Lord Michael Bates was expected in the House of Lords at 3 pm on Wednesday to answer a question from Labour’s Baroness Lister. He missed it, and he’s very, very sorry. So sorry, in fact, that you can’t fire him because he quits.
Free idea: let the birds sit in the trees! Along with the atmosphere, roofs, and fine dining establishments (if frantic), this is where birds belong. And frankly it’s where you belong too if you try to prevent nature from running its course.
If you’re going to be a foreigner in the US, being British is about as easy as it gets, except maybe if you consider Canadians. The prejudice we face is minimal; the most offensive thing someone is likely to say to you is that British food sucks, which it largely does. Otherwise, it’s mostly just a lot of lame jokes:…
Lindsay Lohan hasn’t exactly been the most prolific actress in recent years, aside from a few guest spots on TV shows like 2 Broke Girls and a forthcoming movie in which she is a woman whose ancestors are wolves. But early this morning she announced she had a new role on the second season of the British television…
This week we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the debut of Skins, inarguably the greatest teen show of all time.
A friend who grew up in Bristol once told me he never watched Skins because, as a teenager, he’d already lived it. The evolving story of a ragamuffin teen crew bopping around a middle-class English city, attending raves more frequently than college (British high school), and unraveling the mysteries of sex, drugs, and…
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.
Out of two beloved judges and two beloved hosts, only judge Paul Hollywood—hyper-masculine, exacting, crispy-of-hair—opted to move with The Great British Bake Off from BBC to the dreaded Channel 4. Britain, as far as I can tell, remains in an uproar. Would you let him fold your flaky pastry?
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.
More and more people in Britain are looking to undergo treatment to allow their bodies to correspond with their gender identities, with demand having skyrocketed over the last 10 years, the Guardian reports.
On Thursday, the two candidates left in the race for Prime Minister to replace David Cameron are both women. Very conservative women.
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.
The multitudinous layers of the enigma that is Lindsay Lohan have continued to unfurl for us on the eve of the Brexit referendum—which is to say that who knew Cady Heron was hella into UK politics?
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.
According to a recent study, vegetarians have confessed to eating meat after a night of drinking. VoucherCodesPro, a UK-based discount code provider, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 British vegetarians who revealed they chow down on meat when they drink too much alcohol. Don’t tell Morrissey about this!
Mickey Mouse has been playing games in Europe. A recent investigation found that Disneyland Paris has been purposely overcharging British and German visitors, presumably in an attempt to double down on that that whole “French people are rude” thing.
A London woman who wanted to create her own grandchild by using her deceased daughter’s eggs has been denied by a high court. The court’s reasoning: there was no way to know if the deceased would have wanted her eggs used in such a way.
Neither you, nor I, know most of the actors who attended this year’s BAFTA event in London to celebrate the best and brightest in British TV. Unless you watch tons of it, which, cool. Let’s proceed anyway.
Last year, the U.K. redoubled their efforts to control women in the pornographic industry, banning acts such as female ejaculation (male ejaculation is fine) and face-sitting for their graphic and offensive nature. (Have lawmakers met porn?) A new video game aims to protest these restrictions.
In 2011, Natalie Allman survived a brutal attack by her then-boyfriend Jason Hughes. After Allman broke up with the father of her children, Hughes broke into her home beat her with dumbbells, smothered her with a pillow, and slit her throat. The attack lasted for seven hours before Allman was able to alert the…