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[24 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The European Union’s chief concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the group are political but losing its second-largest economy will have a huge economic impact as well.
Below are some of the main economic risks and benefits for the EU’s remaining 27 members.
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Other members will have to fill in at least some of the shortfall from a lack of its contributions.
Britain’s total contribution to the EU budget for 2016 has been set at 19.4 billion euros ($21.4 billion), including its rebate and customs duties. It receives about 7 billion euros, mainly …

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[21 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson claims the European Union was behaving like German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler by trying to create a superstate, he said in a Sunday newspaper interview.
Johnson is one of the leading figures campaigning for Britain to leave the EU in a June 23 referendum. His controversial comments come six weeks ahead of the vote and with opinion polls suggesting the vote is too close to call.
He said the last 2,000 years of European history had featured repeated efforts to bring the continent together under a single …

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[4 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Leicester City’s exultant players and beaming manager Claudio Ranieri went back to work in a daze on Tuesday as the sports world saluted their outlandish Premier League triumph as the perfect example of the “magic of football.”
At their training ground in Leicester, sleepless but bright-eyed players continued in party mood as, amid much festivity, training took on a festive air while the club’s Thai owner flew in by helicopter to congratulate them.
Meanwhile, the football world, led by new FIFA President Gianni Infantino, clamored to hail the perpetrators of one of …

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[15 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Sales of vinyl records have reached their highest level for 20 years and could be on track to return to the glory days of the Long Player in the late 1980s, a British music industry body said on Friday.
Fans of vinyl say it offers a richer sound than its digital successors, despite the occasional crackles caused by scratches or dust on the records.
“Vinyl is no longer the preserve of baby-boomers who grew up with the format. It now also appeals to a new generation of engaged younger fans and millennials,” …

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[29 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

THE 27-year-old used her gig at London’s O2 Arena to vent on the subject when asked by someone in the audience about “breastfeeding mummies”.
Adele, who has a three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki, said: “Do you know what? The pressure on us is f****** ridiculous and all those people who put pressure on us can go f*** yourselves. Right.”
Chef Jamie, 40, who is soon to become a father for the fifth time, revealed last week that he is intending to launch a campaign to get more women breastfeeding, reports …

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[14 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, has pledged to give all leftover food from its stores to charity.
In the announcement on Friday, its said that by the end of 2017, not a single unsold tomato or carrot would be thrown away.
“We believe no food that could be eaten should be wasted – that’s why we have committed that no surplus food should go to waste from our stores,” said Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis, who is trying to improve the supermarket chain’s image after an accounting scandal.
Some 55,400 tonnes of food were …

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[25 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

British carmaker Aston Martin—James Bond’s favorite set of wheels—on Wednesday said it had picked Wales as the site for a second plant due to begin production in 2020.
Output at the plant will include the new DBX crossover model that incorporates SUV features, as the classic brand attempts to diversify including into a line of electric cars.
The plant will be in the village of St Athan on former defense ministry land and complements the current plant at Gaydon in central England.
“Aston Martin is an iconic British brand and the decision to …

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[16 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor on Saturday completed her epic flight from Britain to Australia, landing her vintage, open-cockpit 1942 Boeing Stearman in Sydney.
“I need a drink,” she joked after finishing the final leg of the three-month journey which saw her contend with some treacherous weather in the air and logistical obstacles on the ground.
Modelled after pioneering aviator Amy Johnson’s historic 1930 solo flight from England to Australia, Curtis-Taylor said her journey was a homage to female pilots of the past.
She said flying the open cockpit biplane had given her an “insight …

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[22 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Beatles’ first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft performing in the city’s boisterous nightclub district.
The 1961 recording session produced the single “My Bonnie.” It was released on the Polydor label in Germany only and never hit the top charts. But the tune led directly to the Beatles’ discovery back home, a contract with EMI the following year and their first hit, “Love Me Do.”
Heritage Auctions will auction the six-page contract in New York on Sept 19 for an estimated $150,000. It’s the …

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Veterans wearing medals, some in wheelchairs festooned with the Union flag, paraded through central London on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan and the end of World War II.
The slow walkabout by the aging veterans recalled the pain and ultimate triumph of Britain’s 4 ½-year campaign in Asia. One twirled his cane. Others waved. Many saluted. Thousands cheered them on.
The moving moment marked the end of a day of ceremony and remembrance. Queen Elizabeth II led the nation’s commemoration, attending a morning service at St. …