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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 m


She comes in her robes of silver bright, Our lady of love, the queen of night; Pale art thou Cynthia, yet thy brow Loveliest is when wreathed with snow: The fleecy clouds that around thee bide Are light as the spray of ocean's tide, And every beauteous shining star Seems a gem that decks thy moonlight car. 'Mid the cloudless skies, with smile serene, In splendour array'd ride on fair queen; Thine are the sceptre, and crescent pale, That softly look on the evening veil; Thy beams of silvery radiance keep Their tranquil watch o'er the mighty deep. And gaze on creation's emerald breast When the shades of earth lie hush'd in rest. Aloft in thy bower of spangl'd light Look down on the world in beauty bright, Tinging heaven itself with lustrous hue, Op'ning as't were its glories to view; Lightly thou'lt kiss with thy beams of love Each planet that decks thine halls above. While murm'ring they with mystical voice In anthems

Guide to Life in the UK

General politeness and good manners • British people are generally quiet, polite and reserved in manner. • Always use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when asking for something. • Shaking hands is the universal greeting, especially in work or formal situations. Queuing and seating etiquette • Always join the back of a queue and await your turn. • If you are on a bus or a train, it’s commonly seen as polite for men to give up their seats to women or older people. Going out • Pubs and bars open at least 11am to 11pm, some open 24 hours • Many coffee shops are also open late • Pubs and bars sell non-alcoholic drinks and often food as well Smoking • Smoking banned in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, including buses, trains, taxis, pubs, cinemas, nightclubs and restaurants. • Always check if smoking is permitted, penalty fines can be very expensive. Buying food and drink • Supermarkets are open long hours, and sell a wide variety of foods and other products.

Bowel Cancer Screening Letter Sent to Wrong Address

An invitation letter for Mr D Miller to take part in Cancer Screening, from the leaflet, I know that GP provides these contact details, this Mr Miller's name still in GP's registration. I received many letters for Mrs Thompson, one day the postman noticed the ridiculousness of delivering these letter to me, then I receive these letters for Thompson any more. Dear Mr Miller This is an invitation to take part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. This opportunity is available every 2 years to all men and women aged 60-69 who are registered with a GP in England. If you have received this invitation and are aged 70 or over, this is because the screening age range is being extended to 60-74 in your area. If you have taken part in the programme before, it is now two years since your last test. Your GP knows that the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is being offered in his or her area. The aim of the screening programme is to detect bowel cancers at an early stage, w