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British anti-terror hunt nets Batman, rat hunter


July 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Police have arrested 13 people on terror charges ahead of the London Olympics but also netted two unlikely suspects - a man dressed as Batman and ... Read more...

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Audience stages walk out over Royal Shakespeare Company’s production - Sade


October 24th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Royal Shakespeare Company has been forced to defend its latest production of Marat/Sade. Since the theatrical work started on the 4th of October, the RSC admits that ... Read more...

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Flower to get new ECB deal with less touring to fight off India interest


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 23 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reportedly worked out a new contract for coach Andy Flower that could see him travel less to avoid a burnout. ... Read more...

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Fans storm to buy Royal Shakespeare Company costumes


February 14th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Thousands of people queued up for hours to buy the Royal Shakespeare Company costumes, which have been put on sale at its rehearsal rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.The 15,000 ... Read more...

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1700-yr-old Stratford-upon-Avon African skeleton found was Roman troop


January 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Archaeologists believe that a 1700-year-old skeleton of an African man found in Stratford-upon-Avon shows that he was in fact, a Roman soldier.The skeleton was discovered buried in Tiddington ... Read more...

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A British MP who wore a loud tie


January 20th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A British MP was speaking when an unidentifiable tune rang out - and the lawmaker explained that it was from a charity tie that he had accidentally turned ... Read more...

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‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ car to be auctioned off in LA


November 26th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): The iconic car of the movie 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' is set to be auctioned off in Los Angeles next spring.The car had become famous after starring ... Read more...

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Team building sport activities don’t help players to bond


April 18th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Team building activities in sport do not enhance cohesion among team members, a new British research has found.According to the study into initiation practices in sport by Dr ... Read more...

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Remembering good times helps alcoholics stay sober


April 17th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Recovering alcoholics who focus on positive experiences in their past may stay sober, a new study says. The finding, by Sarah Davies and Gail Kinman, professors at the ... Read more...

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Lost Shakespeare ‘Double Falsehood’ Play May Be Performed


March 17th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amid the controversy over whether or not it is an authentic Shakespeare verse, the play known as The Lost Shakespeare or Double Falsehood Play may be performed once ... Read more...

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Archaeologists to embark on investigation into Shakespeare’s later life


March 11th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11(ANI): Archaeologists are all set to start a ground-breaking investigation into Shakespeare's later life in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.According to a report in Response Source, the archaeological dig will take place at ... Read more...

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Shakespeare’s final home to be excavated


November 28th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 28 (ANI): The excavation at the site of Shakespeare's final home, The New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon, will begin next year.Archaeologists are hoping to find out more about the history of ... Read more...

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Brit cook-mum gets White House invite ‘by new fan Michelle Obama’


August 3rd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): A British mother and author of a healthy cookbook has received an invitation from the White House by her suggested new fan, US First Lady Michelle Obama.The US ... Read more...

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‘Jai ho’, ‘Slumdog’ in race to be millionth English word


June 6th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) 'Jai ho', 'cuddies' and 'slumdog' are among the 73 other finalists from across the globe to become the millionth English word. The Global Language Monitor, an Austin, ... Read more...

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Fury over Romeo and Juliet sex shop opening next to Bard’s birthplace


May 30th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Shakespeare's hometown Stratford-upon-Avon is witnessing serious response after a sex shop received a thumbs up to have its opening near the Bard's birthplace.The upcoming launch of Romeo and ... Read more...

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Kenneth Branagh casts doubt on Shakespeare


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 03 (ANI): Kenneth Branagh, who has been Oscar nominated three times for his work on Shakespearian films, has cast doubt on true identity of the author of the plays to ... Read more...

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Barack Obama taking health tips from Brit mum


May 1st, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A British mother had a hard time believing that US President Barack Obama was following her tips on healthy eating.Sally Bee, 41, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwicks, thought she ... Read more...

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London trust unveils Shakespeare’s ‘only’ portrait


March 9th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust here has unveiled what they call the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted during his lifetime, showing a rosy-cheeked poet, with a frilly white ... Read more...

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Judi Dench, DiCaprio to enter Shakespeare Hall Of Fame


February 5th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Dame Judi Dench and Leonardo DiCaprio are among the few stars who have been selected to be inducted into a new Hall Of Fame dedicated to William ... Read more...

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Shakespeare stopped writing because he went blind, says leading playwright


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): William Shakespeare might have stopped writing because he had lost his sight, a leading playwright has claimed. Shakespeare, who died in April 1616, stopped writing three years before ... Read more...

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Shakespeare fans dying wish fulfilled as his skull stars in Hamlet


November 26th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A Polish pianist''s dying wish was fulfilled when his skull was used as a prop in a production of Shakespeare''s Hamlet.The Shakespeare fans skull was used by ... Read more...

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Shakespeare cut into bite-sized chunks to help pupils pass exams


May 10th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
London, May 10 (ANI): The works of Shakespeare are being cut into bite-sized chunks to make them easier for children to understand.Theatres are staging productions of individual scenes, rather than ... Read more...

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Shakespeare gets a yoof-speak makeover


April 25th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
London, April 25 (ANI): A British author and satirist has re-written the complete works of England's most famous playwright William Shakespeare for the "chav-speak" generation.Martin Baum has taken the Bard's Victorian ... Read more...

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Dame Judi Dench protests against eco-town plan in her ‘beloved Stratford’


April 7th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench has joined a campaign against building an eco-village near the birthplace of William Shakespeare.The 73 year old actress is furious over British ... Read more...

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