One of the most puzzling conundrums of the modern era is what a parody news site last year dubbed “Schrodinger’s immigrant”…
Why do Brits and Americans refer to clothes by different names? Siobhan Thompson helps you separate your pants from your trousers…
You thoght we had finished with the long list of things that puzzle Non-Brits about Britons. No way!
Here is more about not getting their heads about Britain…
There’s never been a worse time to be young and British, thanks to the selfishness of the baby boomers and the political indifference of today’s twenty-somethings
America has the Barrymores, the Coppolas, and the Fondas, but who are the British acting families of note? Siobhan Thompson rummages through the UK’s family trees in search of the greatest British acting dynasty…
One of the privileges of living in Catalonia is the ubiquity of cava. Since I’ve been living here I’ve had cava for breakfast, lunch and dinner; cava to mark births, deaths and anniversaries; at the opening of a community arts centre; in a jacuzzi; for Valentine’s Day, St Jordi and Christmas; and…
It’s UK coffee week, but despite years of cafe proliferation, instant coffee still dominates at home. Why do the British drink so much more instant than anyone else
Congratulations, Britain: we’ve done so much cocaine that our drinking water tested positive for it.
It’s official: Brits spend too much time in toilet cubicles, snorting coke and then pissing it back into the water supply.
A high number of Britons also didn’t realise their level of drinking was potentially dangerous
The United Kingdom’s relationship with the EU – or, in political parlance, “Europe” – has long been one of the most divisive, emotive issues in British politics.
Professor Tony Collins discusses ten locations linked to the development of sport in Britain over the past 200 years – from Much Wenlock to Stamford Bridge
The fees for a UK passport for British citizens applying from overseas countries will fall by 35% from April.
Britons eat below the recommended calories per day, and most meet suggested activity levels, but more than half of us are overweight or obese, report the latest official figures released
About 30% of Britons never exercise, according to research by Mintel. But what can people do to get slightly fitter without incurring costs, inconvenience or embarrassment, asks Lucy Townsend.
1. Jog up and down the stairs five times. Exercise doesn’t have to take an hour, short quick bursts of activity can be beneficial.
According to a new research report published by market research consultants Finaccord, the UK ‘exports’ nearly as many expatriates of its own as it ‘imports’ from other countries.
During World War One up to 12 million letters a week were delivered to soldiers, many on the front line. The wartime post was a remarkable operation, writes ex-postman and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson.