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Apr 22, 2011

48 hours in London for the royal wedding

LONDON (Reuters) – Got 48 hours to explore the British capital where a prince’s love will transform an ordinary girl into a princess on April 29th?

Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors explore royal London amid the hoopla of Prince William’s marriage to his university sweetheart Kate Middleton.

Apr 22, 2011

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in London for the royal wedding

By Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Got 48 hours to explore the British capital where a prince’s love will transform an ordinary girl into a princess on April 29th? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors explore royal London amid the hoopla of Prince William’s marriage to his university sweetheart Kate Middleton.

Thursday

6 p.m. You’d better arrive at least a day ahead of the wedding. Many people will get to London even earlier and will already be staking out a place along the royal procession route. But first why not familiarize yourself with some of the local culture and go for a pint. Thursday night before a national holiday means the pubs will be buzzing.

Mar 16, 2011

London fashion buzzing over Kate’s dress designer

By Cindy Martin and Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – It was on everyone’s lips at London Fashion Week: Who will make the dress that transports Kate Middleton from regular gal to real-life royalty?

The paparazzi have camped out on the doorstep of veteran designer Bruce Oldfield, but some fashion insiders say Middleton may have discovered her own unknown, much like her prince’s mother did when the shy Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral three decades ago.

Mar 8, 2011

New TV and social media trend among the youth: study

By Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Young Britons have taken to a new television and social media trend which could have far-reaching consequences for the worlds of broadcasting and advertising, according to a new study.

Specialist digital marketing agency Digital Clarity (www.digital-clarity.com) on Tuesday published a survey of 1,300 British mobile internet users below the age of 25 which showed that most use a mobile device to talk to friends about the show they are watching.

Mar 3, 2011
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What’s wrong with a royal knees up?

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I’m looking forward to the April 29th wedding of Prince William to his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton as a chance to celebrate some of the good things about Britain.

People on my street and the street next to it are considering clubbing together for a street party on one or the other, my seven-year-old is learning a little bit about the political make-up of the country where he was born and a Friday off work in spring in a country that’s pretty miserly with the public holidays can’t be too bad of a thing.

Feb 24, 2011

London fashion buzzing over Kate’s dress designer

By Cindy Martin and Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – It was on everyone’s lips at London Fashion Week: Who will make the dress that transports Kate Middleton from regular gal to real-life royalty?

The paparazzi have camped out on the doorstep of veteran British designer Bruce Oldfield, but some fashion insiders say Middleton may have discovered her own unknown, much like her prince’s mother did when the shy Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral three decades ago.

Feb 23, 2011

London Fashion Week steeped in 60s and Kate-mania

LONDON (Reuters) – Over-sized boyfriend cardigans, vibrantly colored knits, 1960s-inspired collections and speculation over who is making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress set the autumn/winter 2011 tone at London Fashion Week.

Veteran London designer Paul Smith said he went back to his menswear roots for his latest women’s collection, showing an updated Annie Hall-like style twinning oversized coats and cardigans with sharply cut trousers that ended above the ankles.

Feb 14, 2011

Middle-aged most likely to seek love on the Web

By Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Middle-aged people searching for a new relationship are the most likely to look for love online, according to a Valentine’s Day survey.

The poll of 12,000 couples from 18 countries by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford found that of people aged 40-69 looking to start new relationships, 36 percent revealed they had found their current partner online.

Feb 1, 2011

Table Talk: Celebrity chef Blumenthal opens London restaurant

By Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Three-star Michelin chef Heston Blumenthal opened a new restaurant in London this week focused on the revival and modernization of British recipes.

Simply called “Dinner,” the restaurant is tucked inside the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel near Hyde Park in the upmarket Knightsbridge neighborhood.

Jan 20, 2011

Guinness releases wacky videogame records

By Paul Casciato

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters Life!) – The most perfect virtual
bowler, the most swearing in a videogame and the most popular
game on Facebook are just some of the records listed in the 2011
gamer’s bible of wacky achievements from Guinness World Records.

The new “Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition”
published on Thursday features an array of record holders from
pensioners to schoolchildren, demonstrating the extent to which
people from all walks of life have embraced videogames.

    • About Paul

      "Paul Casciato has been a correspondent and editor for Reuters News Agency since 1992. He has reported and edited a wide range of political, general news and business stories that run the gamut from war to wage inflation. He has reported from Toronto, New York, London, Dublin, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Kenya, Tanzania, Washington, the Balkans, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq. He is currently in charge of lifestyle news for Europe, the Middle East and Africa."
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