Tag: UK

Britain’s Chris Froome Wins Tour de France

Chris Froome has become the second Briton in consecutive years to take the Tour de France title. The 28-year-old, who learned to ride on dirt tracks in Kenya, crossed the finish line in Paris arm-in-arm with his Team Sky colleagues after more than 80 hours and 2,000 miles in the saddle. Sky News

David Moyes To Join Manchester United

David Moyes is leaving Everton football club to join Manchester United. He’ll be taking the reins as manager at Manchester United, starting July 1. In a statement on the Manchester United website, Sir Alex Ferguson said, “When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes.” Channel…

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Resigns As Archbishop

Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. It follows allegations – which he contests – of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating from the 1980s. In a statement, he apologised to those he had offended during his ministry. The cardinal confirmed he would not…

Tax Fizzy Drinks And Ban Junk Food Ads, Say UK Doctors

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents nearly every doctor in the UK, said ballooning waistlines already constituted a “huge crisis”. Its report said current measures were failing and…

Kate Middleton Baby Bump Photos Published — Royal Family Is Not Pleased

The first photos of Kate Middleton’s bare baby bump have been published by the same Italian gossip magazine that printed pictures of the Duchess sunbathing topless in September, and according to Gawker, the royal family is irate. Chi, the magazine owned by former Italian Primer Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mondadori group, published the paparazzi photos of…

Mary Leakey 100th Birthday: Google Doodle Honours Famous British Archaeologist And Anthropologist

The Google doodle represents one of Leakey’s most famous achievements – the discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossilised hominid footprints, at Laetoli in Tanzania. Famous British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey has been honoured with a Google doodle to mark what would have been her 100th birthday. Born in London on February 6, 1913, her passion…

YUM IM HUNGRY! Horsemeat Found In Beefburgers On Sale In UK And Ireland

Horse DNA has been found in some beefburgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority (FSAI) has said. The FSAI said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire. It said there was no risk…

Britain’s Royal Baby Due In July

The baby expected by Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is due in July, St. James’ Palace announced Monday. The couple were ‘delighted to confirm’ the expected arrival period of their first child, the palace said in a statement. NBC News

Duchess of Cambridge Likes Her Ugly Official Portrait

The first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge provoked a dismayed reaction when it was unveiled this morning. Critics slammed the ‘rotten’ picture by Paul Emsley after it was unveiled at London’s National Portrait Gallery, saying it looked ‘nothing like Kate in real life’. Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak called the portrait ‘pretty…

‘Lincoln’ Leads BAFTA With 10 Award Nods

‘Lincoln,’ the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, won 10 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it ahead of the pack at Britain’s top film honors. Reuters

Judgment Day For UK Press

The British media is awaiting the results of the year-long Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, which was sparked by revelations of phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World newspaper. The report will be published at 8.30am ET today (Thursday, November 29). Source: Reuters