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~St Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) is an isolated archipelago 64 kilometres (40 mi) west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland~ - http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/highlandsandislands/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8949000/8949759.stm

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Heroic and tragic truth behind Poldark: Cornishmen shaped mining in Britain and pushed boundaries the world over

WHEAL COATES: tin mine near St Agnes in Cornwall. 'Legend has it that the mine is haunted by the ghosts of the many miners who died there working in extreme and dangerous conditions.' ✫ღ⊰n

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In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.

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from Mail Online

Remarkable photographs of Canary Wharf show how busy financial centre was once a thriving port taking in sugar, rum and elephants

Hard work: The West India Docks of east London are pictured circa 1935, with bananas being loaded onto rail trucks on the North Quay of the Export Dock

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Llandudno is top Welsh tourist town, says TripAdvisor

Llandudno is top Welsh tourist town, says TripAdvisor. Llandudno and the Gt Orme (Photo: Jane Baker) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-26938840

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Royal Wedding Monopoly: Llanfair PG causes headache

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - name of town on Anglesey island, Wales. translates into English as "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio with a red cave". A long word...

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