan Ramsbottom

Alan Ramsbottom (born 30 April 1936) was a professional racing cyclist from Clayton-le-Moors, England, who twice rode the Tour de France.

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Aldi (stylised as ALDI) is the common brand of two German discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, and an estimated combined turnover of more than €50 billion.

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Altham, Lancashire

Altham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Hyndburn, in Lancashire, England.

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Andy Hargreaves (academic)

Andrew (Andy) Hargreaves (born 13 February 1951) was the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College until 2018.

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Andy Kanavan

Andy Kanavan was an English classical musician and multi-instrumentalist.

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Anthony Rushton

Anthony Rushton (born 3 November 1971) is a British tech entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Telemetry, an online video advertising security and optimisation firm.

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Argos (Modern Greek: Άργος; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Arndale Centre

Arndale Centres were the first "American style" malls to be built in the United Kingdom.

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Arnold Clark

Sir John Arnold Clark (27 November 1927 – 10 April 2017) was a Scottish billionaire businessman.

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Asda Stores Ltd. trading as Asda, is a British supermarket retailer, headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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ATS Euromaster

ATS Euromaster is the British affiliate of the European tyre service provider Euromaster.

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Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, England.

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B & M

B&M European Retail Value S.A. (also known as B&M Bargains and the larger B&M Homestore) was formed in 1978 and is now one of the leading variety retailers in the United Kingdom, employing over 28,000 staff.

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B&Q plc is a British multinational DIY and home improvement retailing company, headquartered in Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingfisher plc.

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A battalion is a military unit.

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Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and France against the German Empire.

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Baxenden is a village and ward located in the Borough of Hyndburn in Lancashire, North-West England.

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Beeching cuts

The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) were a reduction of route network and restructuring of the railways in Great Britain, according to a plan outlined in two reports, The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Dr Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board.

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Belthorn is a small moorland village situated to the south-east of Blackburn in Lancashire, England.

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Bensons for Beds

Bensons for Beds is Britain's largest bed retailer specialising in beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture.

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Big-box store

A big-box store (also supercenter, superstore, or megastore) is a physically large retail establishment, usually part of a chain of stores.

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Blackburn is a town in Lancashire, England.

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Blackburn Bus Company

The Blackburn Bus Company Lancashire United Limited is a bus operator, running services in the boroughs of Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

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Blackburn College (Blackburn with Darwen)

Blackburn College is a further and higher education college in Blackburn, North West England.

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Blackburn Hundred

Blackburn Hundred (also known as Blackburnshire) is a historic sub-division of the county of Lancashire, in northern England.

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Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England.

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Blackpool Airport

Blackpool Airport is an airport on the Fylde coast of Lancashire, England, in the Borough of Fylde, just outside the Borough of Blackpool.

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894.

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BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

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Boots Opticians

Boots Opticians Ltd. operates a chain of ophthalmic and dispensing optician stores in the United Kingdom.

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Boots UK

Boots UK (formerly Boots the Chemists Ltd), trading as Boots, is a pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Thailand and other territories.

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BP plc (stylised as bp), formerly British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.

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Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent (often abbreviated to BGT) is a British talent show competition, and is part of the ''Got Talent'' franchise created by Simon Cowell.

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British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a charity organisation in the United Kingdom.

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BT Group

BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company with head offices in London, United Kingdom.

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Burger King

Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.

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Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021.

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Burnley Bus Company

The Burnley Bus Company Burnley & Pendle Travel Limited is a bus operator running services in the boroughs of Burnley and Pendle, and into the surrounding areas including Accrington, Keighley and Manchester.

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Burton (retailer)

Burton is a large United Kingdom high street clothing retailer.

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Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irwell east of Bolton, southwest of Rochdale and northwest of Manchester.

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Calder Valley line

The Calder Valley line (also previously known as the Caldervale line) is a railway route in Northern England between the cities of Leeds and Manchester as well as the seaside resort of Blackpool.

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Card Factory

Card Factory is a chain of greeting card and gift stores in United Kingdom founded by Dean Hoyle and his wife Janet; the first store opened in 1997.

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Carnegie library

A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

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Carphone Warehouse

The Carphone Warehouse Ltd. is a British mobile phone retailer, with over 2,400 stores across Europe.

