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Banksy's latest mural titled “Aachoo!!” that has appeared on a wall in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 10, 2020. Banksy's latest mural has delayed - but not thwarted - a homeowner's plans to sell in Bristol after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. (Claire Hayhurst/PA via AP)

UK homeowner delays sale of home after Banksy mural appears

Dec. 12, 2020 11:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Banksy's latest mural has delayed a homeowner's plans to sell in England after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. The elusive British street artist's piece — titled “Aachoo!!” — depicts an elderly woman sneezing, sending her dentures flying out of...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, people look at the empty pedestal after a statue of notorious slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter demo, in Bristol, England.     Four people have been were charged with criminal damage over the toppling of the 17th-century slave trader  Colston statue, according to an announcement Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, by Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

UK prosecutors charge 4 over toppling of slave trader statue

Dec. 9, 2020 10:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people were charged with criminal damage on Wednesday over the toppling of a statue of a 17th-century slave trader and public benefactor in the city of Bristol. Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said Rhian Graham, 29, Milo Ponsford, 25, Jake Skuse, 32, and 21-year-old Sage...

Emergency services attend to a large explosion at a warehouse in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 3, 2020. A local British emergency services department says there have been “multiple casualties” following a large explosion at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

Dec. 3, 2020 1:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people died following an explosion in a silo that holds treated biosolids at a wastewater treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. Three Wessex Water employees and one contractor died in the incident, which is not being treated as terror-related,...

UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol

Dec. 3, 2020 12:19 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 12, 2005, the Los Angeles, USA, premiere of the movie

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

Nov. 29, 2020 10:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85. Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday. Born in Bristol,...