Rob Lightbody

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Michael Gove leads group of 75 Conservative MPs calling on Theresa May to examine case for a new £100million Royal Yacht Britannia

Former Justice secretary Michael Gove has upped the pressure on Theresa May to back a £100million replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia by joining score of Tory MPs supporting the idea.<p>Mr Gove is one of 75 Conservative backbenchers who have signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging her to …

Extreme Marathon Runner Adopts Stray Dog That Ran with Him through Gobi Desert

When he signed up for a grueling 7-day marathon through the Gobi Desert, ultra-runner Dion Leonard thought the only thing he would end up taking back …

Running

Where are Scotland's best nudist beaches?

CALLING all naturists! Find out where your nearest Scottish nudist beach is, how to get there and what to take.<p>WITH the Scottish weather changing …

What a Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After the Humans Left

Since March 2011, a 30-mile radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 …

Fukushima

The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious

In 2011, a university student in Poland named Paweł Zadrożniak hooked up two floppy disk drives and started making music. Five years later, he’s …

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

'Superstorm’ climate shift can happen within decades not centuries, climate scientists warn

Climate scientists are warning the threat of global warming could be even more dangerous than previously believed, suggesting “killer storms”, the …

The Hidden Trick in Almost Every Classic Hitchcock Scene

Hitchcock is the unquestioned master of suspense. But what is it about his scenes that makes them so gripping, and why do they stand up to repeated …

Vertigo

Photographer Catches His Dog Sneaking Furtive Peeks at His Food With a Hidden Camera

Photographer Tony Jones used a hidden camera in order to capture his dog Revy in the act of sneaking furtive peeks at his food, then hilariously …

Why Frasier Deserves More Recognition

<i>Edward Gardiner on why Frasier deserves more recognition…</i><p>If I asked you to think of a sitcom beginning with ‘F’ which first aired in the 90s, what …

NextBit Robin Review: An Aesthetic Escape

And the heavenly hosts of mobile declared, “At last a phone that isn’t just a boring black rectangle.”<p>This smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB of LPDDR3 memory, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac [2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band], with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 4G LTE Cat 4, NFC support, USB 3.0 Gen1 SuperSpeed [5 …

2017 Audi A5 coupe and S5 revealed

The new Audi A5<p>Audi has lifted the veil on the second-generation A5 coupé (pictured in silver) at a media presentation held at its Ingolstadt …

This Windows 95 Emulator Brings the Good Old Days of Desktop To Your Web Browser

Minesweeper, anyone?<p>We often get nostalgic for the Windows 95 era, an age when the internet was fast becoming mainstream and Minesweeper was all you needed to stave off boredom.<p>Anyone who shares these sentiments can now revisit Microsoft's 20-year-old operating system with this Windows 95 emulator …

This Chrome extension blocks all mentions of Donald Trump

A Web developer has built a Chrome extension that allows you to block any mention of Donald Trump while you wonder round the Web, reports The Independent.<p>Trump Filter developed by Rob Spectre searches the Web pages you visit for references to Donald Trump and removes them from the page. However, …

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

Father Hilariously Shares the Reasons Why His Son is Crying

“I wouldn't let him drink bath water.”<p>Greg Pembroke, a 32-year-old father of two boys under the age of 4, has seen his share of temper tantrums and decided to share his fatherhood experiences through a single topic blog called <i>Reasons My Son is Crying</i>. What began as simply posting pictures on …

Andrew Neil delivers 'best opening message ever' to 'jihadist losers' about futility of Isis terror attacks

Andrew Neil delivered what some declared to be his finest opening monologue to date on the BBC1 show <i>The Week</i> on Thursday in response to the Paris …

Internet Hero Uploads Stolen Kmart Background Muzak for World's Enjoyment

Prepare yourself for a religious, smooth jazz experience.<p>It's 1989. Mark Davis is a teenager in the Chicago suburbs, where he lands his first job at a local Kmart. He works the sales floor. He makes friends. They share some good times. He loves it.<p>Davis is also a technical guy—he's into sound …

A map showing the debt of countries around the world compared to their GDP

<b>As Vox explains, "unless you are dead inside, you love government debt visualisations", and this one which maps the national debt of countries around</b> …

Supersonic breakthrough: Concorde could fly again within four years

British fans of the famous jet say they have enough money to buy one and return it to service for the first time since 2003<p>A group of British aviation enthusiasts committed to seeing Concorde fly again has revealed it has the funds to purchase one of the supersonic jets and bring it back into …

Loyal Dog Stood by Trapped Friend for a Whole Week Until She Was Rescued

A basset hound named Phoebe and a setter named Tillie have demonstrated what an inseparable connection truly looks like. For an entire week, both Washington-based dogs went missing and all hope seemed to be lost as Vashon Island Pet Protectors‘ volunteers frantically searched the woods. Luckily, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>We've got the bare bones arrangement you need to start spinning hot wax.<p>By Kevin Nguyen1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Drew Magary bought some good …

The best reactions by major companies to the historic gay marriage decision

Major companies rushed to show they were celebrating after the Supreme Court announced a historic ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country …

Same-sex Marriage

London Bakery forced to appeal for fewer requests after 'Lego Cake' goes viral

A London bakery has been forced to make a public appeal for people to stop contacting them after making a cake out of edible Lego bricks.<p>The South …

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Space Exploration

Petrol pump costs still rising despite oil price dip, AA says

Motoring organisation accuses Treasury and fuel retailers of ‘plundering drivers’ pockets’ as average price rises almost 2p a litre<p>Drivers are paying out more at the pumps for petrol despite a dip in world oil prices, according to the AA.<p>Yet the need for fair pricing on forecourts has been largely …

Crude Oil Prices

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2015 Honda S660 Mid-Engine Roadster

A good thing in a (very) small package.<p>Honda is on a mission to get its sporty groove back. We’ve already seen the new Acura NSX; the Civic Type R was revealed at the recent Geneva auto show; the company’s comeback as a Formula 1 engine supplier is underway; and now Honda has added a new, somewhat …

Iron maiden voyage: world's largest aircraft looking for investors

The manufacturer of the Airlander 10 is looking for investors to follow in the footsteps of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and the US military<p>It could be the future of aviation, British eccentric genius on a grand scale, or possibly a bit of both. Secreted in a hangar a few miles south of …