British Isles

Keep Calm And Carry On

What happens if no Brexit agreement is reached?<p>The Bank of England recently hiked interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis …

Economy

Nationwide boss urges building boom to solve UK housing crisis

Britain needs a building blitz to solve its housing crisis, Nationwide Building Society's boss said on Friday.

Sajid Javid

#SOSManDown: New campaign launched to tackle male health crisis

The campaign group for fathers’ rights in Ireland has launched a new offensive, calling for an urgent package of measures to reduce casualties from …

News (Ireland)

Premier League Podcast Ep 159

Sebastian, Elliott and Pauly are back to wrap up the World Cup qualifiers. They also take a look ahead at Matchweek 12 in the Premier …

Soccer

The best Christmas advent calendars for 2017 from ASOS, Aldi, Benefit and LEGO and more for adults and kids - Mirror Online

Nothing beats counting down to Christmas with a daily sweet treat from your advent calendar as a child.<p>But things have really changed in the advent …

Christmas

10 of the most friendliest and welcoming cities in the world

Six of the friendliest cities are in Europe. Can you guess where?<p><b>When you go on holiday or travel to an unfamiliar destination, it's always</b> …

Cities

Her mother said they descended from 'a president and a slave.' What would their DNA say?

ORANGE, Va. - In her mind's eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn path that led from the big house to the slave quarters. She …

Genealogy

Australians want homosexual marriage

<i>The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah</i><p>Sadly, as expected, the people of Australia have informed their government that most of them support ‘marriage’ …

Faith

DNA Testing Kits: How Accurate Are They?

<b>(CBS) —</b> People are turning to DNA testing kits to determine their ancestry. But can you trust the results?<p>CBS 2’s Mai Martinez put three of the most …

DNA

This week's art news: British impressionism at Christie's; fake trades; a £2 million record breaker; and 'silent' auctions

<b>British impressionism at Christie's</b><p>The first sale ever devoted to ‘British Impressionism’ goes on view at Christie’s in London next weekend, raising the question as to whether there was such a thing, given the almost total association of Impressionism with France, or whether it is more of a market …

Art

The state of campaigning for the great outdoors

A few weeks ago I learned that someone had nominated me for the TGO Readers’ Award under the category Campaign or Campaigner of the year. I am really …

Conservation

’15 deadly lies of abortion pushers’

Medieval Abortion Drug Being Given COGwriter World New Daily posted the following written by William Hamnet Wall: 15 deadly lies of abortion pushers …

Pro-choice Movement

What Teddy Roosevelt Taught Mao About Naval Power

Theodore Roosevelt was an avowed Mahanian. He was also a closet Maoist! Or at least, his convictions about strategies for lesser competitors ran …

History

Pig or Pork? Cow or Beef?

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we often talk about the origins of words and expressions that we use in …

Linguistics

6 Hot Destinations on the British Isles to Travel to Right Now

Most people associate the British Isles with cities – London, of course, and then Edinburgh, Manchester etc.<p>Many miss the multiple areas of …

Scotland

Selection gaffes leave Ireland on cusp of missing yet another World Cup

The nascent technical, imaginative gifts of Wes Hoolahan were obvious in his early years, but his progression was slow. A childhood spent obsessively …

Soccer

Brexit, EU, Gibraltar, and Ireland

COGwriter The situation between the UK and EU related to the Brexit vote remain tense: November 10. 2017 BRUSSELS — The European Union’s chief Brexit …

Brexit

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2017 – four men, a dog and 60 miles in a 1904 Lanchester

The whole point of the ‘London to Brighton’ is to celebrate the end of the 1865 Locomotive Act which, among other things, mandated a flag-carrier to walk in front of any motor car to warn pedestrians and horse riders of its approach. Indeed, the event’s ceremonial start includes the tearing in half …

Hyde Park

Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit The British Isles (With Air France)...

<i>This post is sponsored by our good friends at Air France. We’ve been excited by the numerous great deals they’ve offered from the US to Europe, and</i> …

Air France

Get to know Rendezvous At Two, a mysterious duo's take on R&B

Sometimes you can find music accidentally and it be the most beautiful accident you can stumble on. This happened to me, when I was sat in a room, …

Apple Music

Delicous Irish Fadge aka Potato Cakes. Pass Me the Butter

• 25 mins<br>• Prep: 10 mins,<br>• Cook: 15 mins<br>• Yield: Depends on cutter (4 servings)<p>Ratings<p>(7)<p>By Elaine Lemm<p>Updated 08/18/17<p>print<p>Fadge is the name given to potato …

Baking

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Whisky Ornaments<p>Posted in Vices<p>The holidays are here already. And for most that means decorating, visiting with family, and filling up on hearty …

Christmas

Best British Isles Film & TV Locations you can Actually Visit

Having the opportunity to visit a set of one of your favorite films, would be a really special opportunity. Well Direct Holiday Cottages has put …

Scotland

Visit the British Isles with Air France

(DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by Air France and I did receive compensation. All opinions are my own)<p>Many times people that are just starting …

Airlines

German Army Prepares For “Break-Up Of European Union” Or Worse…

Symbol of the German Bundeswehr COGwriter A reader sent a link to the first article below: German Army Prepares For “Break-Up Of European Union” Or …

Theology

Top 10 historic hotels in the British Isles

It’s always a pleasure to stay in a hotel with a bit of history behind it and in the British Isles, namely the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and …

Hotels

The weather in October

It would have been an unremarkable month, except for the passage of ex-Hurricane Ophelia bringing gales, extraordinary skies and a red sun over much of Britain<p>October rainfall<p>In some ways October was an unremarkable month, but one event stood out as being truly exceptional. The British Isles saw a …

Weather

North Korea: Difficulties and Dangers

Hydrogen bomb blast COGwriter The USA is attempting to determine what to related to North Korea and its nuclear capabilities: November 5, 2017 …

North Korea

A home DNA kit for £130 – is it worth it?

You’ve seen the ads: ancestry tests that can link you to long-lost relatives and, with just a small saliva sample, map your roots. I took the test<p>I am not British. This came as a bit of surprise to me, given I was born in London to parents who had themselves been born in London, with a family …

Genealogy

Machiavelli in the British Isles: Two Early Modern Translations of The Prince (review)

Since the pioneering and much-plagiarized thesis of John Wesley Horrocks, <i>Machiavelli in Tudor Political Opinion and Discussion</i> (1908), early modern …

Johns Hopkins University