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One statement piece is all you need, especially when you have a winner like this digital print jacket you can wear day or night.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Happy Feet: Penguins get ‘happy’ pill

Cartoon, February 09, 2014

After weeks of rain and wind in England, miserable penguins at a marine center are being fed antidepressants to cheer them up.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ancient Stonehenge gets modern-day revamp

A general view shows the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, a world heritage site, near Amesbury in south west England on December 11, 2013. The mysterious circle of standing stones set within earthworks, on Salisbury Plain in southwest England, is one of the most iconic ancient sites in Europe. Stonehenge's new visitor centre opens on December 18 in time for the winter solstice, hoping to provide an improved experience for the million tourists that flock annually to Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. AFP/LEON NEAL

It has been standing for thousands of years, so Britain’s ancient Stonehenge monument was due a makeover. New visitor facilities and landscaping previewed Tuesday are designed to “restore the dignity” of the mysterious stone circle, and transform the way more than 1 million visitors a year see it.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Researchers: Stonehenge started as huge graveyard

Stonehenge in Southern England. AP

LONDON— British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.   Researchers say that analysis of cremated bones of 63 people excavated from the site suggested that family groups were buried at a circular enclosure — a [...]

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From cottages to castles–and ‘kababayans’ everywhere–in olde England

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THE LAST half of my sabbatical brought me to several capitals of Europe. After my spiritual renewal sessions and retreat in Ireland and Scotland, I came to London just in time for the opening of the Olympic Games. We watched the event in a town square with a giant screen. It was spectacular!

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

England and the US: No longer ‘gastronomic illiterates’


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My college classmate, Angela, introduced me to Marmite, and I thought it was the most awful thing I ever tasted. She laughed at my reaction and relished her toast topped with this brown mash that didn’t even smell good.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food | Read More »

Drunken birds pay the price for flying high

A blackbird forages for food on railway tracks. AFP FILE PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

A bizarre spate of young blackbird deaths at a school in England was likely caused by the feathered teens getting drunk on fermented berries, crashing mid-air and falling from the sky, vets said Saturday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s Bath time in England

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After the historic and spectacular London Olympics 2012, spaholics know that a side trip to the City of Bath is a rewarding experience, even just to marvel at the best-preserved spa from the ancient world—the Roman Bath in the City of Bath in Somerset, southwest of England.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Sarkozy spoke about depression in the morning; I spoke about hope in the afternoon

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A walk through the village of the English bard in Stratford inspired this piece. Shakespeare is as relevant today as he was in his time, in our search for love in a world where people have grown cold and the climate is becoming abnormally and dangerously warm.

Posted: January 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

UK campaign seeks to save Roald Dahl writing hut

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STORY FACTORY. This undated photo issued Tuesday Sept. 13, 2011 by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center shows Roald Dahl's hut, located in the garden of his home, Gipsy House in Great Missenden, England. The family of Roald Dahl is trying to raise the funds to preserve a hut in which the late writer wrote tales of big friendly giants and magical chocolate factories. (AP Photo/ Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre/PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

London — The family of Roald Dahl is trying to raise the funds to preserve a hut in which the late writer wrote tales of big friendly giants, fantastic foxes and magical chocolate factories The family hopes to raise 500,000 pounds ($790,000) to stop the 50-year-old brick and polystyrene shed — preserved as it was [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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