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  • Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern
    The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
  • Scotland tense ahead of United Kingdom elections this week

    Scotland tense ahead of United Kingdom elections this week
    With only a few days to go until the United Kingdom's national elections, tensions are simmering in Scotland. The heads of the two leading parties in Scotland — battered Labor and the ascendant Scottish National Party — took shots at each...
  • New Britain Police: Major Update In Human Remains Probe

    New Britain Police: Major Update In Human Remains Probe
    NEW BRITAIN — New Britain police plan a news conference Monday for what they are calling a major update in the investigation of human remains found last month where partial remains of three women were found eight years ago. Police said Sunday they...
  • Raining on Putin's parade: Why so many no-shows for WWII celebration?

    Friends and foes have snubbed Saturday's Red Square military parade, a dent in Russians’ pride over their World War II sacrifice and President Vladimir Putin’s reputation for throwing blowout parties. Here’s why, little more than a...
  • Fallout from the election campaign complicates British politics

    Fallout from the election campaign complicates British politics
    As Britain's progressive parties scramble to recover from an electoral trouncing, the victorious Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron finds himself facing a very different challenge. Cameron rode to reelection Thursday on fears surrounding the...
  • At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament

    At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament
    She’s only 20, still studying for her final university exams and more accustomed to wearing jeans than suits. But Mhairi Black of the Scottish National Party caused one of the biggest surprises in the British election Thursday by knocking a...
  • No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week

    No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week
    If the polls are accurate about Britain's election May 7, the nation appears headed for a Parliament in which neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor opposition leader Ed Miliband's Labor Party will secure enough votes for a...
  • British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory

    British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory
    Changes rippled across British politics Friday as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron embraced a solid election victory and three opposition leaders found themselves out of jobs. A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election‎ saw the...
  • Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands

     Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands
    You won't need to forge paperwork proving your British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry to enjoy a traditional English tea with the Barrington Court Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire on May 28. Though membership in the group does require a...
  • New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's Killing

    New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's  Killing
    NEW BRITAIN — A second person has been charged in connection with the December shooting of a Meriden man found dead in New Britain. Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, 32, of Decker Place in Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of...
  • High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess

     High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess
    A new princess! That's the call of town criers still echoing across England as the world celebrates the birth of Britain's newest Princess, Charlotte. From the hospital, Princess Charlotte went home to live in London's Kensington Palace, where another...