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County Town: Warwick
Population: 505,860
Area: 1,975 sq km
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Did you know that the M6 Motorway Rugby to Gretna is the longest motorway in Britain at just over 226 miles? Effectively the run is even longer, as the route simply becomes the A74(M) once over the border into Scotland, leading all the way to Glasgow . The first section – which was the first stretch of motorway in Britain – opened near Preston in December 1958 ; the last section linking the M6 and the A74(M) opened on December 5 2008 – half a century after the first.

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Aleister Crowley | Antony Worrall Thompson | Bernard Spilsbury | Dame Rose Macaulay | Felicity Kendall | George Eliot | George Fox | Jeremy Brett | John Shakespeare | John Wyndham | Ken Loach | Lawrence Sheriff | Nehemiah Grew | Nick Skelton | Princess Olive | Randy Turpin | Robert Simpson | Roger Newdigate | Rupert Brooke | Sir John Hicks | Sir Norman Lockyer | Walter Landor | William Shakespeare |

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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of - Jane Austen
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Henry II Crowned at Westminster Abbey - 1154, Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol' - 1843, BBC World Service Begins - 1932, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - 1981
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