a tribute to the once all-powerful british empire
FECKLESS, stupid, drunken, combative and relentlessly talkative, the Irishmen of Victorian Punch cartoons merge together into a stereotype that has proved enduring.
Earlier this month Maltby colliery in South Yorkshire closed down for good. At the end of a winter that saw 40% of our energy needs met by coal – most of it imported – we witnessed the poignant closing ceremony
This archival footage shows just how Americans & Britons used to get along. All smiles.
Welcome to Britain, a civilized & advanced country.
Typical British Weather
Stuart Freeborn, the British pioneering movie makeup artist behind creatures such as Yoda and Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. He was 98.
Her fame has spread throughout Aleppo. Her comrades have nicknamed her 'Guevara', but to many of the city's residents she is known simply as: 'the female sniper'.
Films from the 1940s, 50s and 60s dominate a new list of the best British films in history, compiled by critic and broadcaster Barry Norman, with just two from the last decade making the cut.
British Crime Survey underestimates domestic violence statistics
By the time we had recordings of both Americans and Brits some three centuries later (the first audio recording of a human voice was made in 1860), the sounds of English as spoken in the Old World and New World were very different. We're looking at a silent gap of some 300 years, so we can't say exactly when Americans first started to sound noticeably different from the British.
A British attempt to search for life in an ancient lake beneath the Antarctic ice-sheet has run into trouble.
A British man is facing criminal charges after accidentally handing out bags of cocaine to a police officer's children on Halloween night.
Serial thug Amanda Lowe, 26, repeatedly stamped on Khuram Nisar's head during the unprovoked attack in Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester.
Police have said a bomb which was "substantial and viable" has been made safe by Army bomb experts in north Belfast.
British people have long bemoaned the gradual encroachment of Americanisms into everyday speech, via Hollywood films and sitcoms. Now, "Britishisms" are crossing the pond the other way, thanks to the growing online popularity of British media such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and The Daily Mail.
William Hague will tomorrow launch a worldwide network of British Commonwealth embassies to rival the emergence of the EU as a foreign superpower.
An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons programme.
The Queen's wish comes after Labour announced a bid to replace
This week saw another price hike in rail fares. With the UK already having the highest rail fares in Europe, The Green Party calls for the British railway system to be come back into public ownership.
US agents to operate in British airports
Anyways, the advert is that of a BA plane taxing through the streets of London for the Olympics. The plane traverses the streets etc. and then comes to a halt right at the athlete tunnel entrance to the field of the Olympic stadium (with the nice big illuminate pyramid lights in view). Then the following words appear on screen in big bold letters…
DON’T FLY. SUPPORT TEAM GB
(Just posting so if something does happen during the Olympics... which I suspect something will)
"Nottingham Crown Court was told that CCTV footage showed the student pleading with the driver for eight minutes before he turned her away, and none of the passengers who boarded the bus offered to make up the fare."
David Blakeley, 33, has broken almost a decade of silence to reveal how his nine-man patrol was denied air support after being surrounded by hundreds of Iraqi troops.
The Supermarine Spitfire is arguably one of the most beautiful flying machines ever constructed, but today, only about 35 remain in flying condition. That number may soon increase by a full dozen, if the Brits can manage to dig up a bunch of aircraft that have been buried somewhere in Burma since 1945
There is one thing you can say for the Holocaust deniers: at least they know what they are denying. In order to sustain the lies they tell, they must engage in strenuous falsification. To dismiss Britain's colonial atrocities, no such effort is required. Most people appear to be unaware that anything needs to be denied.