Dos and Don’ts of British Elite Wedding Style, According to Royals

Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall, Royal Wedding ArrivalsWhat does one wear to a British wedding? More importantly, what does one wear to high-society nuptials with royals in attendance? Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding is happening on…

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Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile.
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British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers ‘found’

The code, found lurking on the British Airways website, may be how hackers stole data on 380,000 transactions.
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The airline has said how hackers accessed customer data, but there are a variety of possible methods.
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British Amateur Jockeys Race in Suffragette-Inspired Silks for Goodwood Magnolia Cup

PLACE YOUR BETS: The intense sun that baked the grounds of Goodwood in West Sussex, England did little to deter the amateur riders who took part in the annual, all-female charity race known as the Magnolia Cup.
The 11 riders included milliner Emily Baxendale, British model Rosie Tapner, cancer researcher Dr. Amanda Cross and businesswoman Katie Forrest, all of whom trained especially for the charity event. “There are all these strong women from all different disciplines and it’s amazing is that no one is a jockey, so you meet people from different fields,” said Baxendale.
After months of intense training and an animated 50-second flat sprint, Forrest and her horse Harry Hurricane took home the Magnolia Cup and a Swarovski crystal trophy presented by Nadja Swarovski, whose family company sponsored the event. Forrest accepted the trophy in tears, then took part in an emotional group hug from the participating riders.
“I’m so thrilled for Katie that she won, she could not be a better winner,” said Tapner. “We were all saying at breakfast, we actually want all of us to win and that we should trot through the finish line all holding hands because we’ve all worked as hard as each other and together,”

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Rihanna ‘honoured’ to front prestigious British Vogue issue

Pop star Rihanna is the cover star of British Vogue’s prestigious September issue.
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British Royal Baby Name Announced

ANOTHER ROYAL LOUIS: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised the British — and the world — with an off-kilter, and traditionally French, name for their third child who was born on Monday, April 23.
In defiance of all the bookies’ predictions, they called him Louis Arthur Charles. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. Among the British bookies’ favorite picks were Arthur, James, Albert and Phillip.
The royal couple kept the public waiting for four days before revealing the name of the little royal.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. The palace didn’t give any background about why they chose the name Louis in particular.
Louis is the third name of Prince George and Prince William’s fourth name as Prince Charles selected it as an homage to his mentor and friend Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle.
Earlier this week, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby boy, the Prince of Cambridge, just after 11 a.m. GMT in London. The prince weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

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CEW Reveals Findings About British Beauty Ahead of Annual Awards

BRITISH BEAUTY SPOT: Britain has become a world leader in beauty product innovation and brand development, according to a new report commissioned by the CEW U.K. that’s set to be published later this spring.
Speaking at the start of the 2018 Beauty Awards on Friday, CEW president Caroline Neville said from 2015 to 2017, 700 companies operated in the U.K. beauty and personal-care market. They launched 40,000 unique products under 1,800 different brands. Globally, the overall beauty industry is worth $ 3 trillion, according to CEW.
Once again, Charlotte Tilbury dominated the annual awards, which took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The brand took home four accolades although Tilbury wasn’t in the room to accept them. She’s already in Hong Kong preparing for her brand’s Asia debut in partnership with Lane Crawford.
She will unveil her beauty counters on April 21 at Harbour City mall, followed by IFC mall on April 22. She has also unveiled a campaign featuring her signature 10 looks wardrobe, featuring model Ting Ting.
Tilbury took home the award for Best British Brand, and for her Hollywood Lips, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask products.
Other big winners included Elemis, which scooped two awards, for Life

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That Time ‘Great British Baking Show’ Judge Mary Berry Got Arrested At An Airport

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Kering, British Fashion Council Host Ethical Fashion Event in Paris

DOWN TO EARTH: Britain’s ambassador to France Edward Llewellyn opened his residence to a fashion crowd, assembled to discuss sustainable style in a networking event hosted by Kering, the London College of Fashion and the British Fashion Council.
“Inside Kering, we have a feeling that sustainability is key,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering’s chief sustainability officer, who is also in charge of institutional affairs for the luxury group. Daveu added that the industry needs to build a more “eco-resistant” business model and that it is important to get various people involved, including designers and students. She and Claire Bergkamp, who heads sustainability and ethical trade for Stella McCartney, stressed the importance of research and development for the endeavor. Start-ups also play a role in promoting sustainability, added Bergkamp, citing Bolt Threads, a company that makes silk out of yeast as an example.
Other speakers were Frances Corner of the London College of Fashion and Tamsin Lejeune of the Ethical Fashion Forum, while Godfrey Deeny, editor in chief of Fashionnetwork.com moderated the discussion.
The ambassador said he was pleased to see the halls of the historic diplomat’s quarters animated by the issue.
“It’s fantastic, this historic residence. It’s been the British ambassador’s residence for over 200

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Arab Fashion Council Plots Arab Fashion Week Riyadh, Partners With British Fashion Council

LONDON — The Arab Fashion Council is starting to lay the foundations for the development of a sustainable infrastructure across the Arab world, with a strategic partnership with the British Fashion Council and the debut of the first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh.
The nonprofit organization, which represents 22 countries across the Arab world and has recently set up a regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is aiming to use the event as a platform to support local talent, as well as international names looking to enter the Arab market.
“The history and trajectory of the BFC goes hand in hand with what we are trying to achieve: nurturing young talent and adopting an international vision,” said Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud, the organization’s honorary president.
In turn, the AFC will work toward providing opportunities for London-based designers to tap into the Arab market.
Jacob Abrian, the founder and chief executive officer of the AFC, pointed to the fact that their efforts are aligned with the government’s broader vision to diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia and create opportunities for its increasingly young generation — 70 percent of the population being under 30. “Most Arab countries are looking to diversify; Abu Dhabi, for example, announced that

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Which British artists topped the 2017 album chart?

British artists made eight of the top 10 best-selling albums of 2017 – with Ed Sheeran leading the way.
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Why is Germany obsessed with this British film?

Dinner For One is a cultural phenomenon.
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at the British Independent Film Awards

“God’s Own Country” was the big winner at The British Film Awards, Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut director for Francis Lee. “Lady Macbeth” also fared well at the BIFAs, scooping best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie […]

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Burberry Named Most Popular British Brand on Instagram

ALL IN THE NUMBERS: Burberry is the most popular British brand on Instagram, according to data set to be released Friday from Iconosquare, a social media analytics firm.
According to the group’s annual British brands report, Burberry nabbed the top slot for the second year in a row. The brand has more than 10.4 million followers, followed by Topshop at 9.2 million; Jimmy Choo, 7.3 million; Asos.com, 6.6 million; Alexander McQueen, 5.3 million, and Stella McCartney, 4.5 million.
The report also noted that “British brands have a long way to go,” and pointed to Nike, which has 75.2 million followers; Victoria Secret, 57.7 million followers, and Chanel, 25 million. All three top the global list.
“Burberry should be especially pleased with their efforts as they have topped our British brands on Instagram study for the second year running and boosted their follower count by over 2 million over 12 months,” said Romain Ouzeau, chief executive officer of Iconosquare.
“A strong social media presence is an essential component of any successful marketing strategy. The top ten most popular British brands on Instagram have all been able to successfully promote aspirational lifestyles to a wide audience of people and will reap rewards this holiday season.”

