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  • NHS boss 'sent poison pen letters'
    NHS boss 'sent poison pen letters' 8 minutes ago

    A senior NHS manager accused of sending poison pen letters to a female colleague after she spurned him would boast about his sexual prowess and eavesdrop on her conversations, a court has heard. More »

  • Prince William scores with football diplomacy in China
    Prince William scores with football diplomacy in China 28 minutes ago

    Britain's Prince William practised sports diplomacy in China on Tuesday, striding onto the football pitch at a Shanghai school. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth on new coin 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    A new coinage portrait - the fifth in her 63-year reign - of Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been unveiled. More »

  • Prince Philip hands over new Standard 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Britain's Prince Philip presented 32 (The Royal) Squadron, who are based at RAF Northolt, with a new Standard yesterday (02.03.15). More »

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Greece, Netanyahu Vs. Obama, UN austerity 5 hours ago

    Greece will tap its final pension reserves at the country's central bank if required to avoid catastrophic default to the International Monetary Fund, according to The Telegraph. More »

  • Helen Mirren to reprise royal role in new Broadway 'The Audience' 5 hours ago

    New York, Mar 3 (ANI): Helen Mirren, who has played Elizabeth the First, Elizabeth the Second and Queen Charlotte, is portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway play 'The Audience.' The 69-year-old English actress said that talking right now she is even having paranoia in terms of saving my voice because doing theater, one depends on it and she is onstage nonstop two hours, the New York Post reported. More »

  • Kapiti Mayor gets behind Parks Week 9 hours ago

    Next week is Parks Week, the week we celebrate our community green spaces. More »

  • Cinderella: Filmmaking facts
    Cinderella: Filmmaking facts 11 hours ago

    Check out some of the facts behind the making of one of Disney's most anticipated films of the year, Cinderella. More »

  • Psychiatric tests for man accused of threatening P.E.I. premier
    Psychiatric tests for man accused of threatening P.E.I. premier 14 hours ago

    Richard Leonard Wright, who is accused of making death threats against P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment to see if he's fit to stand trial. Crown prosecutor Cindy Wedge presented evidence that she says shows Wright has a mental disorder, including more than a hundred pages of transcripts of the man's Facebook page. Wedge also told court that Wright was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after an incident last year in Halifax in which he handed out thousands of dollars to strangers on the streets. More »

  • Defence projects in the line of fire 15 hours ago

    The projects most vulnerable to Ministry of Defence cuts are also those most critical to maintaining industry capacity in Britain. They include: Type-26 shipsThe Type-26 Global Combat Ship will replace ... More »

  • New coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled in UK
    New coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled in UK 18 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will soon appear on coins. More »

  • Portrait of Queen Elizabeth for newly minted coins unveiled
    Portrait of Queen Elizabeth for newly minted coins unveiled 19 hours ago

    Britain's Royal Mint unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth for coins on 2 March at the National Portrait Gallery. The image was created by Royal Mint engraver and artist Jody Clark, who won the anonymous competition to design the effigy. "It's an overwhelming feeling to know that something that I created is going to be reproduced millions of times on UK coins," he said. Royal author Robert Jobson said the Queen must have liked the new portrait to have approved it. More »

  • New coin portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled
    New coin portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled 19 hours ago

    A new portrait of Britain's long-reigning Queen Elizabeth which will appear on the nation's coins was unveiled on Monday, and is set to reach her people's purses and pockets later this year. The portrait is the fifth of the 88-year-old queen, who will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain's longest-reigning monarch in September, to appear on coins since she came to the throne in 1952, and the first since 1998. The new portrayal, which shows Elizabeth wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her coronation, was created by 33-year-old Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark, whose design was selected from a number of anonymous submissions. The last Royal Mint Engraver to be commissioned to undertake a royal portrait was George William de Saulles, who engraved the portrait of Edward VII which first appeared on coins in 1902. More »

  • Prince Charles wants to reign in Windsor 19 hours ago

    Britain's Prince Charles reportedly won't live in Buckingham Palace when he is king as he would rather reign from Windsor Castle and allow the London residence to be used by the public. More »

