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The A421 is an important road for east/west journeys across south central England.
The A6 is one of the main historic north–south roads in England.
Addenbrooke's Hospital is an internationally renowned teaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge, England, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge.
Airship hangars are specialized buildings that are used for sheltering airships during construction, maintenance and storage.
Amateur theatre, also known as amateur dramatics, is theatre performed by amateur actors and singers.
Ampthill is a town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, between Bedford and Luton, with a population of about 14,000.
The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.
Angola first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1996, and has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then.
An artificial whitewater course (AWWC) is a site for whitewater canoeing, whitewater kayaking, whitewater racing, whitewater rafting, playboating and slalom canoeing with artificially generated rapids.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Balmiki is a Hindu sect that worships the sage Valmiki as their ancestor and god.
A bandstand is a circular or semicircular structure set in a park, garden, pier, or indoor space, designed to accommodate musical bands performing concerts.
Barony of England, Bedford, England.
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman, directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Bedford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since the 2017 general election by Mohammad Yasin of the Labour Party.
Bedford Academy (formerly John Bunyan Upper School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the Kingsbrook area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Bedford Athletic Rugby Club is a rugby union team based in Bedford, in the county of Bedfordshire.
Bedford Blues are a rugby union club in the town of Bedford, England, currently playing in The RFU Championship.
Bedford Castle was a large medieval castle in Bedford, England.
Bedford College is a further education college located in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Bedford Esquires is a pub, nightclub and live music venue, located in the town of Bedford, England.
Bedford Football Club is a football club based in Bedford, England.
Bedford Free School is a mixed secondary free school located in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Bedford Girls' School is an independent school for girls which opened in September 2010 located in Bedford, in the English county of Bedfordshire.
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is a 400-bed district general hospital located in the English town of Bedford, serving north and mid Bedfordshire run by Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.
Bedford Modern School (often called BMS) is a Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) independent school in Bedford, England.
Bedford Park is a large urban park, located in the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
The Bedford River Festival is held biennially in Bedford, England, on the banks of the River Great Ouse.
Bedford School is an HMC independent school for boys located in the county town of Bedford in England.
Bedford Tigers RLFC is a rugby league club based in Bedford, England.
Bedford Town Football Club is a football club based in the Borough of Bedford, England.
Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds.) is a county in the East of England.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service for the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, including unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire Luton.
Bedfordshire lace is a style of bobbin lace originating from Bedfordshire in the 19th century, and made in the English Midlands lacemaking area.
Bedfordshire Police, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire in England, which includes the unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.
The Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner is the police and crime commissioner, an elected official tasked with setting out the way crime is tackled by Bedfordshire Police in the English County of Bedfordshire.
Biddenham is a large village and a civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, located to the west of Bedford near the A428 road.
Biddenham International School and Sports College (formerly John Howard Upper School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Biddenham in the English county of Bedfordshire.
Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, England.
Sir Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) known professionally as Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author.
Bedford is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.
Brickhill is a civil parish and electoral ward within northern Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Bromham is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, west of the town of Bedford.
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately north of London.
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
Canoe slalom (previously known as whitewater slalom) is a competitive sport with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.
Canoe sprint is a sport in which athletes race canoes or kayaks on calm water.
Cardington Artificial Slalom Course (CASC) was the first artificial whitewater canoe slalom course in the UK when it was completed in July 1982, having been first discussed in 1972.
Cardington is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
A castle (from castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty and by military orders.
Castle is an electoral ward and area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Cauldwell is an electoral ward and area within the town of Bedford, England.
The Central African Republic made its Paralympic Games début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.
Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.
Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, Habad and Chabad-Lubavitch, is an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement.
Charles Sargeant Jagger (17 December 1885 – 16 November 1934) was a British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works on the theme of war.
Clapham is a district of south-west London lying mostly within the London Borough of Lambeth, but with some areas (most notably Clapham Common) extending into the neighbouring London Borough of Wandsworth.
Clapham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul's own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries.
Bedford Corn Exchange is located on St Paul's Square in the Castle area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment.
