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Royal Baby Promises to Boost England’s Economy

Royal Baby Promises to Boost England’s Economy

iStockphoto(LONDON) — England’s tourism industry is happily awaiting the soon-to-be royal baby as the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to give birth.
Proceeds from tourism and product sales related to the birth are expected to pump nearly $400 million do…

Queen of England Hiring New Chef

Queen of England Hiring New Chef

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — The queen of England is looking for a new sous chef for Buckingham Palace. In an ad posted on the Royal Household’s job site, the chef is required to have a catering certification and work 45 hours a week…

This Is Nuts: British Firemen Rush to Help Stranded Squirrel

This Is Nuts: British Firemen Rush to Help Stranded Squirrel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A squirrel in England is once again bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, thanks to the efforts of more than a dozen first responders.The Daily Mail reports the rodent accidentally slipped into a frigid pond in the town of Wat…

Malala Yousufzai Discharged from British Hospital

Malala Yousufzai Discharged from British Hospital

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, England) — Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and shot by the Taliban last October for supporting education for girls, has been discharged from the British hospital where sh…

Santa’s Daring Mall Stunt Leaves Him Hanging in Mid-Air

Santa’s Daring Mall Stunt Leaves Him Hanging in Mid-Air

G Goodman/YouTube(BERKSHIRE, England) — One Santa Claus in England gave mall shoppers a bit more than they had expected when his rappelling stunt went wrong.The Santa was descending from a hole in the roof of the Broad Street Mall in Reading as part o…

Agency Bans Dior Mascara Ad Featuring Natalie Portman

Agency Bans Dior Mascara Ad Featuring Natalie Portman

Scott Barbour/Getty Images(LONDON) — A Christian Dior mascara ad featuring actress Natalie Portman has been banned in England after rival makeup company L’Oreal complained that the magazine ad was misleading and exaggerated.L’Oreal complai…

Child Prodigy Writes Opera at Age 7

Child Prodigy Writes Opera at Age 7

Photos.com/Thinkstock(SURREY, England) — Alma Deutscher is already an accomplished musician; she’s mastered the piano and the violin. Now she can add composing her own opera to the list — and she’s only 7 years old.Like so many other…

Giant British Lobster Saved

Giant British Lobster Saved

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A giant lobster has been saved from a pot in Britain. In the crustacean world, Patrick is a whopping ten-pound lobster and thought to be more than 50-years-old. He was hauled-up off Plymouth on the southern English coa…

Tourist Attraction Owner Wants to Sue over Bad Weather Reports

Tourist Attraction Owner Wants to Sue over Bad Weather Reports

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man who runs an animal attraction in Devon in Southwest England wants to sue the British office of meteorology, claiming “pessimistic forecasts” are cutting into tourism’s bottom line.
Rick Turner tells the website…

Possible Royal Remains Discovered in England

Possible Royal Remains Discovered in England

Photos.com/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The search for the body of England’s King Richard III may finally be over. A team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester has announced that they have exhumed a set of remains that are believed to have …

Prince William and Kate Middleton Set to Embark on Asia Tour

Prince William and Kate Middleton Set to Embark on Asia Tour

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) — Kate Middleton and Prince William are preparing to take their glamour and goodwill from England to the Far East in a nine-day trip that will mark a series of firsts for the young couple.After enjoying a mini four-d…

England’s Largest Nude Land Sculpture Unveiled

England’s Largest Nude Land Sculpture Unveiled

Northumberlandia.com(NEW YORK) — Northumberlandia, which is being called the world’s largest human landform, will officially open Monday. Also known as “The Lady of the North,” the land sculpture of a reclining lady will be unveiled …

England’s Largest Nude Land Sculpture Unveiled

England’s Largest Nude Land Sculpture Unveiled

Northumberlandia.com(NEW YORK) — Northumberlandia, which is being called the world’s largest human landform, will officially open Monday. Also known as “The Lady of the North,” the land sculpture of a reclining lady will be unveiled …

Prince Harry Returns to England After Nude Photos Surface

Prince Harry Returns to England After Nude Photos Surface

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Prince Harry was uncharacteristically quiet as he boarded a plane in Los Angeles for a flight home to England just hours after Buckingham Palace confirmed that naked pictures posted online of him partying at a…

God Save the Phone Booth: UK Removing Famous Red Phone Boxes?

God Save the Phone Booth: UK Removing Famous Red Phone Boxes?

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Never mind the queen, there’s another British icon that could use a little help from above: the famous red telephone booth. It seems like they’re on every corner, but don’t be fooled. Their days could be n…

First Ever Female Saudi Olympian Competes in London 2012 Games

First Ever Female Saudi Olympian Competes in London 2012 Games

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Girls are not allowed in physical education classes in Saudi Arabia.  They are not allowed to play in sports clubs — or even walk through the clubs’ front doors.But none of that stopped Wojdan Shahrkhani …

Woman Crashes India’s Parade During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Woman Crashes India’s Parade During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images(LONDON) — Madhura Honey typifies the world’s fascination with gaining the proverbial 15 minutes of fame.  And she managed to do it on the world’s biggest stage during last Friday’s opening ceremony of the London Summe…

Place Your Bets, As Olympics Begin

Place Your Bets, As Olympics Begin

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Danny Boyle’s opening extravaganza highlighted the best of the British, icons like Potter, Bond and Bean, but London 2012 also spotlights another British cultural favorite – betting. For the first time Ol…

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — Now that the Olympic torch has made its way through the streets of London, even passing Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace, excitement is building for the opening ceremony.  But as the world w…

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

Adam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) — First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she’s thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person.”I’m proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in…

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