tedster - 10:50 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm going to make a rare exception to our usual guidelines here and post a specific search query for the .co.uk google - because this strangeness could very well show us something about the current algo.
The search term is [ernie plasterer manchester] and the number 8 result is google.co.uk itself!
The local version of this pre-eminent search engine, offering UK-specific pages as well as world results.
This example was floated to Matt Cutts via Twitter, so take a look now before it gets fixed. [google.co.uk...]