money
The 100 Richest Brits Together Have as Much Money as the Poorest 30 Per Cent of the Entire Country

Those lucky old rich people are continuing to get richer, with research suggesting the top 100 individual British moneybags grew their cash pots by a staggering £25bn last year. The 100 richest Brits have a combined total bank balance of £257bn, more than the estimated £255bn held in savings by the poorest 30 per cent of the UK population. Read More >>

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Remembering The Rusted, Crumbling Piers Of Seaside Britain

Beautiful beaches probably aren't the first thing that come to mind when thinking of our jolly olde England, but seaside resorts have been popular getaways for city-dwellin' Brits for nearly two centuries. People do still go visit, but the Victorian-era piers that dot the coast have seen some better days. Read More >>

history
Archaeologists Found a Viking Parliament Buried Under a Car Park

There's some big excitement in the sleepy town of Dingwall, Scotland, where the remnants of Viking parliamentary gathering spot was just discovered under a car park. This is where Norse nobleman would get together and settle their differences before swords started swinging. Now it's a hangout for suspicious looking groups of teens. Read More >>

transport
A537 Dishonourably Crowned Britain's Most Dangerous Road

Here's the good news -- according to the Road Safety Foundation, the number of serious crashes over the past nine years on British roads has fallen. The bad news? The A537 is pretty much a deathtrap. Read More >>

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What the Same Train Ride Looked Like in 1953, 1983 and 2013

We're all alive right now to know what 2013 is like. Some of us can tell stories about life 30 years ago. But most of us have no clue what life was like 60 years ago. This fantastic video by the BBC compares that whole timespan. It shows the same exact train ride filmed in 1953, 1983 and 2013, to reveal the difference of 60 years. Read More >>

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The Invisible Radar Force Field That Saved Great Britain

When you think about World War II tech, chances are your mind leaps right to the atomic bomb. But there was another less explosive tech that completely changed the defensive game: Radar. And this map outlines exactly how it saved Great Britain. Read More >>

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What Are Your Tips For Staying Cool In Baking Britain?

It's bloody hot right now across most of the UK, and considering the country really isn't geared-up for this kind of heatwave, it's taking its toll. So, it's time to brainstorm good ways to keep cool, because the weather forecast reckons it's going to be into the 30s next week too. Phew. Read More >>

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The Origins of a Bunch of British Insults (Yes, Most of Them are Dirty)

Swearing is an art form, and us Brits are blessed with a vocabulary of curses, cusses and put-downs more well-stocked than most. But did you know that calling someone a berk should be much more offensive than it really is, or that the incredible 'nincompoop' is actually a legal word? Read More >>

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Which Class of British Society Do You Think You Fit Into Now?

Apparently British society is now split into much more than just the working class, the middle class, and the toffs upper class. The BBC's Great British Class Survey reckons there's at least seven social groups, but is that a good thing? And to which one do you belong? Read More >>

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What Do You Think Is the Best British Innovation From the Last 100 Years?

Britain is and always has been, a powerhouse of invention, innovation, science and technology. From penicillin, DNA, cloning and stem cells, to carbon fibre, radar, the jet engine, Concorde and the ARM chips that power your smartphone, Britain is behind it all in some sort of capacity. But what's the best British invention from the last 100 years? Read More >>

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This Is What Virgin Thinks Britain Will Look Like in 2025

We've seen what Microsoft, and others like Corning, think the future will look like, but it's always been modelled on the US. What about good ol'Blighty? What will future Britain look like? It'll be full of virtual screens, I, Robot-like cars, and nagging technology that tells you what to do, apparently. Read More >>

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London's Never Looked So Gorgeous as It Does From Space

London at night is pretty spectacular; all lit up in a neon glow, but with a kind of class only big, tall shiny buildings can give you, not the kind of tacky glitzy-glam of Vegas. Difficult to top then, apart from when shot from space. Read More >>

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This Gorgeous Timelapse Shows Cornwall Can Look Stunning, Too

It's fair to say that we get a lot of truly beautiful timelapse videos out of the US. In fact, I'd say the UK is a little under-represented in this wonderfully modern art form. But that's not because Britain's ugly, as this stunning video shows. Read More >>

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Starbucks Balls-Up Confuses Ireland For Britain In Jubilee Twitter Gaffe

Starbucks has been facing a right old Twitter storm after confusing its Irish followers for Brits -- a cardinal sin in the eyes of the Republic -- asking them whether they were "proud to be British". Read More >>

science
We're Not In a Drought, We're In an ESRD, Don't You Know

With all this rain we've had in the last month or so you'd be forgiven for thinking we're no longer in a drought. And you'd be right. According to the Environment Agency, we're undergoing "Environmental Stress due to Rainfall Deficit," or ESRD -- it's a new (cough marketing buzzword, cough) term for when it's bucketing down, but the country still doesn't have any water. Read More >>

crime
Perv Gets Prison After Victim's Nintendo DS Captures the Act

Brit John Fisher probably figured he'd gotten away with inappropriately touching that 10-year old girl. That is, until police showed him the photos his victim took of him mid-molestation on her Nintendo DS. Read More >>

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