A county town in Great Britain or Ireland is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county.
A cricket pavilion is a pavilion at a cricket ground.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
The Danelaw (also known as the Danelagh; Dena lagu; Danelagen), as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws of the Danes held sway and dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons.
The Danes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Scandinavia, including the area now comprising Denmark proper, during the Nordic Iron Age and the Viking Age.
David Stuart Hodgson MBE (born 21 October 1959) is the directly elected mayor of the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a public university in the city of Leicester, England.
De Parys is an electoral ward and area within the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
Directly elected mayors in England and Wales are local government executive leaders who have been directly elected by the people who live in a local authority area.
East Midlands Trains (EMT) is a British train operating company owned by Stagecoach Group.
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent.
Edward the Elder (c. 874 – 17 July 924) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 899 until his death.
Elstow is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire.
The English football league system, also known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for men's association football clubs in England, with six teams from Wales and one from Guernsey also competing.
Etienne Stott MBE (born 30 June 1979 in Manchester) is an English slalom canoeist who started competing at the international level in 2002, initially in the K1 category, but switching to C2 in 2005.
A fire station (also called a fire house, fire hall, or firemen's hall) is a structure or other area for storing firefighting apparatus such as fire engines and related vehicles, personal protective equipment, fire hoses and other specialized equipment.
See infant school, junior school, or primary school and primary education.
Flitwick, pronounced with a silent w, is a small town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England.
A ford is a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading, or inside a vehicle getting its wheels wet.
Frank Branston (9 May 1939 – 14 August 2009) was a journalist, novelist and newspaper proprietor, and the first directly elected mayor of the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Gail Elizabeth Emms MBE (born 23 July 1977) is a retired English badminton player who has achieved international success in doubles tournaments.
The Garden of Eden (Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן, Gan ʿEḏen) or (often) Paradise, is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, and also in the Book of Ezekiel.
Ghana made its Paralympic Games début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, sending three representatives to compete in two sports.
Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) The website for Arlington National Cemetery refers to Glenn Miller as "missing in action since Dec.
Goldington is an electoral ward within the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Great Barford is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, a few miles north-east of Bedford.
The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom.
Harpur is an electoral ward and area within the town of Bedford, England.
The Harpur Trust is a charity in Bedford, England.
Harrowden is a one-street hamlet in the civil parish of Eastcotts, in Bedfordshire.
Healthcare in Bedfordshire is now the responsibility of Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Henry I (c. 1068 – 1 December 1135), also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death.
Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, King of England and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also partially controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany.
HMP Bedford is a Category B men's prison, located in the Harpur area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Inception is a 2010 neo-noir science fiction heist film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas.
Italians in the United Kingdom, also known as British Italians or colloquially Britalians, are citizens or residents of the United Kingdom of Italian heritage.
Ivory Coast first competed at the Paralympic Games in 1996.
Jamaica made its Paralympic Games début at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv.
Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader.
John Bunyan (baptised November 30, 1628August 31, 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress.
John Wesley (2 March 1791) was an English cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism.
Kathryn Holloway is an English politician, and former radio and television presenter, who is the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, representing the Conservative Party.
Kempston is a town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England.
Kempston Central and East is an electoral ward and area within Kempston, Bedfordshire, England.
Kempston West is an electoral ward and area within the town of Kempston, Bedfordshire, England.
Kingsbrook is an electoral ward and area within the town of Bedford, England.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
Leicester ("Lester") is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.
Lesotho made its Paralympic Games début at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney.
The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.
The denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement are sometimes collectively referred to as Mormonism.
This is a list of places in the United Kingdom having standing links to local communities in other countries.
Elizabeth Anne Yelling (née Talbot; born 5 December 1974, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is a British long-distance runner currently based in Poole, Dorset.
The London Brick Company is a leading British manufacturer of bricks owned by Forterra plc.
Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.
Maldives Olympic Committee (IOC code: MDV) is the National Olympic Committee representing Maldives.
Mark Rutherford School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form in Bedford, England.