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The Great British Bake Off 2017: How the final unfolded

The Great British Bake Off reaches its climax – hours after Prue Leith let slip the winner’s name.
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Helly Hansen to Acquire British Outdoor Brand Musto

GREAT OUTDOORS: In a marriage of two European outdoor performance brands, Helly Hansen has said it plans to acquire Musto, the British specialist sailing and country apparel company, from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Norwegian Helly Hansen, which specializes in sailing and skiwear, climbing and mountaineering gear, said the purchase will allow it to become a global leader in professional sailing apparel and expand its reach in the U.K.
Musto has two British Royal Warrants and is the official supplier to the British National Sailing Team and the British Equestrian Federation through the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The acquisition is part of a long-term growth strategy set out by Helly Hansen in 2015 that has seen the brand invest in product development and enhance distribution channels. Helly Hansen said it plans to invest in Musto’s international growth ambitions and deepen its technological and sourcing capabilities.
Peter Smith, chief executive officer of Musto, will continue in his role, and report to Paul Stoneham, his counterpart at Helly Hansen, who will also become executive chairman of Musto.
“Our focus will be to expand Musto internationally as an iconic British lifestyle brand with deep technical sailing credentials alongside Helly Hansen. The

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British Jewelry Designer Shaun Leane’s Personal Archive to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s New York

SHAUN’S SHOWCASE: The personal collection of British jewelry designer Shaun Leane is set to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York in December.
The designer said the collection represents “a level of creative freedom that has no parallel today and a time when jewelry, performance art and fashion fused as one. It has prompted questions in my own mind as to the important role the collection still has to play in conversations surrounding the relationship between these vital creative industries.”
He’s hoping the auction will address the questions he asked himself when making the jewels: “Is it art? Is it fashion? Is it jewelry?”
The sale is part of the auction house’s “A Life of Luxury” series, and will see 45 bespoke pieces thrust under the spotlight. Leane made the pieces for Alexander McQueen, his old friend and colleague of 17 years, for the latter’s shows and for Givenchy, and for clients such as Daphne Guinness, Isabella Blow, Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Highlights include the coiled corset from McQueen’s The Overlook collection for fall 1999 to 2000 that took its cue from the film “The Shining.” It was created with 97 aluminum coils. There is also a silver crown of thorns

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British police investigate Weinstein assault claim

Police in the UK are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
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HSBC Seals Partnership With British Fashion Council Fashion Trust

MONEY TALKS: British fashion designers will now have access to financial advice from the global bank HSBC as part of a new partnership with the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust.
As part of the tie-in, HSBC will offer mentoring and financial advice to the recipients of the Fashion Trust’s annual grant, while Daniel Howlett, HSBC’S head of large corporates, U.K. and regional head of client coverage, Europe, will join the Fashion Trust’s advisory board. The existing members include Helen David, Kim Hersov, Rana Tabiat and Nicoletta Fiorucci.
The first designers to work with the bank will be the 11 labels that scooped this year’s annual grant. As reported, the 2017 winners were Edeline Lee, Eudon Choi, Fyodor Golan, Georgia Hardinge, Huishan Zhang, Isa Arfen, Marques’Almeida, Osman, Rejina Pyo, Sharon Wauchob and Teatum Jones. As well as mentoring, the winners will share a funding package that amounts to 450,000 pounds.
Previous participating designers included Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Erdem and Roksanda.
Howlett said that the bank wants to put its financial might behind British designers because of the global appeal of their business and the potential to help them grow further, given HSBC’s wide reach, which he said covers 90 percent of the world’s

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British writer wins Nobel Prize for Literature

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish academy.
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British Empire Strikes Back: Queen snubs Star Wars

The organisation which runs land belonging to the Queen has revealed it turned down a request from Star Wars producers to film at Windsor Great Park.
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Toronto welcomes British talent in Oscar race

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How viewers reacted to the new Great British Bake Off

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British Online Retailer Avenue 32 Shuts Operations

DEAD END: British online retailer Avenue 32, which sold contemporary women’s wear, has shut down, the company said Wednesday.
The business posted a message on its web site: “Goodbye…After 6 wonderful years, we have decided to focus on new projects and so, sadly, Avenue32.com is now closed. Thank you for being such loyal customers. Orders placed before 11th August 2017 will be processed as normal and the returns period remains at 15 days from receiving your order.”
Launched in 2011 by chief executive officer Roberta Benteler, who had spent her career in private equity, Avenue 32 was backed by Germany’s Benteler Group, which makes steel tubes, components and systems for the auto industry.
Sources said the closure came down to financing as the company struggled to generate sales. Financials experts say it’s difficult for small online retailers to secure funding and financing nowadays: Not only do they have to show they are profitable, they are also facing competition from all directions. They have to compete with the big online luxury players such as Net-a-porter.com, Moda Operandi, Stylebop.com, Mytheresa.com Farfetch and Matchesonline.com, stand-alone brand sites and Instagram sellers.
One industry source speculated that the company’s failure also came down to customer acquisition, which is expensive.

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On the Runway: Walmart Heirs Snap Up Rapha, the British Bikewear Brand

Steuart and Tom Walton, grandsons of the Walmart founder, have taken a majority stake in the company, which makes style-conscious cycling clothes.
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Walpole Opens Nominations for 2017 British Luxury Awards

OPEN CALL: Walpole has opened nominations for the 16th edition of its 2017 British Luxury Awards, to be held at London’s Dorchester hotel on Nov. 20. The industry event showcases British luxury brands’ craftsmanship, design and innovation with nominations open until Sept. 8.
Categories will include cultural experience, British luxury brand of the year, maker of the year, luxury with a heart, commitment to British manufacturing, excellence in exporting British luxury, digital, innovation and creativity, brands of tomorrow award for emerging talent, leader in luxury, international luxury brand of the year and lifetime achievement.
The judging panel is comprised of names including Michael Ward, Helen Brocklebank, Gillian de Bono, Hannah Rothschild and Stefan Sielaff.
Last year Ralph & Russo won for outstanding achievement, while Charlotte Tilbury scooped up brand of the year. Anya Hindmarch was awarded for digital innovation while Burberry was named champion of luxury sustainability.
Walpole is a not-for-profit organization that aims to protect and promote British luxury brands at home and abroad with members including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Harrods and Jimmy Choo.

