The British

This Is England 2013: We've Become a Nation of Concentrics

Jason Holmes | Posted 22.03.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

This week, snow lies across the country, suppressing mirth and stilling the air. The land is quieted, as is our national spirit, for it occurs to me that something is amiss in these isles. What became of English rumbustiousness, what Jacobson has called an 'obdurate independence'?

Historians? Mirren And Brand Working On TV Documentary

WENN | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

British stars Dame Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and singer Jessie J will delve into their homeland's history as part of a new TV series about the U.K. ...

Thanksgiving in the UK: Can It Work?

Kate Harrad | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

A holiday based around an emotion? Can the British cope with that? We can only just manage Valentine's Day. Having to express both romance and gratitude in one year might overload us. We're not great at giving thanks, at least not when it matters. I've said thank you to shop assistants probably a hundred times in the last year. Have I thanked my parents for bringing me up in that time, or my partner for his support? Of course not.