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Premier League Boxing Day, Gameweek 18: TV Times and Open Thread

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Boxing Day, the day after Christmas in the United Kingdom, is one of the most traditional dates on the English soccer calendar. And it’s a rare opportunity to see all 20 teams play in one day. With a full schedule … Continue reading...

UK Party Leader Attacks Satirical Mobile Game Made By Teenagers Interested In Politics

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Nigel Farage, head of the British political party UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), is certainly an interesting character. UKIP is something akin to a vastly more organized version of the Tea Party here in the United States, in that their policies are typically further to the right of the more common conservatives within the political system. Show More Summary

200 Years Ago Today: The Treaty of Ghent Ends the War of 1812

4 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent by Amedee Forestier) The headline is a bit truncated. Although the treaty which ended the war between the United States and the United Kingdom was signed on Christmas Eve of 1814, it did not come into...Show More Summary

158-year-old redwood may be UK's oldest living Christmas tree

A cultural agency in the United Kingdom says it has discovered the oldest living Christmas tree in all of Britain. While the 158-year-old tree hasn't been used as a holiday decoration in decades, at one time it was uprooted every Christmas season and brought indoors, where it lit up the halls of an English mansion. Show More Summary

The UK’s largest solar farm just switched online for the first time

The United Kingdom's largest solar farm is now fully operational and working to power homes throughout the nation. The 46-megawatt solar farm in Landmead was connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire last Friday, and it can provide enough energy to power

Is It Illegal To Hack North Korea?

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Someone just knocked the Hermit Kingdom offline. If it was the United States, the operation will test the bounds of international law.

An Ancient Site Discovered At Stonehenge Could Thwart Tunnel Plans

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Archaeologists working at Stonehenge have found the oldest-known Mesolithic encampment in the United Kingdom. The remarkable discovery of the 6,000-year-old site adds a new complication to the British government's plan to build a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel beneath the site. Read more...

Saudi Oil Chief: Cheap Gas Isn't a Conspiracy

Saudi Arabia's oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false. Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi said at an oil summit in the United Arab Emirates today that "the best thing for everybody is to let the most efficient produce." His...

Asthma And Allergy Sufferers Not Using Inhalers Or Epi Injections Correctly, Study Says

A new study suggests that neither asthma or allergy sufferers in the United Kingdom are using their life-saving medical devices correctly. In fact, the improper use of inhalers and epinephrine injectors was incredibly high. A study performed...Show More Summary

Frances & Dom's Handcrafted Home — House Tour

Name: Frances and Dom Rogers Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned Everywhere you look inside this family home are delightful details that have been created by homeowner...Show More Summary

Brickbat: That Takes Balls

last weekNews : Reason

That Takes Balls Since starting in Norway last year, men's underwear maker Comfyballs has introduced its product to Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with no problem. But when it applied for a U.S. trademark, the government refused to grant it, ruling that the name Comfyballs is vulgar.

That Takes Balls

last weekNews : Reason

That Takes Balls Since starting in Norway last year, men's underwear maker Comfyballs has introduced its product to Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with no problem. But when it applied for a U.S. trademark, the government refused to grant it, ruling that the name Comfyballs is vulgar.

Hawkstone Park in Weston, United Kingdom

Centered around the Downton Abbey-esque Hawkstone Hall, the grounds of Hawkstone Park are a fantastical maze of trails, follies, stone stairs, and generally otherworldly vistas, but the whole thing was almost completely forgotten and left to time and neglect before being restored. Show More Summary

Right-wing UK Candidate Resigns After Being Exposed Calling Gays 'Disgusting' - AUDIO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kerry Smith, a now former parliamentary candidate for the United Kingdom’s Independence Party was met with abrupt pushback earlier this month after being recorded referring to Chinese minorities as “chinky” and gay people as “disgusting old poofters.” According to UKIP’s...

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The most cheery, Christmasy vessel appeared on the horizon this morning: ho ho ho. Twas a jolly way to start a grey morning. TOSCANA Vehicles Carrier Flag: United Kingdom (GB) Home port: Southampton Gross Tonnage: 61328 Deadweight: 22250 t Length × Breadth: 199.99m × 33m Year Built: 2009 Capacity Cars (RT43): 6,354 Hoistable Decks: 4 Maximum  RoRo […]

New globalEDGE Resource: Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100

Found under the social responsibility section of globalEDGE’s Global Resource Directory, the Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 report offers in-depth information on charitable contributions made by the United Kingdom’s largest companies. Show More Summary

RUMOR - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker sees mysterious date shift in UK and France

Nintendo of Europe's first title of 2015 will be Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, as a release is planned on the 2nd of January. There are, however, some strange things afoot in the United Kingdom and France. It seems that some GAME UK stores already got their copies and packaging it for their costumers. Show More Summary

Is Queen Elizabeth Stepping Down From The Throne On Christmas Day?

Will Queen Elizabeth be abdicating during her annual Christmas Day message to the United Kingdom? The rumor has gained currency as it were after a British bookie stopped taking any action today on that possibility after a number of what it deemed suspicious bets from individuals with perhaps inside information. Show More Summary

Bookmaker pulls bets on Queen Elizabeth II abdication

A bookmaker in the United Kingdom suspended all bets on when Queen Elizabeth will abdicate her throne.

Guest Read: An Anglophile Spends Christmas in Britain

There are many advantages to traveling to Great Britain in December. Flights and hotels are generally cheaper and top attractions are often less populated with tourists. But the number one advantage of visiting the United Kingdom inShow More Summary

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