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Watch This 5-Year-Old British Lad Learn He's 'Going to Be a New Big Bruvva!'

How do you keep your pregnancy reveal video from being cloying and obnoxious? Hire this little boy to act as your shocked and thrilled son. Or at least hire someone (preferably a child) who can deliver a line like “Are you really having a bay-bay? Is it in your belly now?” with a similarly adorable inflection. » 8/27/15 4:50pm Thursday 4:50pm

Antique Shop Owner Accused of Killing Mother By Choking Her with Rosary Beads

A 61-year-old woman is accused of killing her 93-year-old mother by jamming rosary beads down her throat. An attorney for Francesca Martire doesn’t deny that she placed the rosary beads in her mother’s mouth, fearing that the older woman had fallen because of the devil, but says she didn’t choke her. » 8/14/15 4:40pm 8/14/15 4:40pm

Kids Burn Their Books, Accidentally Knock Out Power to 135,000 Homes

Kids celebrating the last day of school in England this week accidentally (or maybe deliberately?) caused 135,ooo homes and businesses to lose power when they participated in a book-burning ritual. What the children didn’t expect was for the fire to travel to power lines and cut electricity to large areas of Essex and… » 7/24/15 5:30pm 7/24/15 5:30pm

Mother Outraged Over Unsightly Vagina on Teddy Bear Cake

Of all the things you’d imagine people would be legitimately outraged by, the genitals of teddy bears doesn’t immediately top the list. One mother in England, however, can’t get over the fact that her precious child’s christening cake looks like it’s showing off a whole lot of camel toe. Do you see it? » 6/25/15 5:00pm 6/25/15 5:00pm

Church of England Group Recommends Letting God Be a 'She' Sometimes

A group within the Church of England that successfully advocated for female bishops is now recommending that church liturgy alternate between “He” and “She” when referring to God. A member of the group, Rev. Judy Stowell, tells the Guardian that exclusively referring to God as “He” gives worshippers a “deficient… » 6/01/15 11:30am 6/01/15 11:30am

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sect Bans Women from Driving Children to School

The London Evening Standard and the Jewish Chronicle are reporting that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in North London has banned women from driving their children to school. A group of teachers and rabbis reportedly sent out a letter saying women driving goes against “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp.”… » 5/29/15 1:30pm 5/29/15 1:30pm

To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
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An Afternoon of Countryside Curling? Sure, Why Not.

Having moved to London in the heart of winter—when the gray skies cast their eternally dull pallor on the city and it’s dark before the evening commute home—I leapt at an invite to spend a day in the British countryside, curling. Yes, curling, the Scottish sport that is something akin to shuffleboard on ice. » 4/20/15 4:40pm 4/20/15 4:40pm

Area Man Pretty Sure Ladies and Their 'Equality Thing' Ruined Golf

An elderly British golf commentator is pretty sure that golf — the game of choice for world leaders wishing to bore their political foes to death — is being ruined by women and their peevish insistence on the “equality thing.” Peter Alliss told a magazine that admitting women to golf clubs has “caused mayhem” and… » 4/07/15 2:40pm 4/07/15 2:40pm

White Male Politician Complains Bitterly About 'Reverse Glass Ceiling'

A member of Great Britain's Parliament says he's not running for re-election in large part because, due to "political correctness," no one can suceed there except women and people of color. Retiring MP Ian Swales claimed in a recent interview that there's an "opposite" of a glass ceiling in Parliament, where white men… » 2/06/15 2:30pm 2/06/15 2:30pm