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Cash Generator

Cash Generator is a United Kingdom-based Buy and Sell store.

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A cenotaph is an empty tomb or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere.

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CeX (company)

CeX Ltd. ("Complete Entertainment eXchange") is second hand goods chain based in the United Kingdom specialising in technology, computing, video games and technology repair.

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Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain that existed from 1838 to 1857.

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Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).

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Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, England, north of Wigan, south west of Blackburn, north west of Bolton, south of Preston and north west of Manchester.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Church, Lancashire

Church is a village in Hyndburn, Lancashire, England; situated a mile west of Accrington.

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City of Carlisle

The City of Carlisle is a local government district of Cumbria, England, with the status of a city and non-metropolitan district.

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Clayton-le-Moors is a small industrial town two miles north of Accrington in the Borough of Hyndburn in the County of Lancashire, England.

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Clitheroe is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley, approximately northwest of Manchester, in Lancashire, England.

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Coronation Street

Coronation Street (also informally referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960.

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Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee is a British multinational coffeehouse company headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitbread.

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Cotton mill

A cotton mill is a factory housing powered spinning or weaving machinery for the production of yarn or cloth from cotton, an important product during the Industrial Revolution when the early mills were important in the development of the factory system.

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A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other side.

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Currys is a British electrical retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Dixons Carphone.

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David Lloyd (cricketer, born 1947)

David Lloyd (born 18 March 1947) is an English former cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire and Test and One Day International cricket for England.

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De Lacy

de Lacy (Laci, Lacie, Lascy, Lacey) is the surname of an old Norman family which originated from Lassy, Calvados.

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Diana Vickers

Diana Vickers (born 30 July 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer, who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on The X Factor in 2008.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).

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Domino's Pizza Group

Domino's Pizza Group plc is a United Kingdom based master franchise of international fast food pizza delivery chain Domino's Pizza.

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Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is a multinational women’s fashion retailer based in the United Kingdom.

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Dreams (bed retailer)

Dreams is a United Kingdom-based bed retailer and manufacturer specialising in beds, mattresses, bedroom furniture and bed linen.

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Dual carriageway

A dual carriageway (British English) or divided highway (American English) is a class of highway with carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation.

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The Dunkenhalgh is a country manor in Lancashire, on the outskirts of Clayton le Moors near the river Hyndburn.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied.

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East Lancashire line

The East Lancashire line is a railway line in the Lancashire region of England, which runs between Preston and Colne, through Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley (Central) and (Barracks).

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East Lancashire Regiment

The East Lancashire Regiment was, from 1881 to 1958, a line infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Edward Ormerod

Edward Ormerod (2 May 1834 – 26 May 1894) was an English mining engineer.

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EE Limited

EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) is a British mobile network operator, internet service provider and a division of BT Group.

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EFL League Two

The English Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the third and lowest division of the English Football League (EFL) and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Emergency department

An emergency department (ED), also known as an accident & emergency department (A&E), emergency room (ER), emergency ward (EW) or casualty department, is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency medicine, the acute care of patients who present without prior appointment; either by their own means or by that of an ambulance.

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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English Football League

The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.

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Esso is a trading name for ExxonMobil and its related companies.

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Farmfoods Limited is a British frozen food supermarket chain based in Cumbernauld.

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First day on the Somme

The first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the opening day of the Battle of Albert the name given by the British to the first two weeks of the Battle of the Somme.

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Fleetwood Town F.C.

Fleetwood Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England.

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Football League Third Division North

The Third Division North of the Football League was a tier in the English football league system from 1921 to 1958.

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Ford of Europe

Ford of Europe AG is a subsidiary company of Ford Motor Company founded in 1967 in Cork, Ireland with headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

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Frederick Higginbottom

Frederick James Higginbottom (21 October 1859 – 12 May 1943) was a British journalist and newspaper editor.

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Frisian languages

The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 Frisian people, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.

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Fulton's Foods

Fulton's Foods is a frozen food retailer chain, which is based in Darton, South Yorkshire, and operates throughout The Midlands and the North of England.

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Gala Bingo

Gala Bingo is a chain of bingo shops in Great Britain, owned by Caledonia Investments.

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Game (retailer)

Game Digital plc is the parent company of Game Retail Limited, a British video game company that trades under the Game brand, stylised as GAME.