  • Wall of poppies to commemorate Gallipoli 20 hours ago

    Sydneysiders are being invited to add to a wall of 11,500 poppies that will travel to Gallipoli for centenary commemorations. More »

  • New coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth unveiled
    New coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth unveiled 20 hours ago

    A new portrait of Britain's long-reigning Queen Elizabeth which will appear on the nation's coins was unveiled on Monday, and is set to reach her people's purses and pockets later this year. The new portrayal, which shows Elizabeth wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her coronation, was created by 33-year-old Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark, whose design was selected from a number of anonymous submissions. The last Royal Mint Engraver to be commissioned to undertake a royal portrait was George William de Saulles, who engraved the portrait of Edward VII which first appeared on coins in 1902. More »

  • P&O Cruises Celebrates Britannia Naming Ceremony Featuring Her Majesty Queen …
    P&O Cruises Celebrates Britannia Naming Ceremony Featuring Her Majesty Queen … 23 hours ago

    P&O Cruises invites the world to view the naming of the Britannia, Britain’s largest and most glamorous cruise ship. The lavish ceremony will begin streaming live at 11:30 a.m. GMT – (6:30 a.m. ET) March 10, 2015 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6OqF5BIipY and http://youtu.be/X6OqF5BIipY when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, becomes “Godmother” to P&O Cruises’ newest addition to its fleet, during a naming ceremony at Ocean Terminal Southampton, England. More »

  • Prince William tours China's Forbidden City
    Prince William tours China's Forbidden City Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Duke of Cambridge Prince William had a brief tour of the Forbidden City in China on 2 March as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades. William and his entourage were seen entering the Hall of Supreme Harmony accompanied by officials of the Forbidden City museum. William's trip to China is the first since the queen and her husband Prince Philip paid a visit in 1986, and comes as London and Beijing have spared over last year's pro-democracy demonstrations in the former British colony of Hong Kong. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, visits commercial hub Shanghai and then an elephant sanctuary in south-western China. More »

  • Imperial splendour for Prince William on China visit
    Imperial splendour for Prince William on China visit Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. More »

  • UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
    UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seen on a two-pound coin at the National Portrait Gallery in London on March 2, 2015 More »

  • Prince Charles upset with Prince Andrew? Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles has reportedly "cut off" his younger brother Prince Andrew and refuses to speak to him. More »

  • Prince William meets Chinese president Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Britain's Prince William told President Xi Jinping he is "looking forward" to learning about soccer in China. More »

  • Intruder stopped at Windsor Castle Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A security alert was sparked at Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle residence after a tourist got into a restricted area via an unlocked door. More »

  • Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain. More »

  • Setting aside rancor over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    Setting aside rancor over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancor with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain. More »

  • Prince William and Shaun the Sheep Take China by Storm Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The first visit to China by a member of the British royal family in nearly three decades also includes an exhibition of the Aardman Animation character. More »

  • 20 Internet words that didn't exist when Yahoo launched 20 years ago
    20 Internet words that didn't exist when Yahoo launched 20 years ago Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    To commemorate Yahoo's 20th anniversary, Yahoo News editors came up with a list of 20 tech words and phrases that didn't exist when the company was founded in 1995. More »

  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
    Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. More »

  • 'The Good Wife' Postmortem: Inside Alicia's Teary Compromise, Colin Sweeney's …
    'The Good Wife' Postmortem: Inside Alicia's Teary Compromise, Colin Sweeney's … Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Creators Robert and Michelle King and stars Dylan Baker and Laura Benanti break down the March 1 episode, "Dark Money." More »

  • Prince William on diplomatic role in China
    Prince William on diplomatic role in China Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Prince William has met with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People as part of his official visit to China. More »

  • Adelaide hospital security questioned after more than 8,000 violent incidents … Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A proposal to downscale the emergency departments of three Adelaide hospitals could increase the problem of violence against staff, a South Australian MP has warned. More »

