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The King’s Speech – A Royal Globes Winner?

THE British film The King’s Speech, took the lead with seven nominations for Best Drama in the annual Golden Globes Awards to be handed out at a star-studded ceremony in Beverly Hills, on January  16. It will be televised on NBC-TV to more than 160 countries worldwide. Directed by Tom Hooper, who was nominated  for […]

Recommended Reading from Tanya

Hart Island, By Seth Edgarde I HAVE never read a book in black and white. When I say black and white I mean a book that flows like a 1940’s movie. But for some strange reason, every visual I got from Edgarde’s first novel came to me in different shades of grey. It had that […]

Leo & Karen’s California View – December 2010

NINETEEN Sixty-seven the British youth were rebelling, much to the disgust of our parents. Hair was growing long and Rock and Roll had taken over. We were free! Herman’s Hermits Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat; the Rolling Stones Let’s Spend the Night Together with Ruby Tuesday on the slip side; the Beatles had Lonely […]

Don’t Enter The Plea Unless You Know What The Consequences Are

IN MARCH 2010, the US Supreme Court made a landmark decision in Padilla v Kentucky requiring defense attorneys to provide affirmative advice to noncitizen clients regarding the immigration consequences of guilty pleas. Padilla involved a US veteran of Vietnam and permanent resident of the US for forty years who faced deportation after pleading guilty to […]

Watson’s Window

[picappgallerysingle id=”10124875″] From Sherlock Holmes To A Musical ACTOR Robert Downey Jr. who enjoys working in London, where he starred as the renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, in two films, will produce together with his wife Susan Downey, a musical, as yet untitled, for Warner Bros. It is likely he will also star in the film […]

Coronation Street’s 50th Anniversary

Live Drama Marks Show’s Landmark TO MARK the ITV soap’s 50th anniversary the cast of Coronation Street put on an hour-long live episode. The ambitious show involved 65 actors and a 300-strong crew portraying the aftermath of a devastating gas explosion and tram crash. At its climax, two characters appeared to die from their injuries. […]

Students, Police Clash As UK Approves Tuition Hike

[picappgallerysingle id=”10353209″] [picappgallerysingle id=”10358191″] IN BRITAIN’S worst political violence in years, furious student protesters rained sticks and rocks on riot police, vandalized government buildings and attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, after lawmakers approved a controversial hike in university tuition fees. Demonstrators set upon the heir to the throne’s limousine as […]

Today’s Britain: December 2010

Giant Boulder Covering Entrance To Burial Site SCOTTISH bistro owners who were curious about a large boulder that dominated the garden of their restaurant and holiday chalet rentals property in south Ronaldsay in the Orkneys, finally got round to investigating the strange rock last month. Hamish Mowatt pushed a piece of wire under the eight […]

December Union Jack Online

THE December issue of the Union Jack is now online in PDF format. Click on image to go to link.

UK Lawmakers To Probe Debt At Soccer Clubs

By Rob Harris BRITISH soccer will be investigated by a parliamentary inquiry following concerns about the high level of debt at Premier League clubs and the ownership troubles at Manchester United and Liverpool. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee will assess whether clubs should face government intervention and look at the regulations […]

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