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Georgina Cooper

How did a copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence get to southern England?

27 Apr 2017

CHICHESTER, England British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to an archive in southern England.

Memorabilia torched on London barge to protest punk gone rotten

27 Nov 2016

LONDON Piles of punk music memorabilia went up in flames on a river barge in London on Saturday in a protest against the way the once rebellious genre has been subsumed into mainstream culture. | Video

Multi-million pound Sex Pistols collection to go up in flames

24 Nov 2016

LONDON The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren said he would set fire to millions of dollars of punk memorabilia on Saturday, as a protest against the musical scene's appropriation by the mainstream. | Video

Brexit all bad? Tourists lap up plunging pound for bargain visits

12 Oct 2016

LONDON When the pound plunged this month on new worries about Brexit, New Yorkers Derek Hotter and Ian Clark hopped on a plane for an impromptu holiday in Britain.

Brexit all bad? Tourists lap up plunging pound for bargain visits

11 Oct 2016

LONDON When the pound plunged this month on new worries about Brexit, New Yorkers Derek Hotter and Ian Clark hopped on a plane for an impromptu holiday in Britain.

'Brexit' debate divides neighbouring English cities

07 Jun 2016

CAMBRIDGE/PETERBOROUGH, England Cambridge and Peterborough may be less than 40 miles (60 km) apart but the two English cities could hardly be more different when it comes to Britain's looming referendum on whether to remain in the European Union or to leave.

After British corruption slip, Nigeria demands stolen assets back

11 May 2016

LONDON Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari demanded on Wednesday that Britain return assets held there by corrupt Nigerians, pointing the finger back at London after Britain's prime minister suggested Nigeria was "fantastically corrupt". | Video

Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday walkabout

21 Apr 2016

WINDSOR, England Queen Elizabeth greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, demonstrating the world's oldest monarch's intent to keep doing the job she has performed for more than six decades. | Video

Former British chief rabbi wins $1.5 million Templeton Prize

02 Mar 2016

LONDON Britain's former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has won the 2016 Templeton Prize, worth 1.1 million pounds, for his efforts to help steer young people away from the message of extremists by encouraging religions to connect with them.

Artisans mould prow for UK queen's jubilee barge

24 Feb 2012

LONDON In a small craft studio at a secret location in central London, some of Britain's leading sculptors are hard at work creating the masterpiece that will decorate the prow of the queen's royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

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