London Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Rape and Kidnap of Sarah Everard

Wayne Couzens admitted to charges of rape and kidnapping of the 33-year-old marketing executive, whose killing in March touched off national anger at male violence against women.

#couzens-wayne-march-3-2021-murder, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Gallery Weekend Brings London’s Art Scene Back to Life

The event, spread out through the city’s dealerships, brought a model tried elsewhere to one of the sector’s major capitals.

#art, #barrington-alvaro, #churchman-leidy, #curtiss-julie-1982, #london-england, #london-gallery-weekend, #white-cube-gallery

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A See-Through Pool Opens 10 Stories Above London

Even if you don’t have a fear of heights, you probably won’t be able to try it out: The swimming is limited to select residents at a luxury apartment complex in the British capital.

#london-england, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Bodies From Roman Britain

Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #cambridge-university-press, #capital-punishment, #cemeteries, #crime-and-criminals, #freedom-of-religion, #gosden-chris, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #research, #roman-civilization, #scotland, #skeletons

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Why Could Boris Johnson Marry in a Catholic Church?

The British prime minister was married twice before, but the church didn’t recognize those unions because they were not Catholic.

#church-of-england, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #roman-catholic-church, #symonds-carrie

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Boris Johnson Married in Stealth Ceremony

The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #symonds-carrie, #weddings-and-engagements

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Boris Johnson Married in Stealth Ceremony, Reports Say

The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy, according to news reports.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #symonds-carrie, #weddings-and-engagements

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A Beloved London Concert Hall Grows Bold as It Turns 120

Smart choices in the pandemic mean that the Wigmore Hall is reopening in a more confident position than many other British venues.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gilhooly-john, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wigmore-hall-london-england-music-venue

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Onstage. A Nightmare Off It.

Shakespeare’s Globe survived Elizabethan plagues. Today’s version got through the coronavirus pandemic, but tough times lie ahead.

#a-midsummer-nights-dream-play, #globe-theater, #holmes-sean-theater-director, #london-england, #shakespeare-william, #theater, #theaters-buildings

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‘Nero: The Man Behind the Myth’ at the British Museum

He is known as a cruel tyrant who played his lyre while Rome burned. That’s exactly what his enemies wanted you to think, the curators of a new exhibition argue.

#british-museum, #london-england, #nero-37-68-ad, #roman-civilization

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‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ to Leave YouTube After NFT Sale

The original video of a baby biting his brother’s finger has drawn nearly 900 million views on the platform since 2007. But now one bidder owns it as a nonfungible token.

#art, #auctions, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Mae Martin Embraces Ambiguity in ‘Feel Good,’ and in Life

In an interview, the creator and star of the Netflix comedy discusses the hazy line between fact and fiction, the value of uncertainty and the joy of finally getting to be a leading man.

#addiction-psychology, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #feel-good-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kudrow-lisa, #london-england, #martin-mae, #netflix-inc, #optimism, #page-elliot-1987, #pessimism, #ritchie-charlotte-1989, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #television, #toronto-ontario

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The Berglas Effect: Magic’s Best Card Trick

At 94, the magician David Berglas says his renowned effect can’t be taught. Is he telling the truth?

#british-broadcasting-corp, #london-england, #magic-and-magicians, #television, #waldorf-astoria-new-york-manhattan-ny-hotel

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The Art of the Sneaker

A new exhibition in London charts the rise of global sneaker culture, from performance shoe to cult collector item. But do they belong in the museum?

#design-museum-london-england, #fashion-and-apparel, #innovation, #london-england, #museums, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

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The West End’s Comeback: London Theater Reopens

London’s theater scene re-emerged with “The Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie’s long-running murder mystery, which has changed little from its debut in 1952, let alone from before the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #london-england, #st-martins-theater, #the-mousetrap-play, #theater

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Online or In-Person? Soon, British Theatergoers Can Decide.

Live theater is set to return in England starting May 17, but many online offerings will remain.

#a-splinter-of-ice-play, #brown-ben-playwright, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruise-play, #england, #great-britain, #holden-jack-actor, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater

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Blinken and G-7 Allies Turn Their Focus to ‘Democratic Values’

A growing global competition with China and Russia looms over a gathering of foreign ministers in London.

