Alderney


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Alderney

(ôl`dərnē), Fr. Aurigny (ōrēnyē`), anc. Riduna, island (1991 pop. 2,297), c.3 sq mi (7.7 sq km), in the English Channel, northernmost of the larger Channel Islands. It is separated from the French coast and from the other islands by swift tidal races. The soil is fertile and well cultivated about St. Anne, the principal town; the island's main crops are potatoes and grains. Tourism is important, as is dairy farming.
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Alderney

1. one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop.: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq. km (3 sq. miles)
2. an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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The most notorious camp on Alderney was Sylt, built and run by the SS-TotenkopfverbA[currency]nde, or Death's Head squads.
Re-established in 1984, the Alderney Lifeboat Station now houses equipment for its 20-strong volunteer crew along with their allweather lifeboat, Roy Barker 1.
As Thursday dawned rescuers turned their attention to a coastal search of Burhou, the Casquets, Alderney, the north coast of the Cherbourg Peninsula, north coast of Jersey and then back over Sark.
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Officials with Guernsey's Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation report that radioactive waste dumped in the Hurd Deep off Alderney is monitored regularly and is not dangerous.
(http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/469/2153/20120651) In a paper published last week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Ropars and his colleagues examined a chunk of crystal recovered from a sixteenth-century ship that sank off the coast of Alderney, one of the islands in the English Channel.
University of Rennes scientists who studied the cigarette packet-shaped crystal discovered on board the wreck off Alderney suggest that Tudor sailors may have used the stone to navigate in much the same way as their Viking predecessors.
Under the terms of the deal, Ladbrokes would acquire Global Betting Exchange Alderney Limited (GBEA) for the initial consideration, including EUR15m in stock, and a potential performance-based earn-out.
Small Gloucester-based environmental consultancy Sustainable Direction has been called in to advise on scheme to create a network of 2,000 tide-powered electricity generating turbines off" the coast of Alderney in the Channel Islands.
Last night, Mrs Dickinson, was discharged from hospital but instead of returning to the couple's home in Alderney she was being looked after by relatives.
Their light aircraft was on its way from Lee on Solent, Hants, to its base on the Channel Island of Alderney when it ditched 25 miles north-west of Guernsey at 3.50pm.