York's Clifford’s Tower features on Bing search engine

York Press: The image of Clifford’s Tower greeting  people using the Bing search engine today The image of Clifford’s Tower greeting people using the Bing search engine today

MILLIONS of people across the UK will be shown an image of Clifford’s Tower in York today to mark an anniversary involving the infamous Dick Turpin.

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing UK, is featuring a picture of the monument, basking in sunshine, which will be made visible to 12.7 million people across the UK as they complete their daily search tasks.

The image was chosen to mark the anniversary of the unmasking of infamous highway robber Dick Turpin, aka Robert Palmer, which took place there on February 23, 1739.

A spokesman for the company said: “Bing is always on the lookout for inventive and interesting regional images to feature on the homepage, with the aim to encourage Britons to get out and do more – and see more of the country we live in.”

The homepage will also contain links which provide information about the ruined medieval keep, which is almost all that is left of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror, and will include a link to its location on Bing Maps, and a gallery of further images of the structure.

During its history, the tower has been a prison and a royal mint, and was also where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on public display.

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9:08am Sat 23 Feb 13

TheotherChucklebrother says...

Millions...Bing. Ha.
Millions...Bing. Ha. TheotherChucklebrother
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10:33am Sat 23 Feb 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Never use Bing. Google everything...
Never use Bing. Google everything... Garrowby Turnoff
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12:22pm Sat 23 Feb 13

RingoStarr says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Never use Bing. Google everything...
Well, Yahoo for you!
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: Never use Bing. Google everything...[/p][/quote]Well, Yahoo for you! RingoStarr
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2:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

Where are all the chavs running up the bank trampling the daffs in this picture? Must have been Photoshopped out.
Where are all the chavs running up the bank trampling the daffs in this picture? Must have been Photoshopped out. Paul Meoff
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3:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

bob the builder says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
Where are all the chavs running up the bank trampling the daffs in this picture? Must have been Photoshopped out.
... no, the green grass and daffodils were photoshopped in at great expense by an external contractor, employed by the council PR department following consultation!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: Where are all the chavs running up the bank trampling the daffs in this picture? Must have been Photoshopped out.[/p][/quote]... no, the green grass and daffodils were photoshopped in at great expense by an external contractor, employed by the council PR department following consultation! bob the builder
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1:09pm Sun 24 Feb 13

MouseHouse says...

Bing knocks the spots off the likes of Google, it searches the same internet after all.

The bonus is of course the wonderful photos of places, people and animals each day.

You dullards can stay with Google...
Bing knocks the spots off the likes of Google, it searches the same internet after all. The bonus is of course the wonderful photos of places, people and animals each day. You dullards can stay with Google... MouseHouse
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6:00pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Ronald Crumble says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Bing knocks the spots off the likes of Google, it searches the same internet after all.

The bonus is of course the wonderful photos of places, people and animals each day.

You dullards can stay with Google...
and the need for the pictures ?... once you press search... no image ...same old landscape pics ..no biggy...so google cleaner and the search is clearer therefore why more people use it
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Bing knocks the spots off the likes of Google, it searches the same internet after all. The bonus is of course the wonderful photos of places, people and animals each day. You dullards can stay with Google...[/p][/quote]and the need for the pictures ?... once you press search... no image ...same old landscape pics ..no biggy...so google cleaner and the search is clearer therefore why more people use it Ronald Crumble
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