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Apr 14, 2011

Orient join Spurs in Olympic Stadium protest

LONDON (Reuters) – Leyton Orient have followed Tottenham Hotspur by applying to the High Court for a judicial review over West Ham United’s planned move to the 2012 Olympic Stadium after the Games, chairman Barry Hearn said on Thursday.

Orient, who play in League One (third division), claim that West Ham’s move into the 500 million pound stadium will put their own existence in doubt.

Apr 14, 2011

Soccer-Orient join Spurs in Olympic Stadium protest

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Leyton Orient have followed
Tottenham Hotspur by applying to the High Court for a judicial
review over West Ham United’s planned move to the 2012 Olympic
Stadium after the Games, chairman Barry Hearn said on Thursday.

Orient, who play in League One (third division), claim that
West Ham’s move into the 500 million pound stadium will put
their own existence in doubt.

Apr 8, 2011

Sailor killed in British submarine shooting

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Royal Navy personnel were shot, one fatally, on board a British nuclear submarine in port on Friday and a serviceman was arrested in connection with the incident, the Ministry of Defence said.

The second person shot on board the HMS Astute was in a critical condition following the incident at the port of Southampton, police added.

Apr 2, 2011
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400-year-old King James Bible found in English church

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(Frontispiece to the King James' Bible, 1611)

A printing error helped a 12th century English village church realise it owned a rare 400-year-old King James Bible, the book that changed the world. The edition that had been sitting on a ledge in the pretty Anglican church in Wiltshire, central England for the past 150 years, barely touched and much less read, is one of only a handful that still exists.

Although a sign above the book indicated it dated back to 1611, it was only after the parochial church council of St Laurence in Hilmarton decided to get it authenticated during the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible that they made their discovery.

Mar 31, 2011

year-old King James Bible found in English church

By Avril Ormsby

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A printing error helped a 12th century English village church realize it owned a rare 400-year-old King James Bible, the book that changed the world.

The edition that had been sitting on a ledge in the pretty Anglican church in Wiltshire, central England for the past 150 years, barely touched and much less read, is one of only a handful that still exists.

Mar 30, 2011

Libya’s foreign minister defects, arrives in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Muammar Gaddafi’s closest advisers and a former spy chief, flew to Britain on Wednesday and a close friend said he defected because of attacks by Gaddafi forces on civilians.

The move was “a significant blow” to Gaddafi, a British government source told Reuters.

Mar 22, 2011

Only one in three Britons support Libya action – poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Only one in three Britons agree with the decision to take military action in Libya, a poll published on Monday showed.

The ComRes/ITN poll found that 43 percent disagreed with the action and 22 percent were unsure. Just under half of those surveyed felt military action was an unnecessary risk for Britain to take.

Mar 17, 2011

Pakistan cricket trio in London court over “spot-fixing”

LONDON (Reuters) – Three Pakistan cricketers, accused of taking bribes to fix parts of a test match in England last year, told police the incidents were coincidental or bad luck, a London court heard on Thursday.

The trio, former captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, are accused by British prosecutors of spot-fixing or rigging the match by bowling no-balls at pre-agreed times during the fourth test at Lord’s last August.

Mar 4, 2011

Cuts blamed as Lib Dems slump to sixth in vote

LONDON (Reuters) – The Liberal Democrats said on Friday they were paying the price for a tough economic stance after plunging to sixth place in a northern election.

The Lib Dems had come second in May’s general election in the former mining town of Barnsley, just ahead of the Conservatives in a seat long held by Labour.

Mar 4, 2011

UK talks up climate as seeks to boost tourism

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government made tourism a key part of its economic recovery on Friday, looking to dispel what it called a myth that Britain is a wet, cloudy country offering poor value.

It also set out its plans to remove other bugbears of visitors by making it easier to obtain entry visas, reducing the amount of time spent at passport controls and speeding up airport check-in times.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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