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What you should know about British imports

Comedian Greg Davies, also known as Taskmaster, and his “assistant”, also known as series creator Alex Horne. Photo: Avalon UKTV As we dive deeper and deeper into the COVID-induced content vacuum, which has virtually eliminated the upcoming Fall TV panels, there has never been a better time for it Taskmaster, one of Britain’s many hidden television gems to finally get …

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Twitter strike planned for British rapper Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets

LONDON – Celebrities, politicians, and other high-profile Britons have committed to join a 48-hour Twitter “strike” to protest an inadequate response to a rapper’s anti-Semitic tweets. Wiley – who is considered a key figure in the London grime music scene – is facing a police investigation after a series of anti-Semitic comments were posted in his social media reports last …

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Cleaning the dishes is a 1-woman job on ‘The Great British Baking Show’

The executive producer behind it The Great British Baking Show decided to put the participants in a tent in order to achieve a village festive atmosphere. It should feel a bit like a country festival. Instead of accommodating the culinary participants in an industrial facility with air conditioning, several refrigerators and freezers and endless appliances, they compete against each other …

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Trump’s request for an ambassador: get the British Open for me

As an ambassador, Mr. Johnson had to manage Mr. Trump’s up and down relationships with British leaders. The president angered the then Prime Minister Theresa May and insulted her on transatlantic phone calls. His relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a like-minded populist, was warmer, although Mr. Johnson has sometimes stayed away from Mr. Trump, who is deeply unpopular in …

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Boeing 747: British Airways discontinues its fleet of jumbo jets

“With great sadness, we can confirm that we are proposing to discontinue our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect,” said British Airways, the world’s largest operator of the 747-400, in a statement on Friday. The once groundbreaking jumbo jet was one of the most popular aircraft in the world, but Boeing hasn’t built a passenger version since it delivered the …

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End of jumbo: British Airways discontinued the 747 fleet early due to coronavirus problems

LONDON / BENGALURU (Reuters) – British Airways, the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 747, will shutdown its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the novel coronavirus pandemic has freed air traffic. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 747-400 taxi from British Airways at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 14, 2015. REUTERS / Louis Nastro Boeing’s (PROHIBITION“Queen …

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British Airways shuts down the entire 747 fleet after a downturn

Image rights Getty Images British Airways has announced it will take all Boeing 747s out of service due to the severe downturn in travel conditions. With 31 in its fleet, the British airline is the world’s largest operator of jumbo jets. “With great sadness, we can confirm that we are proposing to discontinue our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect,” …

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