The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 24, 2017

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?!Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a detailed guide …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account today you’ll be showered with animated balloons in celebration of her big day. …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the uk. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity …

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

April 19, 2017

In its last update in January, the number of victims stood at 526, while the number of potential suspects stood at 184. Police forces across the uk have received an increased number of calls from victims and from people offering information since the hotline was set up. The NPCC said 25 referrals to the inquiry related to sports other than football. These have included rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket and swimming. While the number of …

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Adriana Lima strips down for steamy Easter Sunday shoot

April 18, 2017

Adriana Lima celebrated Easter Sunday by stripping down for Love magazine. The 35-year-old Brazilian model teamed up with the uk-based fashion publication to create a series of NSFW videos where she took a steamy shower and ate chocolate to the sounds of The Weather Girls 1982 hit Its Raining Men. Tomorrow… #LOVEeaster @adrianalima by @philpoynter @sallylyndley @_virginiayoung_ @millchannel @millbeautychannel A post shared by LOVE MAGAZINE (@thelovemagazine) on Apr 15, 2017 at …

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Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… she’ll become the very first female barber to make it to the uk finals of the competition, held in May in a boxing ring in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. Perhaps she is being modest. She is no stranger to competing in traditionally male arenas. Outside of the barber shop, you are just as likely to find her donning racing leathers and taking her motorbike out on the track. She is spending the Easter weekend in a track competition where she will be up against her own …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 15, 2017

… understand it 31-year-old Mark Jervis an arable farmer in Warwickshire, uk entered the world of online dating four years ago in an effort to broaden his horizons after a big breakup and a series of “unsuccessful” flings with women in the area. But, finding a likeminded person in the local area who he didn’t already know proved challenging. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaConsultant Toolkit 2.0 Pro DS1 CTA Monster – Self Host IPN API Sync Self …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun uk told the Times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

Potato peeling is a task that many of us do not get any joy from. But, one British department store wants people to pause and enjoy the art form that is potato peeling. It’s part of a campaign by the department store Selfridges, reflecting on our homes and what they mean to us. SEE ALSO: How to throw a no-waste dinner party Our House, A Home For All explores what the home means in a world “rocked by some major geopolitical changes.” “International migration and the …

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A field of Lego daffodils has sprouted in a UK city centre

April 13, 2017

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, uk, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull’s City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city’s arts and culture. The display in the East Yorkshire city’s King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made from a whopping 146,400 Lego bricks. A post shared by Hull …

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Oh nothing, just the Queen feeding an elephant called Donna

April 12, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II makes friends with Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant.Image: DAVID ROSE – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES For most fans of the royal family, meeting the Queen would make their lives complete. But today an elephant named Donna didn’t just meet the Queen, she got hand-fed a banana by Her Majesty. SEE ALSO: Princess Charlotte hugged a balloon display and yelled ‘Dada’ And the 7-year-old Asian Elephant could not have looked more delighted. The Centre is home to …

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Brexit negotiations: How will Poland behave towards the UK? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Why? It is because of Brexit. BBC News: Brexit Brexit: Article 50 has been triggered – what now? Theresa May ‘wants and expects’ to protect rights of Poles in uk Poland cries blackmail at EU summit There is a widespread perception Britain is no longer a friendly place. I am told Polish TV and radio has been full of a story about a Polish teenager being attacked. It may not be true, but there have been many such stories here, apparently unreported in Britain. Uncertain …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

… being avidly collected. But why the Lada Riva? ‘Fashion statement’ Mr Hughes, who gave up a career in teaching to write full-time for Practical Classics magazine, admits that Ladas were “deeply unfashionable” for years. But as his father had owned a few of the Soviet cars when he was growing up, Mr Hughes says “he’d always liked them”. So in the late 1990s he started buying Ladas, including the Riva, which was available in the uk from 1983 to 1997. …

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Some people are upset about Cadbury’s Egg event because of the word ‘Easter’

April 5, 2017

Image: Cadbury  As Easter approaches, children in the uk are looking forward to the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt, which will take place at around 300 National Trust properties. The year the festivities have been hit by a religious controversy led by the Church of England and the Archbishop of York. The chocolate giant has been accused of “airbrushing faith” from the annual event after dropping the word Easter. According to the Telegraph, the hunt was previously called an …

