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Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

An Oct. 1, 1999 photo from files showing British comic author Sue Townsend. The author, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Penguin Books confirmed Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier. Her first novel, "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾," was published in 1982 and was hailed as a comic masterpiece. AP

British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. AP FILE PHOTO

William and Catherine may be modern parents but their child is set to be a future king or queen and certain traditions are expected following the birth of a new royal heir.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Come on, Kate: Queen Elizabeth II urges royal baby to get a move on

Queen Elizabeth II.  AP FILE PHOTO

Queen Elizabeth II, it seems, is just as impatient as her subjects for the royal baby to arrive this week — because she is going on holiday.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Boyle: Queen volunteered for Olympics Bond spoof

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she visits Baker Street underground station in London, to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The Queen made her first public engagement in more than a week Wednesday after cancellations following her hospitalization for a stomach bug. The British head of state joined her husband Prince Philip and their granddaughter-in-law, Kate, for the event marking the 150th anniversary of London's sprawling subway system, affectionately known as the Tube. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics — in fact, she volunteered, according to the show’s director.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nurse who died after Kate hoax call was from India

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In this undated supplied publicity photo 2 Day FM radio presenters Mel Greig, left, and Michael Christian pose. Greig and Christian during their radio program Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, impersonated Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales to dupe hospital staff into giving information on the condition of the former Kate Middleton who was suffering severe morning sickness. AP/AAP Image, Southern Cross Austereo Sydney

A nurse found dead days after she took a crank call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was originally from India, British police said Saturday, as details began to trickle out about the woman whose death has sparked anger at the Australian radio DJs behind the hoax.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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