East Midlands

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The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.wikipedia
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Derbyshire

County of DerbyDerbyshire, EnglandDerby
It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The high point at 636 m is Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of the southern Pennines in northwest Derbyshire near Glossop.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

Northamptonshire

NorthantsCounty of NorthamptonNorthamptonshire, England
It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England.

Nottinghamshire

County of NottinghamNottinghamNottinghamshire, England
It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
Nottinghamshire (pronounced ; abbreviated Notts.) is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

Leicester

Leicester, EnglandCity of LeicesterLeicester, Leicestershire
There are six main urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham.
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.

Northampton

Northampton, EnglandNorthampton, NorthamptonshireNorthampton CB
There are six main urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham.
Northampton is a large market town and the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.

Rutland

County of RutlandRutlandshireRutland, England
It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.

Lincoln, England

LincolnLincoln, LincolnshireCity of Lincoln Council
There are six main urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham.
Lincoln is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England.

East Midlands Airport

East MidlandsEast Midlands AeroparkRAF Castle Donington
The region is primarily served by East Midlands Airport, which lies between Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham.
East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the East Midlands of England, close to Castle Donington, Leicestershire, between Loughborough (10 mi), Derby (12.5 mi) and Nottingham (14 mi); Leicester is (20 mi) to the south.

Newark-on-Trent

NewarkNewark, NottinghamshireNewark-upon-Trent
Others include Boston, Chesterfield, Corby, Grantham, Hinckley, Kettering, Loughborough, Newark-on-Trent, Skegness, and Wellingborough.
Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of the county of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England.

Lincolnshire

County of LincolnLincolnshire, EnglandLincs.
It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
Part of the ceremonial county is in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and most is in the East Midlands region.

River Soar

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The region's major rivers, the Nene, the Soar, the Trent and the Welland, flow in a northeasterly direction towards the Humber and the Wash.
The River Soar is a major tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands and is the principal river of Leicestershire.

East Midlands Oil Province

East MidlandsEast Midlands oil fieldsGainsborough Trough
The region is home to large quantities of limestone, and the East Midlands Oil Province.
The East Midlands Oil Province, also known as the East Midlands Petroleum Province, covers the petroliferous geological area across the north-eastern part of the East Midlands of England that has a few small oil fields.

Nottingham

City of NottinghamNottingham, EnglandNottingham, Nottinghamshire
There are six main urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham.
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 mi north of London, 45 mi northeast of Birmingham and 56 mi southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.

Kinder Scout

KinderEdale Cross
The high point at 636 m is Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of the southern Pennines in northwest Derbyshire near Glossop.
Part of the moor, at 636 m above sea level, is the highest point in the Peak District, the highest point in Derbyshire, and the highest point in the East Midlands.

A42 road (England)

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Royal Mail have their main airport hubs at Heathrow and EMA, as EMA is conveniently near the M1, A42 and A50.
The A42 is a major trunk road in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom.

Midland Main Line

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Two of the United Kingdom's mainline railways serve the region: the Midland Main Line and the East Coast Main Line, providing services terminating at London St Pancras railway station and London King's Cross railway station respectively.
The line is under the Network Rail description of Route 19; it comprises the lines from London's St Pancras station via Leicester, Derby/Nottingham and Chesterfield in the East Midlands.

Birmingham

Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham, EnglandCity of Birmingham
There are plans to bring a new high-speed rail line through the East Midlands as part of the High Speed 2 project, of which Phase 2 would bring a new line connecting Birmingham to Leeds, with a proposed station in Toton known as the East Midlands Hub.
Located in the West Midlands county and region in England, approximately 100 miles (161 km) from Central London, Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom's major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of both the East and West Midlands.

Nottingham Urban Area

Greater NottinghamNottingham Built-up AreaNottingham
Leicester is the largest city in the region by unitary authority measurements, whilst the Nottingham Urban Area is its largest conurbation.
It consists of the city of Nottingham and the adjoining urban areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England.

East Midlands Councils

East Midlands Leaders' Board
Regional financial funding decisions for the East Midlands are taken by East Midlands Councils, based in Melton Mowbray.
East Midlands Councils is a consultative forum for local government in the East Midlands region of England.

High Speed 2

HS2High Speed Twohigh-speed line
There are plans to bring a new high-speed rail line through the East Midlands as part of the High Speed 2 project, of which Phase 2 would bring a new line connecting Birmingham to Leeds, with a proposed station in Toton known as the East Midlands Hub.
HS2 is intended to link 21 destinations – Birmingham, Birmingham airport, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Crewe, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Manchester airport, Newcastle, Old Oak Common in London, Oxenholme, Penrith, Preston, Sheffield, Warrington and York – on a mixture of existing and new high-speed track.

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw

Five BoroughsFive BurghsDanish confederacy of towns
The region also corresponds to the later Five Boroughs of the Danelaw, and the eastern half of the Anglian Kingdom of Mercia.
The Five Boroughs or The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw were the five main towns of Danish Mercia (what is now the East Midlands).

East Midlands Development Agency

East Midlands Regional Development AgencyEMDA
The defunct East Midlands Development Agency was headquartered next to the BBC's East Midlands office in Nottingham and made financial decisions regarding economic development in the region.
East Midlands Development Agency, abbreviated EMDA, was the regional development agency for the East Midlands region of England formed in 1999.

Peak District

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The high point at 636 m is Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of the southern Pennines in northwest Derbyshire near Glossop.
The reservoirs of the Upper Derwent Valley were built from the early to mid 20th century to supply drinking water to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

M1 motorway

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Royal Mail have their main airport hubs at Heathrow and EMA, as EMA is conveniently near the M1, A42 and A50. The M1 (part of the E13 European route) serves the four largest urban areas in the region and affords a motorway link between London and Yorkshire.
Diverging from the A5, the motorway takes a more northerly route through the East Midlands, via Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham to Sheffield, where the M18 splits from the M1 at Junction 32 to head to Doncaster.

Retford

East RetfordWest RetfordThrumpton
Another religious order, the Pilgrim Fathers, originated from Babworth near Retford.
Retford and also known as East Retford (pronounced rɛt-fʌd, RET-fud) is a market town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England, 31 mi from Nottingham, and 23 mi west of Lincoln.