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General strike

A general strike (or mass strike) is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour force in a city, region, or country participates.

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German Army (German Empire)

The Imperial German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given to the combined land and air forces of the German Empire (excluding the Marine-Fliegerabteilung maritime aviation formations of the Imperial German Navy).

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Graeme Fowler

Graeme "Foxy" Fowler (born 20 April 1957) is a former English professional cricketer, who played for Lancashire, England, and later for Durham.

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Great Harwood

Great Harwood is a small town in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, located north east of Blackburn and adjacent to the Ribble Valley.

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Greg Pope

Gregory James Pope (born 29 August 1960) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hyndburn from 1992, until retiring at the 2010 general election.

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Greggs plc is the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom.

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Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, United Kingdom located southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.

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Halfords Autocentre

Halfords Autocentre is a car servicing and repair company in the United Kingdom, specialising in car servicing, MOT testing, brakes, tyres, Exhausts, and air conditioning services/repairs.

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Halifax (bank)

Halifax (previously known as Halifax Building Society) is a British bank operating as a trading division of Bank of Scotland, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group.

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Harrison Birtwistle

Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.

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Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture is a British retail chain, specialising in living room and dining room furniture, with over 150 stores throughout the United Kingdom.

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Haslingden is a town in Rossendale, Lancashire, England.

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Haworth Art Gallery

The Haworth Art Gallery is a public art gallery on the website of the Hyndburn Borough Council located in Accrington, Lancashire, northwest England, and is the home of the largest collection in Europe of Tiffany glass from the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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Hayley Cropper

Hayley Cropper (also Harold Patterson and Hayley Patterson) is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh.

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Heathland School

Heathland School is an independent school situated in Accrington, Lancashire in North West England.

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (24 June 1850 – 5 June 1916), was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won notoriety for his imperial campaigns, most especially his scorched earth policy against the Boers and his establishment of concentration camps during the Second Boer War, and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War.

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High Court of Justice

The High Court of Justice is, together with the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court, one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

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Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett is a chain of health food shops with over 1,300 stores in 16 countries, including a substantial presence in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, India and UAE.

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Hollie Steel

Hollie Steel (born 1 July 1998) is a performer originally from Accrington, England.

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Home Bargains

Home Bargains is a chain of discount stores founded in 1976 by Tom Morris in Liverpool, England, as Home and Bargain.

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Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre, with stores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

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A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.

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Howard & Bullough

Howard & Bullough was a firm of textile machine manufacturers in Accrington, Lancashire.

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Howdens Joinery

Howden Joinery Group plc is the parent company for the Howdens Joinery business (Howdens), a supplier of kitchens and joinery products, which are sold to small builders.

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Huncoat is a small village in Lancashire, England; situated in the North West.

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Hundred (county division)

A hundred is an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region.

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Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England, whose council is based in Accrington, and the district is named after the River Hyndburn.

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Hyndburn (UK Parliament constituency)

Hyndburn is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Graham Jones of the Labour Party.

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Iceland (supermarket)

Iceland Foods Ltd (trading as Iceland) is a British supermarket chain, with emphasis on the sale of frozen foods, including prepared meals and vegetables.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Jack Straw

John Whitaker Straw (born 3 August 1946) is an English politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn from 1979 to 2015.

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Janice Battersby

Janice Battersby (also Lee) is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street.

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Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson, CBE (born 27 August 1959) is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values.

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John Rex Whinfield

John Rex Whinfield CBE (16 February 1901 in Sutton, Surrey, England – 6 July 1966 in Dorking, Surrey) was a British chemist who, together with James Tennant Dickson investigated polyesters and in 1941 produced and patented the first polyester fibre which they named Terylene, also known as Dacron, equal to or surpassing nylon in toughness and resilience.

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John Virtue

John Virtue is an English artist who specialises in monochrome landscapes.

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Jon Anderson

John Roy Anderson (born 25 October 1944), known professionally as Jon Anderson, is a British-American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes, which he co-founded in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire.

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Jonathan Slinger

Jonathan Charles Slinger (born 15 August 1972) is an English actor.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Claire Hesmondhalgh (born 25 February 1970) is an English actress, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 1998 and 2014.

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KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken.

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Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall, north-west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire, England.

