Tag: England

Could a Drone Disruption Like Gatwick’s Happen at a U.S. Airport?

Two drones that went floating over a runway at Gatwick Airport outside London this week caused chaos, disrupting hundreds of flights there, and stranding tens of thousands of passengers at England’s second-largest airport and elsewhere at the peak of the holiday season. The drone disruption raises a host of questions, […]

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José Mourinho Leaves Manchester United as Manager

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United has parted ways with its manager, José Mourinho, two days after a defeat to its archrival Liverpool compounded the club’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season. The club confirmed Mourinho’s departure, halfway through his third year at Old Trafford, in a brief statement on […]

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Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn’t pollute

LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England — Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks. Further […]

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A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English?

LONDON — With the sputtering of the hard-line Conservative coup against Prime Minister Theresa May over her Brexit plan this week, the British Parliament seemed to be turning, slowly and with a great grinding of gears, in the direction of something quintessentially English: a compromise that satisfies no one. There […]

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It Isn’t an Easy Time to Be a British Muslim. Cricket Helps.

The threat of anti-Muslim bigotry in Britain has been growing, and some politicians from the governing Conservative Party have been encouraging it. In a newspaper column in August, Boris Johnson, the former Conservative foreign secretary — who is chummy with Steve Bannon and fancies himself an upper-class English version of […]

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West Midlands Metro is the third transit system to store tickets on Google Pay

Google Pay may first and foremost be a platform for transferring money, whether that’s in the form of making mobile payments with NFC on our phones, buying things online, or just sending cash to friends or family, but that’s just one component of its broader capabilities. In addition to storing loyalty cards or coupons, we’ve […]

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OnePlus announces new UK carrier and retail partnerships ahead of 6T release

As the launch of the OnePlus 6T draws ever nearer, we’ve got a pretty good picture of what it will be like. It’s going to be the company’s most advanced phone to date, and thanks to some new network and retail partnerships in the UK, it should also be easier to buy than its past […]

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Showing: Alex Chinneck – “Open To The Public” (England)

Over the weekend, another mind-boggling installation was completed by Alex Chinneck in England entitled Open To The Public. Building on the British artist’s series of impossible architectural creations, the abandoned 1960s office building (Brundett House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PN) was transformed with two enormous zippers “unzipping” the structure. Head over to see it soon if you are […]

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Novichok Was Found in a Glass Bottle Inside a Box, British Victim Says

Russia has categorically denied any involvement in either the Skripal case or the election interference. In their one-on-one meeting in Finland this month, President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said they had discussed the election meddling. Mr. Putin even offered to allow American prosecutors to sit in on interrogations of the 12 […]

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Finally, the World Has a Giant, Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Statue

Jeff Goldblum is iconic in everything he touches—the dad you wish you had in Beetlejuice, a human bug who’s somehow still sexy in The Fly—but there is no role quite so canon as his turn as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, and no scene that captures his essence quite as well as that brief, […]

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Fashion Notes: Melania Trump is Posh and Proper for Final Day in England

First Lady Melania Trump went posh and proper for her final day in London, England as she and President Trump jet-set to Scotland for a quick weekend getaway on their European tour. Mrs. Trump pulled off three wardrobe changes on her final day in England, starting with a posh navy, maroon, tan, and orange flare dress […]

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Football Isn’t Coming Home After All

This brave young team raised the hopes of 1966 with its spirit and cohesion. More than 26 million viewers in England watched the semifinal on ITV. The national dejection at the defeat is overwhelming. The “Three Lions,” depicted on the crest of the England shirt, and their coach, Gareth Southgate, return home with justified pride. […]

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PayPal Apologizes for Letter Demanding Payment From Woman Who Died of Cancer

Three weeks after a British man told PayPal that his wife had died at 37 and that her credit account should be closed, he opened a letter from the company: Her death, it seemed, was in violation of the company’s contract rules. “You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit […]

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England vs. Croatia: World Cup 2018 Live Updates

England’s Starting Lineup The lineups are out and England doesn’t change a thing: Goalkeeper: 1 Jordan Pickford (Everton) Defenders: 6 Harry Maguire (Leicester), 5 John Stones (Manchester City), 12 Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), 2 Kyle Walker (Manchester City), 18 Ashley Young (Manchester United) Midfielders: 20 Dele Alli (Tottenham), 8 Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), 7 Jesse Lingard (Manchester […]

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That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’

“I would not go that far,” Ian Rollo, the principal scientist for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Britain, said with a laugh. “No way do we take credit for any penalty successes at the moment.” And yet, carb rinsing will do no harm, Rollo and other scientists say. (The joke is that the only […]

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England’s World Cup Team: the Anti-Brexit

On Saturday, as England’s soccer team swept aside Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final, Britain’s government were holed up at Chequers, a 16th century, wood-paneled manor in the Buckinghamshire countryside traditionally occupied by the prime minister, scrabbling for a Brexit negotiating position Brussels might not immediately laugh out of town. It is the third […]

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England’s World Cup Team Is the Anti-Brexit

On Saturday, as England’s soccer team swept aside Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final, Britain’s government were holed up at Chequers, a sixteenth-century, wood-paneled manor in the Buckinghamshire countryside traditionally occupied by the prime minister, scrabbling for a Brexit negotiating position Brussels might not immediately laugh out of town. It is the third time […]

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