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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)

    Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)
    Americans are no strangers to the admixture of Hollywood stars and politics; after all, we’ve elected said stars to roles of senator, governor and president. But the Brits have recently been giving us a run for our money on the subject of politics...
  • In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story

     In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story
    William Campbell, an unemployed carpenter, sailed for his native England on May 1, 1915, work being scarce in Chicago because a strike had halted building construction. A shipmate was Henry Harrison, a fellow Chicagoan rushing to the Isle of Man, a...
  • 4 things Princess Charlotte should keep in mind growing up in Britain's royal family

    I have some words of advice for the newborn Princess Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) of Cambridge, the first of which -- get a good first name -- her parents have already taken on her behalf. So she’s off to a fine start. Much has been made of the...
  • Tired of the world, the British go to vote

    Tired of the world, the British go to vote
    A pop quiz ahead of Thursday's national elections in Britain: Can you identify which two of the following three topics have been major campaign issues? The economy. Russia's incursion into Ukraine. Bacon sandwiches. Maybe you guessed it. There's...