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British Brands Converge on U.S. Men’s Market

With Brexit looming and the potential loss of commerce with other European nations, the U.K. fashion and textile industry is increasing its focus on the American market.
At the men’s trade shows in New York this week, nearly 50 designers and manufacturers of men’s wear brought their wares to the city. Among the brands showing at Project, MRket, Capsule, Liberty Fairs and Man under the tag line “Brits in New York” were Alan Paine, Austin Reed, Barbour, Edward Green, Ettinger, John Smedley, French Connection, Trickers, Derek Rose, Ted Baker London, Troubadour and Richard James.
Paul Alger, director of international business development for the U.K. Fashion & Textile Association, said, “If Brexit happens, we need to make sure we replace the business we’ll lose in continental Europe with other markets. And the U.S. is tops on that list.”
As a result, the UKFT provides grants of 1,200 pounds for brands to show internationally up to six times.
In addition to the U.S., the grants are available to manufacturers showing at Pitti Uomo in Florence, where Alger said 100 U.K. brands were represented at the latest edition in June, as well as at shows in Paris; Lyon, France; Shanghai, and Berlin.
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British Celebrities Want You to Know That Airlines Aren’t Evil

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Great British Bake Off: Channel 4 says the show will be more ‘modern’

The Great British Bake Off will feel “future facing” when it swaps channels this year, C4 says.
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A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Doctors warn the national programme of changes is being rushed through and is wasting money.
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British Designers Attend BFC/BAFTA Fashion Arts Film Commissions Screening

FASHION FILMS: The British Fashion Council and BAFTA hosted their Fashion Arts Film Commissions screening in London on Thursday.
Guests including Emilia Wickstead, Rupert Sanderson, Stephen Jones, Richard James, Toby Lamb, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi watched two films — “Reflections on Hollywood” and “The Eyes of My Father” — at the auditorium of the British Academy Film and Television Arts, followed by a drinks reception at Maison Assouline.
“Reflections on Hollywood” is a modern story about the escapades of a movie star. The film was written, produced and directed by Jessica de Rothschild with costumes designed by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Gieves & Hawkes and Stephen Webster.
De Rothschild said she loved the “rock ‘n’ roll, insouciant attitude of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Stephen Webster” and the “classic elegance” of Gieves & Hawkes. “They all combine perfectly to tell a story of one magical night at the iconic Peninsula, Beverly Hills as we follow Miss Diamond, a famous movie star, on an enchanting adventure through the hotel,” said de Rothschild.
“It’s so wonderful to see it on the big screen,” said Thornton. “And to see the way they have interpreted the clothes into the film. The narrative was beautiful and charming and

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British Fashion Council Marks Fifth Anniversary of London Fashion Week Men’s

MARKING MEN’S: “It’s an incredible achievement for the BFC,” boasted London Fashion Week Men’s ambassador David Gandy at a reception hosted by the British Fashion Council to mark the fifth anniversary of London Fashion Week Men’s on Sunday. Held at the Designer Showrooms at Store Studios, the event also honored the design talent that has taken up space at the Designer Showrooms to showcase their collections. Guests included Gandy, Caroline Rush and Daniel Fletcher.
“I’ve been here since Day One,” said Gandy of London Fashion Week Men’s. “There have been changes in format for the shows and seasons. Everyone has been affected in Paris and Milan. We have to see how it spans over few years. Just having a platform and show space like this for emerging designers is brilliant anyway. Whatever happens, this has to continue because it is such an important role. We have the best fashion schools here. To have a platform for the younger generation during fashion week — which isn’t the easiest thing — it’s very important.”
“I think a lot of brands are waiting to see how it goes,” he added. “We might end up merging the men’s and women’s together and streaming it to the

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British Designers, Stylists Attend E. Tautz’s Charity Exhibition

PHOTOS FOR A CAUSE: “It’s a moment of light. People expect to see fame or fashion from me, but that’s not what I take,” said Elizabeth Saltzman at the opening of the E. Tautz charity photography exhibition in London’s Mayfair. Saltzman’s image of light rays was taken during a museum visit. “I like that fact that it’s something private, then taken public,” she said.
Saltzman was among those who contributed images to the E. Tautz show, organized by the brand’s owner and creative director Patrick Grant. The show is called “150” to mark the brand’s 150th anniversary and took place at the Duke Street flagship on Tuesday evening.
Guests including Louise Gray, James Long and his sister Charlotte, joined the crowd on the lower level of the store and viewed works on display. There was imagery by Long, and fellow designer Agi Mdumulla, Sam Cotton, Charles Jeffrey, Claire Barrow, Henry Holland, Kit Neale, Liam Hodges, Louise Gray, Nigel Cabourn and Roksanda Ilincic. The images will remain on display until July 6, and their creators will remain anonymous until the moment of purchase.
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British Airways Faces Third Day of Flight Disruption After IT Outage

British Airways said a far-reaching computer outage would disrupt flights for a third day and pledged to avoid a repetition of the events that led to hundreds of canceled flights over the weekend.
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British Airways Cancels Flights After Computer Failure

A far-reaching computer outage forced British Airways to cancel a large number of flights and warn of further disruption Sunday during one of the U.K.’s busiest travel weekends and the long Memorial Day break in the U.S.
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British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

More than a third of departures are cancelled after an IT crash causes a second day of disruption.
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Boss says power cut behind IT problem which saw all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick cancelled.
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Dos and Don’ts of British Wedding Style, as Seen on Pippa Middleton

ESC: Pippa Middleton, Wedding Do's and Don'tsWhat does one wear to a British wedding? More importantly, what does one wear to high-society nuptials with royals in attendance? Pippa Middleton and James Mathews’ fete is only mere days…

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British Fashion Council Names 15 NewGen Recipients

LONDON — The British Fashion Council has announced 15 recipients of NewGen sponsorship.
Taking cue from a new format, which was unveiled earlier this year, the sponsorship will be awarded yearly to men’s wear and women’s wear designers that plan to show during London Fashion Week Men’s and London Fashion Week.
A-Cold-Wall, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Halpern, Nicholas Daley and Richard Malone will join the roster of current NewGen recipients including Wales Bonner, Cottweiler, Phoebe English Man, Molly Goddard, Liam Hodges, Marta Jakubowski, Kiko Kostadinov, Paula Knorr and Sadie Williams. Richard Quinn will receive One to Watch aid and will be awarded exhibit space at the Designer Showrooms. Meanwhile, Alex Mullins, Ashley Williams, Craig Green and Faustine Steinmetz have moved on from the scheme.
A-Cold-Wall, Cottweiler, Nicholas Daley, Phoebe English Man, Liam Hodges, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Kiko Kostadinov and Wales Bonner will present their collections during London Fashion Week Men’s in June.
Meanwhile, Halpern, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr, Marta Jakubowski, Richard Malone and Sadie Williams will showcase their ranges during London Fashion Week in September.
In addition, the NewGen designers will be given a pop-up showroom to showcase their ranges to buyers and press.
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British Vogue appoints first ever male editor

