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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London From Harry Potter author to James Bond actor, big names put their clout- and cash- behind Yes or No camps ahead of go-it-alone vote Celebrity Scots take sides ... able to retain our proud identity whilst being a part of Britain." Sociologist Ellis Cashmore, author of the book Celebrity Culture, said the opinions of celebrities would have a muted ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Putin, Barroso effigies set to burn in British Guy Fawkes Night festivities

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lewes Putin and Barroso effigies up in flames An effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin is paraded through Lewes in southeast England before being burned as part of celebrations for Britain's Guy Fawkes Night. The nationwide celebration marks a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Photo: Reuters ...

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    Celebration as Cornish granted national minority status in Britain

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:12pm by GDN

    ... celebration Cornish people were dancing in the streets as they celebrated the British government's announcement that they are to be recognised as a national minority for the first time. "I ... the celebrations are over, it will be up to politicians- both in Cornwall and on a UK level- to work out the ramifications of the status. Biscoe said it would help Cornish bodies when they applied ...

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    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson barred from US following cocaine admission

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Lawson barred from US Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the US Embassy said. Embassy spokeswoman Lynne Platt said that Lawson was stopped from traveling on Sunday and had subsequently been invited ...

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    Top prosecutor defends sex charges against acquitted UK celebrities

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Top prosecutor defends decision to charge ageing stars after acquittals Celebrity sex cases 'no witch-hunt' The director of Britain's prosecution service has defended the decision to bring sexual assault cases against ageing celebrities, despite two high-profile acquittals that have led to accusations of a witch-hunt. A string of celebrities ...

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    BBC radio DJ Dave Lee Travis gets suspended jail term for sex assault

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Radio DJ gets suspended jail term for sex assault Dave Lee Travis, a leading BBC radio DJ in the 1970s and 1980s whose shows once delighted Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, was spared jail yesterday despite being convicted of a "nasty" indecent assault on a television researcher. Travis was the latest ageing British celebrity to be convicted of sex ...

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    Britain celebrates as Duchess Kate gives birth to baby boy

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 01:55pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter With the world's media camped outside London hospital, Kate produces royal heir Britain celebrates as Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy Britain celebrated ... will be celebrating and wishing the royal couple well,” Prime Minister David Cameron told waiting reporters in Downing Street. Right across the country and indeed right across the Commonwealth people ...

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    Husband chokes celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in London restaurant row

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London 'Inquiries in hand' after Charles Saatchi shocks diners by throttling Nigella Lawson over lunch Police to probe celebrity couple's restaurant row British police are probing a violent public domestic row between kitchen diva Nigella Lawson and multimillionaire husband Charles Saatchi, who allegedly tried to choke her as they ate Sunday ...

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    Sex abuse charges filed against Prince Philip’s former aide

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... predator, which sparked a wave of investigations into celebrities. Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to leave "no stone unturned" in investigating accusations, including ...

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    Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sexual assaults

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:11pm by Reuters

    ... girls some 30 years ago, as part of the police’s overarching investigation into a dozen ageing British celebrities. Harris had earlier on Friday sat motionless as a prosecution lawyer read ...




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