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Halesowen

(hālz`ōwən), city (1991 pop. 57,533), Dudley metropolitan district, central England. Listed in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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 as Hala, Halesowen manufactures machine tools, electronic equipment, and bricks. The city also has steel and iron plants. Halesowen was the birthplace of the printer William CaslonCaslon, William
, 1692–1766, English type designer, b. Worcestershire. He worked first in London as an engraver of gunlocks, then set up his own foundry in 1716. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville's
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 and the poet William ShenstoneShenstone, William,
1714–63, English poet and landscape gardener. The Schoolmistress (1742), his best-known poem, was written in imitation of Spenser. His home, "Leasowes," in Shropshire, was a notable example of 18th-century landscaping.
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Halesowen

a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands. Pop.: 55 273 (2001)
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Billy Smart perhaps should have doubled the Mariners' lead as Daniel Platt made a fine save for the visitors, before late Halesowen pressure brought a nervy end to the game for the home faithful.
Businesses from across the town gathered to launch a three-month campaign encouraging companies to vote 'yes' to the creation of the Halesowen BID.
I urge anyone who also opposes Lidl's plans to firstly sign the petition at the Halesowen Members' Club to save it, and secondly contact your local councillor or Member of Parliament and gain their support.
Haseley finally put Halesowen ahead in the 65th minute after rounding Hakan Burton before slotting his 40th goal of the season.
Leamington go into Saturday's local derby against Banbury at the New Windmill Ground on the back of three straight home league victories - Cirencester, Swindon Supermarine and now Halesowen - without conceding a goal.
However, with four minutes of injury time played and Merthyr looking as though they had got the win, a free-kick for Halesowen caused confusion in the Martyrs defence and Stefan Moore was able to get round goalkeeper Andrew Delve and square for Dave Blenkins to fire home.
Merthyr saw appeals for a penalty waved away on 38 minutes when a goal-bound Garry Shephard shot struck the hand of an Halesowen defender with referee Rob Lovegrove deciding that the handball was not deliberate.
Manager Lee Collings said: "Losing another league game is disappointing and, being two goals to the good with just a few minutes left, we should have beaten Halesowen at the first attempt.
Det Chief Insp Paddy Mulligan, of Halesowen and Stourbridge CID, said: "It appears three men smashed their way into Mr Finnegan's flat then put him through this horrific ordeal.
Halesowen has around 1,700 personal computers across three campuses, which are supported by a variety of networks, and managed internally.
Current Halesowen MP James Morris (Con) criticised the move, claiming it would break ties between traditionally close Black Country areas.
But Halesowen is famous for a medieval conflict that has murder, rebellion and greed at its heart.