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Great Ouse,

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. 1 Also Great Ouse, river, c.155 mi (250 km) long, rising in the Northampton Highlands, Northamptonshire, S central England. The Great Ouse flows generally NE past Bedford and Ely to the Wash near King's Lynn, Norfolk, and drains the E Midlands and the W Fens.
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Where and why As the name suggests, this mockTudor Victorian hotel is on the banks of the River Great Ouse. Recently restored, its period splendour is complemented by retro furniture with modern touches.
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Bedford, which lies close to the River Great Ouse, and Gloucester, on the River Severn, will receive their peak water flow this morning.
A River Great Ouse barbel nicknamed The Traveller first won the national crown for Graham at 20lb but this fine fish died after scoring a second win for him at 21lb 1oz.
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