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.

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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These updates will not only be of benefit to businesses in Guernsey and Alderney, but it will also ensure that Guernsey consumers benefit from fair and effective competition in the market.
Donald first took up the privatelyfunded post at the medical centre in Alderney 10 years ago.
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Sustainable Direction director Dr John Henry Looney said: "This is potentially a fantastic scheme which could really benefit the island's economy Alderney is an ideal site for this project as it has multiple separate underwater tide races which are among the most powerful in the world.
Lifeboats from Guernsey, Alderney and Cap de la Hague, and helicopters from the French coastguard and Channel Islands Air Search joined in the hunt.
The 110-mile island-hopping route through Guernsey, Herm, Sark, Alderney and Jersey consists of circular walks - approximately 40 miles in Guernsey, four in Herm, 10 in Sark, six in Alderney and 48 in Jersey.
Cayetano Gaming, a casino game licensing subsidiary of Internet gaming technology specialist, Cayetano Technologies, has acquired a software supplier certificate from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, in the British Channel Islands.
The move by Alderney was prompted by the results of a special investigation into Full Tilt after the US authorities pressed a series of charges, including bank fraud and money laundering, against the company and its founders in April.
30pm), followed by Gibraltar on June 27 (7pm) and then Alderney in the final group match on June 28 (6.
Well, your dreams could come true because Alderney - the forgotten member of the Channel Islands - wants to increase its tiny population of 2,400 people by attracting newcomers.
The programme has two modules: one which focuses on Guernsey and another that looks closer at nearby Herm, Sark and Alderney.