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Queen Elizabeth makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award,” which will be presented annually to a new talent in the sector. Dressed in a duck-egg blue dress and jacket, the sovereign appeared to be occasionally taken aback Quinn&rsquo ...

WATCH: Ugly Models, an agency of extraordinary ‘characters’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated. Fashion Week opens in the British capital Friday, and among the legions of models strutting down the catwalk, several will come from Ugly. They make eye-catching additions to the perfectly honed or androgynous models that typically feature at fashion's annual showcase in London. "It's celebrating diversity really and it's ...

Stiletto alert: London takes center stage of fashion world

Friday, 16 February 2018

It’s time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion world. London Fashion Week begins Friday with a number of catwalk shows including exhibits by Bora Aksu and Mulberry. Headliners over the following days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne Westwood is not showing in London this time but she has already made waves by appearing as a model in an anti-fracking protest. READ ALSO: The 10 best looks from Dubai Modest Fashion ...

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains. In a joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London, ...

Judge praises imam who shielded London mosque attacker from angry mob

Sunday, 4 February 2018

A British judge has praised a London imam after he interfered to protect a British man who attacked a mosque from an angry mob who. On Friday, the judge sentenced the assailant Darren Osborne to 43 years in prison after attempting murder when he drove a white van into Muslim worshipers who were taking part in Ramadan prayers at Muslim Welfare House and a nearby Finsbury Park Mosque last June. Osborne managed to kill one man named Makram Ali, 51, and injured 10 others during the attack. After the ...

Man found guilty of fatal London mosque terror attack

Thursday, 1 February 2018

A British man who grew “obsessed with Muslims was found guilty on Thursday of murder and attempted murder after deliberately driving into a group of people outside a London mosquen has now been sentenced to at least 43 years in jail. Jurors found Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19. Unemployed “loner” Osborne had pleaded not guilty, telling ...

Party balloons endanger private Cessna jet in near miss over London

Saturday, 27 January 2018

British investigators say a bundle of large party balloons almost caused a collision with a business jet shortly after take-off from London City Airport.Britain’s airport safety investigators known as Airprox said on Saturday that good fortune helped the October 6 incident from turning into a disaster.The Cessna private jet was climbing toward cruising altitude when one of the pilots spotted about 20 black and yellow balloons and shouted “watch out.”Officials say the jet&rsquo ...

Boris Johnson says UK should welcome Donald Trump

Sunday, 21 January 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest.A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said postponing any Trump trip would be acting against the UK's "single most extraordinary economic relationship"."Donald Trump is the elected president of the world's greatest and most powerful ...

Package found near London’s Kings Cross station ‘non-suspicious’

Friday, 19 January 2018

British police cordoned off roads around Kings Cross railway station due to a report of a suspicious package on Friday. Roads near the station had been shut and officers were in attendance. But the station was operating as normal, the British Transport police spokesman said. Later, the police said the package found near Kings Cross was deemed non-suspicious and cordons were being removed.  

Assange’s lack of hygiene creates stink at Ecuador embassy

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Ecuadoreans, it seems, are in quite a predicament. The issue concerns the fate of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is holed up in their Embassy at Knightsbridge in London since 2012.Ecuador has granted him citizenship last month and earlier last week sought to provide diplomatic status for him in order to get him out of UK, which was turned down by British authorities.Assange sought refuge then to evade being extradited to Sweden where he faced questioning on charges of rape and ...

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