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Vicki Barker

Vicki Barker appears in the following:

How Shirley Collins Got Her Voice Back

Saturday, November 05, 2016

After Collins' husband left her, her throat locked. Now, the 81-year-old British folk singer is back with her first album in 38 years.

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Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Known by some as "the devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he is the father of modern art.

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Number Of Beer Barrel Builders In England Are Declining

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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In Britain, Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wild swans — which all belong by law to the queen — are among Britain's most cherished birds. But there's been an uptick in incidents of neglect and cruelty. Some swans are even being eaten.

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White Collar Crime Drives Up London Property Prices

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Property prices in London have skyrocketed, and British police say money being laundered by international criminals is now the biggest factor driving the boom.

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Revelations Of British Pedophile Ring Spur Flood Of Abuse Reports

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There were whispers of a pedophile ring at the highest levels of British government. Revelations suggest those rumors had substance and that a culture of deference helped hide child abuse for decades.

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'Visit My Mosque' Campaign Builds Bridges In Britain

Monday, February 09, 2015

More than 20 mosques across Britain recently opened their doors for a day to non-Muslims. Imams and worshipers served tea and cakes, and answered visitors' questions about their faith.

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U.K. Tabloid 'The Sun' Ends Topless Tradition

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Britain's most popular newspaper will reportedly stop featuring photos of topless women on its pages. The Sun began its "Page 3" pictures 44 years ago, but there has long been critici...

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Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service

Sunday, January 11, 2015

More than a dozen hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms. Still, the backlog in waiting rooms keeps growing.

The horror stories just keep coming in: long lines outside emergency departments — ...

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Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.

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British TV Criticized For Airing E-Cigarette Commercial

Monday, February 24, 2014

The first commercial for electronic cigarettes has aired on British TV screens. Some medical authorities fear it is sending the wrong message. Five decades ago, cigarette ads were banned in Britain.

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