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shambles

Brit dialect a row of covered stalls or shops where goods, originally meat, are sold
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A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said they were responding to reports of a man who was found collapsed, but conscious, in the Shambles.
Ian Addyman, who owns a shop on The Shambles, said "There is a real feeling of community and I think we all feel privileged to work in such a beautiful place.
THE Shambles is set in more than an acre of land and was laid out as a small country town of cobbled streets, alleyways, cottages, shops and workshops, all of which were stocked with items of the period.
The club blamed a late rush for tickets for the shambles and insist there will be no repeat when Ibrox opens up again tomorrow for the visit of Liverpool.
The SNP demands are a response to an inquiry into the shambles that led to 146,000 votes being rejected in last year's elections and will be revealed in full this week.
Richard is a true all-rounder with a lifetime passion for any kind of fishing - this time he was exploring the Shambles in the English Channel aboard Flamer III skippered by Colin Penny.
I wouldn't let Bruce buy me a pint, let alone the shambles he has assembled at Blues, costing millions.
However, without the grass-roots there is no game for the shambles to run.
The shambles of their tax credit system has caused needless distress.''
The shambles has been further compounded by the non-arrival of the necessary licences in divisional offices and with local authorities, he says.
Needless to say, when the brown furry family returned from their fishing expedition, they were shocked and dismayed to see the shambles the puerile hoodlum had made of their woodland homestead.