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10 Reasons To Be Patriotic On St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

The Queen, fish and chips, cups of tea and Stephen Fry. Great reasons to be proud of being British. But is that really all we've got. Actually, the...

10 Reasons Not To Be Patriotic On St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Bring out the bunting. There's lots to celebrate on St George's Day, we have the world's most expensive capital city, air we can barely breathe, soari...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Citizen's Arrest - What Not To Do

Hannah Fisher | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Hannah Fisher

Last weekend, a former UK Prime Minister was ambushed and verbally berated by a brazen bar worker (Mr. Garcia). Whilst serving the former PM as he dined in an east London restaurant, Mr. Garcia believed it appropriate to perform "a citizen's arrest for a crime against peace...". A few days after this extraordinary episode took place, the UK national newspapers gave front page honour to the incident.

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

M&S Till Staff Can Choose Their Customers

Katie Hopkins | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

If they are going to bow to every ridiculous religious whim, why not go the whole hog and have men enter through the front doors and women shuffle in with their heads bowed through the delivery hatch wearing an M&S blackout curtain for full compliance?

Which Country Do Brits Think Have The Dirtiest Public Toilets?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry France, we may share a (mostly unrequited) long love affair as you continue to be the most popular place for us Brits to visit, eat your baguett...

What Makes a Good Person?

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I was in NYC recently and overheard a guy describe a girl he was seeing. He explained to his mate that she spoke five languages, was a medical student, had a good family and I swear he finished it off by saying she was also in the Peace Corps. it got me thinking about what people measure someone to be a good person

Am I Living in Ireland or Iran?

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Because I'm from Northern Ireland, support the Union with Great Britain and identify myself as a cultural Protestant, I can't be a proper Irish person. That my friend is racism, jingoism and xenophobia - defined.

Radio 1 Is Chris Morris' Biggest Joke Ever

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

The genius behind this massive endeavour is Chris Morris, who orchestrated it all from his lavish secret office under BBC Broadcasting House.

Is it British to Ban the Face Veil?

Sajda Khan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.

Beware The Jack Wilshere Lurking In Your Office

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

I doubt that Jack Wilshere will find his way to this blog but if any of my many thousands of fans know his email address, perhaps they'd alert him to ...

Bloody British

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

On Saturday morning, we had a guy come round our flat to put up some picture frames up and do some general drilling. The embarrassment of being nearly 29 and not be able to do these things myself is a different matter. What proceeded to happen left me feeling even worse with myself.

Thoughts on America From a 21st Century British Pioneer... or How to Launch a UK Brand in the USA

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Twenty years ago, when I started JoJo at a kitchen table, I would never have imagined taking a day trip to follow up on a first meeting with Bloomingdale's as I have just done. I only thought as far as the next wages bill or supplier payment run.

Concrete and Rosehips: Foraging in Cities

Ritwik Deo | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ritwik Deo

The next time you think you are too busy to forage, walk by that straggly bramble bush by the roadside, pluck a berry, bring it home and give it a wash. You would be surprised.

Why Brits Still Don't Get the Irish

Christopher Jackson | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Jackson

Comedy shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Eight Out of 10 Cats have all had British comedians mocking the Irish, normally on account of Dara O'Briain or some other 'Paddy' being present.

Kate McCann To Attend Libel Case In Portugal

PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann faces further agony today as she attends a Portuguese court for the start of the family's libel action against ...

Dust to Stars | In Conversation With Brit/Canadian Talent, Karen David

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Akeela Bhattay

My Dust to Stars EP, is very much a reflection of where I am at in my life, and marks a new chapter in it, and where I wanted my music to go and grow from. I took some time out to really get my new sound where I wanted it to be: happy, feel good music with a pop indie girl feel, which was true to me.

Brits' Sarcasm and Drinking Not Popular With Expats..

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Sarcastic humour, heavy drinking and the weather are among the dislikes of foreign expats living in the UK, according to research. More than half (...

British Pair Tell Of Lima Gang's Drug Drop

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Brits arrested in Peru pictured laughing and eating doughnuts Two young women being held on suspicion of trying to smuggle £1.5 million of cocaine...

Channel 4 To Air 'Date A Porn Star' TV Reality Show

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Porn obsessives are to be given the chance to meet the women of their dreams by dating sex film stars to look at the realities of their lives for a Ch...

British Man Dies In German River Tragedy

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

A British man has died in Germany after reportedly being swept away by the River Rhine. Christian Fagg, 23, was reported missing in Koln-Rodenkirch...

Acid Attack On UK Women On Zanzibar

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Two young British women have been attacked with acid on the east African island of Zanzibar, reports say. The women had the corrosive substance thr...

SO Over This Heatwave!

Chanel de Yong | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four different water bottles? This British heat wave has definitely caused a dangerous behaviour pattern evident amongst all of us Brits and this bloody heat is the cause of it!

British Climber Reported Missing In Peru

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

A 22-year-old British climber has been reported missing in South America, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed. Thomas Jagger, believe...