• Rhys Jones' presenting roles include Restoration (BBC Two), The Quizeum (BBC Four), Greatest Cities of the World and A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones, It'll Be Alright On The Night (all ITV), Three Men in a Boat, Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army, Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones (BBC One), Britain's Lost Routes (BBC One) and National Treasures Of Wales (BBC Two). (itv.com)
  • If you are looking for more suggestions for wild, out of the way places, see our guide to Britain's best secret and remote beaches . (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Read more on Britain's best seaside cafes and restaurants . (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In an apparent about-face on Great Britain's long-held opposition to the death penalty, the Tory government is planning to extradite two alleged Islamic State fighters to the United States, where they could face execution. (courthousenews.com)
  • Britain and Spain say they have held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how Britain's future departure from the European Union could apply to Gibraltar. (courthousenews.com)
  • Great Britain's Ashantee Prisoners. (nytimes.com)
  • Nearly half a century after the notorious heist that became known as the Great Train Robbery, the last of the men still serving time for stealing $7 million from a Glasgow to London mail train, Ronnie Biggs, was formally paroled Friday after Britain's justice minister decided he was likely to have only a short time to live. (nytimes.com)
  • London, 14 December 1998 (RFE/RL) -- Lawyers representing General Augusto Pinochet will appeal to Britain's House of Lords tomorrow to overturn its ruling that the former Chilean dictator cannot claim immunity from legal proceedings in Britain. (rferl.org)
  • National health insurance: Britain's system is great. (slate.com)
  • The automation algorithm processes new data, compares it to Great Britain's current source of truth, and identifies what has changed. (esri.com)
  • Maybe the fanning up of the Epstein/Prince Andrew scandal at this time (although it is three years old) is a message to Britain's royals that they better stay in line with the US war agenda! (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • However, these are not Great Britain's only claims to distinction within the island club. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Great Britain's roads are in disrepair beyond belief, a symbol of its declining culture and productivity. (conservapedia.com)
  • The shortlist in NME 's search to find Britain's Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel's JD Roots has been revealed. (nme.com)
  • To tell us who you think should be the overall winner of Britain's Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel's JD Roots, go to NME.com/smallvenues . (nme.com)
  • But their takeout boxes (fill one up for $10) can feed two, making it Britain's best, cheap hot meal. (ricksteves.com)
  • This UK university league table reveals the 93 best UK universities and colleges, according to the trusted Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 . (timeshighereducation.com)
  • Bright lights point to the stage in 2018 as a host of theatrical shows are set to dazzle audiences in London's glitzy West End and around the country, showcasing the best of classic and modern theater. (visitbritain.com)
  • Following the success of A Great Welsh Adventure, Griff Rhys Jones sets out on a typically intrepid series of explorations and challenges in a brand-new ITV series for early 2016. (itv.com)
  • Three universities in Scotland appear in the top 25: the University of Edinburgh , University of Glasgow and the University of St Andrews , while the best university in Wales is Cardiff University ranked at number 25. (timeshighereducation.com)
  • The term "Great Britain" often extends to include surrounding islands that form part of England, Scotland, and Wales, and is also sometimes loosely applied to the UK as a whole. (wikipedia.org)
  • A single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the union of the Kingdom of England (which had already comprised the present-day countries of England and Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland by the 1707 Acts of Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • England , Scotland , and Wales are mostly on the island of Great Britain, and the term "Great Britain" is often used to include the whole of England, Scotland and Wales including their component adjoining islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • The island of Great Britain comprises the separate nations of England , Wales and Scotland and the term is often used as if it was synonymous with the state officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but commonly known as the ' United Kingdom ', whereas technically speaking Northern Ireland (and previous to that Ireland ) are not part of Great Britain. (everything2.com)
  • Athelstan claimed to be 'Emperor of Britain' in the tenth century, the Norman kings of England regarded themselves as being the superior overlords of the whole island and Edward I clearly pursued an imperial vision of a united island in his campaigns in both Wales and Scotland in the thirteenth century. (everything2.com)
