Forms of personal commitment that transcend locality include vegetarianism and environmentalism: the first is predominantly middle class and female, and the second is identified less with gender and socioeconomic status.On the fringes of society, especially among the young, there has been a significant growth in new religious movements, which include radical environmentalist cults, New Age paganism, anarchism, anticapitalist and antinuclear groups, and adopted Far Eastern and South Asian religions and belief systems, including martial arts cults.The Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BTThe Building Centre can be easily accessed via the Tube on the Northern Line at Goodge Street Station, or the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road Station. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the formal name of the sovereign state governed by Parliament in London.The 1991 census, the first to include ethnic background, enumerated three million Britons of non-European birth or ancestry. Regional and cultural relationships are expressed in marked linguistic differences.Although the language has been modified by a gradual convergence toward "estuary English" a less formal variety of southeastern speech, and educational and socioeconomic factors, it is possible to determine people's geographical origins by the way they speak.KONE Plc has its own showroom in London where customers can come and see exactly what it is that we do.The showroom is located conveniently at The Building Centre which is an independent forum dedicated to providing information and inspiration to all sectors of the built environment.
Northern Ireland and Scotland have separate legal and educational systems and issue their own currency; Wales is fully incorporated within the English legal, educational, and banking systems.Cults based on popular music and performers engender personal commitment in culturally patterned ways. The United Kingdom was formed by Acts of Union between England and Wales (1536) and England, Wales, and Scotland (1707), uniting the three nations under a single monarchy and legislative council (Parliament in London).After 1169, the island of Ireland came under British influence, and it became a colonial dependency in 1690.The British and Irish parliaments were united in 1801.
A separatist movement led to the dissolution of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1920; twenty-six of Ireland's thirty-two counties became the independent Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland), with six of the nine counties of Ulster remaining within the United Kingdom.
The term "United Kingdom" normally is understood to include Northern Ireland; the term "Great Britain" refers to the island of Britain and its constituent nations of England, Wales, and Scotland but does not include Northern Ireland.