  • Die Fledermaus: Ned Bell, Sheryl MacKay appear as extras Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Ned Bell is often considered a bit of a celebrity chef in the Vancouver's culinary scene, but it turns out the man is as natural on stage as he is in the kitchen. Bell, the executive chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, will play an extra in Vancouver Opera's production of Die Fledermaus on Thursday. Die Fledermaus is a comedy set in Vienna in the late 19th century. It tells the high society story of Gabriel von Eisenstein, a rich man who becomes the victim of an elaborate joke played by his friend Dr. Falke. More »

  • Royal welcome for embattled Mexican president in London
    Royal welcome for embattled Mexican president in London Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will pay a state visit next week to Britain, receiving a lavish royal welcome that may provide some distraction from his domestic troubles. More »

  • The fabulous life of Sir Jony Ive, the genius behind Apple’s design
    The fabulous life of Sir Jony Ive, the genius behind Apple’s design Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    AP After the late Steve Jobs, no one has had more influence on Apple than Jonathan Ive, the company’s senior vice president of design. Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple’s minimalist design aesthetic. He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. Ive’s success at Apple has made him a household name and catapulted him into conversations about popular culture. He has also amassed a fortune. Jonathan Ive was born on Feb. 27, 1967, in Chingford, a London suburb. His father was a silversmith. Ive recalls letting his imagination go wild in his father’s workshop. Ive studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic, now called Northumbria University. Some of Ive’s collegiate drawings have been exhibited at the London Design Museum. Here’s an early Ive sketch of an electronic pen that could write in different widths and patterns. His first design for Apple was the Lindy MessagePad. Ive’s favorite part was the flip cover, which foreshadowed the popularity of flip cellphones. Here’s a younger picture of Ive. He joined Apple in 1992 and became SVP of Design after Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997. Jobs’ first major assignment for Ive was the iMac, pictured below with Jobs. These days Ive lives in San Francisco and commutes to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. In 2012 he bought this 4-bedroom house in Pacific Heights for $17 million. One of his neighbors is Oracle co-founder and former CEO Larry Ellison. That part of Pac Heights is called “Billionaire’s Row,” and for good reason. Ive has a beach house on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, too. Ive also has quite the car collection. He once helped his dad restore an Austin-Healey Sprite. Ive used to own an Aston Martin DB9, but he crashed it near San Bruno, California. Ive bought a second DB9, but it turned out to be a lemon. So he complained to Aston Martin and they gave him a deal on their Vanquish supercar. Next Ive bought a Bentley Brooklands. It has a sumptuous leather and wood interior. These days Ive is chauffeured around in a Bentley Mulsanne. This year’s model starts at $303,700. He also owns a Land Rover LR3. He reportedly bought it days after seeing a colleague with one. After Steve Jobs died, Ive asked CEO Tim Cook for his own Gulfstream jet. Apple’s board rejected the request, so Ive bought Jobs’ former plane. In May 2012 Ive was knighted in Buckingham Palace by Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter. Ive said the experience was “absolutely thrilling.” Ive met the Duchess of Cambridge at the knighting ceremony. He’s friends with Bono and designer Marc Newson, too. Apple hired Newson last year. Ive is also close with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. The two sat together at this dinner in 2013. in 2013 Ive vacationed in Seward, Alaska. Not a bad place to go on holiday, as they say in Europe. Last year he was spotted at the Chiltern Firehouse, a posh nightclub in London’s West End. He also gets invited to mingle with the rich and powerful. Ive was invited to this White House State Dinner for UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2012. More recently Ive was spotted at Apple headquarters with LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He’s also rumored to have hung out with Elon Musk at a recent Oscars after party. His design fame has led him to charity work. Ive designed this Leica, which set the record for a camera sold at auction. He also designed this Jaeger-LeCoultre watch for an AIDS charity auction. Now check out some designs by his buddy Marc Newson. Apple Hired A New Design Genius — Here Are 15 Stunning Things He’s Done Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website. More »

  • Cruise liner offers to help boaties Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner offered to help rescue boaties in trouble in New Zealand but the Coastguard was on the job. More »