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My trip to the Orange Museum

I paid a visit to the new Museum of Orange Heritage in Belfast’s Schomberg House on Thursday. I was given a guided tour by David Scott, a very articulate and clearly passionate advocate of the Order. The tour featured in a BBC Good Morning Ulster story on Friday (1hr 16 mins in.) The tour took more...

Here’s why Kirill Petrenko won’t be appearing at the BBC Proms

Sir Peter Jonas, retired intendant of the Bavarian State Opera, tells us what happened when a visit by the Munich company’s orchestra with its fast-rising conductor was proposed to the BBC Proms.   Kirill Petrenko is one of the great conductors of our time and only in Britain has he been somewhat undervalued and or […]

Summer Exhibition

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Kirsty Wark and Morgan Quaintance visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition on BBC Two at 9pm tonight. It seems to be party time, with various celebrities taking their first peek at the exhibition. Shown is Stacy Martin. I have no idea who she is, but she looks pretty in pale pink. Show More Summary

Jack Warner Investigated For Missing Haiti Earthquake Funds

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has been investigated by U.S. prosecutors for the disappearance of money raised for victims of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Warner visited Haiti shortly after the 2010 disaster, which claimed 316,000 lives. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes at England's football HQ

BBC Sport's David Ornstein visits St George's Park National Football Centre as the England team prepare for their friendly against Ireland on Sunday 7 June.

Queen Elizabeth II Is NOT Dead, Despite A BBC Journalist's Dire Tweet! Details HERE!

Phew, we're glad this is just a false alarm! On Wednesday, a BBC journalist accidentally sent out tweets that suggested Queen Elizabeth II had died after a visit to the hospital. [ Related: MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR?? Queen Elizabeth Made A Secret Singing Recording! ] Sheesh, what a terrible mishap!! We can't even begin to imagine what [...]

Panorama’s exposure of greater collusion was a fine effort but it will make no difference

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

The BBC  are to be commended for visiting “ boring old Northern Ireland “ in a Panorama  special on the collusion, Britain’s Secret Deals, reported by Darragh McIntyre. To those who follow the detail there was little that was entirely new, although there was graphic fresh evidence and it was high time it was presented more...

Qatar Arrested BBC Journalists Investigating Labor Conditions 

Construction work in Qatar is performed primarily by foreign workers, who are treated very poorly. Photo by Flickr user Ian Munroe. BBC News was invited to Qatar by the Prime Minister’s Office to visit the country to observe and interview...Show More Summary

Watch Jessie Ware Cover Nick Jonas’ “Jealous”

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

During a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Jessie Ware applied the smoldering soul-pop sounds of Tough Love to another 2014 highlight, Nick Jonas’ top-10 pop hit “Jealous.” Ware worked with Miguel, and the Jonas song seems inspired by Miguel, so it’s a perfect fit. Watch the cover below.

Leona Lewis Returns with New Single 'Fire Under My Feet' - Watch Music Video Here!

Leona Lewis is all smiles as she makes her way out BBC Radio 2 on Monday (May 11) in London, England. The 30-year-old British singer visited The Ken Bruce Show to play her new single “Fire Under My Feet” from her new album I Am for the very first time – Watch the music video [...]

Broadchurch walking trail launched in West Bay, Dorset

We’ll definitely add this to our itinerary next time we’re in Dorset. Visit Dorset have released a Broadchurch Trail Guide that guides you to visiting key locations from the hit British TV Crime drama. Details below from the BBC: A Broadchurch...Show More Summary

A kid who lost his stuffed lion on vacation got him back along with a wonderful surprise.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The staff of a historic manor in the UK went above and beyond to cheer up a heartbroken little boy. Memories to last a lifetime. (Steven Hirschorn via BBC) Three-year-old Ollie Hirschorn was on a trip with his family to visit Hughenden Manor when the unthinkable happened: he lost his toy lion, Liley. Show More Summary

Chess Champ Busted Cheating in the Bathroom

Chess has a case of "high-tech doping," the BBC reports. Georgia's national chess champion, Gaioz Nigalidze, visited the same bathroom stall enough during the Dubai Open on Saturday that his opponent, Armenian Tigran Petrosian, became suspicious. "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet,...

Obama's First Stop in Jamaica: Marley Museum

President Obama arrived in Jamaica last night, and his first stop was the Bob Marley museum, the BBC reports. Obama is the first US president to visit Jamaica since Ronald Reagan did so in 1982, and he's apparently a big Marley fan: During his 20 minutes spent touring the Victorian-style...

Toxic Lake of Horror Comes From Making All Our Gadgets

"Dystopian" and "horrifying" are just two adjectives Tim Maughan uses to describe for the BBC what he recently witnessed in the remote industrial city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Most disturbing was his visit to a man-made lake filled with toxic sludge that makes the surrounding area smell like sulfur,...

The BBC made a 'controversial' new game about Syria

Games aren't just playful -- they let players inhabit characters, visit unfamiliar places or practice problem-solving within complicated systems. This means they're sometimes good tools to teach people about experiences, political systems and global conflicts, even tragic and ongoing ones.

VIDEO: In Donetsk's empty football stadium

The BBC's Tom Burridge visits the football club Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium in Ukraine which is now empty.

VIDEO: 'Warriors can be like Barca' - Townsend

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend speaks to BBC Scotland's David Currie about his recent visit to Barcelona on a fact-finding mission.

SOHN :: Playlist 1

Recently SOHN shared a collection on Spotify of some of his favorite artists called Playlist #1. Many of the chosen tracks are from his well-done BBC Radio 1 Residency. Visit the playlist here. “For all of you missing my BBC Radio 1 Residency show, I decided to make a Spotify playlist for you all which will continuously expand… […]

Watch Jungle Cover Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Annie Mac just took over for Zane Lowe as one of the primary hosts of BBC 1’s music coverage, and she’s already filling his shoes with no problems. For instance, when Jungle came to visit the Live Lounge, the London funk-synth group delivered an absolutely grooving, full-bodied cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown […]

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