Nuneaton and Bedworth

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Nuneaton and Bedworth

(nənē`tən), district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of BedworthBedworth
, town (1991 pop. 41,991), Warwickshire, central England. Located in a former coal-mining region, it is a residential and industrial town in the district of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Brickmaking is the major economic activity. George Eliot was born nearby at Arbury.
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. The district's growth was based on coal mining. Its manufactures include electronics and textiles; there is also a distribution services industry. Nuneaton is located at a railroad junction, which aided to the growth of industry. There are remains of the 12th-century nunnery that gave Nuneaton its name. George EliotEliot, George,
pseud. of Mary Ann or Marian Evans,
1819–80, English novelist, b. Arbury, Warwickshire.
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 was born within the district at Arbury.
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It became the Nuneaton District Council and it took Bedworth people six years to get the name changed to incorporate their identity.
It didn't help, of course, when the new, joint authority, under the banner "United To Achieve", decided to call itself Nuneaton District Council.
So, thousands signed a petition and, some five years later, Nuneaton District Council became Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.