Why the UK has so many words for bread

Why the UK has so many words for bread

Having customers order a ‘toasted teacake’ in the West Yorkshire sandwich shop where I worked as a teenager wasn’t unusual, yet even this simple request always necessitated a follow-up question: ‘plain or currant?’. While to me a ‘teacake’ naturally implies a plain, savoury bread roll, most of the country outside West Yorkshire believes a teacake […]

UK's May in Brexit Turmoil as Her Majority Is Cut to Three

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Amazon might bring its Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the UK

Amazon might bring its Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the UK

Amazon may bring its Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the UK, according to a report from The Telegraph. The publication claims that a set is currently being tested by the DTG (Digital TV Group), which sets the technical standards for digital terrestrial broadcasts in the UK. Amazon currently offers its Fire TV Sticks in […]

UK will lose track of many EU migrants after Brexit – report

UK will lose track of many EU migrants after Brexit – report

Image copyright Getty Images Tens of thousands of EU migrants could lose their right to be in the UK after Brexit – and the authorities will not know who they are, a new report warns. EU citizens must register using an online system to secure “settled status” when the UK leaves next March. The government […]

Northern cancels 170 train services, with 'staff unavailable'

Northern cancels 170 train services, with 'staff unavailable'

The railway company Northern has announced more than 170 train services will be cancelled on Sunday. The train operator said it was likely more services would be scrapped, with Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester faring the worst, and Yorkshire also affected. A spokesman said many Northern staff had “made themselves unavailable for work” on Sunday. […]

Prince Harry's Response To Trump's UK Visit Was Very Royal

Prince Harry's Response To Trump's UK Visit Was Very Royal

Remember that time Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a fairytale wedding and President Donald Trump wasn’t invited? Well, I do. Though it’s not a hardline comment on what Prince Harry actually thinks about Trump, it’s not a great sentiment. Now with Trump visiting the U.K. and meeting with the queen on July 13, I […]

Trump's in the UK: Pomp, Protests and a Bombshell Interview

Trump's in the UK: Pomp, Protests and a Bombshell Interview

The most anticipated element of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests, a giant orange balloon of President Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and carrying a smartphone, took off Friday morning from Parliament Square in London. Though the actual protest was hours away, dozens gathered for the takeoff, including activists, tourists, children and bystanders […]

Theresa May hopes Donald Trump visit will boost US-UK links

Theresa May hopes Donald Trump visit will boost US-UK links

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump will meet Theresa May later as she pushes for a post-Brexit trade deal just days after he said the UK was in “turmoil”. Mr Trump, who arrives in the UK this afternoon for a two-day working visit – his first since his election in 2016 – will also […]

Burberry blames falling sales in UK and Europe on stronger currencies

Burberry blames falling sales in UK and Europe on stronger currencies

Burberry has warned of falling sales in the UK and Europe as a stronger pound and euro deter Chinese tourists. The luxury fashion house, known for its distinctive check motif and trenchcoats, posted revenues of £479m in the 13 weeks to 30 June, compared with £478m a year earlier. Same-store sales grew 3%, down from […]

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