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  • Dick King-Smith dies at 88; his book about a talking pig became the film 'Babe'

    Dick King-Smith dies at 88; his book about a talking pig became the film 'Babe'
    Dick King-Smith, an internationally popular British children's author whose best-known book, the amusing and inspiring story of a sheep-herding pig who talks, was turned into the hit 1995 movie "Babe," has died. He was 88. King-Smith died in his sleep...
  • Patricia Medina dies at 92; Briton was '50s Hollywood leading lady

    Patricia Medina dies at 92; Briton was '50s Hollywood leading lady
    Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy "Francis" and Orson Welles' crime-thriller "Mr. Arkadin," has died. She was 92. Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died...
  • Commercial diet schemes better than doctors' help

    Commercial diet schemes better than doctors' help
    LONDON (Reuters) - Commercial weight-loss programs such as Weight Watchers and Slimming World are more effective and cheaper than family doctor-based services led by specially trained staff, according to the findings of a study published on Friday....
  • PASSINGS: Shelagh Delaney, Gregory Papalexis

    Shelagh Delaney Playwright wrote 'A Taste of Honey' Playwright Shelagh Delaney, 71, best known for her 1958 play "A Taste of Honey," died of cancer Sunday at her daughter's home in England, said her agent, Jane Villiers. Born Nov. 25, 1939, in England,...
  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Nemesis: Sub-Terra ride set to open in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers

    Nemesis: Sub-Terra ride set to open in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers
    A new indoor dark ride debuting in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers theme park promises to be a psychologically terrifying and physically thrilling experience set in the secret underground catacomb of an alien creature. Dubbed Nemesis: Sub-Terra, the new...
  • The best way to Chipping Campden, England

    THE BEST WAY TO CHIPPING CAMPDEN, ENGLAND From LAX, British, Air New ZeaIand, United, American and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London, and American, United, KLM, Air Canada, Delta, US Airways, Air France and Lufthansa offer connecting...
  • UK watchdog changes mind to back bone cancer drug

    UK watchdog changes mind to back bone cancer drug
    LONDON(Reuters) - Britain's health costs watchdog NICE has decided to back Japanese drugmaker Takeda's bone cancer drug Mepact after re-assessing the impact of a discount on the medicine for patients in the state-funded National Health Service (NHS). The...
  • Those whimsical nail polish names

    Those whimsical nail polish names
    What's in a name? When it comes to nail polish, a catchy name can seal the deal for a woman searching for "her" color. Flip the bottle to read the label and a quirky or funny name instantly sets a shade apart in a sea of reds, pinks and nudes —...
  • England's Dreamland Margate rescues, restores historic thrill rides

    England's Dreamland Margate rescues, restores historic thrill rides
    Dreamland Margate in England plans to reopen in 2013 as the world’s first amusement park dedicated to last-of-a-kind historic thrill rides, including one of the world's oldest roller coasters. Located about 75 miles east of London, the waterfront...
  • Leonora Carrington dies at 94; a leading figure of the Surrealist movement

    Leonora Carrington dies at 94; a leading figure of the Surrealist movement
    Reporting from Mexico City -- She painted eerie rituals with cloaked figures in forests, dancing deer with trees growing from their backs, and breathing buildings that shot planets and stars. Leonora Carrington, a leading figure of the Surrealist...