Tag: England

Boris Johnson and the Coming Trump Victory in 2020

Donald Trump, in his telling, could have shot somebody on Fifth Avenue and won. Boris Johnson could mislead the queen. He could break his promise to get Britain out of Europe by Oct. 31. He could lie about Turks invading Britain and the cost of European Union membership. He could make up stories about building […]

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For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties

LONDON — While voters across England embraced Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, it was a different story in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where Thursday’s electoral earthquake has strained the ties that bind the United Kingdom and increased the risk of its eventual breakup. In Scotland a constitutional crisis looms after the dominant Scottish National […]

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Buckingham Palace is hiring an expert digital communicator to help maintain the Queen’s online presence

Job alert! Buckingham Palace is looking to hire a Head of Digital Engagement — someone to “maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage.” In a job posting on LinkedIn, the Royal Household put out a call for applications for the job with the promise that “your content will be viewed […]

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Women who have been best friends for nearly 80 years move into same care home

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MANSFIELD, England (WJW) – They’ve been best friends for nearly 80 years and that’s never going to change. Olive Woodward and Kathleen Saville love each other so much they now live in the same care home in England. The two women, who are both 89, have reportedly been […]

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Photos of the U.K. in the Shadow of Brexit

Britain is dragging itself through its fifth major election in five years: a third general election, even though Parliaments are supposed to last for five years; and two referendums, one on Scottish independence, which lost, and the other on Brexit, which won. The Leave victory in June 2016 has defined and marred British politics ever […]

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Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton Launches Scholarship Fund For Black Students At Oxford University

Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton is investing in the education of Black undergraduate students at Oxford University. According to USA Today Hamilton—the founder of Backstage Capital—has launched a scholarship fund for students attending the England-based institution. The scholarship, partly named for Hamilton’s mother, will cover fees and living costs for one undergraduate student […]

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Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain

SHIREBROOK, England — There used to be a mine at the edge of this small town near the center of England. Now there is only a warehouse. The mine provided coal that powered the country. The warehouse stores tracksuits. The mine meant a job for life. The warehouse offers mostly temporary work for the lowest […]

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Threats and Abuse Change How Female Candidates Campaign in U.K. Election

LEEDS, England — The campaign office is deliberately inconspicuous — tucked above a salon through an unmarked doorway in a 1970s-era shopping center. There are no campaign posters in the windows. Two cameras are trained on the entrance. The door frame was recently reinforced. They are necessary precautions, said Rachel Reeves, the Labour candidate who […]

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Rare Rides: The 1966 Innocenti 950S Spider, Sprite by Another Name

<img data-attachment-id="1700068" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" 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="1966 Innocenti 950S" data-image-description=" http://classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php?id=5121&fbclid=IwAR0B4KaqTucMM33wjdrVmNKP3KI_XOFT8ZTWgtV8B1ZTLS0MXruuA0eIwr4 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1700068 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Innocenti made a name for itself by manufacturing vehicles from British Motors (BMC) under license in Italy. […]

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In Scotland, Brexit Is on the Line. So Is the Future of the U.K.

GLASGOW — Pushing purposefully through the crowd, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, stops abruptly, her path blocked by a well-wisher cradling a photogenic 5-month-old. Without hesitation, Ms. Sturgeon gathers the baby smoothly in her arms and slowly plants a kiss on his forehead, as the cameras click in unison. Seen by many as Britain’s most […]

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Overlooked No More: Pauline Boty, Rebellious Pop Artist

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. In Pauline Boty’s 1964 painting “It’s a Man’s World I,” archival images of famous men — Elvis, Einstein, Lenin — appear in a grid, as if on a mood board dedicated to […]

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What Happened to the Stolen Gold Toilet?

WOODSTOCK, England — Just before 5 a.m. on Sept. 14, a fully-functioning toilet made of 18-karat gold was stolen from an art exhibition at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. There has been no trace of it since. The police are still looking for the missing john — an artwork called “America” by Maurizio […]

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Mauricio Pochettino Was So Successful He Couldn’t Win

In the long, slow weeks before last season’s Champions League final, Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino did not lose much sleep over his team’s physical state. It was, after all, the end of the season. His players had the miles of nine fierce, relentless months in their legs; their bodies needed a little rest and a […]

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Boris Johnson Was Supposed to Be an Ace Campaigner. So Why Is He Stumbling?

LONDON — For months, Prime Minister Boris Johnson planned on calling a general election in Britain, figuring he could break the logjam in Parliament by taking his case for Brexit directly to the people. Instead, as he has floundered in the early stages of the campaign, Mr. Johnson has discovered that the people are taking […]

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The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 11/11/19: WALTER Runs Dry

Previously on the Best and Worst of Raw: NXT invaded Raw, but in a way less exciting and interesting way than they had on the previous Smackdown. The difference in WWE not having enough time to micromanage and second-guess it into creative oblivion! Things to do: Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. […]

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U.K. Minister Apologizes for Case of Teen With Autism Kept in Seclusion

LONDON — Bethany is 18 years old. She also lives with autism. And, for most of the last three years, she has been locked away in tiny rooms of psychiatric hospitals across Britain, with almost no human contact. Matt Hancock, Britain’s health secretary, publicly apologized to her on Saturday “for the things that have gone […]

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WWE Raw Results 11/11/19: Taped From Manchester, England

Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free and pre-taped results for WWE Raw, taped on November 8 but set to air on November 11, 2019. The episode, taped in Manchester, England, on Friday, features a Women’s Tag Team Championship match, and more. Make sure you’re here on Tuesday for the complete Best and Worst of […]

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results 11/8/19: Taped From Manchester, England

Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free and pre-taped results for WWE Friday Night Smackdown, November 8, 2019. The episode, taped in Manchester, England, on Friday, features Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin, a Smackdown Tag Team Championship match, and more. Make sure you’re here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Friday Night Smackdown […]

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Police Officer Is Charged With Murder of British Soccer Player

LONDON — A police officer has been charged with the murder of a former Premier League soccer player who died in 2016 after being shot by a Taser gun during a confrontation outside his father’s home in western England, prosecutors said on Thursday. Officers from the West Mercia Police, the regional force, had tried to […]

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Can a Woman Who Is an Artist Ever Just Be an Artist?

In a recent feature film about the sculptor Alberto Giacometti, we find the great man in his Paris studio, brooding over the difficulty of giving birth to his own genius. Fuming and raging, lashing out at his familiars, he is a chain-smoking wild beast being kept in cultural captivity. His growing fame brings admirers to […]

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