Peacock Garden at Warwick Castle

A Photo Gallery: The Peacock Garden at the Warwick Castle (Warwickshire, England)
Warwick Castle is one of the main attractions in the Warwickshire area. The medieval castle stands on the River Avon and falls in the town of Warwick. This magnificent castle a must see for those traveling through Warwickshire.

Peacock Garden

The scenic rolling landscape of the Castle grounds also include a beautiful peacock Garden. The peacocks and the visitors wandering through this well-manicured garden. The male peacocks can be heard making piercing calls, their extravagant plumage and colorful feathers at full display. This is a fascinating and refreshing scenery for the kids and the grown-ups alike.

Here are some pictures; a very impressive peacock garden, even by the royal standards!

Peacock Garden

Story goes that Queen Victoria took personal interest in the well being of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of Sikh Empire who was exiled from Punjab to England at the age 15. To make him feel at ‘home’, a flock of peacocks was imported from India in 1850s. Some of those birds are said to have ended up at the Warwick Castle.

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British Prime Minister outlines tougher UK immigration rules

Gordon Brown unveils tougher immigration rules for England

On Nov 12, 2009, the British PM Gordon Brown outlined plans to tighten the UK immigration rules. From his speech on immigration, the key points and policy changes include:

  • Reduction in the number of professions recruited from outside Europe
  • Limit the numbers on student visas
  • Point Based citizenship

Reduction in the number of professions recruited from outside Europe
The PM promised a tougher market test that will force employers to recruit immigrants from outside the local workforce for a skilled job only if they can show that no suitably qualified settled worker can fill the role. The job vacancy must also be advertised for two weeks locally before an migrant can be recruited. In future, the job will have to be advertised for local employment for a month.
“I do want to ensure that we give British people looking for jobs the best chance of filling vacancies that arise as we come out of the downturn. But where there are vacancies that have been advertised here and are unfilled, it is necessary for businesses and for the economy to be able to recruit more widely.” The Prime Minister explained. Continue reading “British Prime Minister outlines tougher UK immigration rules”