The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
A middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) is an educational stage which exists in some countries, providing education between primary school and secondary school.
The Midland Main Line is a major railway line in England from London to Sheffield in the north of England.
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.
Mohammad Yasin (born 15 October 1971) is a British Labour Party politician.
A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building.
Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity, initiated by Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.
Morocco made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.
The National Conference League (known as the Kingstone Press National Conference League for sponsorship reasons) is the top British amateur rugby league competition in the Rugby Football League pyramid, and as such is the leading amateur rugby league competition in England.
Newfrontiers (previously New Frontiers International) is a neocharismatic apostolic network of evangelical, charismatic churches founded by Terry Virgo.
Newnham is an electoral ward and area within the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Niger made its Paralympic Games début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.
Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.
Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England.
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966, Notting Hill Carnival '13, London Notting Hill Enterprises Trust.
Oakley is a village and civil parish located in northern Bedfordshire, England, about four miles northwest of the county town of Bedford along the River Great Ouse.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796.
Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of Judaism, which seek to maximally maintain the received Jewish beliefs and observances and which coalesced in opposition to the various challenges of modernity and secularization.
Pakistan first participated at the Paralympic Games in 1992, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Paralympic Games since 1992.
The Panacea Society was a millennarian religious group in Bedford, England.
A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the first tier of local government.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born 17 December 1973) is an English long-distance runner.
Performing arts are a form of art in which artists use their voices or bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression.
A planned community, or planned city, is any community that was carefully planned from its inception and is typically constructed on previously undeveloped greenfield land.
The Plowden Report is the unofficial name for the 1967 report of the Central Advisory Council For Education (England) into Primary education in England.
The points of the compass mark the divisions on a compass, which is primarily divided into four points: north, south, east, and west.
Priory Country Park is a country park located in the Newnham area of Bedford, England alongside the River Great Ouse.
The Punjab, also spelled Panjab (land of "five rivers"; Punjabi: پنجاب (Shahmukhi); ਪੰਜਾਬ (Gurumukhi); Πενταποταμία, Pentapotamia) is a geographical and cultural region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, comprising areas of eastern Pakistan and northern India.
Putnoe is an electoral ward on the northern side of Bedford, England.
Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church.
Queens Park is an electoral ward and area in Bedford, England.
Ravensden is a village and civil parish located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Guru Ravidas was a North Indian mystic poet-sant of the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century CE.
Renhold is a village and civil parish located on the River Ouse, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England.
The RFU Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the Greene King IPA Championship from 2013–14, is the second tier of the English rugby union league system and was founded in September 1987.
The River Great Ouse is a river in the United Kingdom, the longest of several British rivers called "Ouse".
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Redirects from Rushden Lakes (Retail Park) see section 5 (below) Rushden is a town and civil parish located in the county of Northamptonshire, England.
Rushmoor School is an independent day school, located in the Harpur area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor of Anglo-Indian descent.
Salph End is a village located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Sandy is a small market town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England.
The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.
The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future (or past) return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.
Senegal made its Paralympic Games début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.
Sharnbrook is a village and civil parish located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
Shortstown is a village that lies north of the civil parish of Eastcotts parish on the outskirts of Bedford.
Sikhism (ਸਿੱਖੀ), or Sikhi,, from Sikh, meaning a "disciple", or a "learner"), is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major world religions, and the fifth-largest. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, include faith and meditation on the name of the one creator, divine unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder's life. In the early 21st century there were nearly 25 million Sikhs worldwide, the great majority of them (20 million) living in Punjab, the Sikh homeland in northwest India, and about 2 million living in neighboring Indian states, formerly part of the Punjab. Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Guru (1469–1539), and the nine Sikh gurus that succeeded him. The Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, named the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib as his successor, terminating the line of human Gurus and making the scripture the eternal, religious spiritual guide for Sikhs.Louis Fenech and WH McLeod (2014),, 3rd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield,, pages 17, 84-85William James (2011), God's Plenty: Religious Diversity in Kingston, McGill Queens University Press,, pages 241–242 Sikhism rejects claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth. The Sikh scripture opens with Ik Onkar (ੴ), its Mul Mantar and fundamental prayer about One Supreme Being (God). Sikhism emphasizes simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through kirtan or internally through Nam Japo (repeat God's name) as a means to feel God's presence. It teaches followers to transform the "Five Thieves" (lust, rage, greed, attachment, and ego). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life., page.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a British sitcom created and written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice.
