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  • Why Mohawk Airlines fired the 'Mad Men' -- for real
    Why Mohawk Airlines fired the 'Mad Men' -- for real
    Fans of the just-ended TV series Mad Men may recall a recent scene in which agency superstar “Don Draper” cancels a meeting with his client, Mohawk Airlines. He didn’t know it, but – had the writers come up with a script...
  • Sign posted at Buckingham Palace
    The ‘Great Kate Wait' is over. Who will the new Princess be named after?
    "It's a girl, it's a girl!" announced a royal crier outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London where Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, safely delivered the Princess on Saturday as reported by NBC Connecticut.Like...
  • In man mode
    Today's Man of Mode
    People magazine has popularized, and perhaps has owned the concept of publishing the World's Most Sexiest Man or Woman, Alive! There is a play entitled Man of Mode, based on one particular person, who like People magazine's man or woman,...
  • What you should know about St. George's Day
    What you should know about St. George's Day
    On April 23 of each year St. George's Day is celebrated in England. St. George’s Day is England’s national day and if you have not heard of St. George or this day, here are a few things you should know about England's Patron...
  • Belle Boyd
    Cleopatra of the Confederacy
    As with any other war, theCivil Warcontained a large number of spieswhose job it was to seek out specific information for either the North or the South. Within theShenandoah Valleylived one of the most famous spies who served the Confederate cause...
  • Donor gives £1.5 million toward Bath Abbey restoration
    Donor gives £1.5 million toward Bath Abbey restoration
    An anonymous donorhas given £1.5 million to help with a restorationproject to stabilizethe floors of the historicBath Abbey.The money — roughly $2.2 million — will go toward the £19.3 millionAbbey Footprintproject. In...
  • Clegg: Bath a ‘leading light’ on international tourism
    Clegg: Bath a ‘leading light’ on international tourism
    The historic city of Bath is a “leading light” in the international tourism sector, England’s deputy prime minister said this week.“We want to create a strong economy, to keep jobs in the area, invest in the area, and Bath...
  • Bath a popular destination among visitors, survey says
    Bath a popular destination among visitors, survey says
    Visitors to the English city of Bath are satisfied by their experience, a new survey suggests.The survey of 1,000 in person and 1,043 online surveys revealed visitors rated Bath a 4.43 out of 5, the Bath Chronicle reported.Most visitors to Bath ...
  • Wandsworth
    Con man uses smuggled cell phone to free himself from London prison
    There's a good reason that cell phones aren't allowed in prisons. It's amazing the trouble an inmate can get into with just a simple Internet connection, especially in the hands of a criminal as gifted as Neil Moore. Last March, the...
  • The Heart of Time
    The Heart of Time
    The Heart of Timeis Volume 1 of a fantasy comic that is about time travel, scooters, and pugs (Oh my!) this first volume collects chapters 1-4 of the series, and is 116 pages, in full color. The story follows the misadventures of a bad-tempered...
  • Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), Part IV
    Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), Part IV
    In 2003, Gollancz published The New Discworld Companion. It was an updated edition of The Discworld Companion by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs that had been published in 1994.In 2004, to mark the twenty-first anniversary of the publication of...
  • Ben Moynihan jailed 21 years
    Ben Moynihan jailed 21 years: 'Virgin ripper' gets 21 years for knifing up women
    Ben Moynihan is to be jailed 21 years for his disturbing “crimes of passion.” The 18-year-old teen from Portsmouth, Hampshire on the south coast of England confessed to the attempted murders and stabbing attacks of three women, all...
  • Richard II fundraising poster at Leicester Cathedral
    King Richard III to receive royal funeral 530 years after his battlefield death
    The skeleton of King Richard III, Britain’s “lost monarch,” was famously discovered under an asphalt car park in Leicester in 2012.This month, the battle-savaged skeleton of the king will be given a proper royal funeral in...
  • William Penn
    William Penn acquired land for the Quakers
    Though he did not set out to do so, William Penn successfully found a home for England’s Quakers. Originally established by George Fox in 1647, the Quaker religion responded to the need of people who were tired of the "showmanship"...
  • A dark secret is revealed in 'Crimson Peak'
    A dark secret is revealed in 'Crimson Peak'
    Following in the wake of a family tragedy, Edith Cushing, an aspiring young authoress, marries Sir Thomas Sharpe, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery. Edith soon finds herself torn between desire and a darkness that she doesn’t...
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