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“A Street Cat Named Bob” Brings Heartwarming Tale to Screen

LONDON, Nov 7 – The heartwarming true story of a stray cat that helped change the life of a London busker musician gets a big screen adaptation in “A Street Cat Named Bob” that premiered in the British capital on Thursday. Based on the book of the same name, the film stars “Clash of the

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“You’re Fired” – Trump Effigy Feels the Heat on UK Bonfire Night

LONDON, Nov 6 – He turned “You’re fired” into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames on Saturday – or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations. An 11-metre-high (36 feet) model of the Republican U.S. presidential candidate was burned at

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Meat Loaf Serves Up a Glimpse of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Musical in London

By Sara Hemrajani | LONDON Rocker Meat Loaf’s 1977 breakthrough album “Bat Out Of Hell” has inspired a passionate love story for the stage, fusing the classic catalog of songs with some previously unreleased music. “Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical” will open at the Coliseum in London’s West End on June

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First 14 Unaccompanied Children from Calais “Jungle” Reach Britain

LONDON, Oct 17 – A first busload of children arrived in Britain on Monday from the “Jungle” camp near the French port of Calais as the British government started to act on its commitment to take in unaccompanied migrant children before the camp is destroyed. The fate of children staying in the Jungle, a squalid

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Driverless Vehicle to be Tested on UK Streets for the First Time

LONDON, Oct 11  – A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain’s public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups to develop and

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From Israel via London, an Online Gambling Scam Traps Thousands

By Tova Cohen and Luke Baker RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sept 27  – In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. The online options trading website offered clients the opportunity to make large amounts of money from simple bets on the movement of financial markets, stocks

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Hollande Confirms Calais Migrant Camp Shutdown, Urges UK Help

By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France, Sept 26  – President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here

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Anti-Brexit Group Challenges UK Government over Article 50 Disclosure

LONDON, Sept 24 – A group opposed to Britain’s exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government’s position is that it has no legal obligation to consult

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After Split, London’s Madame Tussauds Separates Jolie, Pitt Wax Figures

LONDON, Sept 21 – London’s Madame Tussauds museum said on Wednesday it had separated its wax figure replicas of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt after the Hollywood power couple announced their split. Jolie’s attorney said on Tuesday the actress had filed for divorce from Pitt, her romantic partner since 2005 and husband of two years.

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Bags and Bling, Tourists Seek Bargains in Brexit Britain

By Laura Gardner Cuesta LONDON, Sept 20 –  The sharp fall in sterling since Britain voted to leave the European Union has encouraged tourists to go on a spending spree, providing a little relief for the economy as it faces an overall sharp slowdown. Foreign visitors have helped boost high street sales since the referendum

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