Fleet Street

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As early as the 13th century, it seems to have been known as Fleet Bridge Street, and in the early part of the 14th century it began to be mentioned frequently by its present name, spelled in accordance with the customs of those days. Fleet Street began as the road…

Local area

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One point of interest in this area of London is the Temple Bar Memorial, which stands in the middle of the street, making the boundary of Westminster and The City as well as the boundary between Fleet Street and The Strand. This is a historically important landmark and an attractive…

Fleet Street facts

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Synonymous with printing and journalism for many years, Fleet Street was where Britain’s first newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published (nearby, at Ludgate Circus) in 1702. The street had been home to many printers and booksellers, from the 1500’s. The satirical magazine, Punch, was established at no 99 Fleet Street,…

Royal Courts of Justice

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The Royal Courts of Justice (“the Law Courts”) were built in the nineteenth century to situate all English superior courts associated with non-criminal cases (such as divorce, libel and civil cases) in one place. Currently there are 60 courts in use, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court and…

Local history – The Inns of Court

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The legal profession in England and Wales is made up of two separate groups – barristers and solicitors. A barrister is a lawyer who has been admitted by one of the four Inns of Court to “plead at the bar” (address the court), after having spent a year in pupilege…

IELTS updates!

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IELTS is getting to be a very popular English language test. It has been around for almost 20 years and in the last year more than one million people gained IELTS certificates for further education, employment or immigration purposes. The official IELTS website even says that because of the very…

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The first week of September will see highs of about 25 degrees this will come down a bit over the next few weeks and it looks like the second half of the month will have average highs of under 20 degrees. Mind you, they usually get it wrong so don’t…

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