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Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

June 22, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright’s new heist movie “Baby Driver”. The movie stars “The Fault in Our Stars” teen heartthrob Ansel Elgort as the titular Baby, a tinnitus-afflicted getaway driver who falls foul of a group of crooks, led by Oscar-winners Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. The film, which was shot in the U.S. city of Atlanta, features elaborate car chases, choreographed to the music that Baby listens to…

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Entertainment London media Simon Konecki Singer Adele Top News 

Singer Adele joins vigil for victims of London tower block inferno

June 15, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Adele was among people who gathered on Wednesday night close to a London tower block that was destroyed in a catastrophic fire, according to posts on social media. Twelve people have been confirmed dead and the toll is expected to rise further after fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of Wednesday. The London-born pop star was spotted by Instagram user FourMee, who posted three blurry photographs. FourMee said the singer’s husband Simon Konecki was with her….

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Britain Economy EIB European Union London Top News 

UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit

June 15, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will step up the level of financial support it provides to everything from small start-ups to major infrastructure projects in a bid to help the economy as the country leaves the European Union. British projects and businesses can currently bid for financing from the European Investment Bank, which has provided around 48 billion euros for transport, energy, housing and water investments across the country. Similarly, start-ups in sectors such as tech and life sciences can draw on support from the European…

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Economy Jeremy Corbyn London results security Top News 

FTSE futures, gilt yields fall as odds improve on Corbyn-led government

June 9, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – London stock exchange futures sank, gilt yields fell and the pound dived below $1.27 for the first time in almost two months on Friday as odds tightened on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming the next British Prime Minister after UK elections. With trading volumes extremely thin out of London hours, FTSE futures were quoted down 0.2 percent as voting results began to come in, backing projections that showed Prime Minister Theresa May losing her overall majority in parliament. 10-year gilt yields also fell around…

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Ariana Grande becomes British heroine with Manchester concert

June 6, 2017 By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. pop star Ariana Grande, hardly a household name in Britain before a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her Manchester concert in May, has emerged as a national heroine there following an emotional televised benefit performance. In the days following Grande’s sold-out show on Sunday, which raised some $3 million for a victims fund and became the UK’s most-watched TV broadcast of the year, Britons have embraced the 23-year-old singer. They have called for her to be formally honored…

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Liam Gallagher will donate Manchester show profits to bombing victims

May 27, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from an upcoming performance in Manchester, England, to a fund supporting the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a concert this week that left 22 people dead. All profits from Gallagher’s Tuesday show at the O2 Ritz venue in Manchester will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, the singer’s website said. The fund, set up by the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council, has raised 4.1 million pounds ($5.2 million)…

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Hidden footage of The Beatles on film put on sale

May 13, 2017 (Reuters) – Footage of The Beatles on the set of their 1965 film “Help!” is being offered for sale after 50 years if being hidden in storage. The film was shot by Australian-born actor Leo McKern, who played a villainous cult leader in the film, and shows the band in unguarded moments behind the scenes on the set. “This is footage taken in 1965 of people who at the time were the most famous people on earth at the pinnacle of their collective career,” Neil Pearson, a…

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Actor Orlando Bloom discusses spy thriller ‘Unlocked’

April 25, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Actor Orlando Bloom said his latest film about a fictional biological attack threatening London “could absolutely happen” in the real world and that the increasingly topical subject of terrorism is handled sensitively. “Unlocked,” out in UK theaters on May 5, sees Bloom play a secret MI5 agent who double crosses a CIA interrogator as she races to stop a biological attack on London after accidentally providing terrorists with information. “The world we live in today, this kind of situation could absolutely happen,” Bloom told…

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Uber could face higher license fees in London under new proposals

April 20, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry. Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation on Thursday on plans to change the fee structure for private hire operators so that firms pay fees that reflect the increased costs of regulating the sector. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows people to book…

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Armani to show Emporio women’s line in London this September

April 5, 2017 MILAN (Reuters) – Giorgio Armani said on Wednesday he would showcase the spring summer 2018 collection of his Emporio Armani women’s line in London this September rather than in Milan, on the day the renovated Bond Street Emporio Armani store opens. Both Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani spring summer collections usually go on show in Milan in June for men and in September for women. “London, dynamic, energetic and cosmopolitan is the perfect setting for my Emporio Armani collection,” the 82-year-old Italian fashion designer said in a…

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