Henry Viii

The 13 most frustrating things about living in Cardiff

<b>1. Getting rid of trams</b><p>Cardiff used to have a comprehensive tram network. From 1910 there were motor buses, then tramcars and then trolley buses. …

News (Wales)

11 Photos Of World Leaders That Look Like The Cover Of A Romance Novel

If you think about it, world leaders belong to a sort of exclusive club, where you see your comrades every once in a while to discuss everything …

Angela Merkel

Who’s responsible for modernizing a 150-year-old law?

Photo: Getty Images<p>A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court just concluded its hearing on a law that traces its history back nearly 500 years. Section …

Business (India)

A Time for Integrity

<b>To: Senators Jeff Flake, John McCain, Bob Corker, and Susan Collins<br>From: Robert Reich</b><p>Senators, I write you not as a Democrat reaching out to …

Liberal View

Shakespeare as told through 'Game of Thrones' GIFs is unsurprisingly hilarious

The scope of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> has certainly been described as Shakespearean, but one Twitter account is dedicated to drawing a straight line …

Game of Thrones

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world’s best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the …

Hockey Champions Trophy

View From Your Table

Abbottsbury, EnglandThe reader writes:This was afternoon tea at the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm in Dorset. That is the magnificent tithe barn of St. …

Dorset

Churches chapels

Churches & chapels<p>We have a variety of unique churches and chapels at our places. From a world famous chapel to a medieval church on a rocky island, …

Travel (UK)

Let’s take back control from this authoritarian Tory government | Owen Jones

So now we know what “take back control” means: a cynical, shameless power grab by the Conservative party. Remember all that dewy-eyed rhetoric about restoring the sovereignty of Britain’s parliament? Let me shock you: I’m starting to think it might have been a con.<p>The Tories’ cynical breaking of …

Opinion (UK)

19 Movies & Shows Fans Of The Royal Family Should Add To Their Next Marathon

It's been two months since the royal wedding, and for those who love to follow the royals, it's time to find something new to obsess over. This is a …

Royal Family

The Perfumes Marie Antoinette, Jane Austen, and Anne Boleyn Coveted

The sense of smell is intrinsically tied to nostalgia—a whiff of something familiar can instantly trigger memories of the past.<p>Sweet Tea Apothecary, …

Beauty

Taylor Swift, James Corden, & Jennifer Hudson To Star In ‘Cats’ Movie

Ian McKellen will also star in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical<p>The movie version of the hit musical <i>Cats</i> is gathering a cast of big names to bring the …

James Corden

Bend it like Britain: BBC First’s second season is now out on Zee Café

Last year, when the folks at Zee Entertainment studied content on all English general entertainment channels, they realised almost 90% of the shows …

India News

How Heathcliff ruined my love life

I don’t quite know how to mark Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday a week on Monday. I’d bake a cake or take a bath and read her one and only novel Wuthering Heights, as I used to do every year, but unfortunately the celebrations can only inspire mixed feelings, because they bring memories of my toxic …

Brontë Family

Screen break: a digital-free family holiday in Portugal

The nine-year-old is a screen addict. His perfect day would consist of nothing more than watching YouTube, playing Five Nights at Freddy’s or bingeing on Gumball until his eyes fall out of his head. So, when I tell him of our planned four-night family holiday at Cerdeira Village in Portugal, a …

Kitesurfing

Missing Your Fall Shows? Here Are 25 Series You Can Marathon in the Meantime

It's mid-July, and I don't know about you, but I am definitely feeling the effects of the dreaded Summer hiatus taken by shows currently on air, leaving a gaping hole in my schedule and heart. I've had my fun in the sun, taken my bucket list road trips, made those unforgettable memories — now it's …

TV

Week in Review: Total Brexit madness

None of it made sense, on any level. It was a week where the logical contours of Brexit simply disintegrated. Outside Westminster, people would ask …

Great Britain

Jonathan Rhys Meyers says alcohol doesn't "suit" him

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has addressed the recent incident which saw him detained at Los Angeles' LAX Airport, calling the series of events that led to …

Television (UK)

Nashville Recap: 'I Don't Want to Lose You Yet'

<b>Juliette & Avery</b><p>One of America’s many celebrity-gossip TV shows is doing a report on Juliette, who is now claiming “The Movement for Coherent …

Nashville

Roaming Charges: Are You Putin Me On?

Photo by National Portrait Gallery, London | CC BY 2.0+ Name this politician…He is pathologically narcissistic and supremely arrogant. He has a …

Liberal View

Meet the monarchy with this rare British royal exhibit at the MFAH

Get ready, Houston, for art fit for a king -- when the Museum of Fine Arts welcomes royalty to town in the new exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British …

Fine Art

Abandoned America: An amusement park devastated by Hurricane Katrina

All abandoned places tell a story. Sometimes it's one of slow decline, other times it's something more sudden.<p>Photographer Matthew Christopher visited Six Flags New Orleans, a theme park so devastated by Hurricane Katrina it couldn't be restored. See his images in the slideshow above.<p>The website …

Urbanism

The post-Manny Machado era of the Orioles has begun

Hello, friends.<p>This is a day that I never wanted to arrive. Manny Machado is not an Oriole any more. It had to be done, of course. We all know that. …

Baltimore Orioles

How Summer & Diet Damage Your DNA & What You Can Do

By Adam Barsouk, <i>University of Pittsburgh</i>Today, your body will accumulate quadrillions of new injuries in your DNA. The constant onslaught of many …

Molecular Biology

The lost royal palace that once stood in an Edinburgh close

A royal palace could once be found hidden down an Edinburgh close but the richly decorated complex of buildings has long disappeared from the city …

Scotland

What to read around the world: a book for every country you visit

There’s nothing in the world quite like sitting down at a cafe on a Parisian boulevard and reading a novel set on that same pavement. Or shivering at …

Books

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On July 19, 1980, …

Barack Obama

New life for an old line: south-east London's Low Line is reviving the area with cool new food markets, bars and homes

London's Low Line railway viaduct is a phenomenon, its 851 arches part of a plan to shake up south-east London with new homes, cafés and food markets.

England

Weather report from Yatton Park - The Bay's News First

Click the image above to watch the video<p><b>In today's forecast we are expecting occasional rain, easing overnight, with light winds.</b><p><b>It's a two-clothing</b> …

New Zealand

One cruise and I’ve fallen for canal life — but there’s a high price to pay

Although I spent nearly two decades living and/or working in London it was only this year that I finally saw Little Venice from the water. Stupid …

Opinion (UK)