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Driver Whose Dash Photo Showed 141mph Sentenced

Woman, 8-month-old were killed in crash that followed

(Newser) - Darryl Anderson had his accelerator of his Audi SUV pressed to the floor and was barreling toward a car ahead of him when he snapped a photo of his speedometer. The picture showed a car in the foreground, a collision warning light on his dashboard, and a speed of 141mph....

UK's New PM Gets Right to Work, Scraps Contentious Plan

Keir Starmer says of Rwanda deportation 'scheme': 'Dead and buried before it started'

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said Saturday that he's scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda as he vowed to deliver on voters' mandate for change, though he warned it won't happen quickly. "The Rwanda scheme was dead and buried before it started,"...

Yes, That Was Michael J. Fox Performing With Coldplay
Coldplay Jams With 'One of the
Most Amazing People on Earth'

Coldplay Jams With 'One of the Most Amazing People on Earth'

Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox played with UK band at Glastonbury Festival over the weekend

(Newser) - Coldplay featured multiple cameos during its Saturday evening performance at the Glastonbury Festival in England, but there was one in particular that got the crowd on its feet. "Here's another legendary Michael/One who just totally rocks," crooned lead singer Chris Martin in introducing the band's most...

Sunak Could Lose His Seat in Tory Wipeout
Sunak's Party
Set for Historic
Loss in UK

Sunak's Party Set for Historic Loss in UK Elections

In a big first, even the prime minister could lose his seat

(Newser) - This year, the Fourth of July is Election Day in the UK—and it's expected to be Rishi Sunak's last day as prime minister, with polls suggesting his Conservative Party faces a loss of historic proportions. The party held 349 of the 650 seats in Parliament when Sunak...

A Manhunt, a Dead Child, and Now 2 Verdicts

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon found guilty of 2 charges, will face retrial on others

(Newser) - "Our focus has always been, and remains, securing justice for baby Victoria." So said a detective with the UK's Metropolitan Police on Wednesday in response to the news the child's parents have been found guilty on two charges and will face a retrial on others, reports...

Stonehenge Vandals Strike Ahead of Solstice

Environmental activists toss orange powder at monument ahead of annual event

(Newser) - A day before celebrations to honor the summer solstice at Britain's iconic Stonehenge, the monument received a surprise paint job. Environmental activists sprayed what authorities described as orange paint at two of the monument's megaliths on Wednesday, per the BBC . A video shared by the Just Stop Oil...

Princess Kate to Make Public Appearance in London
Princess of Wales
Makes a Big Showing

Princess of Wales Makes a Big Showing

Kate appears at Trooping of Colour, her first public appearance this year since cancer reveal

(Newser) - Finally, a clear look at the Princess of Wales, after months of rumors and confusion. The AP reports that the former Kate Middleton rode Saturday from Buckingham Palace to parade grounds in London in a horse-drawn carriage with her three young children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, all part of the...

After 'Absolute Hammer Blow,' Women's Bike Team Competes

Rivals come through for Lifeplus-Wahoo team after 14 bikes were stolen before Tour of Britain race

(Newser) - A British women's bicycling team woke up Friday all ready to take part in the multistage Tour of Britain event, except for one crucial thing: More than a dozen of their bikes were stolen overnight, reports the BBC . The women athletes on the Lifeplus-Wahoo team discovered 14 of their...

She Fell Off Horse During Trials, 'Could Not Be Saved'

World of eventing in shock after equestrian Georgie Campbell fell to her death in Devon, England

(Newser) - A young equestrian died over the weekend in England after falling off her horse during a competition. The Guardian reports that 37-year-old Georgie Campbell was taking part on Sunday in the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon when she tumbled off her horse, Global Quest. "Medical professionals attended immediately...

Feral Chickens Terrorize English Village

Though others say the chickens are just a long-time, charming part of the area

(Newser) - A village in Norfolk, England, is under siege—from about 100 feral chickens. Residents of Snettisham say the large flock that has taken up residence there is so noisy that locals have trouble sleeping at night, and that the birds are also digging up gardens, Yahoo News UK reports. "...

