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  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow

    Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country's aviation capacity. The commission decided that Heathrow...
  • Exhibit explores range, imagination of Heatherwick design

    The imaginative and wide-ranging work of Britain's Heatherwick Studio may still be little-known in America, but a traveling exhibition aims to change that. "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" is now at the Cooper Hewitt,...
  • UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London

    Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms. The exercise, dubbed Operation Strong Tower, has been...
  • Neighborhoods: London's Bloomsbury has books and much more

    Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it's also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and upscale boutiques that's a pleasure to explore on foot. Much of the area was developed...
  • UK first quarter economic growth was greater than estimated

    Britain's economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in construction output. The Office of National Statistics says gross domestic product by 0.4 percent in the January-March period, better than a...
  • New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

    Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman. British officials confirmed that most of the...
  • UK will prosecute ex-pol with dementia with child sex crimes

    British prosecutors have reversed their position and will charge a former lawmaker who now has severe dementia with sex crimes against children. The Crown Prosecution Service said Monday that a judge and jury would conduct a "trial of the facts" in the...
  • Council rejects fracking shale gas in northwest England

    A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a precedent for exploration in Britain. County councilors in Lancashire, north of Manchester, rejected plans by the energy firm Cuadrilla,...
  • UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia. Fifteen Britons are confirmed dead, but officials have warned that could rise as high as 30,...
  • The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II shocked about Tunisia attack

    The latest developments on the attack that killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort: ___ 5:15 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. The monarch says she...
  • Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot

    Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot
    CROMWELL — Carl Pettersson is Swedish by birth and became a U.S. citizen in 2012, but he has strong ties to Great Britain. His father was a Volvo executive, and Pettersson lived in England from age 10 through 15. So the British Open was always a...