Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby whose parents have been fighting to keep him on life support, will be headed to the US for experimental treatment. A special committee has taken the first steps towards granting Charlie and his parents permanent residency in America, which could sidestep a UK court’s ruling to…
Until now, hundreds of women have had to travel from Northern Ireland to England to receive abortion services at private clinics, which can cost from £400-£2,000, not including travel or loss of work, rather than for free through the NHS. Now, the UK government will provide these women access to abortions cost-free,…
Charlie Gard was born on August 4, 2016, with brain damage and a rare form of a mitochondrial disease which causes muscles to progressively weaken, as well as increasing brain damage as the child ages. Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, are fighting to bring him to the US for an experimental treatment,…
Great Britain better brace for it, because the slug onslaught is coming.
During the week-long purgatory that comes between December 25 and January 1, famous Americans I would normally be writing about are—by and large—doing boring, out-of-the-spotlight activities like spending time with their families. Plenty of other newsworthy things are obviously happening in this world, but do you…
In September, a doctor named John Zhang announced that a baby, created via a complicated fertility treatment involving DNA contributions from three people, was successfully delivered the previous April. Now the U.K. has opened the way for more attempts at creating babies with three parents.
The makers of Toblerone, that goofy looking Swiss chocolate bar with a bunch of triangles on it, are having fun messing with people’s heads by switching up the design of its bars. To some, it’s maddening.
Queen Elizabeth II’s closet or candy store? You’d be forgiven a little confusion if you stumbled unawares onto “Fashioning a Reign,” a new exhibition dedicated to the monarch’s clothing choices.
Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to replace British Prime Minister David Cameron after the only other remaining Conservative candidate, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew on Monday. Theresa May will be the UK’s first woman Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.
You’ll be relieved to hear that England is getting back to the business of being England: The town of Ipswich is currently seeking a “Hedgehog Officer” to be their “face of hedgehog conservation.”
The BBC radio program Don’t Make Me Laugh has landed in hot water thanks to some rather vulgar jokes about Queen Elizabeth II. And during her birthday celebrations, at that.
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.
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?
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.