Most kids dislike the thought of a dress code, so it’s no surprise that a group of boys in Britain have gotten their trousers in a knot over their school’s insistence they wear pants during a heat wave blanketing the country.
After Queen Elizabeth II said no to a dying boy's wish to visit Buckingham Palace, Helen Mirren, who's currently playing Her Majesty onstage, stepped in and made his dream come true. Dame Mirren, we love you even more now.
UK still dominated by Thatcher's economic legacy (via AFP)
Margaret Thatcher's free-market reforms were controversial, but they fundamentally changed the British economy and still provide a yardstick against which her successors are judged. During the 1980s, her Conservative government deregulated the financial markets, broke the power of the trade unions,…