East Midlands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24648/all en "Lincoln" leads BAFTA film nominations with 10 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/lincoln-leads-bafta-film-nominations-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - "Lincoln", the story of President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery, won 10 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it at the head of the pack for Britain's top film honours.</p> <p>"Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi" followed with nine each.</p> <p>The awards ceremony takes place in London on Feb. 10. (Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)</p> East Midlands Local government in England Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731992 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-RPT-'Lincoln' gets leading 12 Oscar nominations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-rpt-lincoln-gets-leading-12-oscar-nominations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Changes date of awards ceremony in para 3 to Feb. 24 from Feb. 26)</p> <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. presidential drama "Lincoln" led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world's top film honors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-rpt-lincoln-gets-leading-12-oscar-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States East Midlands Local government in England Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732605 at http://www.globalpost.com Jessops to close all 187 stores at cost of 1,370 jobs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/jessops-close-all-187-stores-at-cost-1370-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Jessops, the British camera retailer that went into administration on Wednesday, said it was closing all 187 of its stores on Friday, resulting in about 1,370 job losses.</p> <p>Joint administrator Rob Hunt at PwC said he had held talks with suppliers, but it was apparent that the chain could not continue to trade.</p> <p>"We have had to make the difficult decision to begin the closure of all 187 Jessops stores at the close of business today," he said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/jessops-close-all-187-stores-at-cost-1370-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Midlands Jessops Local government in England Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733279 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare British royal's signature up for auction in US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/rare-british-royals-signature-auction-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A document signed by Britain's King Richard III will be auctioned in Los Angeles next week, two months after scientists found the ancient royal's remains under a modern-day car park.</p> <p>The document, signed by the British royal before he took the throne, is believed to be one of only three Richard III documents to go under the hammer in the last three decades, said Nate D Sanders auction house.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/rare-british-royals-signature-auction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England East Midlands Local government in England Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:46:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795804 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington's Lincoln Memorial vandalized http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/washingtons-lincoln-memorial-vandalized <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US capital's iconic Lincoln Memorial has been vandalized with green paint and closed temporarily, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>The splatter on the landmark larger-than-life statue of Abraham Lincoln was discovered overnight, said Captain Steven Booker, a spokesman for the US Park Police.</p> <p>Criminal investigators are looking into the incident, including reviewing footage from security cameras, he said.</p> <p>Paint was found on the statue, its pedestal and the floor around it, he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/washingtons-lincoln-memorial-vandalized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Midlands Local government in England Visual arts AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:06:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894701 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman arrested for vandalism at Washington Cathedral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130729/woman-arrested-vandalism-at-washington-cathedral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Jul 29 (EFE).- Police arrested a woman suspected of vandalizing the National Cathedral here, after splotches of green paint were found on the church organ, the third incident of this kind at one of the capital's emblematic sites.</p> <p>Washington's assistant police chief, Peter Newsham, told reporters that the woman was arrested near the cathedral and that she is facing charges of destruction of property.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130729/woman-arrested-vandalism-at-washington-cathedral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business East Midlands Labor Law Local government in England Washington, D.C. Agencia EFE Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:05:34 +0000 Agencia EFE 5897233 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyUnion: Deacon forced into retirement following 'deadly' illness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/rugbyunion-deacon-forced-retirement-following-deadly-illness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leicester forward Brett Deacon said doctors revealed his severe case of immune system disease lupus that forced him into premature retirement could have cost him his life. </p> <p>The 31-year-old who played for the Tigers between 2003 and 2010, before a two year spell at Gloucester and then returning to Leicester in 2012, confirmed his retirement on Wednesday, following medical advice. </p> <p>He has now taken up a role in Leicester's academy. </p> <p>Deacon admitted on Thursday specialists told him he was fortunate not to have suffered a heart attack as a result of his symptoms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/rugbyunion-deacon-forced-retirement-following-deadly-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brett Deacon Brett Deacon East Midlands Local government in England AFP Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:13:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6024669 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Flood begins Toulouse training http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140623/rugbyu-flood-begins-toulouse-training-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England flyhalf Toby Flood was one of 21 Toulouse players who began pre-season training on Monday for the upcoming Top 14 campaign. </p> <p>The 28-year-old, who joined the four-time European champions after six years with the Leicester Tigers, was put through his paces by veteran coach Guy Noves. </p> <p>"I can't wait, it's going to be fun, it's my first day and everything's new but I'm expecting a good year," said the enthusiastic Flood. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140623/rugbyu-flood-begins-toulouse-training-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Midlands Human Interest Local government in England Rugby union AFP Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:33:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6184750 at http://www.globalpost.com