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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

Glasgow wholesale market

Go to Glasgow wholesale market with friend Shue, buy a box of oranges, a box of spinach, and a box of Chinese Poi Choi, and share a half with him. The price is good and the oranges are big and juicy, my daughters love it. The Indian boss is very flexible for the price, you can always bargain with him, he will never be angry, though you never know the real price. Next the fruit and vegetable market is the fish market, fish market close very early. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

Ingrown Toenail

My right toe hurts, and went to see GP. The doctor asked me to remove my shoes and socks, and diagnosed instantly by just glancing it.  "It's ingrown toenail."He said in his Scottish accent. "England Toenail?" I asked, and was not at all surprised by the 'curious' name. Because I have been blaming England's cold winter for my painful toe. I suspect that cold, wet and lack of sunshine causes 'rheumatism'. Because of my own painful toenail, I often see other people limping in same way. So I thought this kind of toenail has got such curious 'nickname' by it's geographical disease characteristics as athletes foot, or tennis elbow by their professional features. "No, no! In Grown Toe Nail. I show you."the doctor spell out the disease name syllable by syllable,  then turned to his computer and typed the word into Google search, many scary images shew up on the screen. The treatment is to cut the ingrown nail. He gave a

A Vase

Vase A Vase with colourful patterns, by Brenda and Dory.