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Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit is a car servicing and repair company in the United Kingdom, specialising in tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning recharge, oil changes and windscreen repair.

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Ladbrokes Coral

Ladbrokes Coral Group plc is a British-based betting and gambling company.

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Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.

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Lancashire Cotton Famine

The Lancashire Cotton Famine, also known as the Cotton Famine or the Cotton Panic (1861–65), was a depression in the textile industry of North West England, brought about by overproduction in a time of contracting world markets.

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Lancashire Telegraph

The Lancashire Telegraph, formerly the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, is a local tabloid newspaper distributed in East Lancashire, England.

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Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport is located at Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, northwest of Leeds city centre itself, and from Bradford city centre.

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Level 9 (band)

Level 9 was a short-lived new wave band that existed from 1978 to 1980.

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Lidl Stiftung & Co.

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Listed building

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

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Listed buildings in Accrington

Accrington is a town in Hyndburn, Lancashire, England.

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Local Government Act 1972

The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.

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M65 motorway

The M65 is a motorway in Lancashire, England.

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M66 motorway

The M66 is a motorway in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England.

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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is an international airport in Ringway, Manchester, England, south-west of Manchester city centre.

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Manchester city centre

Manchester city centre is the central business district of Manchester, England, within the boundaries of Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street.

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Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is a regional daily newspaper covering Greater Manchester in North West England.

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Manorialism was an essential element of feudal society.

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Matalan is a British fashion and homeware retailer based in Knowsley, United Kingdom.

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McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Mercure (hotel)

Mercure is a midscale brand of hotels between 3 to 4 star hotels run by its parent company AccorHotels, a French multinational corporation.

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Mick O'Shea

Michael O'Shea (born 16 September 1954) is an Irish long-distance runner.

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Middle English

Middle English (ME) is collectively the varieties of the English language spoken after the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century; scholarly opinion varies but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period of 1150 to 1500.

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Mike Duxbury

Michael Duxbury (born 1 September 1959) is a former footballer who won 10 caps for England.

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Mini (marque)

Mini (stylised as MINI) is a British automotive marque, owned by BMW since 2000, and used by them for a range of small cars.

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Monastic grange

Monastic granges were outlying landholdings held by monasteries independent of the manorial system.

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Montauban-de-Picardie is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School

Mount Carmel RC High School is a coeducational Roman Catholic secondary school located in Accrington in the county Lancashire, England.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Mystic Meg

Margaret Anne Lake (born 27 July 1942), best known by her stage name Mystic Meg, is a British actress, who has appeared in regular astrology columns in UK newspapers The Sun, and, until its demise, the News of the World.

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National League (English football)

The National League is an association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North and National League South.

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National Rail

National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.

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National Tyres and Autocare

National Tyres and Autocare is an independent tyre and automotive parts retailer based in Stockport in Greater Manchester, England.

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Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society is a British mutual financial institution and the largest building society in the world with over 15 million members.

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National Westminster Bank, commonly known as NatWest, is a major retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom.

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Netherwood Hughes

Netherwood "Ned" Hughes (12 June 1900 – 4 April 2009) was one of the last two Tommies who served the United Kingdom during the First World War, along with Harry Patch, although Patch was the only one to have seen action.

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New Hope Club

New Hope Club is a British pop rock trio formed in 2015 and consisting of Reece Bibby, Blake Richardson and George Smith.

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Next plc

Next, styled as next, is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire.

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Nicholas Freeston

Nicholas Freeston (28 August 1907 – 6 February 1978) was an English poet who spent most of his working life as a weaver in cotton mills near his home in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire.

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In English church history, a nonconformist was a Protestant who did not "conform" to the governance and usages of the established Church of England.

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Norden High School and Sports College

Norden High School is a high school situated in the small town of Rishton, Lancashire, England.

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O2 (UK)

Telefónica UK Limited (trading as O2 – stylised as O2) is a telecommunications services provider in the United Kingdom, owned by the Spanish multinational Telefónica, and is headquartered in Slough.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, which she subsequently adapted into a BBC television drama of the same name.

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Oswaldtwistle ("ozzel twizzel") is a small town within the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England.

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Oxford United F.C.

Oxford United Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

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Paddy Power

Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker founded in 1988 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Pals battalion

The pals battalions of World War I were specially constituted battalions of the British Army comprising men who had enlisted together in local recruiting drives, with the promise that they would be able to serve alongside their friends, neighbours and colleagues ("pals"), rather than being arbitrarily allocated to battalions.

