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Life-Size Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch

56 minutes agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: UKTV) UKTV conducted a poll and determined that Benedict Cumberbatch is Britain's yummiest actor. So it commissioned chocolatiers to build this life-size sculpture of the Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star. It consists of over 88 pounds of Belgian chocolate, which is about 33% cocoa. Show More Summary

'Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986' opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of artists working in the United Kingdom who began to receive international attention for practices which, although incredibly diverse, share a revived interest in the sculpted object, in materials, and in ideas around production procedures. Show More Summary

Simon Schama's The Face of Britain - and selfies

Simon Schama talking about the process of Graham Sutherland painting Sir Winston Churchill This morning I was at the National Portrait Gallery to hear a briefing from historian Simon Schama about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

First TV debate of UK election campaign to pit Cameron against six others

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will face off against six political rivals later on Thursday in the first TV debate of Britain's national election campaign, hoping the format will allow him to cast himself as a statesman against squabbling pretenders.

British Challenger Bank Shawbrook Valued at $1 Billion in I.P.O.

Founded in 2011, Shawbrook is considered a challenger to the larger, more traditional lenders that dominate the banking landscape in Britain.

UK Checks Reports on Nine Britons Arrested Trying to Illegally Enter Syria

Britain is currently checking reports about nine UK nationals, seized by Turkish authorities after allegedly trying to enter Syria illegally.

Watch: San Francisco featured with Gotham look in new video

The Internet is full of time-lapse videos of California cities, so what’s so special about the latest San Francisco video from photographer Toby Harriman? For one thing, it was scored by a 14-year-old living in Britain. Secondly, Harriman shot the video on black and white film -- for...

Brook to fight twice this summer

9 hours agoSports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

Britain's Kell Brook wants to defend his IBF world welterweight title by the end of May in the first of two summer bouts.

Sam Beckett Excursion Part

This Excursion section follows Sam from the backyard ramps of rural Britain to the sun-soaked climes of Southern California. The post Sam Beckett Excursion Part appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

Massive medieval cemetery found at Cambridge University

9 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

One of Britain’s largest medieval cemeteries has been unearthed at Cambridge University, archaeologists say.

Once More, Britain Refuses to Return the Elgin Marbles

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 2013, UNESCO asked the British Museum to let it mediate a deal between it and the government of Greece, which has been calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles with ever-growing fervor for the past 30 years.

Bad Students: UK Teachers Fear Pupils May Join ISIL During Easter Break

In Great Britain, parents fear that their children might move to Syria and join the terrorists during the Easter break.

UK Politicians Kick Off Knife-Edge Election Campaign

Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth following parliament's dissolution, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8Show More Summary

Refugees Almost Drown in Vat of Chocolate

Syrian and Egyptian refugees nearly drowned in a vat of melted chocolate while trying to enter Britain from Calais. The group were part of a larger contingent of 25 migrants which were split up by a Kurdish trafficker from Iraq. He reportedly...Show More Summary

Man Claims His Dog Saved His Life With Heimlich Manoeuvre As He Choked On Pickled Onion

A 67-year-old pensioner from East Yorkshire in Britain claims his pet Labrador saved his life by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on him as he was choking from a pickled onion, lodged in his throat. Just recently, Alan Spencer was enjoying...Show More Summary

Tate Britain Director to Move to Portuguese Museum

Penelope Curtis, who drew a mix of praise and pointed criticism for exhibitions she oversaw during her five-year tenure, will move to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon this summer.

Diplomats Ask for an Extension on Writing Up Iran Negotiations

The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China were reportedly very close to an agreement with Iran on nuclear power yesterday, and are furiously trying to patch the remaining problems even though the deadline passed at midnight. The hope is that a deal might be reached on April Fools' Day. “I hope that... More »

TSB Agrees to $2.5 Billion Takeover by Spain's Sabadell

Spain's Banco Sabadell could look to expand further in Britain after agreeing a 1.7 billion pound ($2.5 billion) takeover of TSB, one of the biggest cross-border banking deals since the financial crisis of 2007-09. Sabadell, Spain'sShow More Summary

More of the biggest lies being told on British election posters right now

Britain's election season is always marked by banner ads reminding us of the perils of voting for the other party. While this year is no exception, the quality of the claims seems even lower than usual. From Labour threatening to break...Show More Summary

UK, Turkish, Indonesian Diplomatic Missions Leaving Yemen for Saudi Arabia

The diplomatic missions of Great Britain, Turkey, and Indonesia have closed up shop in war-torn Yemen and personnel are currently heading to Saudi Arabia, a source in the Yemeni government told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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