Tag Archives: Britain

You Sexy Thing: Errol Brown Dies At 71

Hot Chocolate vocalist Errol Brown, whose 1975 smash You Sexy Thing remains one of the most enduring hits of the disco era, died of liver cancer yesterday at his home in the Bahamas. His group landed 33 Top 40 hits in the UK, including three separate Top 10 appearances by You Sexy Thing in three different decades. Here in the ...

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TRAILER: Britain’s Election 2015

Posted yesterday by the BBC: “Five weeks of talking is almost over. Seven parties have been grilled in the Live Lounge. Hundreds of young voters joined us for three debates across the UK. The general election is coming on Thursday 7th May. Who wins? You decide.”

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BRITAIN: The New Line To The Throne

Newborn Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is fourth in line to the British throne. The Los Angeles Times explains who all those other people are.

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BRITAIN: It’s Erection Day!

Via Talking Points Memo: “British Conservative Party candidate James Duddridge has learned the importance of proofreading. The Member of Parliament on Tuesday tweeted a photo of one of his campaign flyers, which contained a massive error. ‘It’s Erection Day!’ the leaflet read in blue, bold letters. The flyer was one crucial letter off, meant to urge conservative voters to turn ...

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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Of Cambridge

Via the Daily Mail: A princess called Charlotte — a name that is French in origin — is a nod to her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, while Elizabeth and Diana are an obvious mark of respect to William’s 89-year-old grandmother and his late mother respectively. Royal aides told MailOnline that the baby’s second names were self-evident and would ‘speak ...

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Princess Diana At 10/1

The odds have been shifting hourly, but as of last night British bookmakers Ladbrokes were putting the chances at 10/1 that the new royal baby will be named for her late grandmother. Alice and Charlotte have been the favorites since the baby was born.

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TRAILER: Legend

“From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. LEGEND is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray ...

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Reporter To “Ex-Gay” Nutter: You’re Gay As A Goose And Just Can’t Admit It

British anti-gay group Christian Concern has posted the below BBC interview in which Buzzfeed UK reporter Patrick Strudwick confronts an “ex-gay” proponent, telling him that they’d met while Strudwick was undercover and he is clearly “as gay as a goose and just can’t admit it.” RELATED: Five years ago I reported on Strudwick’s undercover work in Britain’s “ex-gay” network.

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Because He Nailed It

Britain’s Portswood Church has launched a rather bizarre Easter campaign on social media with the title “Because He Nailed It.” I thought this was a spoof when I first saw it.

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BRITAIN: Killers Of Gay Men Marry Each Other In Federal Prison Ceremony

Last month I reported that two British men convicted for murdering other gay men were to get married in a first for the prison system there. That ceremony took place on Saturday in a maximum security prison in Yorkshire. Mikhail Gallatinov, 40, and Marc Goodwin, 31, are serving life sentences in the same prison, both for violent and fatal hate ...

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BRITAIN: National Students Union Passes Motion That White Gay Men Need To Stop Acting Like Black Women

Via Gay Star News: UK’s National Union of Students has passed a policy to stop gay men appropriating black female culture. Delegates at the Women’s Conference today, many of them self-identified feminists, have passed plenty of motions. Just one of them was ensuring everyone at the conference understood that some behaviors were damaging. On Twitter, they announced: “Some delegates are ...

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BRITAIN: Activists Protest Outside Dolce And Gabbana’s Flagship London Store

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Eurovision 2015: Britain’s Entry

Many are not crazy about the selection made by the BBC: The duo behind the UK’s Eurovision entry have welcomed criticism of their song, Still In Love With You. The Guardian called the track “nightmarish”, while The Independent branded it “instantly forgettable”. But singer Alex Larke told the BBC: “I like the fact it divides opinion. It’s better than everyone ...

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What Happens When The Queen Dies?

A fascinating look from Business Insider: Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live forever. Since ascending to the throne in 1952, the monarch has seen 12 Prime Ministers serve Britain, and lived through another ...

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Headline Of The Day

Details. The freepers are going nuts.

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Jimmy Somerville – Some Wonder

Jimmy Somerville’s disco tribute album Homage will be released on Tuesday and today we get the first production video. I interviewed Somerville back in November and you can check out a great fan video from album’s glorious first single, Travesty.

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British Headline Of The Day

Via the Guardian: A campaign to pardon nearly 50,000 men convicted under a 19th-century law for homosexual activity is being delayed amid concerns in Whitehall that a small number of paedophiles could be included. Campaigners who had hoped that the royal pardon for the Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing would be extended across the nation have been dismayed by a warning ...

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Madonna Falls Off Stairs At Brit Awards

The BBC reports: Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards. The singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine. However, she recovered and returned to the stage to finish her song, ...

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BRITAIN: Scientists Claim Creating Babies With Two Same-Sex Parents Is Possible

The original Sunday Times article is behind a paywall. The Daily Mail recaps: Babies with two fathers or two mothers could become a reality after a breakthrough by researchers at Cambridge. They have shown that it is possible to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex. The development could help men and ...

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BRITAIN: Family Of Alan Turing To Demand Pardon For 49,000 Other Men

Via the Guardian: The family of the codebreaker Alan Turing will visit Downing Street on Monday to demand the government pardons 49,000 other men persecuted like him for their homosexuality. Turing, whose work cracking the German military codes was vital to the British war effort against Nazi Germany, was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency with a 19-year-old man, was ...

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