Articles Tagged 'News'

Scotland Solves The Fuel Crisis With Whisky

Scotch whisky can do many things: it can make a man (or woman) foolhardy, it can make them brave, it can make them drunk and it can make them appear wise. But until now, it hadn’t been used as a source of fuel. Tullibardine Distillery in Perthshire has launched into  a joint project with a […]

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10 Ways for Brits to Integrate Into America More Quickly

Get down with the lingo, befriend some locals and read a paper: these are just some of the tricks that will help ease your U.S. assimilation. 1. Learn how baseball and “football” work Being able to hold your own in conversations about the sports Americans hold dear will make you feel like less of an […]

Never Mind The London Eye, Here’s The London Nose

Londoners have had to put up with many strange sights over the past few weeks: flying cyclists with angel wings, people doing the Mo Farah M hand-signal, the Spice Girls, but this one takes the cake. A massive nose appeared on the Millennium Bridge this morning, sculpted partly to commemorate a noxious period in the […]

Lily Allen: Pregnant Again?

Despite looking for all the world as if she has taken a step back from showbiz in order to raise her daughter Ethel, Lily Allen (or, to give her married name, Lily Cooper), has actually been incredibly busy of late. She’s been working on the score for the Bridget Jones stage musical, continuing work on […]

WATCH: Emily Mortimer Holding Forth on the News

(AP) Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alan Poul at premiere. Emily Mortimer, who stars in HBO’s just premiered The Newsroom, has been giving her own views on the Fourth Estate. In the series Mortimer has a key role playing the executive producer of a fictional tv news program called News Night. The actress notes […]

My Other Car Is A Garage Door…

Hey, we’re all aware of the global situation, we know times are tough. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have dreams. Take the Hampshire car nut (and former art school student) Chris Smart, whose ambition of owning a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has been met, and all it cost him was the price of a […]

Robin Gibb: Sung Awake By Brother Barry

Well it wasn’t looking good for a while there. A week ago, the Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb had slipped into a coma while undergoing treatment for cancer of the bowel and liver. He had developed pneumonia, and was dangerously close to death, to the extent that the international musical community had already started paying […]

Would You Like To Ride In A Lickable Elevator?

Remember a short while ago we were talking about Jaffa Cakes, and there was the video Dominic Wilcox made where he created works of art by nibbling the little cookie-cakey-biscuity things into interesting shapes? Well McVities, the company that makes Jaffa Cakes, has gone one better. Taking an edible leaf out of Willy Wonka’s book […]

So You Think You Know The British?

Procrastination fans! It’s time to play a devilishly simple game that will simply eat up those ‘spare’ minutes before your next job. This Is Why You’re British is a one-page website, which contains very little except a quote and a button. Press the button, and you get a new quote. All of the quotes are […]

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