For the first time in its 101-year history, British Vogue will have a man at the helm.
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Edward Enninful Is Named Editor in Chief at British Vogue

Mr. Enninful will replace Alexandra Shulman and will become the first nonwhite man to edit a mainstream women’s fashion magazine.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Wears Custom Charlotte Olympia Shoes for Charity

CUSTOM KITTIES: British Prime Minister Theresa May might divide opinion when it comes to politics, but as far as her taste in footwear is concerned, many in the industry would give the British Prime Minister points for her fashion-forward choices.
On Friday, May marked Red Nose Day by wearing a pair of custom Charlotte Olympia red velvet kitten heels. Red Nose Day is an annual U.K. fund-raiser organized by the charity Comic Relief. It encourages people to embrace their sense of humor and raise money for a variety of charities.
The shoes were a variation of the brand’s signature “Kitty” flats, with vamps shaped like pointy feline ears.
“Theresa May is well-known for her love of shoes, and it was an honor to design a pair especially for Britain’s leading lady,” said Charlotte Dellal, the brand’s founder and creative director. “Comic Relief is a great cause that changes lives for the better and Charlotte Olympia is proud to be associated with the vital work they do.”
The shoes are being auctioned as part of Comic Relief’s “Best Auction Ever.” Jamie Oliver, James Corden and Ed Sheeran are also taking part in the auction.
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The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will join Paul Hollywood when The Great British Bake Off returns.
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Let’s Not Pit British And American Black Actors Against Each Other

Do black British actors “steal” roles from African-American actors?

On Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson sparked this debate in an interview on Hot.97, where he talked about Jordan Peele’s social horror “Get Out,” and questioned how the movie might have been different had the lead black character been played by an American actor, instead of British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

“Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for 100 years,” Jackson said. “What would a brother from America have made of that role? Some things are universal but [not everything].”

Jackson’s comments drew instant criticism from some people online, including British-Nigerian actor John Boyega who tweeted:

Others weighed in:

Jackson clarified his comments later that day, insisting that he wasn’t trying to slam black British actors, but rather callout the Hollywood machine, which he believes hires Brits because they’re cheaper and “classically trained” at British institutions like RADA. 

“I don’t know what the love affair is with all that,” Jackson told The Associated Press. 

So, are black British actors actually “stealing” acting jobs away from African-American stars? Of course not, but the situation is still complicated. It’s true that some things are not “universal” for all black actors, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. 

David Oyelowo told NPR in 2014 that, part of the reason Ava DuVernay cast him as Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma” was the fact that he was British, and thus would go into the role with less “baggage” than a black American actor. 

The line between which black actors can play which roles is far hazier than, say, the idea of a white actor playing an iconic black character. After all, just as black British actors like Chiwitel Ejiofor and Idris Elba have played black Americans on screen, American actors like Don Cheadle, Denzel Washington, and Forest Whitaker have played British characters. And what about African characters?

There have been at least five movies and a mini-series made about Nelson Mandela ― none of the actors who played him (Danny Glover, Terrence Howard, Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne) were South African. Should we draw a line there as well? Is it OK that African-born actors rarely get cast in African parts? 

This situation is far too complex to start pointing fingers and tallying up all the times a black Brit played an African-American and all the times an African-American played a brit. Because this all boils down to the politics of the entertainment industry, both in America and the U.K. 

As Idris Elba explained in an address to the British Parliament last year, there is a dearth of proper, meaty roles for black actors in the U.K. So many of them go to New York or Los Angeles for better opportunities. Indeed, Elba, David Oyelowo and John Boyega did not see their careers begin to truly flourish until they each made crossovers in American films. 

And as Jackson pointed out in his radio interview on Thursday, these actors tend to cost studios less to hire ― studios which also, according to Jackson, exotify these actors because of their training. 

“They think they’re better trained, for some reason, than we are because they’re ‘classically’ trained,” Jackson explained. 

This clash has a lot to do with the subtle forces of class and respectability politics, which have worked to divide those in the diaspora for decades upon decades. It’s all a question of inclusion, representation, and what opportunities are being afforded to actors of all kinds. Hollywood is still racist, and its racism manifests itself in many ways.

The most damaging way, of course, is that there still continues to be too few roles for a wide pool of talented actors, and the big roles generally only go to those established black actors (like Samuel L. Jackson) who’ve put in 10, 20, even 40 years in the game. A white American actor of Jackson’s stature would probably have a very different perspective about being up for a role against, say, Benedict Cumberbatch, because there would probably be 20 more good roles out there waiting for him.

The debate surrounding context and history and how that affects a black actor’s performance certainly isn’t a useless one. Thinking about how an American actor like, say, Michael B. Jordan would have played in “Get Out” is interesting to think about, but it doesn’t make Kaluuya’s performance any less profound. 

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Samuel L Jackson: Don’t cast British actors in films about US race relations

Samuel L Jackson has criticised Hollywood directors for casting British actors in films about US race relations.
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A British songwriter is claiming rock band U2 stole one of his songs for their 1991 album Achtung Baby.
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As Alexandra Shulman Departs, Who’s Next at British Vogue?

The contenders to replace Ms. Shulman, the magazine’s editor in chief for 25 years, include her deputy, the founder of Net-a-Porter and a Financial Times editor.
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“La La Land” takes 5 prizes at British academy awards

Actress Emma Stone with her BAFTA award for Best Actress and director Damien Chazelle with his BAFTA award for Best Director both for the film "La La Land' pose backstage at the British Academy Film Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)LONDON (AP) — Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.



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British Tweed Supplier Linton Launches Men’s Apparel in Japan

TOKYO—Linton, an English textile company that is primarily known for being Chanel‘s tweed supplier, is launching its first ready-to-wear line in Japan.
Linton Japan will launch Linton Men with a small collection of tweed jackets and coats starting with the fall season. The pieces are all made with Linton fabrics, but are designed and sewn in Japan. The company is targeting department stores and multi-brand boutiques, and anticipates the collection will hit stores in mid-August.
“The concept behind the brand is accessible luxury,” said designer, Yoritsugu Negaki during a launch event at Tokyo’s British embassy.
“As a luxury line, we are targeting customers in their 40s and up, but we expect actual customers to mainly be in their 50s and up.”
Prices for the pieces range from 88,560 yen, or $ 781, for a basic tweed jacket, to 162,000 yen, or $ 1,429, for a jacket made of a patchwork of different fabrics. Coats range from 118,800 yen, or $ 1,048, to 138,240 yen, or $ 1,219.
“We expect our customers will be the kind of people who can afford to buy a nice jacket and just wear it once or twice a month,” Negaki said. “We don’t see these as everyday items.”
William Linton founded the brand in 1912

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British Athletes Claim ‘Sex Ghost’ Is Haunting Their Reality Show

Well, that’s one way to scare up publicity.

