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BritNews RoundUp: Scarfing it down edition

I apologize for neglecting the BritNews RoundUp the last few weeks. Thanksgiving intervened, of course, and then I got busy with another project. I pondered replacing BritNews RoundUp with LiechtensteinNews RoundUp but early prototypes were not promising. So today the...

By John Kelly  |  December 4, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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BritNews RoundUp: Don't Sleep in the Subway

Of all the problems our Metro system has had, here's one we haven't experienced: X-rated moans and groans broadcast over the PA system. That's what happened recently at an Underground station in London. According to the Daily Mail, "Transport for...

By John Kelly  |  November 13, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BritNews RoundUp: Naughty Co-Eds Edition

I'm an Oxford man myself so I can't say as I understand the way things work at the other university. The latest scandal to roil Britain's junior university is over co-eds posing suggestively for a student publication, or as the...

By John Kelly  |  October 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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BritNews RoundUp: Boyle'ing Over

Remember Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster who took YouTube by storm with her moving performance on one of Britain's talent contest shows? She's dropped from the radar here in the States but she still attracts coverage in the U.K.,...

By John Kelly  |  October 23, 2009; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BritNews RoundUp: Ruthless Roofer Edition

I have never had major renovation work done on my home, never had a bathroom refurbished or a kitchen installed, never had an addition put on. I have heard, however, that -- no matter how promising things are at the...

By John Kelly  |  September 25, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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BritNews RoundUp: Sausagephobia Edition

Some of my colleagues in the British press have no qualms about faking posing photographs. We here in the U.S. cannot, of course, condone such behavior. And yet occasionally the results are so entertaining that I have to cut the...

By John Kelly  |  September 11, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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