Sad to say I have truly dastardly doings to report this fine morning. Two trees overlooking a sea cliff in the UK’s Dorset have been poisoned. And it gets even darker—locals suspect wealthy flat owners seeking an improved view and, therefore, increased property values.
Let’s say you’re an American who woke this morning to the news that the people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of their nation leaving the European Union, and you’re unsure about what that means. Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that you happened to be abroad, in a country within the UK, when the news came in.…
Hours after the polls closed to determine one of the most dynamic decisions in British history, the country has voted to leave the European Union.
For all of those who have been madly typing “what is Brexit” into their Google search bars all day, here’s another wrench to throw into the mix: a possible market crisis.
Are you a UK television fan concerned about where to see naked bodies after this season of Game of Thrones wraps up? Well, luckily, one newspaper has provided you with a handy guide.
Meanwhile, across the pond: worries about a prosecco shortage are reaching crisis levels, as high demand forces grocery store Sainsbury’s to cancel a discount on the seasonal treat. Will summer 2016 recover?
London elected its new mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Friday, making him the first Muslim person to hold the position in the city—or that of any major western capital, for that matter.
We’ve reached the stage in the lifecycle of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon where copies are swamping thrift shops. In fact, one store already has so many that volunteers have built a modest fort out of the “erotic” bestsellers, and they really, really don’t want any more.
The world is full of opportunities to live like a Victorian, if you look hard enough. For instance: The U.K. is worried about rising rates of scarlet fever.
A previously unpublished Beatrix Potter tale—The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots—is set to hit bookstores in September, and it’s already climbing to the top of the Amazon charts in the U.K. People just can’t get enough whimsically sentient animals from the English countryside!
A conservative Member of Parliament wants the United Kingdom to embrace the hedgehog as its national animal. Just—don’t embrace it too hard, because you’ll end up getting stuck.
[Short, sharp whistle] Feet on the floor, soldiers in the war on Christmas! This morning, please look across the pond to the United Kingdom for an example of action that furthers our cause.
The United Kingdom just debuted designs for its new passport. The theme is “creativity.” And whaddya know, it features seven men and just two women. Guess women need to be more creative!
The lead up to the premiere of Suffragette has not been without hitches—in an interview, Meryl Streep said she was a ‘humanist’ rather than a feminist (a sentiment she later clarified), and promotional photos featuring the all-white cast wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,”…
After more than a century, there is now a single place in Bournville, England—a village built by the founders of Cadbury candy, and still closely tied to the company—where you can buy a goddamn drink. Not everybody is thrilled.
Vivienne Westwood made an unforgettable entrance when she arrived at the home of British Prime Minister David Cameron to protest fracking. Escorted by people in camouflage gear, the fashion designer rolled up in a white armored personnel carrier to join other protesters who wore gas masks. “We are here to poison the…
Last year, the U.K. launched a new, national sperm bank—but only nine dudes are making deposits.
A German couple spending the day at a beach on the North Sea has found a message in a bottle that’s at least 108 years old. Possibly the oldest ever found, it was not originally released by a lovelorn, boating Kevin Costner, but rather an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents.