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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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It will be interesting to see whether people notice we are sponsored by e Blockheads," Leighton, from Glynneath, said.
Old band members Chas Jankel, Mickey Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy and John Turnbull forming the core of The Blockheads, joined by John Roberts on drums and Terry Edwards on saxes.
The clue should read 'Coach blockhead for you and me'.
Two partnerships enabled Dury to turn the corner - with keyboard player Chas Jankel, who became his writing partner in 1976, and with Dave Robinson, who signed the resulting Ian Dury And The Blockheads to independent Stiff Records.
THIS is an engaging and imaginative biopic of legendary rocker Ian Dury who, with his Blockheads, helped pioneer punk and new wave in the late Seventies and early Eighties.
A black cloth embossed with the Blockhead logo had been laid on his casket.
The Blockheads entertained the congregation with Dury's final song, You're The Why, which left not a dry eye in the house.
The Blockheads play The Forum, NW5, on Sunday Tel: 0181 963 0940
The Blockheads stood head and shoulders above their contemporaries and their music still delights to this day - so much so, that despite losing Dury and drummer Charlie Charles, they've continued to trek the country and still make great original music with that telltale Blockheads sound.
His excellent backing group The Blockheads comprised Charley Charles, Mickey Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, Davey Payne, John Turnbull and Norman Watt-Roy.
The Blockheads are due to play the Hammersmith Apollo and the only person they know with tickets is Dave, the slimy, Tory-voting manager of the supermarket which employs Vinnie, Colin and Janine (Beth Hinton-Lever), the main reason for our hero to be cheerful.
Blockheads launches the series, and others to be screened include Way Out West and A Chump At Oxford.