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9:11am

Fri March 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Construction Crews May Have Found 'Black Plague' Victims In Britain

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:33 am

Archaeologists examine skeletons thought to be from the 14th century that were discovered in an excavation belonging to British rail company, Crossrail.
Crossrail

What can you find underneath a British railroad or parking lot? These days it could be skeletons, and probably a lot of them. Last month, researchers announced the bones of a man discovered underneath a British parking lot were actually King Richard III. Today, a British rail project says some of its staff stumbled upon skeletons of people who may have died of the Black Death nearly 700 years ago, during an outbreak of bubonic plague.

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11:13am

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Taxi! Chinese Company Finds Fair Deal In London Cab Maker

Black taxis drive down The Mall in London. A Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the famous cabs.
Pierre-Philippe Marcou AFP/Getty Images

The iconic black cabs of London got a lift Friday when a Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the taxis. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said it will pay $17.5 million to buy Manganese Bronze Holdings, which has been making the cabs since 1899.

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6:04am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Fireball, Panic As Helicopter Crashes In London

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 8:00 am

A firefighter walks toward some of the wreckage at the scene of today's helicopter crash in London.
Andy Rain EPA /LANDOV

At least two people were killed today in London when a helicopter struck a tall crane, exploded and came crashing to the ground in a ball of fire.

Reporting from London, NPR's Philip Reeves tells our Newscast Desk that "the wreckage landed close to a very busy commuter station at Vauxhall, and not far from a rail line running into Waterloo. ... Several cars caught fire."

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12:58pm

Mon January 7, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 1:16 pm

3:28am

Sat January 5, 2013
World

London Real Estate, A Magnet For Mega-Rich From Around The Globe

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 7:59 am

Foreign buyers are pushing the prices of prime London real estate through the roof. Neighborhoods such as West London, Kensington and Chelsea are particularly popular.
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Looking for a London pied-a-terre? How about a four-bedroom duplex overlooking Hyde Park? It could be yours, if you're prepared to spend $25 million.

In most of the United Kingdom, property prices are slumping. But in some of London's most upscale neighborhoods, they're going crazy.

Robin Perona sweeps the sidewalk at Egerton Crescent, a gracious semicircle of white townhouses in fashionable Chelsea.

In the 1990s, they cost about $700,000 each. Today the average price is some $13 million — or 8 million British pounds.

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