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The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...

In its more specific sense, as used in the name of Thames Valley Police, it refers to the areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Borough of Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire. There is also a Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce that covers this area, a Thames Valley Business Partnership and a Thames Valley University. Thames Valley Police is one of the largest police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Thames Valley University is a University based on campuses in Ealing, Slough and Reading. ...

The area is covered by a single Britain in Bloom region called Thames and Chilterns : this term is also promoted as a tourist destination. Britain in Bloom is a horticultural competition in the United Kingdom; organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and currently sponsored by B&Q. It is entered by settlements; the winner is the settlement judged to have beautified itself best with the use of flowers and plants. ...

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Thames Valley Police - Home Page (311 words)
A crackdown on violent crime, code-named Safer Streets, to tackle a surge in violent crime across Thames Valley is underway.
Thames Valley Police has launched a film, Worlds Collide, warning about the dangers of having a ball bearing (BB) or replica gun.
Thames Valley Police have launched new Stop and Account/Search procedures to ensure this power is used correctly.
Thames Valley Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (641 words)
Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 kmĀ²) and a population of 2.1 million.
The force is responsible for the Thames Valley area covered by the ceremonial counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Thames Valley Police Authority has 10 elected members, with two from Oxfordshire County Council, one from Buckinghamshire County Council, and one each from the unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Milton Keynes, Reading, Slough, Wokingham, West Berkshire, and Windsor and Maidenhead.
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