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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

I love cheese on toast

I grow up without cheese, even hardly with milk. But I started to love cheese, especially that melted on toast or chips.

I like Cheddar cheese, and think it's ideal and quality enough for making cheese toast. You may use any cheese, but preferably, it should be full fat cheese, as half-fat cheese does not bubble and melt and go deliciously golden brown under the grill as much as the real stuff.

When we make toast, we use the toaster, but a toaster is most definitely not practical for cheese on toast, as the cheese will all drip down to the bottom of the toaster, we use grill instead.

First, get the ingredients ready, sliced bread, Sliced or grated cheddar cheese. You may want to add chopped tomatoes, or chopped onions, sliced ham etc., get ready as well.

Once the grill has heated up sufficiently, place the bread in the middle of the baking tray and place directly under the grill, the closer the better, although obviously not too close. The bread will be brown on one side.

Remove the baking tray from under the grill, flip the half-toast, half-bread (so that the half-bread side is facing vertically upwards) and place the cheese on the bread side, covering all the available surface with the cheese. Then place the cheese covered half-toast, half-bread under the grill.

As the cheese cooks, it starts to bubble and go golden brown.

If you want more flavour, such as pizza, you may put a few small drops of sauce you like it best, add chopped tomatoes, or onion, or add chopped ham, or put a slice of ham underneath the cheese, or put lots of chopped things on there.

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