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12 Dead, 78 Injured in Bangkok Bombing

The area around a Thai shrine visited by thousands of Buddhists each day is now the site of "appalling carnage" after at least one bomb went off in the heart of Bangkok today around 7pm local time. The BBC and Telegraph report body parts littered the ground near the Erawan...

French mayor says he was threatened with a gun by 'English mafia' smuggling migrants into Britain

British traffickers who were smuggling migrants from France to the United Kingdom have allegedly threatened a French mayor with a gun, the BBC reports. The mayor of Teteghem, Franck Dhersin, told the BBC that when he tried to visit the migrant camp in his village, smugglers barred him from entering the camp. Show More Summary

In Tough Budgetary Times, BBC Proms Are More Important Than Ever

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Because of the Proms’ enviable roster of visiting orchestras, its support for contemporary composers, and its accessibility, there remain few larger forces for musical good anywhere. But it is now operating in an atmosphere of some discomfort: Its parent corporation and fellow musical broadcasters in Europe are under pressure. And the British government remains bent […]

Little Mix Take Us to Mash-Up Heaven With Jason Derulo and Whitney Houston

Little Mix, the girl group that won the eighth season of the British X Factor, performed a mash-up of Jason Derulo's "Want You to Want Me" and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" during their recent visit to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Their cover is joyful and exuberant, and... More »

Hungarian Grand Prix in numbers

Formula 1 visits Hungary this weekend; BBC Sport takes a look at the vital statistics behind the race.

BBC apologizes for Peter Alliss’ “inappropriate” comment

Peter Alliss is known by golf fans both in the United Kingdom and the United States. On the first two rounds of the Open Championship, Alliss made his annual visit on ESPN for a few hours before he went back to his regular job, calling the event on BBC One and Two. Show More Summary

Amy Poehler Shows Off Her Legs & Her Love Of Rock Music In London

Amy Poehler must be a big rock fan! We've seen her before in Judas Priest and Iron Maiden t-shirts, and her latest rock band tribute is this The Who tour shirt she wore while visiting BBC Radio 2 studios in London on Friday. [ Related: See Amy & Tina Fey In Sisters ] Although if we were only [...]

If Arya visits 'Doctor Who,' does that mean the TARDIS went to Westeros?

‘Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams will appear on BBC America’s ‘Doctor Who.’

Pope returns to cocaine

According to a report from BBC News the Pope ‘plans to chew coca leaves’ during his visit to Bolivia. Although portrayed as a radical encounter, this is really a return to cocaine use after a long period of abstinence in the papal office. Although the leaves are a traditional, mild stimulant that have been used […]

My trip to the Orange Museum

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

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

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months agoNews : 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”

4 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

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