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Carrow Road

Carrow Road is a football stadium located in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and is the home of Norwich City Football Club. The stadium is on the east side of the city, not far from Norwich railway station and the River Wensum. The club originally played at Newmarket Road before moving to The Nest. When The Nest was deemed inadequate for the size of crowds it was attracting, the Carrow Road ground, named after the road on which it is located, was purpose-built by Norwich City in just 82 days and opened on 31 August 1935. The stadium has been altered and upgraded several times during its history, including after a devastating fire that destroyed the old City Stand in 1984. Having once accommodated standing supporters, the ground has been all-seater since 1992, with a current capacity of 27,244. The stadium's record attendance since becoming an all-seater ground is 27,036, set during a Premier League match versus Crystal Palace on 8 August 2015. When standing on the terraces was permitted, Carrow Road saw a crowd of 43,984 when hosting Leicester City for an FA Cup match in 1963. Carrow Road has also hosted under-21 international football and a number of concerts, including performances by Elton John and George Michael. (Full article...)

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Hermann at the Council of Constance
Hermann at the Council of Constance
  • ... that Hermann II of Celje (pictured), viceroy of Croatia and heir to Bosnia, accused his daughter-in-law Veronika of witchcraft and had her drowned?
  • ... that the mining industry of Swaziland includes what may be the world's oldest iron mine?
  • ... that a reluctant John Wooden was convinced by assistant coach Jerry Norman to use a zone press, which became instrumental in the first two national titles won by the UCLA basketball program?
  • ... that the Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit line is expected to carry 11,000 riders a day and be 10 to 15 minutes faster than the bus it replaces?
  • ... that Eritha, one of the most significant priestesses in Mycenaean Pylos in c. 1200 BC, was involved in a dispute over the legal status of her religious holdings?
  • ... that only six percent of the watershed of Beaver Run is on forested land?
  • ... that Tarik Badwan, the vocalist of LOOM, has been called "the angriest man to stalk a stage in ages"?
  • ... that Munk's devil ray sometimes performs vertical leaps, somersaults and other acrobatic manoeuvres?

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

American singer-songwriter and actress Taylor Swift has received 225 awards from 480 nominations. Swift is the recipient of 7 Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 8 People's Choice Awards, and 25 Teen Choice Awards. She is also a six-time winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association International Award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift holds four records in the Guinness World Records book. She was awarded the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2009, and was listed in Time 100—an annual list of the 100 most influential people—the following year. In 2015, the IFPI Global Recording Artist Award presented her the Global Recording Artist award. (Full list...)

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Simon Neil

Simon Neil (b. 1979) is a Scottish vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Born in Irvine, he established the band Biffy Clyro in 1995 with James and Ben Johnston. He has also played with JP Reid of Sucioperro in Marmaduke Duke, using the pseudonym "The Atmosphere", and started a solo career.

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