Two British athletes starring on a reality show are claiming that a sex ghost seems to be haunting their hotel rooms.

British paralympian Kadeena Cox and retired rugby star Gareth Thomas are two of the celebrities competing on “The Jump,” a British show where famous people compete in various snow sports ― a “Ski Jump With The Stars,” if you will.

The season’s first episode aired Sunday on the Channel 4 network. But the show is scaring up more attention for what’s happening in the celebs’ hotel rooms.

During the episode, the 25-year-old Cox reportedly asked for a new room after allegedly being sexually violated by a ghost.

Another competing celebrity, Emma Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Corwall’s niece, said on the show that Cox “was penetrated” by some sort of paranormal entity.

Thomas, 42, concurred.

“She had a ghost going in and out of her. She had a sleep thing,” he said, according to the Sun. “She wishes it were a person… It was going in and out of her body.”

The feeling was apparently so real to her, she asked for a room change, as did Thomas.

“I wanted to move [to] different floors because when I’m hearing these ghost stories I was at the very, very end [of the corridor] and I got scared,” he said, according to the Express.

Cox and Thomas are just the latest semi-famous people who’ve claimed to have had ghost sex. Last year, Bobby Brown promoted his autobiography by claiming a ghost had sex with him.

“I wasn’t high,” Brown told 20/20. “I was not tripping.”

In September 2012, Kesha told Ryan Seacrest her song, “Supernatural,” was inspired by a randy romp with a male ghost.

“It’s about experiences with the supernatural … but in a sexy way,” she told Seacrest. “I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural. I don’t know his name! He was a ghost! I’m very open to it.”

The concept of ghost sex arouses lots of interest, and there are some people ― “spectrophilliacs” ― who fantasize about spooky encounters.

Debunkers, however, are quick to dismiss ghost-on-human whoopee. Ben Radford, the deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, calls such experiences hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations.

These vivid hallucinations ― which can be sexual ― are common to people who are going in and out of sleep.

They are also usually harmless, Radford said in a 2014 article for Seeker.com:

“Few people who are visited by these seductive specters complain about it, so if you experience it, there’s little to fear.”

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How The British Royals Spent Super Bowl Sunday

The British royal family spent Super Bowl Sunday getting into competitive athletics of their own ― all for a good cause.  

In an event for their mental health awareness campaign Heads Together, Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry faced off in a relay race at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with runners training for the upcoming London Marathon, of which Heads Together is the official charity partner. 

The three royals raced against each other in the first leg of the relay, egging each other on as the crowd counted down to the start of the race and showing off their well-documented competitive streaks.

“Oh my hamstring,” William joked at the start of the race, ABC News reported. But the teasing didn’t throw his younger brother or wife off their game; Harry won by a fraction of a second. 

Runners at the event were raising funds for Heads Together, which works to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help find resources for those who are suffering. The runners explained their reasons for getting involved in a video the campaign released: 

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Jaguar XF35t Review: British Style, Off the Rack

Jaguar slashed prices and extended its warranty. But does the Jaguar XF35t, a mass-class sedan, live up to the brand’s legacy?
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Great British Bake Off stars up for National Television Awards

The Great British Bake Off co-hosts Mel and Sue are joined by judge Mary Berry in the nominations for this year’s National Television Awards.
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Ashley Graham Talks Breaking Barriers With British Vogue Cover and Continuing “Mission of Beauty Beyond Size”

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American Honey named best British indie

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British Men’s Wear Designer Martine Rose Makes Her Mark

LONDON — British men’s wear designer Martine Rose is determined to build a business on her own terms. The designer, who dropped off the men’s fashion week calendar nearly four years ago and is consulting for Balenciaga, has been presenting her collections — full of oversize silhouettes, reworked fabrics and denim — in a variety of formats. It’s proving successful: Retailers including Matchesfashion.com, Barneys and Selfridges have picked up her line for spring 2017, and she is currently stocked at Opening Ceremony.
“The whole experience is quite an organic one for me, and always has been,” Rose said. “I always try for the This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser. to reflect the collection as much as possible, so I’ve tried not to show in a formulaic way as it doesn’t always feel relevant for me or for the collection. For fall 2014, I did an installation and a look book online, and then for spring 2015, I just did one look. For spring 2016, I just did a film. So I’ve chosen a really wide, eclectic mix of situations that tell a story, and that is reflected in how it’s shown

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British film editor Anne V. Coates wins an honorary Oscar, 53 years after her first Academy award.
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British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44

British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44


Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last decade of the Walpole ministry, the attempt to replace it by a Patriot government, and the return of the Old Corps Whigs to a process of dominance. In particular it reveals how ministerial change and political fortunes were closely linked to foreign policy, with foreign policy both affecting, and being affected by, political developments. The book draws upon a great range of foreign and domestic sources, but makes particular use of foreign diplomatic records. These are important as many negotiations were handled, at least in part, through envoys in London. Moreover, these diplomats regularly spoke with George II and his ministers, and some were personal friends of envoys and could be used for secret negotiations outside normal channels. The range of sources consulted ensures that the book offers more than any previous book to cover the period as a whole, whilst not simply becoming a detailed study of a number of episodes. Instead it retains the strong structural aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and politics necessary to examine questions about political stability, motivation and effectiveness. Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy, ‘Politics and Foreign Policy under George I’ (covering the period 1714-27) this new book takes the story up to 1744 and continues to illuminate the complex and often opaque workings of the British state at a turbulent period of European history.

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Camouflage of British Destroyers and Escorts in World War II

Camouflage of British Destroyers and Escorts in World War II


Camouflage of British Destroyers and Escorts in World War II is an illustrated guide to the patterns and colors used by the British navy in their war against Hitler’s U-boats. The book explains the history of camouflage on these vessels and some of the reasons why the British chose the schemes they did, and how they evolved over the course of the war. The ships in this two hundred page volume are displayed by type and in chronological order, beginning with the smallest vessels such as trawlers and launches, then up through corvettes, minesweepers, hunts, sloops, frigates, V & Ws, four-Stackers, older destroyers and leaders, and finally, the larger fleet destroyers. The several hundred profiles illustrated in this book are all drawn to a common scale, and in their accurate patterns and colors. Much of the research for the book was carried out by Alan Raven, the world’s foremost expert on the subject, and all the detailed illustrations in this unique work were drawn by Ed Valerio. If you love military history, or ship modeling, you will find no better guide to the precise look of these most important classes of British warships.

