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‘Kate Middleton Effect’ Boosts U.K. Clothing Sales

‘Kate Middleton Effect’ Boosts U.K. Clothing Sales

By Brian Powell March 31, 2014

The “Kate Middleton Effect” (or “Kate Effect” for short) is an oft used term by the media to describe the effect that Kate Middleton has on the world around her, most specifically the fashion industry. While the term may have …

Will begin a 10-week program in January Will begin a 10-week program in January

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is returning to school. Kensington Palace made the announcement on Monday. According to the official press release, William will begin a 10-week program in agricultural management in early January. The course is described as an …

Plastic Currency Coming To Britain In 2016 Plastic Currency Coming To Britain In 2016
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When most people think of “plastic currency”, a credit card comes to mind. However, the Bank of England has a very different idea in mind for 2016, when they will unveil plastic money. The polymer banknotes are intended to save …

Roman Skulls, Mesolithic Tools Found at Crossrail Roman Skulls, Mesolithic Tools Found at Crossrail

National Geographic reported on Friday that tunnelers who were contracted with expanding the London Underground have discovered over 20 Roman-era skulls, probably dated to the first century C.E. The beheaded Romans have been suggested to be possible victims of the …

Clown Terrorizes Town in Britain Clown Terrorizes Town in Britain
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A clown is terrorizing a town in Britain. Yes, you read that correctly. Called the “Northampton Clown,” someone is dressing up in a clown costume and is creeping out the residents of Northampton. Not to fear, though–another Northampton resident has …

Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron

As the U.S. Congress debates the merits of bombing Syria, the British Prime Minister is also pushing the case for intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Speaking at the G20 summit today in Saint Petersburg, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron …

Intel report confirms regime directed 21 Aug attacks Intel report confirms regime directed 21 Aug attacks
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Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as …

Military Strike Syria: Britain Says No Military Strike Syria: Britain Says No
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Since the last WebProNews update on the crisis in Syria, there has been a lot of breaking news. The British parliament voted “no” on the decision to use military force against Syria. The British government had gathered intelligence and published …

Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Oxford Dictionary Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Oxford Dictionary
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In light of Britain’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage, the publishers of the largest dictionary of the English language say that they will amend the definition of marriage to include that of the same-sex variety. “We continually monitor the words …

Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame? Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame?
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Over 4,000 pages of documents recently released by the UK’s Ministry of Defense explain why the MoD opted to close its UFO hotline in December 2009. The Ministry claimed that the UFO desk offered “no [military] benefit” and that, in …

UFO: Britain Opens Up X-Files About Stonehenge UFO: Britain Opens Up X-Files About Stonehenge
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New documents released recently by Britain’s Ministry of Defense show that UFO sightings near Stonehenge and the Houses of Parliament went un-investigated because they didn’t have the resources to investigate all the reports they were getting. Part of the problem …

Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo
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A zoo worker mauled by a tiger at a British zoo died of her injuries at the hospital yesterday. The worker, 24-year-old Sarah McClay was in the big cat enclosure when the tiger attacked her. She was airlifted to nearby …

Kate Middleton Due Date Revealed to be “Mid-July” Kate Middleton Due Date Revealed to be “Mid-July”

As Kate Middleton’s baby bump grows larger, speculation about the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date has reached a fever pitch. In January it was officially announced that the Duchess’ due date is sometime in July. This week, the scope of …

The British Zombie Contingency Plan Is Revealed The British Zombie Contingency Plan Is Revealed
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Is there a British zombie plan in case the nation is embroiled in an undead apocalypse? That’s what a recent freedom of information request sought to find out, and the answer didn’t disappoint. The Telegraph reports that the British government …

Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE
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The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) this weekend issued a draft guidance stating that it does not recommend omalizumab, an asthma medication marketed as Xolair by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. NICE is a U.K. health authority that publishes …

Rocket Car Hits 30,000 Horsepower In First Test Rocket Car Hits 30,000 Horsepower In First Test

Would you ride in a car that could hit speeds up to 1,000 MPH? Most probably wouldn’t, but researchers in Britain are creating that can do just that anyway. It’s called the Bloodhound SSC, and it just passed its first …

British Airways Wants To Google Passengers British Airways Wants To Google Passengers
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Do you have a favorite restaurant? Do the people who work there know you by name now? I visit the Panera near work every morning to get a sandwich or pastry and an iced green tea. For the past few …