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  • Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors

    Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors
    LONDON – Britain’s Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon. Even former Prime...
  • Interview: Cher Lloyd wants to 'have a little fun' with her new songs

    Interview: Cher Lloyd wants to 'have a little fun' with her new songs
    It was the first day of Cher Lloyd's "I Wish" tour and the 20-year-old British pop star had been up all morning trying to remember the lyrics to the five new songs she added to her set list. Lloyd — who said the first tour date is always nerve-...
  • British government set to grant millions to indie labels

    British government set to grant millions to indie labels
    The British government of David Cameron may be on a serious austerity binge, but there's one cause they seem to be happy to fund -- exporting the country's pop music. The prime minster has announced that he's wrapping up the details of the new Music...
  • New audiobooks worth a listen

    New audiobooks worth a listen
    Jenni Laidman rounds up three fiction audiobook worth checking out. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • U.K.'s Arrow Takes Michael Caine starrer 'Mr. Morgan's Last Love'

    GDYNIA, Poland -- Arrow Films has acquired all U.K. rights to Michael Caine starrer "Mr. Morgan's Last Love." Global Screen has sold the romantic drama, which screened at the Locarno Film Festival, to more than 30 territories, including the U.S.,...
  • Two prime ministers

    Following the hacking death of a British soldier by two alleged Islamic extremists, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act." Winston Churchill thought otherwise, but he lived in a time...
  • Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note

    Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note
    LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
  • Britain, France hail Syria disarmament plan

    Britain, France hail Syria disarmament plan
    LONDON – Britain and France, previously strong advocates for armed reprisals against Damascus, welcomed the U.S.-Russian deal struck Saturday outlining a plan for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of...
  • British pop star Cher Lloyd says following up hit 'Want U Back' doesn't scare her

     
    When an artist has a massive hit with her first single, as British pop singer Cher Lloyd did with her song “Want U Back” last year, it can lead to all sorts of hand-wringing about how to follow it up.......
  • Toronto Film Review: 'One Chance'

    You don't have to know anything about Paul Potts, the Port Talbot cell-phone salesman whose dream of becoming an opera singer came true when he won the first season of reality series "Britain's Got Talent," in order to whistle the tune of "One Chance."...
  • Vision of what speech foretold

    Vision of what speech foretold
    On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The speech, now known popularly as "I've Been to the Mountaintop," dealt specifically with a strike involving Memphis sanitation workers and, more broadly,...