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British Retailer River Island Poised to Ramp Up Tech Development

NEW ISLAND: River Island, the British high street retailer known for its collaborations with London Fashion Week talent including Christopher Shannon, Sibling and Lou Dalton, is looking to polish its tech credentials with a new, dedicated hub in east London.
Earlier this month, the company opened an office at 1 Curtain Place in Shoreditch — a nexus of tech start-ups — and has plans to hire new staff. The company wants to broaden its remit beyond fashion retail, build the foundations of a digital business, and lay the groundwork for in-house development and future collaborations.
Ben Lewis, the chief executive officer, said technology is at the core of the strategy, with River Island “implementing ground up investment and ensuring everyone thinks and operates in a digital first way. We are plugging into something new as we move forward, positioning our thinking and development against the very best in the tech sector. We want to be renowned in the industry as pioneers, seeking out the best people and nurturing talent.”
He added the opening of the new Shoreditch office “is a big indication of our commitment to technology. This will be our digital collaboration space for technology and the business. We are expanding our tech function as

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Lou Dalton, Sibling Among Designers Shortlisted for British Fashion Council Prize

ONE FOR THE BOYS: British designers Christopher Raeburn, Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Craig Green and Sibling have been shortlisted for the BFC/GQ Designer Men’s Wear Fund 2016, the British Fashion Council said Tuesday.
“As the men’s wear industry continues to grow in size and reputation this year’s shortlist shows the diversity and the talent of London’s men’s wear designers,” said Caroline Rush, the BFC’s chief executive. “As well as sheer creativity, these designers also have impressive business strategies and the potential to be Britain’s next big menswear brands.”
The nominees for the prize will take part in a two-week mentoring program where they will receive aid on branding, leadership, commercial retail, e-tail, wholesale and digital innovation. The fund is supported by Vertu, which will hold a mentoring day at Interchange Camden in London.
At the end of the month, the shortlisted designers will provide a business plan to a judging panel and the winner will receive mentoring support for a year as well as a grant of 150,000 pounds, or $ 218,245, towards their business and 50,000 pounds, or $ 72,748, worth of services. The winner will be announced on May 18.
The prize is focused on businesses that have been trading for more than two

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British Director To Make Houston Documentary

Kevin Macdonald will shoot the first film officially authorised by the singer’s estate since her death in a hotel bath in 2012.
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British Men’s Wear Retailer Austin Reed Falls Into Administration

LONDON — Another day, another British retail failure.
On Tuesday, just 24 hours after British Home Stores entered into administration, the U.K. equivalent of Chapter 11, men’s wear retailer Austin Reed announced it was also seeking protection from creditors.
Founded by Austin Leonard Reed in 1900, the group also owns women’s wear labels Viyella and Country Casuals. It began making made-to-measure clothing and later moved into men’s ready-to-wear.
The brand has a flagship store on Regent Street and sells through more than 1,000 retail outlets worldwide, with nearly 30 wholesale clients in the U.S.
The company’s new owners, distressed retail experts Alteri Investors, have called in Alix Partners to sell the company. Some 1,200 jobs are said to be at risk, according to press reports.
As part of a turnaround plan set by Alteri, the company had closed about 15 percent of its 200 stores in the past year.
The first Austin Reed branded store was established on Fenchurch Street in London, with a larger flagship store opening in 1911 at 113 Regent Street. In 2011 the brand moved across the road to number 100.
The new store features a dedicated casualwear floor, a 60-foot wall of shirts and two floors of tailoring, including a bespoke service.
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Another British Flop: Men’s Wear Retailer Austin Reed Follows BHS Into Administration

LONDON — The British high street is looking more and more like a graveyard with a second heritage retailer, men’s wear brand Austin Reed, collapsing into administration just 24 hours after British Home Stores did the same.
Austin Reed, which was founded in 1900, had already been undergoing a turnaround at the hands of distressed retail specialists Alteri Investors. Alteri had recently taken a stake in the company after advising on its turnaround. The fall into administration, Britain’s equivalent of Chapter 11, leaves 1,184 jobs at risk.
The retail brand that decades ago stood shoulder-to-shoulder with British men’s wear greats such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Daks fell victim to a combination of fast-changing consumer habits, the shift to omnichannel retailing and an overarching crisis in the formal suiting arena that has seen men favor fashion-forward, sportier shapes and trans-seasonal fabrics over traditional, tailored investment pieces.
On Tuesday, administrators from Alix Partners, the international business advisory firm, said they were called in by Austin Reed’s directors due to “cash flow difficulties arising from challenging retail market conditions.”
The administrators confirmed that Austin Reed would continue to trade while Alix explores “all possible options” for its future, including a sale of all or parts of the business.
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British Lifestyle Label Toast Refreshes Its Design Aesthetic Under New Management

REMAKING TOAST: The British label Toast is refreshing its design aesthetic, and looking to new markets outside the U.K., where it has 11 shops.
Launched in the Nineties as a catalogue company by husband-and-wife team Jessica and James Seaton, Toast offers women’s and men’s wear, footwear and items for the home.
Last month, the company named Suzie de Rohan Willner, formerly chief executive officer of FitFlop Ltd., to the post of chief executive officer and Laura Shippey, previously senior designer at Margaret Howell and J. Crew, as head of design.
“I guess Jamie and I would say that we didn’t feel we were really doing the job that we wanted to do,” said Jessica Seaton. “I think Suzie is very aligned with us, and now we feel like we can capitalize on the potential. We’ve had a roller-coaster year of managing and thrashing out what exactly we wanted, and it was thoughtfulness, in the products, and how we deal with people and the world.”
Spring 2016 is the brand’s transitional collection, and the first under the new design team. The aesthetic is based around textiles and is filled with androgynous silhouettes that are meant to be functional, as in an olive green trench that’s based

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Victoria and David Beckham Wore Matching Black Tuxedos at British Fashion Awards 2015

While Victoria and David Beckham haven’t always had success with matching outfits (the matching leather duds the duo wore at the 1999 Gucci show aren’t remembered fondly), the couple gave it another go at last night’s British Fashion Awards. Victoria, nominated for the womenswear designer award, wore a tux jacket from her own label. While we would have loved to see that sharp look strut across the stage, sadly she didn’t get to take home a statuette; the honor went to J.W. Anderson.

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Even if we expect to see Victoria looking posh and pretty perfect all the time, it’s a different story in her home life. We melted over the fact that she greeted a recent interviewer in sweatpants, and David’s copped to preferring his wife casual (ideally in jeans and Adidas sneakers).