#blinken-antony-j, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #group-of-seven, #london-england, #united-states-international-relations

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‘Every Time I’m Calling, Someone Has Died’: The Anguish of India’s Diaspora

In WhatsApp chats, video calls, Facebook groups and forums, a global community has scrambled to save, and sometimes mourn, Covid-stricken loved ones.

#ahmedabad-india, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #india, #indian-americans, #london-england, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government

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Decorating Scandal Engulfs Boris Johnson and Puts Fiancée in Spotlight

Critics see the hand of Carrie Symonds in the costly makeover of the couple’s apartment and other political dust-ups. Supporters see “outdated sexist tropes.”

#conservative-party-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #symonds-carrie

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Frank Bowling’s New Paintings Are Family Affairs

With help from close relatives, the 87-year-old artist is still working, even if he doesn’t apply the paint himself.

#art, #black-people, #bowling-frank, #content-type-personal-profile, #hauserwirth, #london-england, #new-york-city

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Ed Balls Day Turns 10. How Is It Still Funny?

A decade is an eternity in internet years. But people still haven’t forgotten the British politician’s errant tweet, and he’s still playing along.

#balls-ed-1967, #comedy-and-humor, #computers-and-the-internet, #great-britain, #london-england, #names-personal, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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For U.K.’s Johnson, Plenty of Mud but Will It Stick?

Accusations of lying, cronyism and intemperate talk emerge seemingly on a daily basis, but there’s little evidence yet that Britons care.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Sentenced to Another Year in Custody in Iran

Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, who was released from detention last month, was handed the sentence and a one-year travel ban on new charges of “propaganda activities.”

#great-britain, #iran, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #ratcliffe-richard

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How ‘Rocks’ Made Stars of Its Schoolgirl Cast

By casting first-time actors, the film tells a story rarely seen onscreen: what growing up is like for British women of color.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #gavron-sarah, #ikoko-theresa, #london-england, #movies, #rocks-movie, #women-and-girls

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‘Living Newspaper’ at the Royal Court Theater Stirs Up Stories of Our Time

Tired of reading the headlines? You can watch artistic interpretations of the stories of our era by trailing actors in a Living Newspaper production, section by section.

#living-newspaper-play, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-court-theater, #theater

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The Tragedy of Harry Uzoka

He was a shining star of a tight-knit group of rising Black male models in London. Why did he die at the hands of another model?

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #koh-george, #london-england, #models-professional, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #okigbo-jonathan, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #uzoka-harry

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How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #deliveroo-roofoods-ltd, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hill-jonathan-hopkin-1960, #initial-public-offerings, #international-trade-and-world-market, #london-england, #london-stock-exchange, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #stocks-and-bonds

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A Man Who Shipped Himself in a Crate Wants to Find the Men Who Helped

Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #london-england, #melbourne-australia, #robson-brian-1945, #smuggling

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Carlton Tavern Was Reduced to Rubble. They Fought to Bring It Back.

Developers knocked down the Carlton Tavern six years ago to make way for luxury apartments. After a legal fight, they were ordered to rebuild it, brick by brick.

#carlton-tavern, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demolition, #london-england, #restoration-and-renovation

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The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers

Joining a pickup game can be a way of freeing yourself from the fear of failure.

#london-england, #soccer, #toronto-ontario

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Darius, ‘World’s Longest Rabbit,’ Is Missing

Measuring more than four feet, the furry giant should be easy to spot. But he vanished from an English garden last weekend, and the police are treating his disappearance as an abduction.

#england, #guinness-world-records-book, #london-england, #rabbits, #records-and-achievements

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Some Pubs and Shops Reopen in England, Raising Hopes for Economic Recovery

The pandemic has left Britain with deep economic wounds, but “Monday is a really positive start.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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UK Eases Its Coronavirus Lockdown, and Britons Rejoice

Experience with the pandemic has taught Britons to be wary of setbacks, but as some pubs and stores reopened and the coronavirus abated, it was hard not to hope.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Inside Big Ben: What It’ll Takes to Restore England’s Famous Clock

The detailed restoration of England’s most famous clock and tower should be finished next year.

