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Baker Street

Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London. It is named after builder William Baker; the street is most famous for its connection to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at a fictional 221B Baker Street address on the north of the street. The area was high class residential, but now is occupied by commercial premises. Baker Street is a busy thoroughfare, lying in postcode areas NW1/W1 and forming part of the A41 there, it used to run south from Regent's Park, the junction with Park Road, parallel to Gloucester Place, meeting Marylebone Road, Portman Square and Wigmore Street. In 2019, the until-then one-way street was changed to accommodate lanes running in both directions. At the junction with Wigmore Street, Baker Street turns into Orchard Street, which ends when it meets with Oxford Street. After Portman Square the road continues as Orchard Street; the crossroads of Baker Street and Marylebone Road was known as Marylebone Circus, still its unofficial name.

Baker Street was laid out in the 18th century by the builder William Baker. In 1835, the first wax museum of Madame Tussauds was opened on Baker Street; the museum moved, just around the corner, to Marylebone Road in 1884. In 1835 the sculptor James Fillans came to live and work from 82 Baker Street. Residents of the prestigious mansion block, Chiltern Court, on the Regent's Park end of Baker Street include the novelists Arnold Bennett and H. G Wells who are commemorated with a blue plaque. Thomas Charles Druce ran the Baker Street Bazaar until his death in 1864, was subject of the Druce Portland Case. In 1940 the headquarters of the Special Operations Executive moved to 64 Baker Street, they were called the "Baker Street Irregulars" after Sherlock Holmes' gang of street urchins of the same name; the Beatles' Apple Boutique was based at 94 Baker Street from 1967 to 1968. A significant robbery of a branch of Lloyds Bank took place on Baker Street in 1971. For many years the head office of Marks & Spencer the United Kingdom's largest retailer, was at "Michael House", 55 Baker Street, until the company relocated to the Paddington Basin in 2004.

This was one of the best known corporate buildings in the United Kingdom, has since been redeveloped as a modern office complex by London & Regional Properties to a design by Make Architects and Expedition Engineering. A London County Council blue plaque commemorates Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger who lived at 120 Baker Street from 1803 to 1804. British singer Dusty Springfield lived on Baker Street in the 1960s; the Seychelles maintains a Consulate at 111 Baker Street. The street is served by the London Underground by Baker Street Underground station, one of the world's oldest surviving underground stations. Next door is Transport for London's lost property office. In fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Basil of Baker Street, Sherlock Hound, Danger Mouse, Sexton Blake, Carland Cross and James Black of Case Closed have all resided along the road. "Baker Street" is a song by Gerry Rafferty, released in 1978. The song was a major worldwide hit, reaching Number 3 in the UK and Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He released an album entitled Baker Street. "Baker St. Muse" is a song from Jethro Tull's album Minstrel in the Gallery, released in 1975; the 2008 film, The Bank Job was based on the 1971 robbery of Lloyds Bank in Baker Street. List of eponymous roads in London

Boris Bakić

Boris Bakić is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who played for Zrinjski Mostar of the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bakić grew up with KK Budućnost youth team. While at KK Partizan, he won Adriatic League trophy. During his stay in Partizan, he won three national championship trophies and cup trophy. In the 2012–13 season he played for MZT Skopje and won the Macedonian championship and Macedonian Cup. In June 2013, he signed with Igokea. With Igokea Bakić won the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014. In September 2014, he signed with Metalac Valjevo. In February 2016, he left Metalac and signed with Romanian club BCM U Piteşti for the rest of the 2015–16 Liga Națională season; the 2016–17 season, Bakić started with the Serbian League club Mladost Zemun, but on December 7, 2016, he left Mladost and signed with Mornar Bar. He was a member of Serbia & Montenegro U20 national team and played both at the 2005 and 2006 U20 European Championship. Bakić represented the senior men's Montenegrin national team at the EuroBasket 2011 held in Lithuania.

Over 5 tournament games, he averaged 1.2 points per game, as Montenegro finished the tournament after first phase. ABA League profile Euroleague profile FIBA profile

Eurotunnel Calais Terminal

The Eurotunnel Calais Terminal is a railway terminal built for the transport of road-going vehicles on specially constructed trains through the Channel Tunnel. The terminal is one of two, with the Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal located at Cheriton, near Folkestone; as part of the Channel Tunnel project, the plan for services included the use of dedicated shuttle trains that would carry both passenger and freight vehicles between Britain and France, which would compete with the cross-channel ferries. In order to accommodate these services, it was planned to build a brand new vehicle terminal on each side of the tunnel that would allow cars and lorries to be loaded onto the trains; the site chosen for the French terminal was Coquelles, near Calais, not far from the French tunnel portal. The site chosen was a large greenfield area of more than 1700 acres, which provided more space than the British terminal. However, a large proportion of the area chosen for construction was marshland, with anything from 3 to 10 metres of peat on top of the solid ground.

As a consequence, 12,000,000 m³ of material had to be removed to provide solid foundations, before work could begin on building the actual facility. The main parts of the passenger terminal to be built were the platforms and overbridges that connect it to the A16, thence to the rest of the autoroute network; the tunnel was opened on 6 May 1994, with services between Cheriton and Coquelles beginning in July the same year, when the first freight shuttles started running. Passenger services started in December 1994; the terminal consists of eight island platforms, with four overbridges connecting them to the autoroute. The overbridges are located at equidistant points along the length of the platforms so that vehicles have to drive for as little distance as possible along the platforms themselves; the bridges at the western end of the platforms are intended for embarking vehicles, while those at the eastern end are for those disembarking. The island platforms are separated by single track, allowing vehicles to access the train from both sides.

The terminal is located at the end of a loop connected to the route from the tunnel. The terminal at Cheriton has a loop arrangement, but instead trains travel clockwise; the terminal has a larger loading gauge than the rest of the French network owing to the oversized trailers used to carry the road going vehicles. As a consequence, all maintenance of the rolling stock is undertaken within the small, self-contained Channel Tunnel rail network, with the major work carried out at the large maintenance facility at Coquelles. Cheriton shuttle terminal - Kent Rail