British Isles

A bloody history: From the largest battle ever fought to the most castles anywhere in the UK

The military heritage of Northumberland is without doubt one of the richest in all the British Isles.<p>By the nature of it being England’s most …

History

Forgotten black Britons step out of history and onto the stage

<b>The little-known stories of black Britons who lived centuries ago are now being told by a woman who wants to remind us that Britain's been multicultural for much longer than most of us think.</b><p>"This is a country that loves a good costume drama," says Dawn Walton.<p>We certainly do, but the theatre …

Here's How Your Home Can Smell Like a Royal

She may be an English rose, but she smells like Orange Blossom. According to multiple sources, Kate Middleton's signature scent is the citrusy floral …

Prince William

Amazon Is Sure Acting Like It's Going to Pick the D.C. Area

Odds are the tech giant is going to set up shop close to home -- its founder's, that is.<p>Amazon.com Inc. released the list of 20 finalists for its "second headquarters" Thursday. This morning, the low-information British Isles bettors at Paddy Power had Boston as the favorite to get the nod, at …

Business

Free Press Head Start for Jan. 19

What’s happening today<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, in …

Connor Hellebuyck

Premier League Podcast Ep 175

Sebastian, Elliott and Pauly are back to talk about all the latest news from the Premier League. Theo Walcott is now a part of Everton. How will he …

English Premier League

Mystery sudden death of 200,000 antelopes solved by scientists

The mystery of why more than half the world's population of saiga antelopes suddenly died two years ago has finally been solved, researchers said.<p>In …

Veterinary Medicine

7 of India’s most romantic spots

India may perhaps seem a place to be tackled, rather than somewhere to relax or romance, but we have had some of our most memorable moments with …

Hotels

What’s the Difference Between Great Britain and the United Kingdom?

The names <i>Great Britain</i> and <i>United Kingdom</i> are often used interchangeably. However, they are not actually synonymous. The reason for the two names, and …

Brexit

What’s the real history behind ‘Britannia’?

Short Title: The real history behind ‘Britannia’ It’s AD 43 and the Romans are coming. With the advertising tagline “No one wants to be civilised", …

Ancient History

10 Trips to Make 2018 Unforgettable

The Travel Corporation launched a curated list of top trips for 2018 (#TTCTop10) that showcase the depth and breadth of its offerings from some of …

Taj Mahal

Cornwall braced for Storm Georgina with high seas and dangerous 80mph gusting winds - Cornwall Live

Just as Storm Fionn swept across Cornwall on Tuesday night with high winds and icy showers, get ready for the next blast of blustery, boisterous …

Weather

Apple to pay $38bn in taxes on foreign cash stockpile

Apple announced Wednesday it would pay about $38 billion in taxes -- likely the largest payment of its kind -- on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States.<p>The iPhone maker said in a statement it plans to use some of its foreign cash stockpile, which qualifies …

World News

Dutch rail operator braced for 'huge losses' on UK franchises

Photo: ScotRail.co.uk<p>National rail operator NS is facing big financial losses on its British operations, according to informed sources in the UK …

Netherlands

Things we look forward to in 2018

17 Jan 2018<p><i>Looking at what 2018 has got in store for athletics fans around the world, we cannot wait to get stuck in properly already.</i><p>Indoors, …

Athletics

CIE Tours Announces Ireland and British Isles Deal

<b>WHY IT RATES:</b> <i>Travelers heading to Ireland, Scotland and England on select guided vacations will be eligible for a free companion flight.—Donald Wood,</i> …

Ireland

The History of the British Isles: Every Year

The History of the British Isles: Every Year

United Kingdom

The Brits Have One Woman to Thank for Their Love of Tea

And she wasn’t even British.<p>Every year, the British drink more than 60 billion cups of tea. At 6 oz per cup, that’s enough to fill 4,258 …

British History

Sweet Dukebox Announces February Lineup

Sweet Dukebox (at The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, BN3 1AQ) has announced its upcoming lineup for February. All events after 8pm are 18+ …

United Kingdom

That Time Anime Superstars Made A Cyberpunk Irish Beer Commercial

In 1997, to cash in on the cult reception <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>'s release had met with in the British Isles, Murphy's hired an ad agency to go and make …

Anime

How to see reindeer in Scotland on a Cairngorm reindeer adventure

<i>If your snow boots are itching for an adventure, Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains are a great bet this time of year—especially for animal lovers. If</i> …

Scottish Highlands

Why getting out there is the most important trend of 2018

If it's not AI, machine learning, customer experience, voice, or virtual reality, what should be the biggest trend for marketers in 2018? Kevin …

United Kingdom

Girl, 9, dies from new eye-bleeding fever ‘more dangerous than the Black Death’

A young girl has died from an eye-bleeding disease that some people have said could turn out to be more deadly than the Black Death.<p>The young girl, …

Public Health

How much do you know about the United Kingdom? Take our great British geography quiz

The Angel of the North is a Michelin-starred restaurant, Stonehenge is in Hampshire and Land’s End is a kingdom in TV hit Game of Thrones ... or at …

London

Bunnahabhain, Islay's Hidden Gem Part I: A Short History

<b>A Short History of Bunnahabhain</b><p>The Bunnahabhain distillery is unusual among its Islay distilling brethren. Notably, for the last fifty-odd years, it has specialized in producing unpeated whiskies rather than the “peat monsters” that Islay’s other distilleries have become world famous for crafting. …

Whiskey

Jersey Royal potato crop could be hit by shortage of EU workers

Farmers say they are struggling to recruit staff, meaning fewer seed potatoes are being planted<p>This year’s harvest of one of the British Isles’ best loved crops – the Jersey Royal new potato – could be hit by a shortage of migrant workers because of Brexit, farmers have warned.<p>Around 1,000 foreign …

Agriculture

How a trailblazing global adventurer fell in love with Scotland's fragile beauty

It was late one October evening when Ness Knight set up camp near Ardvreck Castle. The castle is a ruin, standing by a loch in the desolate north-west reaches of the Highlands. Some say it is haunted: the lairds who built the castle, the story goes, ran out of money halfway through its construction …

Scotland

Holy Well Pilgrimage: Black Prince’s Well, Kent

Holy wells can be found all over the British Isles. They’re essentially wells or springs associated with mystical powers, often since ancient times. …

Glastonbury

Britain and Ireland should seek 'mutual interests' after Brexit, Arlene Foster says

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has called for closer Anglo-Irish relations.<p>In a speech on Brexit in Killarney in the Irish Republic, Ms …

Brexit

'Early Man': Film Review

Oscar-winning British animator Nick Park, creator of the Wallace and Gromit shorts as well as 'Chicken Run,' returns with a claymation feature …

British Humour