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British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

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Seventeen former British gymnasts, including three Olympians, have notified British Gymnastics of their intention to take legal action, alleging coaches subjected them to "systemic physical and psychological abuse,"...

British aristocrat sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexual assault at his castle

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London A relative of Queen Elizabeth II has been jailed for 10 months for sexual assault, after forcing his way into a woman's bedroom and attacking her at his Scottish castle last year. Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of...

British veterans, discharged for being gay under historic law, allowed to get their medals back

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London Gay and bisexual British veterans who were stripped of their medals because of their sexuality will now be able to reclaim them, the UK government has said, as it admitted the pre-2000 policy was an "historica...

A British teenager fell into a 10-month coma before the pandemic. Now he’s waking up in a new world

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London Joseph Flavill slipped out of one world and woke up in another. On March 1, 2020, when the 19-year-old was struck by a car in Staffordshire, central England, the United Kingdom had recorded just 23 cases of a ...

British royal family documentary, ‘banned’ for decades, is leaked onto YouTube

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London An infamous 1969 fly-on-the-wall documentary about the British royal family, supposedly banned by Queen Elizabeth II for decades for giving the public an overly intimate view of the royals, has been mysterious...

British broadcaster David Attenborough receives Covid-19 vaccine

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Naturalist and TV host David Attenborough has received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his representative confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. The 94-year-old is a national treasure in the UK, best known for making ...

Michael Apted, British filmmaker and documentarian, dies at 79

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British filmmaker and documentarian Michael Apted died Thursday night in Los Angeles at the age of 79, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced in a statement Friday. No details about his death were immediatel...

12 celebrities who turned down a British honor

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London Twice a year, the UK publishes its honors list recognizing those who have accomplished excellence in a spectrum of pursuits, including both celebrities and non-famous faces. This year Formula 1 champion Lewis ...

British royals accused of breaking coronavirus regulations during family outing

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Members of the British royal family have been photographed seemingly contravening UK coronavirus regulations on an outing to a park in Sandringham, England. The royals, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge an...

British woman goes missing while hiking in Pyrenees mountain range

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A British hiker has gone missing during a solo trip in the Pyrenees mountain range on the border between France and Spain. Esther Dingley, 37, was last seen on November 22, according to a Facebook post from her part...

British diplomat rescues drowning student in China

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A British diplomat is being hailed as a hero after saving a drowning college student in southwest China on Saturday. Stephen Ellison, 61, the British consul-general in Chongqing, was walking by a river in the nearby...

British nurse charged with murder of eight babies appears in court

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A British nurse has appeared in court charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder following an investigation into a number of baby deaths at a hospital in Cheshire, northwestern England. Lu...

A British supermarket launched a chicken nugget into space

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Astronauts, chimpanzees and now a chicken nugget. Scientists have launched plenty of people and things into space, but a British supermarket is the first to send up a piece of breaded protein. To celebrate its 50th...

Businessman Zef Eisenberg dies while trying to break British land speed record

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London Businessman and TV host Zef Eisenberg has died while attempting to break a British land speed record at an airfield in the UK, police have confirmed. The founder of health supplement firm Maximuscle, Eisenberg...

British prince receives fossilized shark tooth from naturalist David Attenborough

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London Naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough has given Prince George a souvenir to treasure: a fossilized giant shark's tooth that he discovered in Malta more than 50 years ago. The young royal, 7, r...

A British teenager staged a sit-in on an Arctic ice floe to protest climate change

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A British teenager has staged a protest against climate change inside the Arctic Circle. In the world's most northerly climate strike, Mya-Rose Craig, a passionate ornithologist and nature, climate and equal rights...

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