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Defining portrait of England's Queen Elizabeth I bought for the nation

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

A defining portrait of England's queen Elizabeth I has been bought for the nation, auctioneers said Friday, after thousands of donations to a fundraising campaign to keep the painting in Britain. The life-sized portrait, which celebrates...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking: Our Attitude Towards Wealth Caused Brexit

Stephen Hawking, the celebrated physicist, argues that money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum in The Guardian. The 74-year-old, who argued for Britain’s continued membership of the EU in the run-up to the vote, insists...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Nicola Adams confident of Olympic title defence

8 hours agoSports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

Great Britain's Nicola Adams says she is ready to defend her Olympic boxing title and feeling confident she will win gold in Rio.

Is Brexit Really So Bad For European Stocks?

The immediate aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU was severe, but the long term effects may be muted, says Edward Dempsey, chief investment officer at Pension Partners. He talks with Forbes contributor Simon Constable.

Bank of England prepares to tackle Brexit hit

By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) must decide over the coming week how much trouble Britain's economy is in following the shock vote to leave the European Union, and how much firepower it can throw at the problem. Show More Summary

British Nuclear Power Plans Thrown Into Chaos After Surprise Gov't Delay

Plans to build a new nuclear power station in Britain have been thrown into disarray after the government announced it would reconsider the proposals just hours after the project had been given the financial go-ahead by the French Government.

Brexit: Five Questions About EU Migrants For Theresa May

In a visit to Poland on Tuesday, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reassured her audience that “Poles living in the U.K. continue to be welcome and we value the contribution that they make to our country.” But after the Brexit vote, many Poles and others among the roughly 3 million EU citizens living in Britain feel far from secure. Show More Summary

Rio 2016 countdown: GB's Audley Harrison wins boxing gold in Sydney

9 hours agoSports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with Audley Harrison winning Britain's first Olympic boxing gold since 1968.

Iran's global banking problems deepen with rise of Trump, Brexit

By Jonathan Saul and Parisa Hafezi LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralyzed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Show More Summary

Famous Armada Portrait Of Elizabeth I Will Stay In Britain Following Fundraising Appeal

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A grant of £7.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), using money from national lottery players, was the final piece in a campaign to raise £10.3m to buy the work … showing an elegant and triumphant Elizabeth I after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, … from descendants of [original owner] Sir Francis Drake.”

The Mock Mayors Who Pretend to Rule Bits of Britain

NEWS | Mock mayor celebrated - — Bury Street (@BuryStAbingdon) June 23, 2016 If you were traveling across England in the mid-1700s, and you happened to come upon the village of Yarmouth...Show More Summary

Your ‘Healthy’ Hummus Could Contain More Salt Than Four Bags of Chips

Consensus Action on Salt and Health surveyed 210 of Britain’s most popular chilled dips and found that many contain worryingly high levels of salt.

Women's British Open: Pressure easing at home major after first round - Charley Hull

11 hours agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Great Britain's Charley Hull feels "more comfortable" following her second round score of 70 puts her five-under-par at the Women's British Open at Woburn.

How Social Analytics Predicted the Brexit Vote

Click here to learn more about author Mark Green. If there’s anything that shows that social media analytics are ready for prime time, it’s the Brexit vote, Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. The Brexit debate was a rollercoaster on TV and in homes around Great Britain. Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin Is Watching You: Putin Spying On The West, Trying To Ruin Hillary Clinton And Get Donald Trump Elected?

Vladimir Putin may be spying on the U.S. and Britain even more intensely than critics of the Russian leader suspected. Putin’s spy planes are currently flying over Britain, according to The Sun, and American intelligence officials believe Putin may be behind the Democratic National Committee hack that disgraced Hillary Clinton recently. Show More Summary

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