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Friday 09 Dec 2005: New Scotland Yard
The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, were named after the colloquial name of the earlier headquarters: Scotland Yard. The latter's name was derived from the location of the building in Whitehall in the centre of London: the rear entrance, which was used by the public, was located in a street called Great Scotland Yard. The well-known revolving name sign in front of New Scotland Yard is reported to perform over 14,000 revolutions every day.

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