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Aug 28, 2015

Want to buy Pink Floyd’s flying pig Algie? Too late

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – As one of the most iconic images
of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over
London’s Battersea power station for Pink Floyd’s “Animals”
album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction.

But days after British auctioneers Durrants listed it as
part of a catalogue of inflatable props its maker was selling,
Algie is no longer on offer — going back to the band instead.

Jul 10, 2015

Global record industry makes Friday new music release day

LONDON (Reuters) – Singles and albums will be released on Fridays from now on, harmonizing when fans around the world can purchase new music.

In a borderless business that has grown increasingly digital as artists promote their music on social media platforms, singers, record labels and retailers are aligning distribution, with July 10 marking “New Music Fridays.”

Jun 25, 2015

MTV goes looking for likes with its latest revamp

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – MTV, the channel that
revolutionised the music industry by playing artists’ videos on
rotation, is reinventing itself again, opening up to its
social-media-savvy audience by putting their videos on air.

By using the hashtag #MTVBump, viewers can see their content
from social media sites Instagram or Vine within two hours of
its being posted, during the channel’s break windows.

Jun 19, 2015

The Empire strikes back … at a secret London location

LONDON (Reuters) – Hooded jawas search for treasures and stormtroopers patrol the streets on the lookout for suspicious activity. Nearby, R2-D2 trundles alongside C-3PO while Chewbacca makes his way past huts and tents.

A galaxy, far, far away has arrived at a secret location in London for a “Star Wars” film screening with a difference.

Apr 27, 2015

Singer Amy Winehouse’s father says new biopic misleading

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – A new film about the late
British singer Amy Winehouse is misleading, her father said on
Monday, and the family of the six-time Grammy Award winner was
disassociating itself from the production.

Mitch Winehouse said he was not happy with the way the
makers of “AMY”, which will screened at the Cannes Film Festival
next month, had portrayed him. The film was directed by Asif
Kapadia, who won a BAFTA for his documentary “Senna” on the late
Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna.

Nov 7, 2013

Trip Tips: Armenia’s capital Yerevan, scenic and full of history

YEREVAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Steeped in history and surrounded
by mountains, Armenia’s capital Yerevan offers lively cafes, a
bustling weekend market, stunning scenery and a rich religious
heritage as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited

Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to
Yerevan from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of
the world offer visitors the best local insights.

Oct 30, 2013

A perpetual rough: sand, shells, ‘browns’ of Libyan golf

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Among the rubbish-strewn bushes and occasional bullet shells on the rocky ground, nine flimsy flags flapping in the breeze mark the holes of a golf course along Tripoli’s Mediterranean coast.

The occasional volley of automatic rifle fire in the distance is yet another of the unique “hazards”, and a reminder of the chaos that still reigns in many parts of Libya.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm death toll rises as wind, rain batters northern Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane strength
winds battered Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia on
Monday, killing at least seven people, cutting power and forcing
the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys.

Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and
Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade. A
Danish man was killed when the storm later struck Scandinavia
with undiminished force.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm kills five in UK and Netherlands, causes travel chaos

LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe.

Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade, while Denmark and Sweden were bracing for the impact there.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm kills three in UK and Netherlands, shuts down power, trains

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A strong storm battered Britain
and the Netherlands on Monday, killing three people, cutting
power and forcing hundreds of plane and train cancellations as
it moved on across mainland Europe.

Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed
southern England and Wales, disrupting the travel plans of
millions of commuters – the worst storm recorded in Britain in a

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      "I have been a correspondent for Reuters since 2004 when I joined as a graduate trainee. I have since been posted to Senegal, Kenya, Italy and Ireland covering political, general, business and lifestyle news and have also travelled frequently to North Africa. I am currently based in London"
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