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Judge: Vegetarians Can't Be Protected

George Conisbee loses his case in British court

(Newser) - A hotel worker who claimed he was bullied for being vegetarian didn't get much sympathy in a British courtroom, the Telegraph reports. George Conisbee, 20, said he quit his job at a hotel near Lowestoft, Suffolk, after being shouted at for wearing a shirt that wasn't ironed. Conisbee... More »

Magnetic 'Synchronicity' Will Finally Strike

Greenwich, England, has reason to celebrate

(Newser) - Going to Greenwich, England? You might have a magnetic experience that hasn't occurred there in about 360 years, the Guardian reports. Compasses in the London borough will finally point true north as Earth's magnetic field—which is changing all the time—lines up with what's geographically north.... More »

8 Days After Operation, a Surprise Find in His Throat

Man swallowed own dentures during procedure

(Newser) - A British man who had a minor procedure was back in the hospital about a week later, thanks to something he swallowed during the surgery. The incident cited in the BMJ Case Reports journal says that the 72-year-old retired electrician had a benign lump in his abdomen taken out, but... More »

50 Years On, 'Fab Four' Hit Abbey Road

Thousands mark 50th anniversary of album cover shot

(Newser) - Fifty years to the day after the Beatles walked across Abbey Road in London, thousands followed in their footsteps, including a newly engaged Paul McCartney lookalike. The Evening Standard reports "an estimated 2,000 fans" gathered Thursday to re-create one of the most iconic album covers of all time.... More »

PM Has Called Trump Unfit. US Ambassador Isn't Worried

Woody Johnson says relationship between Boris Johnson, US president will be 'sensational'

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the United Kingdom's new prime minister will be "great," and the US ambassador to the UK seems to share similar optimism not only for Johnson's ability to, like Trump, "get things done," but also on the two leaders' future dealings. "... More »

Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis

Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer

(Newser) - A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to... More »

Alan Turing Gets New Purchase Power

Bank of England announces it's putting famed mathematician on the 50-pound note

(Newser) - Alan Turing was persecuted for being gay by the country he helped win World War II and ultimately died by his own hand before his 42nd birthday. Almost seven decades later, England is honoring its native son and the father of artificial intelligence by putting his image on the 50-pound... More »

YouTube Star Dead at 35

Emily Hartridge was only 35

(Newser) - British YouTuber and TV presenter Emily Hartridge died Friday in London when her e-scooter crashed into a truck, CNN reports. The 35-year-old's death was announced on her Instagram page: "This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting... More »

Death by Metal Drinking Straw Is Now a Thing

UK woman fatally impaled on straw stuck in lid

(Newser) - A coroner is warning people to never fix metal drinking straws in place after the truly horrifying case of an English woman impaled in the eye. Elena Struthers-Gardner died after collapsing on a 10-inch stainless steel straw she had stuck in a screw-top lid on a Mason jar-style drinking glass... More »

Trump Targeted Him. Now He Says His Job Is 'Impossible'

UK Ambassador to US Kim Darroch is stepping down

(Newser) - The British ambassador to the US whom President Trump said he'd "no longer deal with" is leaving his official capacity: The Wall Street Journal reports Kim Darroch is resigning. "Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding... More »

Meghan Markle Called 'Diva' After Wimbledon Request

Duchess of Sussex is once more in unwanted spotlight with pleas for privacy

(Newser) - First Meghan Markle and Prince Harry irked taxpayers with their home redo . Then they set off an "almighty storm" with an ultra-private christening for baby Archie. Now Markle is being accused of harboring a "secretive, high-maintenance attitude," and making "diva-ish demands" after apparently trying to get... More »

Synagogue Arsonist Gets Face Full of Fire

Tristan Morgan was sentenced in a London courtroom

(Newser) - An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue—and, partly, to himself—has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his... More »

She's Mentally Disabled and Pregnant. A Judge Has Ordered Abortion

'Horrendous,' say anti-abortion advocates of controversial case out of the UK

(Newser) - A UK judge's ruling is being called "horrendous" by anti-abortion advocates, with even abortion rights supporters acknowledging how "heartbreaking" it is. Per reports cited in the New York Times confirmed by a court rep, a mentally disabled woman in her 20s who's 22 weeks pregnant has... More »

An Elderly Woman Was Strolling. Then, a Royal Collision

83-year-old in serious condition after being hit by motorcycle in William and Kate's convoy

(Newser) - The royals just can't seem to avoid proximity to car crashes lately. Five months after Prince Philip was in an accident that injured two women , the BBC reports a police motorcycle in the convoy of his grandson, Prince William, and William's wife, Kate, hit an elderly pedestrian Monday... More »

She Wanted a Mariah Carey Cake, Didn't Quite Get It

Store made a Marie Curie cake by mistake, and image is now going viral

(Newser) - A pioneering female scientist was registering on the world's radar Monday, but not for the reason you might expect. It seems a woman in England told her co-workers she'd like a cake featuring Mariah Carey for her birthday, explains Mashable . Instead, she got Marie Curie because the store... More »

Gang Demanded They Kiss. They Said No, and Beating Began

Gay couple says attack took place on London bus

(Newser) - Police in London have arrested four teenagers after an alleged homophobic attack on two gay women on a public bus, reports the Guardian . The high-profile incident already has drawn the condemnation of some of Britain's biggest public officials. The women say the men harassed them with lewd comments, ordered... More »

London Mayor Hits Back at 'Poster Boy for the Far-Right'

Sadiq Khan thinks Trump's UK visit is a mistake

(Newser) - London's mayor isn't losing any sleep over President Trump's view of him as a "stone cold loser." "This is the sort of behavior I would expect from an 11-year-old," Sadiq Khan tells CNN of Trump's tweeted remarks —apparently in response to... More »

Here Are Some Images of Trump in London

He got a smile from the queen

(Newser) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by... More »

Favorite for British PM Dealt a Big Blow

Boris Johnson to face misconduct claims in court

(Newser) - The man favorited to become Britain's next prime minister must appear in court to face misconduct claims. A judge on Wednesday ordered leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson to testify over his claim that Britain would pull in an extra £350 million ($443 million) per week after leaving the... More »

Jamie Oliver 'Devastated' About Chain's Collapse

Chef's British restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in Britain, reports the AP . "I'... More »

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