Scientists find a piece of France in south-west Britain

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Geologists from the University of Plymouth have found evidence in the rocks of south-west England suggesting the landmass of Armorica, which contains modern-day France, also played a part in creating Britain along with the ancient landmasses of Avalonia and Laurentia which merged over 400 million years ago.

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Most of the English county of Cornwall and parts of its neighbour Devon were formed millions of years ago when a section of France collided with Great Britain, according to a new study, reports The Independent.