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Man faces trial for violent and sexual tweets to British lawmaker

A man accused of sending sexually explicit and violent messages to the Labour MP Stella Creasy on Twitter is due to stand trial on Monday. Creasy, the MP for Walthamstow in north London, received abuse on Twitter along with campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez as they argued in favour of author Jane…

Museum foils Kelly Clarkson’s attempt to keep rare Jane Austen ring

US singer Kelly Clarkson has been foiled in her attempt to take home a ring once owned by Jane Austen, after a British museum said on Monday it had raised enough money to buy it back. The 31-year-old singer bought the ring at an auction last year, but the British…

New bomb threats tweeted to female journalists in the UK after Jane Austen banknote controversy

London’s Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after several female journalists received bomb threats via social networking site Twitter. The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman, Independent columnist Grace Dent and Time magazine’s Catherine Mayer were all targeted by anonymous account holders, who tweeted that bombs outside their homes would explode at 10.47…

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