Counties of England http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29900/all en Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists <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 skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester is that of king Richard III, widely regarded as one of history's most notorious villains, scientists confirmed Monday.</p> <p>The University of Leicester said that DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton, which has battle wounds and a curved spine, matched a 17th generation descendant of the king's sister, Canadian-born carpenter Michael Ibsen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:33:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745221 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists-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>A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Researchers from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with a descendant of the king's sister, while the injuries to the body were consistent with the person being killed in battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745258 at http://www.globalpost.com Richard III's car park: An unlikely place for a king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/richard-iiis-car-park-unlikely-place-king <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>Graffiti adorns the painted green wooden gates to the windswept car park in Leicester, the grey concrete overlooked by a local authority building badly in need of redecoration.</p> <p>It is not the most auspicious place to find a king of England.</p> <p>But researchers at the University of Leicester on Monday confirmed that a skeleton dug up from a municipal car park in the central English city was indeed Richard III, who died in battle in 1485.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/richard-iiis-car-park-unlikely-place-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Human Interest King Leicestershire Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745613 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under carpark is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-carpark-englands-richard-iii-scientists <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 skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was confirmed Monday as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-carpark-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745649 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Fresh bidder emerges for stricken Portsmouth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-fresh-bidder-emerges-stricken-portsmouth <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, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue third tier Portsmouth who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation.</p> <p>Fans from the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) had been hoping to take over the former Premier League club but their plan has been delayed by legal complications over ownership of the Fratton Park stadium. They now face a rival bid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-fresh-bidder-emerges-stricken-portsmouth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748748 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Portsmouth face league exit threat over new bidder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-soccer-portsmouth-face-league-exit-threat-over-new-bid <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>(Recasts)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Third tier Portsmouth will lose league status if they do not exit administration by the end of the season and if a takeover by the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) does not succeed, the Football League said on Thursday.</p> <p>A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue the English club who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-soccer-portsmouth-face-league-exit-threat-over-new-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Entertainment Hampshire Portsmouth Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749293 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april <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>Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday.</p> <p>The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762178 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspect in British court over Chinese family murders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/suspect-british-court-over-chinese-family-murders <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 Chinese businessman appeared in a British court on Thursday charged with the killing of a Chinese family, having been extradited from Morocco.</p> <p>Du Anxiang, 54, appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court a day after being flown from Casablanca to London.</p> <p>University lecturer Ding Jifeng, 46, his wife Helen Chui, 47, and their daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, were found stabbed to death at their home in Northampton, central England, on May 1, 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/suspect-british-court-over-chinese-family-murders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Labor Local government in England Northamptonshire AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:16:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762239 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april-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>Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday.</p> <p>The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:31:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762256 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Suffering goes on for Portsmouth fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-suffering-goes-portsmouth-fans <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, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Portsmouth fans suffered a further delay to their efforts to rescue the stricken English club on Thursday when a court set a deadline of April for a ruling needed for the deal to proceed.</p> <p>Portsmouth have been in administration for a year and are facing relegation to the fourth tier of the English game. They will lose league status completely if they do not exit administration by the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-suffering-goes-portsmouth-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Counties of England Hampshire Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762298 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Britain's largest coal mine to close after fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-britains-largest-coal-mine-close-after-fire <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>(Corrects depth of underground fire in paragraph 3)</p> <p>* Coalfield Resources says Daw Mill Colliery to close permanently</p> <p>* At least 550 miners at Daw Mill will lose jobs</p> <p>* Second major British coal mine to close in 3 months</p> <p>* Company may divert coal from other mines to supply E.ON</p> <p>* Discussions with government continuing</p> <p>By Brenton Cordeiro and Ankur Banerjee</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-britains-largest-coal-mine-close-after-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Counties of England Daw Mill Energy Labor Law United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775926 at http://www.globalpost.com Furious with Europe, British fishermen lament demise of trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/furious-europe-british-fishermen-lament-demise-trade <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>By Maria Golovnina</p> <p>ABOARD THE WHITBY ROSE, North Sea, March 7 (Reuters) - His eyes fixed on the North Sea horizon, British skipper Howard Locker steers his boat far out to sea where he hopes to stumble on enough fish to save the day.</p> <p>But things are not looking good for Locker - one of the last remaining trawler men in the northeastern town of Whitby where fishing quotas, climate change and decades of overfishing have crushed the local fishing industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/furious-europe-british-fishermen-lament-demise-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Fishing North Yorkshire Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776568 at http://www.globalpost.com Furious with Europe, British fishermen lament demise of trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/furious-europe-british-fishermen-lament-demise-trade <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>(Repeats without changes to text)</p> <p>By Maria Golovnina</p> <p>ABOARD THE WHITBY ROSE, North Sea, March 8 (Reuters) - His eyes fixed on the North Sea horizon, British skipper Howard Locker steers his boat far out to sea where he hopes to stumble on enough fish to save the day.</p> <p>But things are not looking good for Locker - one of the last remaining trawler men in the northeastern town of Whitby where fishing quotas, climate change and decades of overfishing have crushed the local fishing industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/furious-europe-british-fishermen-lament-demise-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Fishing North Yorkshire Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776926 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Tevez arrested after driving while disqualified - reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-tevez-arrested-after-driving-while-disqualified-reports <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>MANCHESTER, March 8 (Reuters) - Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has been arrested for allegedly driving while disqualified and if he is charged and found guilty he could be sentenced to up to six months in prison, according to British media reports.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Manchester City player, who was banned from driving in January, was stopped by police driving in Macclesfield near Manchester on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-tevez-arrested-after-driving-while-disqualified-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carlos Tevez Cheshire Counties of England Geography of England Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:30:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777126 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Tevez arrested for driving offence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/football-tevez-arrested-driving-offence <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>Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified, police sources indicated Friday.</p> <p>Tevez, 29, was arrested on Thursday south of Manchester in Cheshire, the northwest English county where the Argentina forward lives.</p> <p>He was banned from driving for six months on January 16.</p> <p>"At 5:13pm yesterday police arrested a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge on the A538 (main road) in Macclesfield," said a Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/football-tevez-arrested-driving-offence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheshire Counties of England Geography of England AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777138 at http://www.globalpost.com