Vicki Barker

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Number Of Beer Barrel Builders In England Are Declining

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there's only one "Master Cooper" left in England.


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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wild swans โ€” which all belong by law to the queen โ€” 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.


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.


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.


'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.


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...


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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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.


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.


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.


New Evidence Re-Opens Britain's 'Plebe-Gate' Scandal

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A year ago, a conservative British cabinet minister was forced to step down after being publicly excoriated for dismissing a pair of police officers as 'plebes', or commoners. Now, a ...


Royals File Suit Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos

Monday, September 17, 2012

Publications in Ireland, France and Italy have printed pictures showing Princess Kate sunbathing topless while on holiday with her husband, Prince Williams. Lawyers for the couple wen...