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Papa John's Pizza

Papa John's Pizza is an American restaurant franchise company.

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Paul Manning (police officer)

Paul Manning, pseudonyms ‘Paul Wright’ and the ‘Englishman’ (born September 21, 1973), is a former Hamilton Police Service officer (Ontario, Canada), Metropolitan Police Service officer (London, UK) and Royal Military Police officer (UK) who worked undercover in an Ontario Provincial Police and Hamilton Police Service joint task force for 18 months, successfully infiltrating the Musitano crime family, Papalia crime family and the Hamilton Chapter of Hells Angels.

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PC World (retailer)

PC World is one of the United Kingdom's largest retail chains of mass market computer superstores.

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Peacocks (clothing)

Peacocks is a fashion retail chain based in Cardiff, Wales.

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Pets at Home

Pets at Home is the United Kingdom's largest pet supplies retailer, with more than 370 stores and 6,000 employees.

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Pietermaritzburg (Zulu: umGungundlovu) is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Polyethylene terephthalate

Polyethylene terephthalate (sometimes written poly(ethylene terephthalate)), commonly abbreviated PET, PETE, or the obsolete PETP or PET-P, is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fibre for engineering resins.

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Post Office Ltd

Post Office Ltd (Swyddfa’r Post Cyf.; Oifis a' Phuist) is a retail post office company in the United Kingdom that provides a wide range of products including postage stamps and banking to the public through its nationwide network of post office branches.

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Poundland is a British variety store chain founded in 1990, with a single price-point on most items costing £1, including clearance items as well as proprietary brands.

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Poundstretcher (previously styled as £-stretcher or...instore) is a chain of discount stores operating in the United Kingdom.

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Poundworld is a British value variety store that sells most of its items for £1.

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Preston, Lancashire

Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble.

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Primary school

A primary school (or elementary school in American English and often in Canadian English) is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about seven to twelve, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school.

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A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

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Redistribution of Seats Act 1885

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict., c. 23) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School (formerly Rhyddings High School) is a mixed secondary school located in Oswaldtwistle in the English county of Lancashire.

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Rishton is a small town in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, about west of Clayton-le-Moors and north east of Blackburn.

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River Hyndburn

The River Hyndburn is a river in Lancashire, England.

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Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester, England, at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, northwest of Oldham and northeast of Manchester.

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Ron Hill

Ronald "Ron" Hill MBE (born 25 September 1938) is an English runner and clothing entrepreneur.

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Rossendale is a district with borough status in Lancashire, England, holding a number of small former mill towns centred on the valley of the River Irwell in the industrial North West.

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Rosso (bus company)

Rosso is the trading name of Rossendale Transport Rossendale Transport Limited, a bus operator providing services in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England that provides training for film, television and theatre.

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Royal forest

A royal forest, occasionally "Kingswood", is an area of land with different definitions in England, Wales, and Scotland.

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Santander UK

Santander UK plc is a British bank, wholly owned by the Spanish Santander Group.

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Screwfix is the United Kingdom's largest multi channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products.

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ScS (Sofa Carpet Specialist), formerly Suite Centres Sunderland, is a home furnishings retailer in the United Kingdom, specialising in sofas, carpets and flooring, dining and occasional furniture.

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Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.

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Secretary of State for War

The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a British cabinet-level position, first held by Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794).

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Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone (stylised as shoezone) is a footwear retailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland which sells shoes at low prices.

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Sky Sports

Sky Sports is a group of sports television channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky plc.

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Smyths Toys Superstores is an Irish multinational chain provider of children's toys and entertainment products with over 110 shops throughout Ireland and the UK, and it is owned by the Smyth family.

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Sofology (formerly known as Sofaworks, CSL, Clayton Salerooms, and CS Lounge Suites Ltd), is a specialist sofa retailer, founded by the Tyldesley family in North West England.

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Specsavers Optical Group Ltd is a British optical retail chain, operating globally.

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Sports Direct

Sports Direct International plc is a British retailing group.

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Spot height

A spot height is an exact point on a map with an elevation recorded beside it that represents its height above a given datum.

