Tag: England

Homeless Children Are Being Housed in Shipping Containers, English Report Finds

LONDON — Thousands of children in England are growing up in repurposed shipping containers, converted office blocks and cramped rooms in hostels, usually far away from their schools and family support networks, a new report by the Children’s Commissioner has found. Official statistics show that 124,000 children in England are without permanent accommodation, an 80 […]

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Alla Salute! Italy’s Aperitivo Is Back

VENICE — My youth was aperitif-free. It was the 1970s and we concentrated on discos, warm beer on the beach, pizza, sleepless nights with friends and a bottle — or more — of cheap wine. We weren’t fussy. Aperitivi — a ritual pre-dinner drink to begin the evening’s imbibing — was for old people: my […]

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New in England’s Medieval Cathedrals: Mini Golf and a Giant Slide

LONDON — The hallowed nave of a medieval church, with its stained glass windows and soaring arches, is usually thought of as a place for prayer and quiet reflection. Now, apparently, it is also a place for a slide four stories tall. This summer, visitors to some of England’s most imposing and ancient cathedrals will […]

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U.K. Seeks Answers After Biggest Power Failure in a Decade

LONDON — Britain’s energy regulator on Saturday demanded answers about the country’s biggest electrical blackout in more than a decade, which affected about a million homes and left commuters stranded on packed rush-hour trains in unlit tunnels. In a statement, the regulator, Ofgem, said it had “asked for an urgent detailed report from National Grid,” […]

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Rare Rides: The Fanciest Mondeo – a 2007 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon

<img data-attachment-id="1684286" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480.jpg" data-orig-size="640,480" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2007 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon" data-image-description=" https://www.carfax.com/vehicle/SAJWA54A97WJ27572 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684286 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Rare Rides series has touched on Jaguars multiple times previously. But perhaps those beautiful and powerful sporting vehicles […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare Morgan Aero 8 America, From 2007

<img data-attachment-id="1682844" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2007 Morgan Aero 8" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/morgan/aero-8/2240353.html?fbclid=IwAR1cYOGIwNXgW03Nr8xIZnZysBjxxyIbwjfMYgS55rX7fPoO3TnnBbuxRZg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682844 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Morgan is a carmaker for traditionalists who wear tweeds, enjoy wooden car frames, and shun modern […]

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‘We Did It’: Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel on Hoverboard on 2nd Try

PARIS — Franky Zapata, the hoverboarding Frenchman who wowed Bastille Day crowds last month with a jet-powered hoverboard, successfully crossed the English Channel on his second attempt Sunday on the device he invented. An attempt 10 days ago failed after Mr. Zapata fell into the water midway through the crossing when he tried to land […]

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In Push to Leave One Union, U.K.’s Boris Johnson Risks Another

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first appearance in Scotland as Britain’s new leader seemed to be going just fine on Monday when he spoke from behind the perimeter fence of a top security naval base. But when he braved the streets of Edinburgh to meet with Scotland’s first minister at her residence, a crowd […]

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Europe Suffers Heat Wave of Dangerous, Record-High Temperatures

LONDON — People across Western Europe are suffering through an intense heat wave this week, with the worst still to come on Thursday, when Britain, France, Germany and the Low Countries are expecting life-threatening, record-breaking temperatures. Officials sounded high-temperature health alarms on Wednesday, mindful that some previous heat waves have claimed thousands of lives across […]

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Boris Johnson Faces a Swift and Bloody Nemesis

Boris Johnson, the incoming British prime minister, is a classical scholar. So he will understand: after hubris, nemesis. The gods are watching. The moment of retribution is upon him. Nemesis comes much as Hemingway described the onset of bankruptcy: first slowly, then suddenly. Retribution? Johnson has played with his country, treating it like one of […]

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England, the Birthplace of Cricket, Captures Cricket World Cup

LONDON — England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances on Sunday, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and again following the first Super Over in the tournament’s 44-year history. England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler ran out Martin Guptill off […]

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On Pigeon Patrol, Rufus the Hawk Rules the Skies Over Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Imagine the fluttering kerfuffle. Roger Federer is serving for the Wimbledon title. He tosses the ball and cranes his neck. Plop. A gift from a pigeon, right on the forehead. Luckily, something like that hasn’t happened. At least not yet, not during a big match in recent memory. For that, Wimbledon can […]

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Unesco Recognizes Heritage Sites, Ancient to Modern, Around the World

From iron works in Burkina Faso that date back nearly three millenniums, to the fortified and planned city of Jaipur in India, to the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, Unesco has added a broad array of cultural and natural marvels to its World Heritage List. To be included on the list, a site must meet at […]

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Wimbledon Upsets: Naomi Osaka Out in 1st Round; Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Bests Venus Williams

Naomi Osaka challenging a call during her first-round match against Yulia Putintseva at Wimbledon July 1, 2019 in London. Photo: Shaun Botterill (Getty) #BlackGirlMagic was on display at Wimbledon Monday whether in feeling the pain of defeat or in tasting sweet victory, as second-seeded Naomi Osaka got ousted in the first round, while Cori “Coco” […]

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Rare Rides: Discovering the Honda Crossroad of 1993

Throughout the 1980s, and into the middle of the nineties, Honda reassured themselves that the sports utility vehicle craze was just a fad. The company spent years refusing to develop their own SUVs of any caliber, and instead turned to other companies (eventually) to fill gaps in the model lineup. Honda did rebadging work to […]

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Hats Like Sneezes, Playing at Aristocracy and Other Notes From Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England — Royal Ascot, five days of horse racing that are a major event in the British social calendar, ended on Saturday. I had read with fascination about Ascot, with its interesting combination of high-end millinery and heavy drinking, and so this spring I secured a press pass, which gained me admittance to the […]

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