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The women who sleep with a stranger to save their marriage – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… like this in the uk. “I had my phone on me,” Farah explains, “and I just passed it over to my dad. He was like, ‘Your marriage is over, you can’t go back to him.’” Image caption Khola Hasan says halala services are “abusing vulnerable people” But the Islamic Sharia Council in East London, which regularly advises women on issues around divorce, strongly condemns halala marriages. “This is a sham marriage, it is about making money and …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… Fools’ Day disclaimer. Krispy Kreme’s not-so-funny April Fools’ prank. Image: krispy kreme On Thursday, several major news outlets in the uk fell foul to a prank by Krispy Kreme. The doughnut brand claimed it would be changing its name to “Krispy Cream” because Brits didn’t know how to pronounce the word “Kreme”. “Krispy Kreme uk is getting a more ‘English-friendly’ name so people stop mispronouncing it,” declared a …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

… disinterested consumer body”. “Brands well know that courting controversy via the odd comment that could be interpreted as sexist is sure to garner a response from observers on social media,” Patterson continues. Take the Daily Mail, for example. On eve of Britain triggering Article 50 and officially entering Brexit negotiations, it was #LegsIt (not #Brexit) that topped the uk’s Twitter trends. The newspaper’s headline declaring “Forget about Brexit, who won …

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Heres how two local Welsh lads made brewing history

March 31, 2017

Image: tiny rebel Theres a little bit of a rebel within us all. Brad and Gazz two Welsh lads with a passion for all things beer decided to take their love for beer a step further back in 2008 and the result is Tiny Rebel Brewery, an award-winning brewing company whose beers can be found in fridges worldwide. Tiny Rebels humble beginnings can be found in a Welsh garage, where Brad and Gazz spent their weekends on their hobby brewing beer. As self-confessed beer geeks the pair got pretty good at …

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Daily Mail is getting dragged all over town for this mindblowingly sexist front page

March 29, 2017

“Newspaper of the year” the Daily Mail is getting dragged after publishing a headline declaring “Forget about Brexit, who won Legs-it!” alongside a photograph of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Theresa May on its front page. SEE ALSO: How to talk about the new uk prime minister’s shoes without being sexist The front page was first published on Twitter on Monday night, instantly prompting a stream of criticism from politicians, …

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New 1 coin’s ‘hidden’ security feature – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… that date, consumers will have to take the coin to a bank to exchange it. Supplies of the new coin have initially been delivered to 33 banks and post offices around the uk (see list below). Tesco leaves trolleys unlocked ahead of new coin Are we ready for the new 1 coin? Everything you want to know about the 1 coin The new 1 coin: Vital statistics …

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote – BBC News

March 28, 2017

Follow the debate on Holyrood Live Ms Sturgeon wants the backing of the Scottish Parliament in pursuing a “Section 30” order from the uk government. The power to call a referendum is reserved to Westminster, and this order would transfer the authority to hold a vote to Holyrood. The debate on the motion started a week ago, on 21 March, but the two-day debate was suspended when Holyrood business was halted in the wake of the fatal attack at Westminster. Ms Sturgeon wants a …

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PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting – BBC News

March 27, 2017

The first minister has said that a second referendum should be held ahead of the uk’s EU departure to give the people of Scotland a choice between what she calls a “hard Brexit” and becoming an independent country. Nut Ms May has warned that a second referendum will make the uk “looser and weaker”. What is Article 50? Do voters want a second referendum? All you need to know about Brexit Brexit deal must meet six tests, says Labour Triggering Article 50 begins …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… (@SofieHagen) February 27, 2016 3. Shappi Khorsandi Shappi Khorsandi isn’t a stranger to adversity. The British comedian and author penned an autobiography called A Beginner’s Guide to Acting English about her experiences trying to fit in after moving from Iran to the uk. Along with culture and diversity, the comedian speaks out on behalf of women on social media and in her novels. #WeStandWithZoe Hey @TheSun, whilst you’re at it you could comment on the fact I’m …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable I’m a millennial and I can’t stop oversharing about my sex life. And, while I hate to point the finger, I blame social media. I first realised I was a sexual oversharer during a pretty uncomfortable moment with a new housemate someone I barely knew, but was trying to get to know. As I sipped my first coffee of the day, I leant across and told my new housemate something Id told other friends just days previous. I described, in graphic detail, a …

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland’s future ‘should not be imposed’ – BBC News

March 22, 2017

… not want another referendum, and that it will only lead to greater division and uncertainty in the country. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Opinion polls suggest voters are split over independence, and whether there should be another referendum Ms Sturgeon added: “All of this raises fundamental questions for Scotland. If the uk government can ignore this parliament on one of the most fundamental issues that the country faces, what meaning can ever be attached to the idea …

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