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British Fashion Council Names MA Scholarship Winners

AN EDUCATION: The British Fashion Council on Thursday named the three designers who have won MA scholarships for 2015 via its British Fashion Council Education Foundation.
They are Benny Andaloo, a BA graduate from Central Saint Martins, who will study the MA Fashion Men’s Wear course at CSM; Gabriella Sardena, a BA graduate from Manchester School of Art, who will study the MA Fashion Textiles course at CSM; and Shaun Harris, a BA graduate of Kingston University, who will study for an MA in Fashion Women’s Wear at the Royal College of Art.
The BFC Education Foundation is a registered charity, and the scholarship scheme is funded by donations from Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-porter and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha.  The initiative funds both BA and MA scholarships, with fees for BA courses for U.K.-based students at 27,000 pounds, or $ 42,500, excluding living costs, and MA fees at around 9,500 pounds, or $ 14,900. The scholarship initiative is also supported by the British government with its employer ownership funding program, which allows employers to invest in the skills of a future work force.
Past recipients of the scholarships include Erdem Moralioglu, who won in 2002, and Aitor Throup, who won in 2004.

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British Battleships 1919-1945

British Battleships 1919-1945


This superb reference book achieved the status of ‘classic’ soon after its first publication in 1993; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books. And with good reason. Offering an unprecedented range of descriptive and illustrative detail, the author describes the evolution of the battleship classes through all their modifications and refits. As well as dealing with design features, armour, machinery and power plants and weaponry, he also examines the performance of the ships in battle and analyses their successes and failures; and as well as covering all the RN’s battleships and battlecruisers, he also looks in detail at the aircraft carrier conversions of the WWI battlecruisers Furious, Glorious and Courageous. British Battleships 1919-1939 is a masterpiece of research and the comprehensive text is accompanied by tabular detail and certainly the finest collection of photographs and line drawings ever offered in such a book. For this new edition the author has added some 75 new photographs, many of them having never appeared in print before, and the book has been completely redesigned to fully exploit the superb photo collection.A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.

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British Label Wolsey Marks 260 Years With Made in the U.K. Collection

British heritage label Wolsey, known for its woolens and outerwear, marks its 260th anniversary this year and the label’s creative director Chris Lee has gone back to the company’s long-established roots to create a capsule collection to mark the milestone.
The Made in the U.K. collection launches in September, and comprises two coats, a sweater and accessories that take their cues from Wolsey’s archives.
All the designs are made at Wolsey’s factory in Leicester, England.
The label began in the same area as a hosiery manufacturer in 1755, and evolved over the years to incorporate outerwear, military garments and sportswear.
In 2010, Jamey Hargreaves — whose family founded British retailer Matalan — acquired the label, and set about relaunching it as a heritage and performance sports brand.
Prices for the collection start at 50 pounds, or $ 78, for a beanie hat.
The line will launch at Wolsey’s London flagship on Soho’s Brewer Street.

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British Designer Claire Barrows Hosts Pop-up, Revamps Website

SECRET STORE: To coincide with the launch of her revamped Web site, Claire Barrow will host a “secret” pop-up store, offering limited-edition designs beginning Aug. 7. Shoppers can sign up on clairebarrow.com to receive a code to gain access to shop at the pop-up.
The online shopping area will offer 24 pieces including silk scarves, ruffle tops, tote bags, shirts, sew-on patches and leather coats and jackets. Designed exclusively for the store, the pieces have been hand-painted by Barrow. In addition, she’s selling a series of leather iPhone cases designed together with The Case Factory. The price range is 20 pounds, or $ 31, for a painted patch to 1,500 pounds, or $ 2,340, for a lambskin leather swing coat.
“It’s a pre-collection, but very limited edition, each thing having been hand-painted, dyed, etc. by myself,” Barrow told WWD. “Like all my collections, it has a story behind it. The idea of hand-painting things to sell online inspired the collection because it got me thinking about art you can wear and e-commerce; it’s a bit like being in the [museum] gift shop rather than the gallery. From this idea I constructed a curated ‘gift shop’ range of products for a make-believe museum of ancient erotic

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Observing America: The Commentary of British Visitors to the United States, 1890-1950

Observing America: The Commentary of British Visitors to the United States, 1890-1950


Beginning with Alexis de Tocqueville and Frances Trollope, visitors to America have written some of the most penetrating and, occasionally, scathing commentaries on U.S. politics and culture. Observing America focuses on four of the most insightful British commentators on America between 1890 and 1950. The colorful journalist W.T. Stead championed Anglo-American unity while plunging into reform efforts in Chicago. The versatile writer H.G. Wells fiercely criticized capitalist America but found reason for hope in the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt. G.K. Chesterton, one of England s great men of letters, urged Americans to preserve the vestiges of Jeffersonian democracy that he still discerned in the small towns of the heartland. And the influential political theorist and activist Harold Laski assailed the business ethos that he believed dominated the nation, especially after Franklin Roosevelt s death. Robert Frankel examines the New World experiences of these commentators and the books they wrote about America. He also probes similar writings by other prominent observers from the British Isles, including Beatrice Webb, Rudyard Kipling, and George Bernard Shaw. The result is a book that offers keen insights into America s national identity in a time of vast political and cultural change.

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The British Friend Volume 2

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Financial Cryptography: Third International Conference, FC’99 Anguilla, British West Indies, February 22-25, 1999 Proceedings

Financial Cryptography: Third International Conference, FC’99 Anguilla, British West Indies, February 22-25, 1999 Proceedings


Used – This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on Financial Cryptography, FC’99, held in Anguilla, British West Indies in February 1999.The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in sections on electronic commerce, anonymity control, fraud management, public-key certificates, steganography, content distribution, anonymity mechanisms, auctions and markets,

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Dirty Fingers Tie design British flag Baby Unisex T-Shirt

Dirty Fingers Tie design British flag Baby Unisex T-Shirt


An original design from Dirty Fingers that has been lovingly printed on to a 100% cotton Baby T-Shirt, just for your child. Each garment is twin stitched, own labelled, tagged and bagged. 100% Cotton Machine Wash 40 Do not iron directly on to motif All garments picked and packed with love and care by Dirty Fingers

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British in India 1825-1859: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons

British in India 1825-1859: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons


Of all the military campaigns fought by the British during the 19th century, no area saw more conflict than the subcontinent of India. Dozens of encounters, both great and small, involved many of its races as either friends or foes of Britain indeed, it was not unusual for an area to furnish both ally and enemy at the same time! This volume covers the British, Indian and Anglo-Indian troops who fought for The Honourable East India Company and Britain over the varied landscape of what is present day Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, between the years 1826 and 1859. The vast array of uniforms and dress worn by soldiers serving in India during this period is examined in detail, and extensive information is also provided on regimental Colours. The books nine chapters cover the campaign in Bhurtpore (182526); the Coorg campaign (1834); the First Afghan War (183942); the conquest of Sind (1843); the campaign against Gwalior (1843); the Sikh Wars (184546 and 184849); actions on the North-West Frontier (184958); the Santhal Rebellion (185556); and the Indian Mutiny (185759). Each of these chapters includes uniform information specific to the campaign covered, while that on the Indian Mutiny also includes details of Mutineer dress. Many orders of battle and battle-plans are also included. Illustrations comprise 199 drawings of troop types and flags, and 27 other illustrations and maps.