#london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #restoration-and-renovation, #watches-and-clocks

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Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #london-england, #myanmar

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Myanmar’s Ambassador to the U.K. Was Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #london-england, #myanmar

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Lena Dunham and the Spanx Liberation Movement

The actor-writer-director-controversy creator is back with a new project: a plus-size clothing line. The whole body positivity thing? She has thoughts.

#11-honore-inc, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresses, #dunham-lena, #fashion-and-apparel, #lena-dunham-x-11-honore, #london-england, #obesity, #social-media, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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150,000 Painted Hearts, Each for a Life Lost to Covid-19 in Britain

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London aims to remember those who die during the pandemic. “It’s therapeutic,” said a volunteering painter who lost her grandmother to the disease.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-health-service, #river-thames-england

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It Looks Like a Vespa, Rides Like a Vespa, but Doesn’t Smell Like a Vespa

An Irish mechanic in London has developed a kit to transform classic Italian scooters into clean-riding electric machines.

#batteries, #chubb-john, #content-type-personal-profile, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #london-england, #mccart-niall, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #piaggio-spa, #retrospective-scooters-london-england

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Police Response at Sarah Everard Vigil Was Appropriate, Investigators Say

An official inquiry determined that London police officers — who were seen on video pinning women to the ground as they dispersed a crowd — were justified in their actions.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #women-and-girls

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For Eddie Izzard, a ‘99’ Ice Cream and a Waterloo Sunset Are Wondrous Things

The star of “Six Minutes to Midnight,” opening Friday, tells why Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, “Great Expectations,” David Bowie and London landmarks hold meaning for her.

#30-rock-tv-program, #art, #books-and-literature, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #david-bowie-finding-fame-movie, #dickens-charles, #elgar-edward-william, #great-expectations-book, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #izzard-eddie, #lewis-c-s, #london-england, #movies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pogleswood-tv-program, #six-minutes-to-midnight-movie, #television, #the-great-escape-movie, #the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-book, #waterloo-sunset-song

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The Black Potters Giving New Life to British Ceramics

A growing community of makers are creating work that reflects their identities and challenges the history of their art form in the U.K.

#black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #london-england

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Sarah Everard and the U.K.’s Deadly Violence Against Women

The killing of Sarah Everard has exposed the deadly truth of violence in Britain.

#assaults, #everard-sarah, #gender, #great-britain, #london-england, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Sarah Everard Death Set Off a Movement, but for Friends the Grief Is Personal

Her killing, allegedly at the hands of a police officer, has energized a national effort to combat pervasive violence against women in Britain. For those closest to her, though, the loss is profoundly intimate.

#everard-sarah, #london-england, #women-and-girls, #york-england

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Prince Philip Leaves London Hospital

The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth spent 28 days in the hospital, amid increasing concerns about his health.

#buckingham-palace, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #hospitals, #king-edward-viis-hospital-london, #london-england, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh

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U.K. Policing Bill Examined After Sarah Everard Vigil

Proposed legislation that would grant the British police more powers to control protests is being debated this week, and it faces renewed scrutiny after an outcry over the breaking up of a memorial event.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #police, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Sarah Everard Vigil Becomes Large Rally

Thousands of protesters rallied in South London near where the 33-year-old woman was last seen, despite police warnings that the event would be unlawful because of coronavirus restrictions.

#everard-sarah, #great-britain, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #women-and-girls

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Vigil for Sarah Everard Moves Ahead

With modifications for the pandemic, the tribute to Sarah Everard, 33, who went missing in London last week, is moving ahead after having been canceled. A police officer is now charged in her killing.

#everard-sarah, #great-britain, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #women-and-girls

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Sarah Everard’s Body Found in Southeast England, Police Say

Her disappearance last week touched off a national outcry against gender violence. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder in the case.

#england, #everard-sarah, #kent-england, #london-england, #missing-persons, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

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Covering the Royal Family: Reporter Discusses the Challenges

The Times’s London bureau chief talks about the challenges of reporting on Buckingham Palace and the fallout of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #buckingham-palace, #diana-princess-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #london-england, #markle-meghan, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #royal-families, #television

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