Ben Brazier

20 Flips | 1 Magazine | @BenBrazier | Keep up with Ben Brazier on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ben Brazier”

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

Ofcom's opening up more spectrum to cope with UK mobile data demands

While Ofcom is busy soliciting opinion on whether it should open up more 4G spectrum to carriers, it's already taking the necessary steps to ease mobile data congestion in the UK. The regulator today announced that it will open up the 700 MHz spectrum, allowing mobile networks to enhance their data …

Man spends evening locked in Waterstones after staff shut up shop

David Willis, from Dallas, Texas, wrote on Twitter on Thursday night that he had been locked inside the Trafalgar Square branch of Waterstones in London<p>Being locked in a bookshop over night with thousands of novels at your disposal might sound like a bibliophile’s dream.<p>But the reality is not so …

Frank Cottrell Boyce: schools are destroying the power of stories

Both the government and the arts agencies have recently begun to talk about the economic importance of culture – by which they mean the West End or the film industry. But we need to understand how culture happens. It always floats on a sea of favours and loyalties. Even a massive West End hit like …

Horse Casually Strolls Into Police Department Like It’s No Big Deal

Go home, horse — you’re drunk.<p>An English police department was visited by either the bravest or drunkest tiny horse in all of the UK on Monday. …

Norway 'Child Bride' Sparks Outrage As 12-Year-Old's Wedding Blog Goes Viral

This is Thea. She is 12 years old, and will this week be married to Geir, who is 37.<p>She is to be Norway’s official first child bride, according to …

LoL Esports

What the hell is Gamechurch?

I never expected to be handed a Bible at a games show, especially one proclaiming "Jesus, for the win!" "A little book about a guy named Jesus, his …

If You Have This, Make That: Pantry Edition

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Forgot to plan ahead? Here's how make something out of</i> …

Captivating Long Exposure Images That Showcase the Beauty of the Evening Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt comes from the growing school of self-taught fine art photographers. He is from Kerava, Finland, and he is quickly becoming known …

Harry Potter's Dark Arts exhibit - Telegraph

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win 2014 Nobel peace prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>Malala won along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.<p>The two were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Will Super Thursday save publishing?

In the biggest Super Thursday yet, 315 books are released today in time for the Christmas race. Here are 10 to watch<p>In the world of books, today is not Thursday but Super Thursday, the day of the year when the publishing industry will release its largest number of titles.<p>315 books are to be …

French writer Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel prize in literature

Patrick Modiano has been named the 111th winner of the Nobel prize for literature.<p>The 69-year-old is the 15th French writer to win the prestigious prize, worth 8m kronor ($1.1m or £700,000).<p>His name was announced at a short ceremony in Stockholm with Peter Englund, the Nobel Academy’s permanent …

New 'driverless' tube trains unveiled by TFL

Trains will be fully automated but will initially have an operator on board when they come into service in 2020s<p>London Underground has unveiled how its next generation of "driverless” trains will look – but insisted they will not operate automatically when they are first introduced.<p>Images of the …

Trains