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British Fashion Folk Play April Fool’s Jokes

FOOL’S GOLD: Who can resist April Fool’s Day hijinks? Certainly not British brands and retailers, who were peppering Twitter, Instagram and social media with jokes on Wednesday morning.
Selfridges tweeted a “breaking news” story that Jeremy Piven — star of the British TV series “Mr. Selfridge” — had been named the store’s chief executive officer, while Browns touted a new book of selfies by Joan Burstein. The store’s press release shows Burstein happily posing with a selfie stick in hand in front of the store.
Hunter, meanwhile, posted an image of a pug wearing little black rubber boots on its four paws, and the strapline, “Discover the original dog boot, a new style coming soon for spring-summer 2015.”
Asos posted a photo of a man sporting a clip-in hair bun urging boys to “Get the look without the hassle: Introducing the clip-in man bun!”
Ted Baker Instagrammed an image of a green kitten heel with a caption, “With the touch of an app, adjust the heel height via your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection.”

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Ben Hogan Masters US British Open PGA Champ Golf HOF Signed Autograph Oil Docume

Ben Hogan Masters US British Open PGA Champ Golf HOF Signed Autograph Oil Docume


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The Engagement Ring Eddie Redmayne Gave Hannah Bagshawe, and the British Ring Trend That’s Catching On

Eddie Redmayne just stepped out for The Theory of Everything premiere in London with fiancee Hannah Bagshawe—and her new engagement ring. (I would hate that suit on anyone else, but he looks insanely dapper, no?)…




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Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO

Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO


Xtreme Couture Fortress men’s short sleeve t-shirt features a skeleton wrapped in a tattered and distressed British flag with the Xtreme Couture on the front. The back features the Xtreme Couture XC logo written in the center. 100% cotton, light weight, vintage slim fit. Garment dyed with silicon wash for soft feel. Color: black. Sold by Rock Rebel Clothing

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British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964

British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964


Utilizing a wealth of British diplomatic records and other sources this study offers fresh insights into the whole period of US political and economic domination in Cuba from 1898 until the eventful early period of the Cuban Revolution after 1959, when the hitherto close US–Cuban relationship fell apart. It investigates two British attempts to agree a commercial treaty with Cuba, and the contentious sales of arms and Leyland buses before and after the Fidel Castro-led Revolution. The book outlines Britain’s economic decline through two world wars, but also the country’s importance as a second market for Cuban sugar and cigar exports. It demonstrates how British governments and diplomats in Havana sought to protect their interests in Cuba, including railway and insurance companies, always sensitive to the reactions of the United States – a vital transatlantic ally with a significant stake in the Caribbean island.

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Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945

Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945


In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the ‘peacock male’ was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed study of rich archival material, this pioneering study examines the production, circulation and consumption of print, television and cinema publicity for men’s clothing in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.The study explores design issues and period style in advertising, the role of market research and consumer psychology in determining target audiences, the idea of the ‘new man’ in representing fashionable masculinities, and the various ways that menswear retailers and brands dealt with sex and gender, race, class and age. From y-fronts to Austin Reed suits to Levi’s jeans, menswear advertising epitomised the themes, stereotypes, contradictions and ambiguities of masculinity in an age of great social change. This meticulously researched and detailed work of scholarship will be essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, advertising, media, cultural and gender studies.

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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970: Critical Insights into Psychology and Medicine, 1880-1980

The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970: Critical Insights into Psychology and Medicine, 1880-1980


Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Newspaper columnists and new age gurus claim that the roots of many of our physical ailments lie in repressed experiences and emotions. Critics of biomedicine argue that a renewed engagement with the patient’s inner feelings is needed to humanise contemporary clinical practice. Government initiatives extend medicine’s remit beyond the maintenance of the population’s health to the achievement of ‘well-being’: the psychological state of the population is now used to benchmark the effectiveness and success of policies. These debates, in turn, have helped shape contemporary culture. Concepts of ‘stress’ and ‘psychosomatic illness’ have become part of every-day speech, allowing us to interpret physical disorders as a commentary on our personal troubles or adverse circumstances. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.

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LRG Future Classix True Straight Fit Chino Pants – British Khaki

LRG Future Classix True Straight Fit Chino Pants – British Khaki


The Future Classix pants from LRG are a lockdown style piece meant to solidify your wardrobe with classic style to last. These True Fit chino pants are adorned with assorted LRG branding at the fly back waist and hardware. They feature unique vertical front flap pockets and an eye-catching Tartan plaid lining at the back slip pocket and inner waist.
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British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards

British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards


A concise yet comprehensive record of products of the major manufacturers of British waterborne toy boats from 1920 onwards, featuring 550 detailed images, plus a listing and description of all models made. Also includes a fascinating look at many of the smaller, lesser known manufacturers.

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Ben Curtis Hand Signed Footjoy Golf Glove+coa 2003 British Open Champion

Ben Curtis Hand Signed Footjoy Golf Glove+coa 2003 British Open Champion


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British Floods Blamed On Gay Marriage Law By UKIP Councillor David Silvester

A local councillor for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) has blamed recent storms and floods across Britain on the government’s decision to legalise gay marriage, it emerged on Saturday.

David Silvester, who defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party in protest at the move to allow same-sex couples to marry, made the claim in a letter to his local newspaper.

“I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill,” wrote Silvester, an elected member of the town council in Henley-on-Thames, west of London.

He added: “It is his (Cameron’s) fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.

“He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain ‘great’ and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it, for everything a nation does is weighed on the scale of divine approval or disapproval.”

The Conservative member of parliament for Henley, John Howell, said the comments were “not the sort of thing that he should have written in today’s age” and said Silvester needed to “consider his position”.

A UKIP spokeswoman said Silvester’s views were “not the party’s belief” but said he was entitled to state his opinions.

Cameron pushed through the gay marriage law last year against fierce opposition within his Conservative party, and the first weddings are expected to take place in March.

In a concession to opposition from the established Churches of England and Wales, however, those institutions are banned from conducting ceremonies.

UKIP prides itself on not bowing to what it terms “political correctness” on social issues and is steadily building support with its anti-immigration and anti-EU message.

It has no MPs but is the third largest party in the opinion polls, with about 12 percent of support, and is expected to do well in May’s European Parliament elections.


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Macy’s Glamorama 2012: The British Invasion

Go behind the scenes of Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama 2012: The British Invasion: Music Then. Fashion Now. Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Director Laura Schara gives you a sneak peek at the fashions, make-up, hair and the over the top after party at this year’s hottest fashion and music event in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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