Cyclists killed in crash as they begin length of Britain ride

NEWQUAY, England, July 3 (UPI) -- A planned bicycling trip the length of Britain ended near its start Tuesday when two men were struck and killed by a truck on a Cornish highway, police said.

Northern Ireland has Britain's most littered beaches

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- Scotland has more plastic bottles on its beaches than anywhere else in Britain, while Northern Ireland has the most general litter, an environmental group says.

Young British adventurer killed in Alps

CHAMONIX, France, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A young British adventurer whose exploits included climbing Mount Everest at age 19 died Saturday in the French Alps, his family said.

Satnav confuses in Scottish race

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 11 (UPI) -- A Scottish competition involving satellite automobile navigation technology suggests the system is less reliable than maps or even asking locals for directions.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- America’s European allies have fallen into the paralyzing embrace of appeasement. Only one German parliamentarian out of 613 openly favors putting German troops in Afghanistan in harm’s way. The Bush administration’s appeals for more European troops fall on deaf ears. Europeans do not believe democracy is attainable in Afghanistan, which is now seen as a failed narco-state. They also blame Iraq for the current geopolitical dilemma.

'Naked Rambler' arrested again

INVERNESS, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Naked Rambler is back behind bars.

Britain's nude adventurer back in stripes

EVANTON, Scotland, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A nude British hiker braved driving rains, high winds and low temperatures Saturday, but he could not brave Scotland's police.

Coordinates: 58°38′N 3°04′W / 58.64°N 3.07°W / 58.64; -3.07

John o' Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt in Scottish Gaelic) (grid reference ND380734) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland. Once a part of the county of Caithness, John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is usually regarded as the most northerly settlement of mainland Great Britain, although the actual most northerly point is nearby Dunnet Head. (ND202767)

The name John o' Groats has a particular resonance because it is often used as a starting or ending point for walks and charitable events to and from Land's End (at the extreme south-western tip of the Cornish peninsula in England). The phrase Land's End to John o' Groats is frequently heard both as a literal journey (being the longest possible in Great Britain) and as a metaphor for great or all-encompassing distance, similar to the American phrase coast to coast.

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