A Halo surrounds the Angel of the North near Gateshead during the eclipse as watchers on the ground enjoyed a spectacular experience as the partial eclipse took form. *14/10/03: The company which built the statue was put into administration threatening scores of job losses. Administrators called in by Hartlepool Fabrication said 38 redundancies would be made immediately, but there were hopes of finding a new buyer to save the remaining 55 jobs. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said the statue, sited off the A1 near Gateshead, would now become a monument to the "wilful destruction" of British manufacturing.
British Customs and Traditions - Pearly King's and Queen's - London - 1911
'Costers' in Pearlies - a family party at Peckham Derby show. 'Costers', or 'Costermongers' are street sellers of fruit and vegetables. Those elders respected by the Costermongering families are elevated to the position of Pearly King's and Queen's and their non-public role is to keep the peace between the families.
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Aerial view of Parliament Buildings
Aerial view of the Houses of Parliament, Parliamnet Square and Westminster Abbey. * 25/11/02: London is "far too dominant in the political, economic and cultural life of Britain today, " believe more than 75% of Britons, according to a survey published. And a third would even consider moving the capital out of London to help reduce its overdominance and to relieve congestion in Britain's largest city, according to a poll for the political monthly Prospect magazine. In a YouGov poll of 2, 037 people from all parts of Great Britain, 76% either agreed strongly (34%) or tended to agree (42%) that London was too dominant.
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