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South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. It was created in 1994 and was adopted for statistics in 1999. Its boundaries include Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Its population as of the 2001 census was 8,000,550; the most populous region. The highest point is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 297m/974 ft. In common usage the area referred to by South East may vary.

Until 1999 there was a South East Standard Statistical Region which also included the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London. The former South East Civil Defence Region covered the same area as the current government office region.

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Weir at Swineford Lock
There are a total of 105 locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal along its 87 miles (140 km) length from Bristol to the River Thames, including 6 on the navigable section of the River Avon from Bristol to Bath and 9 on the navigable section of the River Kennet to its confluence with the Thames near Reading. The remaining 90 locks lie along the 57 miles (92 km) of canal.

The Kennet and Avon Canal was built between 1794 and 1810 by John Rennie, to convey commercial barges carrying a variety of cargoes. It later fell into disuse and disrepair before being restored from 1970 to 1990. It is now fully navigable, mostly for leisure boating.

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Credit: Neil Hanson

Brill is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the border with Oxfordshire.

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Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE, (born 5 February 1977) is an English competitive sailor, who in 2012 became the first person to win medals in sailing at five Olympic Games, and the second (after Paul Elvstrøm) to win four gold medals.

Ainslie was educated at Pennington Infant School – a Hampshire state primary school in the port town of Lymington, and then at the independent Truro School. Ainslie later attended Peter Symonds sixth form college in the city of Winchester.



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