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St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington

St Christopher's C of E High is a Church of England High School with academy status located north of Accrington in Lancashire, north-west England.

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Stained glass

The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works created from it.

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Stereo Kicks

Stereo Kicks were an English-Irish boy band made up of eliminated auditionees from The X Factor audition process.

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Store Twenty One

Store Twenty One is a discount clothing and homeware retailer in the United Kingdom.

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Subway (restaurant)

Subway is an American privately held fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads.

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Superdrug Stores PLC (trading as Superdrug) is a health and beauty retailer in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in the country behind Boots.

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Swedenborgian Church

There are many religious denominations or organizations that are classified as a Swedenborgian Church, i.e. New Christian churches which understand the Bible in the light of writings of the 18th century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg.

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Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Texaco, Inc. ("The Texas Company") is an American oil subsidiary of Chevron Corporation.

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The Hollins

The Hollins is a coeducational secondary school located in Accrington in the English county of Lancashire.

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The Original Factory Shop

The Original Factory Shop is a discount department store that was established in 1969 and also trades as "tofs".

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The Range (retailer)

The Range is a multi-channel variety retailer selling products in the home, garden, and leisure categories, with 148 stores in the United Kingdom & Ireland.

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The X Factor (UK TV series)

The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent.

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Thomas Birtwistle

Thomas Birtwistle, Thomas (16 October 1833, Great Harwood, Lancashire – 22 March 1912, Accrington) was a trade unionist and factory inspector.

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Thomas Cook Group

Thomas Cook Group plc is a British global travel company listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Company (known colloquially as Tiffany or Tiffany's) is an American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, headquartered in New York City.

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Tiffany glass

Tiffany glass refers to the many and varied types of glass developed and produced from 1878 to 1933 at the Tiffany Studios in New York, by Louis Comfort Tiffany and a team of other designers, including Frederick Wilson and Clara Driscoll.

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Timpson (retailer)

Timpson is a British multinational retailer specialising in shoe repairs, key cutting and engraving, as well as dry cleaning & photo processing.

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Township (England)

In England, a township (Latin: villa) is a local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church.

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Transdev Blazefield

Transdev Blazefield is a bus group in England.

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TUI UK (formerly Thomson Holidays) is a UK-based travel operator and subsidiary of TUI Group.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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United Kingdom general election, 1885

The 1885 United Kingdom general election was held from 24 November to 18 December 1885.

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University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan) is a public university based in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England.

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Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

In England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.

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Vauxhall Motors

Vauxhall Motors LimitedCompany No.

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Vicky Entwistle

Victoria "Vicky" Entwistle (born 15 September 1968 in Accrington, Lancashire, England) is an English actress who is most famous for playing the role of "loudmouth" factory worker Janice Battersby in ITV's long-running soap opera Coronation Street.

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Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London.

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Vue Cinemas

Vue Entertainment (otherwise known as Vue Cinemas, and stylised as vue), formerly SBC International Cinemas, is a cinema company operating in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland owned by.

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Western Front (World War I)

The Western Front was the main theatre of war during the First World War.

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J D Wetherspoon plc, branded as Wetherspoon, is a pub company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Whalley, Lancashire

Whalley is a large village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley on the banks of the River Calder in Lancashire, England.

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Whitebirk is a suburb in the east of Blackburn, in Lancashire, England.

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WHSmith PLC (also known as WHS or colloquially as Smith's, and formerly W. H. Smith & Son) is a British retailer, headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, which operates a chain of high street, railway station, airport, port, hospital and motorway service station shops selling books, stationery, magazines, newspapers, entertainment products and confectionary.

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Wilko (retailer)

Wilko Retail Ltd. (formerly Wilkinson Hardware Stores) is a British high-street chain which sells homewares and household goods.

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William Macrorie

The Rt Revd William Kenneth Macrorie (1831–1905) was bishop of the diocese of Maritzburg, while John Colenso was bishop of the Diocese of Natal.

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Woking F.C.

Woking Football Club is a semi-professional association football club based in Woking, Surrey, England.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yes (band)

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford.

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York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

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1842 General Strike

The 1842 General Strike, also known as the Plug Plot Riots, started among the miners in Staffordshire, England, and soon spread through Britain affecting factories, mills in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and coal mines from Dundee to South Wales and Cornwall.

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