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  • Watch this British motorcyclist tumble down a 40-foot hill

     
    Filed under: Safety, Videos, Motorcycle, UK The image above is a frame from English motorcyclist Jack Sanderson's helmet cam. After a bit of impatience while riding a seven-mile stretch of the A537 called Cat and Fiddle, 21-year-old Sanderson learned...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • UK housing market gathers pace in March: RICS

    LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices unexpectedly picked up speed in March and sales reached a six-year high, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the market is still firmly on the rise, after recent releases indicated a slight loss in momentum....
  • READER SUBMITTED: The New Britain Salvation Army 6th Annual Recognition Dinner And Auction

    The New Britain Salvation Army will recognize outstanding citizens and businesses who have made a difference at it's 6th Annual Recognition Dinner and Auction on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin. Kevin Nathan from NBC Connecticut will...
  • UK retailers cut prices at fastest pace since 2006

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retailers slashed prices in March at the fastest rate since 2006, industry figures showed on Wednesday, a reflection of the squeeze in consumers' incomes that has persisted even as the economy recovers. The British Retail...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on...
  • Ace Cafe plans to roar into downtown Orlando

    Ace Cafe plans to roar into downtown Orlando
    Ace Cafe, a British hub for vintage-motorcycle and custom-car events, plans to open its first U.S. complex in downtown Orlando within a year. Owners of the Ace brand, with its "petrol and speed" cult following, have signed a long-term lease for...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • English teen Fitzpatrick humming happy tune at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - English teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick is the youngest player in the field at this week's Masters and over the moon about playing at Augusta. The 19-year-old reigning U.S. Amateur champion is bubbling with excitement but not...
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • 2014 Tour start one of hardest ever - Prudhomme

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in England in July will be one of the toughest ever with rivals for overall victory jostling for early ascendancy from the word go, according to race director Christian Prudhomme. The opening...
  • 'Wales' At Yale Center For British Art

    'Wales' At Yale Center For British Art
    "Art in Focus: Wales," an exhibit of artworks that explore the history of Wales, is on the walls now at Yale Center for British Art. Among the artists whose works are on exhibit are Richard Wilson, Thomas Rowlandson, J. M. W. Turner, David Cox,...