BBC News correspondent David Landale took to the streets of the London borough of Richmond, to conduct “Man-on-the-Street” interviews, polling passersby on their thoughts in regards to Heathrow expansions. One such passerby was American actor Henry Winkler who portrayed The Fonz on the iconic TV show Happy Days, which aired from 1974 to 1984, with […]
I don’t know about you, gentle Anglophenians, but this story has created something of a dilemma, in that I’m too sceptical to accept it wholeheartedly, but too optimistic to dismiss it outright. It seems the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has launched an initiative, in conjuction with the Association of Registrars in Scotland, to give […]
A court has banned a French magazine from re-publishing or distributing photographs in France of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless, reports BBC News. Closer magazine’s publishers are demanded to hand over the original photos within 24 hours or face a daily fine of £8,000. Royal officials said the couple welcomed the decision. They said Prince […]
Eighty six words have been added to the Glasgow-based online Collins dictionary including but not limited to blootered (drunken), amazeballs (excitingly cool) and mummy porn (referring to 50 Shades of Grey). The publisher asked potential contributors to act as “word spotters” and suggest new words for possible inclusion, reports BBC News. Collins said the process is […]
Just about the last place you want to commit a faux pas is at a royal wedding. BBC News has come to the rescue, publishing an etiquette guide. First, you need to get the royal rank straight. In ascending order, it’s Baron (Baroness), Viscount (Viscountess), Earl (Count or Countess), Marquess (Marchioness) and Duke (Duchess). Don’t be a rube when you […]
Earlier today, BBC director-general Mark Thompson was a guest on Morning Joe, the MSNBC breakfast gabfest featuring Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist. Thompson touted the BBC’s international news coverage in a time when many foreign news bureaus have shut their doors due to shrinking budgets. “There’s a hunger for international reporting,” Thompson said. […]
83-year-old author Gore Vidal scolded BBC presenter David Dimbleby and launched into a spectacular tirade against U.S. Republicans during BBC World News America‘s coverage of last night’s election. WNA anchor Matt Frei and the other panelists were left stifling their giggles as a bemused Dimbleby struggled, in vain, to control his unruly guest. Good stuff.
As Al Gore joined the other American Nobel Prize laureates in the White House’s Oval Office, he and president George W. Bush met for the first time since Gore conceded the hotly contested 2000 election. BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA anchor Matt Frei gives his take on the decidedly uncomfortable reunion. Watch the video below.