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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 …

Anelka continues to deny gesture was anti-Semetic Anelka continues to deny gesture was anti-Semetic

On Tuesday, the English Football Association (FA) charged French soccer star Nicolas Anelka with allegedly making the “quenelle” salute during a December 28 match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion. The FA issued the following statement on their …

Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery
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It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now …

Prince Harry Trades Flight Suit for Business Suit Prince Harry Trades Flight Suit for Business Suit

Palace officials have confirmed that Prince Harry is, in fact, leaving his helicopter flying days behind him. Women worldwide mourned the loss as they realized that no more photos of the Prince looking hunky and debonair in his uniform would …

Queen’s Speech 2013: Meditation and Baby George Queen’s Speech 2013: Meditation and Baby George

The Telegraph from the U.K. tells us of Queen Elizabeth’s traditional Christmas speech filmed a little over a month ago that aired on Christmas, as is the country’s tradition. These speeches are the more enjoyable of political speeches; Queen Elizabeth …

Stonehenge Gets a Landscape Makeover Stonehenge Gets a Landscape Makeover

Stonehenge is a cultural landmark known the world over, but even world-renown structures need revamping. The site (though not the actual structure) that was built between 3000 B.C. and 1600 B.C. has just recently undergone renovations. Funds totaling 27 million …

Landing gave passengers quite a shock Landing gave passengers quite a shock

Imagine being aboard that Boeing 777 – tired and ready to get off that plane after a 7-hour flight from Dubai to Birmingham, England, and not being able to land! Not to mention the fear and terror of feeling that …

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration

Doctor Who has crossed a unique milestone. The show is based around a human-lookalike alien (apart from the two hearts and ridiculously long lifespan) who has the capabilities to travel through time and space. Ironically, the show itself has traveled …

“King’s Speech” Method Helps Boy With Stutter “King’s Speech” Method Helps Boy With Stutter
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A British high school student was involved in a recent Channel 4 series as they filmed at his school, Thornhill, and says that his stutter, which he has struggled with for years, quickly became a focus of the producers. Because …

Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction

So you just burglarized a home, and you’re a little winded because the sack you’ve stuffed with stolen goods is a little heavy from all that precious loot you’ve been carrying around. You’ve done your daily deed of contributing to …

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 …

Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons
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A smoking ban has been proposed for prisons in the U.K., and several prisons in the U.K. will participate in a pilot program to see how inmates respond to such a ban. The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced the program …

Man Poses As Bieber Online To Lure Girls Man Poses As Bieber Online To Lure Girls

A man from Middlesborough, England was arrested recently on charges of luring a child to engage in sexual activity and owning indecent photos after children came forward saying he was posing as Justin Bieber online. Now, he’s been sentenced to …

Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which …

Police Order the Duke of York to ID Himself Police Order the Duke of York to ID Himself
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On Sunday, Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, accepted an apology from police officers for a rather embarrassing incident that took place late Wednesday afternoon. Prince Andrew was stopped in the gardens of Buckingham Palace by two Metropolitan Police …

100-Vehicle Crash: Mystery Man Saves Lives 100-Vehicle Crash: Mystery Man Saves Lives

A 100-vehicle crash in Kent, England yesterday has locals stunned that no one was killed, but some say the reason for that had nothing to do with luck; an unnamed driver may well have saved dozens of lives with his …

100-Vehicle Crash in England Leaves No Fatalities 100-Vehicle Crash in England Leaves No Fatalities

A car pile-up in Kent, England involving more than 100 vehicles left at least two dozen people with injuries on Thursday morning. While eight people were seriously injured in the pile-up, there haven’t been any reports of fatalities thus far. …