  • It is therefore somewhat ironic that it was a Scot who was to bring the idea of Great Britain somewhat closer to realisation, as it was James VI of Scotland who succeeded the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I to become king James I of England in 1603. (everything2.com)
  • It is obviously not in the interests of Scotland or the UK to give Shetland any more autonomy and this campaign is doomed to achieving nothing more than superficial concessions. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • However, now that the Crown has shown in court that it is unable to produce any proof that Shetland is part of Scotland or the UK, the onus is on our representatives to make sure that the powers they are asking for belong to those they are asking. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • There is a case before the Scottish Courts right now over this uss,e and it will be interesting to see how Scotland, with its recent fight to declare independence from Great Britain, handles the issue that there seems to be no legal proof that Shetland or Orkney are part of Scotland. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • Great Britain is a European island consisting of England , Scotland , and Wales , all of which send representatives to the Parliament of the United Kingdom . (conservapedia.com)
  • Together we can build a more prosperous nation, a Scotland that is a force for good, a voice for peace in our world. (thenation.com)
  • For 20 years, bovine tuberculosis (BTB) has been spreading in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and is now endemic in the southwest and parts of central England and in southwest Wales, and occurs sporadically elsewhere. (nature.com)
  • Great Britain is now included in our Global Passes, letting you explore the entire island from John O'Groats at the tip of Scotland to Land's End in the Southwestern corner or England. (eurail.com)
  • He remained in Brazil for more than 30 years before returning voluntarily to Britain in 2001 to resume serving his sentence, in ill health and saying that he wanted to ''walk into a pub and order a pint of bitter. (nytimes.com)
  • Since January 2001 it has been mandatory for stock-keepers in Great Britain to notify the British Cattle Movement Service of all cattle births, movements and deaths 5 . (nature.com)
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth in his pseudohistorical Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1136) refers to the island as Britannia major ("Greater Britain"), to distinguish it from Britannia minor ("Lesser Britain"), the continental region which approximates to modern Brittany, which had been settled in the fifth and sixth centuries by migrants from Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Britannia major or Great Britain was originally purely a geographical expression for the British mainland, named thus either because it was simply the largest of the many islands that made up the British Isles or in order to distinguish it from Britannia minor, Lesser Britain or Brittany and possibly, by happy coincidence, both. (everything2.com)
  • The "Great" had to be appended to "Britain" mainly to distinguish it from Brittany - also known as Britannia minor, or lesser Britain, the French peninsula that had been settled in the fifth and sixth centuries by Celtic immigrants from the British Isles. (bbc.co.uk)
  • However, with the Roman conquest of Britain the Latin term Britannia was used for the island of Great Britain, and later Roman-occupied Britain south of Caledonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name Britain descends from the Latin name for Britain, Britannia or Brittānia, the land of the Britons. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term was first used during the Middle Ages to differentiate between the island of Britain and Brittany ( Little Britain - Britannia Minor ) in what is now France, which was a haven for Celtic peoples ( Britons ) fleeing the Germanic incursions beginning in the 5th and 6th centuries. (conservapedia.com)
  • Great Britain awoke Thursday to a day of political drama, including two Cabinet resignations, market volatility, a severely weakened prime minister, and nasty headlines, all in response to a draft agreement laying out the terms of its exit from the European Union. (courthousenews.com)
  • This time I ended up in the House of Lords attending the screening of a short film made by the UK Armed Forces One Voice Initiative on David Cameron's last night as Prime Minister. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • So the 12th and 13th swiftly became the crucible for the political cataclysm which castrated Cameron via resignation and claimed for Britain its second female Prime Minister. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge take the top two spots in this ranking of best British universities, while some of the best universities in London complete the top five. (timeshighereducation.com)
