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Bill Bailey
Mark Robert "Bill" Bailey[1][4] (born 13 January 1965)[5] is an English comedian, musician, singer, actor, TV and radio presenter and author. Bailey is well known for his role in Black Books
Black Books
and for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You
Have I Got News for You
and QI, as well as his extensive stand-up work. Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003
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Room 101 (TV Series)
Room 101
Room 101
is a BBC
BBC
comedy television series based on the radio series of the same name, in which celebrities are invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign those hates to oblivion in Room 101, a location whose name is inspired by the torture room in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
which reputedly contained "the worst thing in the world". George Orwell
George Orwell
himself named it after a meeting room in Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
where he would sit through tedious meetings.[1] It is produced independently for the BBC
BBC
by Hat Trick Productions. Nick Hancock hosted the first three series of the show from 1994 till 1997. He was succeeded by Paul Merton, who hosted the show from 1999 till the show's original run came to an end in 2007
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Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom. It has been described as a broad church, bringing together an alliance of social democratic, democratic socialist and trade unionist outlooks.[9] The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights. Labour is a full member of the Party of European Socialists
Party of European Socialists
and Progressive Alliance, and holds observer status in the Socialist
Socialist
International. As of 2017, the party is considered the "largest party in Western Europe" in terms of party membership, with more than half-a-million members.[10] The Labour Party was founded in 1900, having grown out of the trade union movement and socialist parties of the nineteenth century
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Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats. The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no public or government funding.[1] Since its opening by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1871, the world's leading artists from many performance genres have appeared on its stage and it has become one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. The location of some of the most notable events in British culture, each year it hosts more than 390 shows in the main auditorium, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings with live orchestra, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets
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Workers' Revolutionary Party (UK)
The Workers Revolutionary Party is a Trotskyist group in Britain once led by Gerry Healy. In the mid-1980s, it split into several smaller groups, one of which retains possession of the name.Contents1 The Club 2 Socialist Labour League2.1 Proscribed by the Labour Party 2.2 Later history3 Workers Revolutionary Party 4 Gerry Healy expelled 5 Fragmentation and continuation 6 Election results6.1 House of Commons7 Splits 8 Further reading8.1 Articles 8.2 Books9 External links 10 ReferencesThe Club[edit] The WRP grew out of the faction Gerry Healy and John Lawrence led in the Revolutionary Communist Party which urged that the RCP pursue entryist tactics in the Labour Party. This policy was also urged on the RCP by the leadership of the Fourth International
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Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, and a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee,[1] and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship.[2] Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day's Journey into Night
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Frances De La Tour
Frances de la Tour (also Frances J. de Lautour,[2] 30 July 1944) is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp
Rising Damp
from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner. She performed as Mrs. Lintott in the play The History Boys
The History Boys
in London and on Broadway, winning the 2006 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She reprised the role in the 2006 film. Her other film roles include Madame Olympe Maxime
Olympe Maxime
in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
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Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers Football Club, commonly abbreviated to QPR, is a professional association football club based in White City, London. The team currently plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Their honours include winning the League Cup in 1967, as well as the Second Division in 1983 and the Championship in 2011. QPR were also triumphant in the 2013–14 Championship playoffs and were winners of the Third Division South in 1947–48 and the Third Division in 1966–67. They were runners-up in the First Division in 1975–76, and reached the final of the 1982 FA Cup.[3] Queens Park Rangers were founded in 1886 after the merger of Christchurch Rangers and St. Judes Institute
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Star Trek
The Original Series filmsThe Motion Picture (1979) II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) III: The Search for Spock
Spock
(1984) IV: The Voyage Home (1986) V: The Final Frontier (1989) VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)The Next Generation filmsGenerations (1994) First Contact (1996) Insurrection (1998) Nemesis (2002)Reboot films Star Trek
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Nepenthes
See below or separate list.Diversity[2]150+ speciesSynonymsAnurosperma Hallier f. Bandura Adans. Phyllamphora Lour. Nepenthes
Nepenthes
(/nɪˈpɛnθiːz/), also known as tropical pitcher plants, is a genus of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 150 species,[3] and numerous natural and many cultivated hybrids. They are mostly liana-forming plants of the Old World
Old World
tropics, ranging from South China, Indonesia, Malaysia
Malaysia
and the Philippines; westward to Madagascar
Madagascar
(two species) and the Seychelles
Seychelles
(one); southward to Australia
Australia
(three) and New Caledonia (one); and northward to India
India
(one) and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(one)
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United Kingdom General Election, 2010
Gordon Brown LabourAppointed Prime Minister David Cameron Conservative2001 election MPs2005 election MPs2010 election MPs2015 election MPs2017 election MPsThe 2010 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election was held on Thursday, 6 May 2010, with 45,597,461 registered voters[1] entitled to vote to elect members to the House of Commons. The election took place in 650 constituencies[note 1] across the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the first-past-the-post system. None of the parties achieved the 326 seats needed for an overall majority. The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, won the largest number of votes and seats, but still fell 20 seats short. This resulted in a hung parliament where no party was able to command a majority in the House of Commons
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United Kingdom General Election, 2015
David Cameron ConservativeAppointed Prime Minister David Cameron Conservative2001 election MPs2005 election MPs2010 election MPs2015 election MPs2017 election MPsThe 2015 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election was held on 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons. It was the first general election at the end of a fixed-term Parliament. Local elections took place in most areas on the same day. Polls and commentators had predicted the outcome would be too close to call and would result in a second hung parliament similar to the 2010 election
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Ed Miliband
Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician who was Leader of the Labour Party as well as Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015. He became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North
Doncaster North
in 2005, being re-elected in 2010, 2015, and 2017, and served in the Cabinet from 2007-10 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Miliband was born in the Fitzrovia
Fitzrovia
district of Central London
London
to Polish Jewish immigrants, Marion Kozak, and Ralph Miliband
Ralph Miliband
(died 1994); a Marxist intellectual who was a native of Brussels that fled Belgium during World War II. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and later from the London
London
School of Economics
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Prostate Cancer
Prostate
Prostate
cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system.[6] Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly.[1][3] The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other area of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.[7] It may initially cause no symptoms.[1] In later stages, it can lead to difficulty urinating, blood in the urine or pain in the pelvis, back or when urinating.[2] A disease known as benign prostatic hyperplasia may produce similar symptoms.[1] Other late symptoms may include feeling tired due to low levels of red blood cells.[1] Factors that increase the risk of prostate
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Tame Bear
A tame bear, often called a dancing bear, is a wild bear captured when the animal was young, or born and bred in captivity, and used to entertain people in streets or taverns. Dancing bears were commonplace throughout Europe and Asia from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, and can still be found in the 21st century in some countries.Contents1 Dancing bears1.1 History 1.2 Gallery2 See also 3 ReferencesDancing bears[edit] History[edit] Dancing bears were commonplace in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. The last of them were freed in 2009.[1] Romani people from Saudi Arabia traditionally poached Syrian brown bear cubs from mountainous regions of Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq. In Russia and Siberia, cubs were for centuries captured for use as dancing bears accompanying tavern musicians (skomorokhi), as depicted in the Travels of Adam Olearius.[2] Dancing bears were widespread throughout Europe from the Middle Ages to the 19th century
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