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North West England
North West England, highlighted in red on a beige political map of England
Coordinates: 54°01′00″N 2°38′00″W / 54.0167°N 2.6333°W / 54.0167; -2.6333Coordinates: 54°01′00″N 2°38′00″W / 54.0167°N 2.6333°W / 54.0167; -2.6333
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North West England is one of nine official regions of England and consists of the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. It is the third-most-populated region in the United Kingdom, after the South East and Greater London. The largest settlements are Manchester and Liverpool. (Full article...)

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The octagonal Jubilee Tower at grid reference SD678215 on Beacon Hill overlooking the town of Darwen in Lancashire, England, was completed in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and also to celebrate the victory of the local people for the right to access the moor. 85ft in height, walkers can climb to the top via the internal staircase to admire the views of North Yorkshire, Morecambe Bay, Blackpool Tower, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, North Wales, elsewhere in Lancashire, and the tower's surrounding moorland. There is a stone spiral staircase to the first level and slightly above, followed by a smaller metal spiral staircase which leads to the very top. Wind speeds are very high at the top of the tower, and often mist below will obscure the surrounding views.

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Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (/ˈtjʊərɪŋ/; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, logician, and cryptographer.

Turing is often considered to be the father of modern computer science. Turing provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, formulating the now widely accepted "Turing" version of the Church–Turing thesis, namely that any practical computing model has either the equivalent or a subset of the capabilities of a Turing machine. With the Turing test, he made a significant and characteristically provocative contribution to the debate regarding artificial intelligence: whether it will ever be possible to say that a machine is conscious and can think. He later worked at the National Physical Laboratory, creating one of the first designs for a stored-program computer, although it was never actually built. In 1948 he moved to the University of Manchester to work on the Manchester Mark I, then emerging as one of the world's earliest true computers.

During the Second World War Turing worked at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre, and was for a time head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the method of the bombe, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine.

In 1952, Turing was convicted of "acts of gross indecency" after admitting to a sexual relationship with a man in Manchester. He was placed on probation and required to undergo estrogen therapy to achieve temporary chemical castration. Turing died after eating an apple laced with cyanide in 1954. His death was ruled a suicide.

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Featured articles: Anfield · The Beatles · John Lennon · List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in Northern England · List of Everton F.C. managers · List of Liverpool F.C. managers · List of Liverpool F.C. players · List of Liverpool F.C. seasons · List of Liverpool F.C. statistics and records · List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Merseyside · Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway · Altrincham · Chat Moss · List of castles in Cheshire · John Douglas (architect) · List of new churches by John Douglas · City of Manchester Stadium · Greater Manchester · List of Manchester City F.C. managers · List of Manchester United F.C. managers · List of Manchester United F.C. records and statistics · List of Manchester United F.C. seasons · List of Manchester United F.C. players · List of Manchester United F.C. players (25–99 appearances) · List of Manchester United F.C. players (fewer than 25 appearances) · List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Greater Manchester · M62 motorway · Manchester · Manchester City F.C. · Oldham · Pendle witch trials · Peterloo Massacre · List of listed buildings in Runcorn (rural area) · List of listed buildings in Runcorn (urban area) · Shaw and Crompton · Stretford · Trafford


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