  • With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Great Britain Ltd (also known as GBLtd) is a British nation-simulation game originally released in 1982 for the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum. (wikipedia.org)
  • With his trademark inquisitiveness and thirst for the eclectic and little-known, Griff sets out to explore eight very disparate kinds of quintessentially British terrain, from downs to highlands, coasts to wolds and everything in between - unearthing some quirky and funny facts en route. (itv.com)
  • This Radio Society of Great Britain summary of the work of the British government's RadioCommunications Agency Technical Working Group on DSL and PLC the WG's position on PLC, the extent of the interference problems reported and expected with PLC and lists a number of papers that have been produced by companies and organizations that support this conclusion. (arrl.org)
  • With seven months to go before Great Britain leaves the European Union, negotiations between British and European officials are ratcheting up to smooth the transition, but an outcome is still far from clear. (courthousenews.com)
  • VisitBritain Shop is the official shop of the British Tourist Board, and has everything you need for a great trip to Britain, including travelcards, rail passes and tickets to a variety of attractions. (visitbritain.com)
  • The appeals of the loyalists caused a great problem for the British government. (britannica.com)
  • Record numbers of people are leaving the UK over fears about crime, the economy and immigration - and because of the dreadful British weather. (mirror.co.uk)
  • Of those who left the UK last year, 196,000 were British citizens while 189,000 were 'long-term migrants' who had been living in the UK for more than a year. (mirror.co.uk)
  • But why did it take the better part of a decade in the wilderness for the once-dominant British right to bounce back? (prospect.org)
  • Take the scenic route past grassy moors and still lochs on these great British road trips. (flightcentre.com.au)
  • Between 200 and 300 earthquakes are recorded by the British Geological Survey in the UK every year - but the vast majority go unnoticed. (sky.com)
  • The biggest earthquake to hit the British Isles for 25 years was centred on Market Rasen in Lincolnshire but was felt across the UK, with the most distant reports coming from Aberdeen. (sky.com)
  • Chile has suspended official visits to Britain and is expected to freeze major contracts with British and Spanish companies. (rferl.org)
  • He was the last British monarch to have been born outside of Great Britain , and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. (mcgill.ca)
  • Great Britain" also has a purely geographic meaning, as the largest island of the British Isles . (conservapedia.com)
  • The original Cheirological Society of Great Britain , the most prominent British organization promoting the art of palmistry, was founded in 1889 by Katherine St. Hill and continued to be active through the early decades of the twentieth century. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This capitulation to French superiority, represented at its most arrogant by the restaurant inspectors of the red Michelin guides, who gave as many points for table linen and glassware as they did for food, had the effect of eradicating whatever traditions still survived in the British countryside for producing, harvesting and bringing to the table what the great fertility of the land was capable of providing. (thedailybeast.com)
  • Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. (penguin.co.uk)
  • There are over 100 of Jamie Oliver's favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others he's made up from the great bounty of British produce. (penguin.co.uk)
  • The damage caused by the "great English earthquake" was extensive and in some cases irreparable. (sky.com)
  • Hitting 6.1 on the Richter scale, this is the largest magnitude earthquake to have struck the UK. (sky.com)
  • In the realm of islands, there is nothing greater than Great Britain," says the professor, who was born on the island of Malta and teaches in Canada, a country that boasts three of the world's 10 largest islands - Baffin, Ellesmere and Victoria. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Jamie's Great Britain guides you through classic dishes and snacks, like moreish Scotch Eggs, crispy Cornish Pasties and a Victoria Sponge that will add a sparkle to any summer day. (penguin.co.uk)
  • But the number of long-term migrants who arrived in the UK in the year to July 2006 was 574,000 - slightly down on the previous year. (mirror.co.uk)
  • And I can see the advantages - debt is eroded by increases in prices and, with the Bank of England stubbornly keeping interest rates at a record low and printing money, things can only get better. (cnbc.com)
  • The term Great Britain was first used as a political expression in 1547 during what is known as the Rough Wooing when Henry VIII of England sought to marry his son, the soon to be Edward VI to the infant Mary, Queen of Scots with the intention of united the two kingdoms under one crown. (everything2.com)
