Rhys Walker

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Tatton's got news for George Osborne about that new job in London

Editor of local paper wonders how Osborne will manage full-time job as MP along with editing the London Evening Standard<p>The editor of the local paper in George Osborne’s constituency has said she thought it was “April Fool’s” when he announced that he was taking over editing the London Evening …

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Scottish Independence Activists Want Catalonia to Break Away from Spain

Catalan and Scottish nationalists have long fought for a similar cause. In September, just before the independence referendum, Catalan president Arthur Mas delighted Scottish nationalists when he told reporters, "I would like a yes vote in Scotland."<p>​<p><i>T</i><i>his post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Norman …

“I hate bagpipes, I hate kilts, but I've changed my vote from No to Yes”

Kev Sherry, of Glaswegian indie outfit Attic Lights, explains why he's changed from No to Yes on the Scottish independence question.<p>I despise …

Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?<p>• Brian Wilson: Scottish independence is fool’s gold<p>Imagine the question posed the other way round. An independent nation is asked to decide whether to surrender its sovereignty to a larger …

Why Scotland's women are swinging towards yes in independence vote

Voters in Falkirk say there has been a significant shift of mood in recent weeks, and some see a chance to make history<p>"It's not always a bad thing to take a chance," says Michelle Stafford, a carer with five young children, who is waiting outside Greggs on Falkirk High Street while her partner, …

Ten reasons Scotland should vote yes

The arguments of the no campaign are no weightier (Michael White, 5 September) – they boil down to the currency question and uncertainty about future EU membership, both essentially political issues which are bound to be resolved by agreement – like all political questions – when the electioneering …

Anmachen, aufmachen, zumachen, ausmachen? What the hell?

The words anmachen, aufmachen, zumachen and ausmachen even confuse German native speakers when having to write them down all together. The problem …

10 German Slang Phrases to Sound Like a Native

Do you have cups in your cabinet?<p>Is your nose full?<p>Have no idea what I’m talking about? Then it’s time to learn some German slang!<p>By adding more …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

What to Do in Europe - The VICE Guide to Europe 2014

Hi. This is the VICE Guide to Europe 2014, a travel guide featuring pork, anarchists, bicycles, politicians, fishermen, racists, tear gas, cocaine, pizzas, techno, beer, football fans, bands, and waiters.<p><i>Illustration by Sam Taylor</i><p>Hi. This is the VICE Guide to Europe 2014, a travel guide featuring …

Forget London, Glasgow Is the UK's Best Party City

Here's our guide to making the most of it.<p><i>Return to The VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>Photo by Patrick D Bortz</i><p>Edinburgh might have the castle, the parliament, the Japanese tourists, the neo-classical architecture, and the advantageously low murder rate, but Glasgow has all the fun. Scotland’s …

The VICE Guide to London 2014

How to have the best time in what is, in some ways, the worst city in the world.<p><i>Return to The VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>Photo by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete</i><p>In many ways, London is the worst city in the world: it's expensive, cruel, bitter and twee. But in many ways it's also the best: a cultural …

A Mapped History of A Song of Ice and Fire

Invasion of the First Men<p>ca. 12, 000 years before Aegon’s Conquest The First Men, invaded Westeros across the land-bridge from Essos, bearing weapons …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Game of Thrones Reenvisioned as Feudal Japan

Battle of the Trident<p>This is the iconic duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen that preceded the series by seventeen years. Instead of a …

7 Things You Had No Idea the World Is Running Out Of

Hardly a day goes by that we're not told about the unsustainable pressure we're putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of …

Common Mistakes in Winter Training - Winter Training for Rowing

<b>The best way to get faster on the erg is to spend time on the erg</b><p>Burpees, barbell complexes, hill sprints, stadiums, long runs, cross-training …

Fly Girl Kate Middleton Attempts to Get Hair On Point at Somber Event

Kate Middleton is likely to be the first member of the British Royal Family since 1649 to be executed by beheading in the wake of public outcry after …

Internet Superhero Batman bin Suparman Jailed for Villainous Crimes

A Singaporean man who rose to Internet prominence after a photo of his ID card appeared to show his birth name as Batman bin Superman was sentenced …

Top 10 movie westerns

It's the most all-American of film genres, filled with he-men and black hats. But the western has given us some great movies: the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 crime movies • Top 10 arthouse movies • Top 10 family movies • Top 10 war movies • Top 10 teen movies • Top 10 …

Drunk Dudes Steal Circus Llama, Take It on a Streetcar Joyride

A dull night out at a local discotheque in Bordeaux, France, turned into an unforgettable <i>Hangover</i>-esque misadventure for five drunk friends who stole …

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

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Watch hilarious Game of Thrones trailer, American comedy-style

Bad Lip Reading is a YouTube channel that ‘shreds’ clips from movies, television shows, Presidential inaugurations – just anything pop culture …

The German prepositions “zu” and “nach” – “to”

Sometimes it can be very hard for learners of German to choose the correct preposition. This may be especially the case with the German prepositions …

Why I Wouldn't Support Votes for Sixteen and Seventeen-Year-Olds

As part of his recent stand-up routine, Ricky Gervais made a very funny, though politically incorrect, observation about the march and demo in …

The boy who grew up in North Korea's labour camp 14

Documentary-makers generally tackle torture at a distance. Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, for instance, introduced us to a charismatic killer from Indonesia's anti-communist genocide who dances the cha-cha on the rooftop where he murdered hundreds of victims almost 50 years earlier. Camp …

As a Democrat, I am disgusted with President Obama

I voted for Obama reluctantly, but never did I imagine he would become another Richard Nixon<p>What are you thinking, Mr President?<p>Is this really the legacy you want for yourself: the chief executive who trampled rights, destroyed privacy, heightened secrecy, ruined trust, and worst of all, did not …

The Game of Thrones '80s/90s theme party continues in this awesome art

Winter is coming, and so are stone-washed jeans and slap bracelets. Artist Mike Wrobel has imagined more <i>Game of Thrones</i>' characters in the fashions …