Pilot Dies in Crash of World War II-Era Spitfire

Flights of wartime aircraft are scheduled in England to mark upcoming anniversary of D-Day

(Newser) - A World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane crashed near a British air force base in eastern England on Saturday, killing the pilot, the UK defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of a Royal Air Force pilot "in a tragic accident" near RAF Coningsby, an airbase. There was...

Shakespeare Tourism Hinges on an Iffy Claim

Elizabeth Winkler of 'NYT' pokes some fun at Stratford-upon-Avon's $315M industry

(Newser) - Stratford-upon-Avon's lucrative tourist industry hinges on a claim that William Shakespeare's 1564 place of birth is open for visitors. New York Times writer Elizabeth Winkler goes on an entertaining journey through the doors of the Bard's alleged birth home in the small West Midlands town, where she...

2 More Arrested in Felling of England's Iconic Tree
2 Men Charged With
Cutting Down Famous Tree

2 Men Charged With Cutting Down Famous Tree

They were arrested in November in connection with felling of England's Sycamore Gap tree

(Newser) - Two men have been charged with cutting down the famous Sycamore Gap tree in northern England. Police said Tuesday that Daniel Graham, 38, and Adam Carruthers, 31, who were arrested and released on bail in November, have been charged with criminal damage to the iconic sycamore tree and Hadrian's...

13-Year-Old Dead After 'Truly Horrific' Sword Attack

Police say 4 others were injured, including 2 cops, after suspect went after them in London

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy was killed early Tuesday when a sword-wielding suspect went on what Chief Supt. Stuart Bell calls a "truly horrific" attack in a London suburb. According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, police received reports around 7am local time regarding a vehicle that had slammed into...

After Cancer Treatment, King Charles Is Going Back to Work
King Charles
Is Going
Back to Work

King Charles Is Going Back to Work

Monarch will resume public duties next week following treatment for cancer

(Newser) - King Charles III will resume his public duties next week following treatment for cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Charles took a break from public appearances almost three months ago to focus on his treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. The palace said Charles would make a public visit to...

Girls Soccer Team Overcomes 'Sniggers,' Dominates the Boys

Bournemouth's under-12 Queens Park Ladies wrap up undefeated season in boys league

(Newser) - An under-12 girls soccer team in England had to convince officials they were capable of playing against boys this season. As one player tells the New York Times , "They definitely underestimated us." The Queens Park Ladies of Bournemouth, the only girls team in a boys league, won their...

US Offers Assurances on Assange. His Wife Is Skeptical

'Blatant weasel words,' Stella Assange says of vow from US that's meant to jump-start extradition

(Newser) - The United States made its deadline Tuesday, providing London's High Court with the assurances needed to jump-start Julian Assange's extradition from the UK. The WikiLeaks founder's wife, however, isn't exactly buying it, reports Reuters .
  • Backstory: Last month, two judges said that Australia's Assange—who was

Law Firm Run by 'Diva of Divorce' Split Up Wrong Couple

And a British judge won't remedy the clerical error

(Newser) - Britain's "Diva of Divorce," Ayesha Vardag, may need a nickname change after a recent debacle by her law firm. Vardags bills itself as the "top divorce lawyers in London," but staffers there mistakenly sealed the fate on an estranged couple's marriage, apparently before they...

Rowling's Rift With Harry Potter Stars Might Be Irreparable

Author hits out at celebs who backed movement 'intent on eroding' women's rights

(Newser) - The rift between JK Rowling and actors she watched grow up might be a lasting one as the Harry Potter author has indicated she won't be quick to forgive those who opposed her much-publicized views on the transgender community. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were among those to defend...

UK MP: 'I've Hurt People by Being Weak'

William Wragg says he revealed colleagues' phone numbers after getting caught up in sexting scam

(Newser) - British lawmakers who may have been targeted in a sexting scam were urged Friday to go to police, after a senior Conservative admitted disclosing the personal phone numbers of some colleagues to an unknown individual who held "compromising" material on him. William Wragg, who chairs the Public Administration and...

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