Southern Italy or Mezzogiorno (literally "midday") is a macroregion of Italy traditionally encompassing the territories of the former Kingdom of the two Sicilies (all the southern section of the Italian Peninsula and Sicily), with the frequent addition of the island of Sardinia.
St Neots is a town and civil parish in the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire, England, within the historic county of Huntingdonshire, next to the Bedfordshire county border.
St Paul's Church is a Church of England parish church located on St Paul's Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
The Parish Church of St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert is an Anglican church on St Peter's Street in the De Parys area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
St Thomas More Catholic School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Bedford in the English county of Bedfordshire.
Stagecoach in Bedford, also known as Bedford Bus (stylised as 'Bedfordbus'), is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Bedford, Bedfordshire and is currently a trading name of Cambus Ltd.
Stagecoach Midlands is the name for most bus routes in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Stella Mann College of Performing Arts is an independent, co-educational performing arts school and college specialising in dance and musical theatre.
Stephanie Jayne "Steph" Cook, MBE (born 7 February 1972) is a British retired modern pentathlete.
Thameslink and Great Northern are the brand names used by the Govia Thameslink Railway train operating company on the Thameslink and Great Northern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise, previously operated by First Capital Connect.
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan.
The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford is the principal art gallery and museum in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, run by Bedford Borough Council and the Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Collection.
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan.
Three-tier education refers to those structures of schooling, which exist in some parts of England, where pupils are taught in three distinct school types.
Thurleigh is a village and civil parish in north Bedfordshire, England.
Timothy James Carrington Foster, MBE (born 19 January 1970) is an English rower.
Transport in Bedford provides links between the town and other parts of England.
Tunisia made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.
Uganda has competed at both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
The University of Bedfordshire is a public university situated in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England.
The University of Bedfordshire Theatre is a theatre situated on the Polhill Campus of the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
In England, an unparished area is an area that is not covered by a civil parish (a small administrative division of local government, not to be confused with an ecclesiastical parish).
The unreformed House of Commons is a name given to the House of Commons of Great Britain and (after 1800) the House of Commons of the United Kingdom before it was reformed by the Reform Act 1832.
Upper schools tend to be schools within secondary education.
An urban park or metropolitan park, also known as a municipal park (North America) or a public park, public open space, or municipal gardens (UK), is a park in cities and other incorporated places to offer recreation and green space to residents of, and visitors to, the municipality.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
Viking Kayak Club is an open, community-based, multi-disciplinary club and is now one of the foremost canoe and kayak clubs in the UK.
The wards and electoral divisions in the United Kingdom are electoral districts at sub-national level represented by one or more councillors.
Wessex (Westseaxna rīce, the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century.
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.
Wicca, also termed Pagan Witchcraft, is a contemporary Pagan new religious movement.
Sir William Harpur (c. 1496 – 27 February 1574) was a merchant from Bedford who moved to London, amassed a large fortune, and became Lord Mayor of London.
William II (Old Norman: Williame; – 2 August 1100), the third son of William the Conqueror, was King of England from 1087 until 1100, with powers over Normandy, and influence in Scotland.
Wilstead is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, just off the A6 Bedford to Luton road, about five miles south of Bedford town centre, and within the Borough of Bedford.
Wixams is a new town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England, which has been under construction since early 2007.
Wootton is a large village and civil parish located to the south-west of Bedford, in the north of Bedfordshire, England.
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.
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.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
The 2012 Summer Paralympics, the 14th Summer Paralympic Games, and also more generally known as the London 2012 Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that took place in London, United Kingdom from 29 August to 9 September 2012.