Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.
•For the period April to December 2012, public sector net borrowing (excluding the capital payment recorded as part of the Royal Mail Pension Plan transfer in April 2012) was £106.5 billion; this is £7.2 billion higher net borrowing than in the same period the previous year, when net borrowing was £99.3 billion.
Chepstow Castle (Welsh: Cas-gwent), looms and broods atop a cliff across the River Wye which separates England and Wales. It’s a huge place, much larger inside than it looks, fantastically atmospheric and praised by intrepid travellers. It is also 12 miles from Tintern Abbey, so there’s your day out; and you can’t beat the price (£4.50)