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Jul 5, 2013

From pets to Ryan Gosling, Lisicki and Bartoli uncovered

LONDON (Reuters) – Sabine Lisicki laughs a lot, is allergic to grass, adores her Yorkshire terrier Happy and carries animal-shaped charms in her tennis bag.

Marion Bartoli hit rock bottom recently, enjoys painting, loves her two cats, and is rather partial to actors Pierce Brosnan and Ryan Gosling.

Jul 3, 2013

Robson, Murray and Djokovic battle for Twitter supremacy

LONDON (Reuters) – Dramatic knockouts and a surge in popularity for British teenager Laura Robson have sent activity on Twitter to new levels at the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships as more players take to the twittersphere to boost their profiles.

IBM’s second annual analysis of the volume and sentiment of tweets related to Wimbledon found Robson, fellow Briton Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djokovic were the most talked about players by day nine of the prestigious two-week tournament.

Jul 3, 2013

Tennis-Robson, Murray and Djokovic battle for Twitter supremacy

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Dramatic knockouts and a surge in popularity for British teenager Laura Robson have sent activity on Twitter to new levels at the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships as more players take to the twittersphere to boost their profiles.

IBM’s second annual analysis of the volume and sentiment of tweets related to Wimbledon found Robson, fellow Briton Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djokovic were the most talked about players by day nine of the prestigious two-week tournament.

Jul 2, 2013

British TV channel to air Muslim call to prayer

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – A British television station will
broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning during Ramadan
to give a voice to Britain’s Muslim minority, which has faced a
backlash since the murder of a soldier on a London street.

Channel 4 on Tuesday announced it would be the first
mainstream national broadcaster to air the call, issuing it at 3
a.m. daily from July 9 for the entire Muslim month of fasting.

Jul 1, 2013

Robson seen as gold dust for UK women’s tennis

LONDON (Reuters) – With One Direction star Harry Styles and Prime Minister David Cameron among her growing army of fans, teenager Laura Robson is seen as “gold dust” for women’s tennis in Britain.

Robson, 19, became the most successful British woman at Wimbledon in 15 years after powering through to the second week of the prestigious tennis tournament but she lost her fourth-round match on Monday to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.

Jul 1, 2013

Tennis-Robson seen as gold dust for UK women’s tennis

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – With One Direction star Harry Styles and Prime Minister David Cameron among her growing army of fans, teenager Laura Robson is seen as “gold dust” for women’s tennis in Britain.

Robson, 19, became the most successful British woman at Wimbledon in 15 years after powering through to the second week of the prestigious tennis tournament but she lost her fourth-round match on Monday to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.

Jun 30, 2013

Rolling Stones set stage alight in Glastonbury debut

PILTON, England, June 29 (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones
lived up to their reputation as one of the greatest rock’n'roll
bands when they played to more than 100,000 revellers on
Saturday during their first performance at Glastonbury, the
world’s best-known music festival.

Despite an average age of 69, the four band members
strutted, strummed and shrieked their way through a set lasting
over two hours that began with “Jumping’ Jack Flash” and ended
with fireworks exploding off the stage during “Satisfaction”.

Jun 29, 2013

Rolling Stones aim to give crowd satisfaction at Glastonbury

PILTON, England, June 29 (Reuters) – It might only be
rock’n'roll but, 50 years on, Mick Jagger still likes it – and
insists he will keep going as long as fans want to see the
Rolling Stones, set to headline the Glastonbury festival on
Saturday.

Jagger, who turns 70 next month, said the once-controversial
band still had comment to make on what was going on in the
world, even if its voice seemed tamer than it once did.

Jun 28, 2013

Liam Gallagher gets music started at muddy Glastonbury festival

PILTON, England, June 28 (Reuters) – British rocker Liam
Gallagher kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury
festival on Friday, cheered on by mud-splattered revellers glad
to see the skies clear after 18 hours of rain.

In one of the worst-kept secrets of the 2013 festival,
Gallagher and his band Beady Eye opened the day at 11 a.m. (1000
GMT) from one of 58 stages scattered across a sprawling 900 acre
(365-hectare) site at Worthy Farm in rural southwest England.

Jun 27, 2013

Glastonbury festival kicks off with mud and megastars

PILTON, England June 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s largest music
festival got off to a traditionally muddy start on Thursday as
thousands of campers arrived at Glastonbury in pouring rain for
three days of music headlined by veteran rockers the Rolling
Stones.

The event that started as a retreat for about 1,500 hippies
on a dairy farm in rural Somerset in 1970 has grown into the
world’s largest music festival, featuring about 2,000 acts on 58
stages and attended by more than 135,000 people.

    • About Belinda

      "As Chief Correspondent, Britain, at Reuters I cover a wide range of stories ranging from how politics and the economy impact day-to-day life to the royal family and the BBC. During my 20 years at Reuters, I have also worked in Australia, the United States and Sweden, covering politics, companies, commodities and investment banking. I was also Global Editor of Entertainment and Lifestyle based in New York and I ran inhouse training for Reuters' 2,500 journalists."
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