  • Lyme Park , found in Cheshire, England, was once a great sporting estate, and today, visitors can stroll the vast grounds, which include several lakes, rose gardens and lots of deer. (gadling.com)
  • The international community was quick to offer their support to the beleaguered Britain, but a troubling response came from that nation's own leader. (freedomworks.org)
  • Most islands that claim this distinction are actually very small, and are only called "great" to distinguish them from even smaller nearby islands with the same name. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Great budget values in any town are the cafes in the farmers market - where you can get baked beans with your breakfast all day long. (ricksteves.com)
  • Of the 93 top universities in the UK, around 20 are in London, including well-known institutions such as Imperial College London and University College London, and more recently established universities such as the University of Westminster and the University of Greenwich . (timeshighereducation.com)
  • There is the 0.07 sq km Great Captain Island for example, lying off the coast of Greenwich in Connecticut, US. (bbc.co.uk)
  • And this morning I began to lay out my vision for a truly meritocratic Britain that puts the interests of ordinary, working class people first. (conservatives.com)
  • We will ensure that our independent schools play a greater role by creating more good school places in the state sector for children from ordinary working class families and ensuring that they succeed. (conservatives.com)
  • Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale have spent six years travelling the UK in their Caravan Gallery, anthropologists of the ordinary, conducting participant observation of the fraying edges of culture as it rubs against society's margins. (foto8.com)
  • [note In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan . (wikipedia.org)
  • Look up Great Britain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. (wikipedia.org)
  • A small site, it's beautifully run, with a good amenities block and free hot showers and Wi-Fi, and electric hookups (£3). (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Rates of interest of between 2.35 percent and 4 percent on tax-free Instant Savings Accounts (ISAs) are sold by banks as great deals for savers - but this month consumer price inflation came in at an annual rate of 5.2 percent. (cnbc.com)
  • Spend another £19.98 to qualify for free UK delivery. (waterstones.com)
  • Your order qualifies for free UK delivery. (waterstones.com)
  • Anyway, any American who is skeptical about national health insurance but has an open mind should read this testimonial from another American who is currently living in a country with national health insurance-Britain. (slate.com)
  • Read on for our pick of the country's best brews, plus the shops, bars , pubs and taprooms in which to get well acquainted with them. (timeout.com)
  • Energy minister Malcolm Wicks described the research as "a nail in the coffin" of the "myths" perpetuated by opponents of wind power, and said that wind power in the UK is a "vast and dependable" resource. (theregister.co.uk)
  • A government-ordered inquiry into the London tower fire that killed at least 80 people opened Thursday with a minute of silence for the victims - and with its leader acknowledging that survivors feel a "great sense of anger and betrayal. (courthousenews.com)
  • In an open letter from Britain, where he's being held under house arrest outside London, Pinochet said he is innocent of the charges made against him by a Spanish judge. (rferl.org)
  • Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow is his second volume on the first - and so far only - female PM of Great Britain. (wamc.org)
  • Registered office: 80 Strand, London, WC2R ORL UK. (penguin.co.uk)
  • The Radio Society of Great Britain recommends that all proposals for standards that would allow PLT to operate in the High Frequency spectrum be firmly rejected unless the signal levels are within the existing standards for mains conducted emissions or unless a specific frequency allocation is made for PLT that is compatible with radio services in the HF band. (arrl.org)
  • This report summarizes field tests of PLC made by the Radio Society of Great Britain. (arrl.org)
  • G. M. Spence: A forgotten flotilla (Made and printed in Great Britain by The Kentish Times, Printers. (univie.ac.at)
  • Fluvial Geomorphology of Great Britain studies the development of river-made land forms, together with the associated fluvial processes. (springer.com)
  • From the beginning James made it clear that he desired to be the king of a single kingdom and that the kingdom should be named Great Britain. (everything2.com)
  • Those on incomes below £10,000 will be better off with the state pay-as-you-go secondary pension, which will be made more generous for very low earners next year. (economist.com)
  • A motion graphic illustrating the total number of people who have died on the roads and their mode of transport in Great Britain 2010. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Clifford added people are also leaving as they are worried the UK can't cope with the influx of people coming to Britain. (mirror.co.uk)