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Snapshot: 14 Photos of British Parades

Fourth of July falls on a Friday this year, and people are already gearing up for the three-day weekend. It’s a big day to celebrate in the U.S.

British Pub Receives Letter of Apology 20 Years After Break-In

Frances Cunningham, landlady of the Swettenham Arms near Congleton, Cheshire, England, received an unexpected letter explaining and apologizing for a break-in approximately twenty years earlier.

Daniel Radcliffe Spotted Walking 12 Dogs in NYC

Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, What If) has been spotted in NYC’s Bryant Park with a gaggle of dogs. It would be pretty amazing if Radcliffe were simply a dog lover, doing a pal (or pals) a favor, or picked up a part-time job, ...

WATCH: James McAvoy Stars in ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Trailer

Speaking of kissing, there is a whole lot of snogging going on in the trailer for Ned Benson’s film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Jesssica Chastain (The Help).

First Look: Michael Fassbender Stars in American Frontier Film ‘Slow West’

Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men) reunites with BAFTA-winningh director John MacLean, who directed Fassbender in the short film Pitch Black Heist, teaming up for the American frontier film entitled Slow West, reports Indie ...

Brit Binge Watching: Five Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Available to View Online

Doctor Who‘s Christopher Eccleston stars in HBO’s new show The Leftovers, premiering on Sunday, June 29 at 10pm Eastern. In the show’s trailer people are disappearing inexplicably.

WATCH: England Supporter Trains His Parrot to Sing Famous Football Anthem

England fan Fran Sheridan, 42, from Worcester, England, has trained his pet parrot Slipmatt to whistle the tune to “The Great Escape” and chant, “England,” and “Come on Rooney,” at the end, reports the U.K. Express.

Snapshot: 15 British Celebs in Sunglasses

Vanessa Brown, senior lecturer of art and design at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K., asks the age-old question, “Why do people look so much cooler in sunglasses?

The Queen to Appear on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are doing the rounds in Northern Ireland having just made a visit to the Game of Thrones set in Belfast. This time, the couple will actually appear on the long-running ...

10 British Things About Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire was named and modeled after the city of Manchester in England. Samuel Blodget, who named the city, was so impressed by Manchester, England, the first industrialized city; he imagined a similar city center in ...