Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s Daughter, Dies At 91

Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died at the age of 91. The family announced that she passed away on Saturday, due to an illness. Soames was born in 1922, and is the youngest of…

Elena Baltacha, Former British Tennis Player, Dies

Elena Baltacha, a former British tennis player, died from liver cancer on Sunday. She was only 30-years-old. Baltacha, who was born in the Ukraine but was raised in Scotland, revealed that she had cancer in March after being diagnosed in…

Mariah Carey Drops Big Bucks on Plane Ticket

Mariah Carey reportedly dropped big bucks–more than $70,000–on a one-way flight to France for next month’s Cannes Film Festival. It seems the 44-year-old diva didn’t just buy a first class ticket either. She rented out the entire cabin of the…

Lizzy Yarnold’s Mental Toughness Helps Her Win Gold

I'm about to receive my Olympic medal, and it's the very best colour. Dreams really do come true. — Lizzy Yarnold (@TheYarnold) February 15, 2014 BBC Sport tells us of the England-born Lizzy Yarnold, who transforms into “The Yarnold” when…

One Direction Named Top Band Of 2013

One Direction, the British boy band that took the world by storm after appearing together during the 2010 season of X Factor, was named the Global Recording Artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, on Wednesday.…

Sherlock Holmes Is Now Officially Public Domain

After many years of being a beloved book series, and recently being turned into popular films, the character of Sherlock Holmes is officially public domain. This allows authors from the United States to re-imagine the classic tales of the beloved…

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…

Ronnie Biggs, British Train Robber, Dead At 84

One of Britain’s most notorious criminals Ronnie Biggs– infamous for the 1963 Great Train Robbery–has died at the age of 84. His publisher, Cliff Moulder told CNN that friends and family informed him that Biggs died Wednesday morning. Biggs made headlines…

Downton Abbey Renewed for a Fifth Season

Love the British hit drama “Downton Abbey?” If you do, not only will American audiences get to see season four this January, but the show has already been renewed for a fifth season. The international PBS Masterpiece sensation from creator…

UN Inspectors’ Report Suggests Damascus to Blame

The United Nations released its report on the chemical weapons attack that killed masses of civilians in Syria on 21 August and while the conclusions are not definitive in assigning blame, the report suggests the complicity of the Syrian government.…