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  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his "bug" for practicing

    * Galway honoured for his popularising of flute * Says he practiced like today's youth play videogames * Sir Neville Marriner, 90, says "chose his parents well" By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the...
  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his 'bug' for practicing

    LONDON (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the golden flute", attributed his success in part to his "video-game-like" style of practicing as he received a lifetime achievement award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on Wednesday....
  • Whichever side wins Scotland independence vote, UK faces change

    STIRLING, Scotland Seven hundred years ago, Robert the Bruce reclaimed Scottish independence here with the help of a two-handed sword. Thursday, Scotland's current first minister, Alex Salmond, hopes to repeat that success with the help of 16-year-old...
  • Factbox: UK companies keep watch as Scottish vote looms

    (Reuters) - Scotland is set to vote on Sept. 18 on whether to sever its 307-year-old ties with England and break up the United Kingdom, with latest opinion polls indicating that the vote is too close to call. More than 130 business leaders recently...
  • Scottish independence referendum: Authors take sides

    Scottish citizens go to the polls Thursday to vote on a referendum that could make Scotland an independent country. There's definitely no shortage of opinions on the matter, of course; Scots have heard from celebrities including Susan Boyle, Sean...
  • English union apologises for using Victoria Cross on kit

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Rugby Football Union has apologised for causing offence with its decision to use the Victoria Cross as part of England's new kit. An image of the medal, which is the highest award for gallantry that armed forces from Britain and...
  • Please Scotland, don't break up with England

    Please Scotland, don't break up with England
    Britain is on the brink. Our once solid little island is now moments away from possible extinction as Scotland prepares to vote on its future -- a referendum that will make or break a union formed more than 300 years ago. The entire debacle has gone...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Scottish play

    It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring to say...
  • UK traders gear up for long night before Scottish vote result

    LONDON (Reuters) - London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday. The vote on...
  • New Britain Sex Assault Suspect Taken Into Custody In Hartford

    NEW BRITAIN — A Hartford man who was wanted in connection with a sexual assault in New Britain has been apprehended, police said. Antonio Ponder, 24, of Edwards St. in Hartford, has been arrested in the capital city, said Deputy Chief Brian Foley....
  • European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half

    LONDON (Reuters) - The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn...