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McDonald’s fish: McDonald’s USA to sell fish products with blue ecolabel seal

Filed in Business, Europe, Food, United Kingdom by on January 26, 2013 0 Comments

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, McDonald’s announced that it will start selling fish sandwiches and “Fish McBites” in blue boxes with an Eco-label seal from the Marine Stewardship Council, an independent nonprofit organization that sets sustainable fishing standards. In the recent press release at MSC.org, McDonald’s USA will be the first local food chain that will […]

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Giant 50-foot rubber duck floating down the River Thames in London [Video]

Filed in Events, News, United Kingdom by on December 12, 2012 0 Comments

A 50-foot tall rubber duck sailed onto the River Thames in London on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. This amazing event was part of Jackpotjoy’s FUNdation launching. Jackpotjoy posted on Facebook: Did everybody enjoy the #JackpotjoyDuck today? We wanted to do everything we could to help cheer up the Nation. But it doesn’t end there, because […]

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UK names “omnishambles” as Word of the Year

Filed in News, United Kingdom, World by on November 15, 2012 0 Comments

Coined by the BBC political comedy show The Thick Of It to describe a situation that is in complete shambles, the word Omnishambles was named by Oxford University Press as UK’s Word of the Year. Omnishambles describes ”a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.” The word may be new to […]

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Honda recalls CR-V over car fire issue

Filed in Announcement, Business, United Kingdom, United States by on October 8, 2012 0 Comments

Honda will recall its CR-V sports utility car in Britain because of a fault which could lead to the driver’s door catching fire. The fault applies to the second series of Honda CR-V built between 2002-2006. Honda global recall involves nearly 500,000 vehicles. There are 220,000 CR-Vs in Europe, around 268,000 in the US, and 100 in Africa also […]

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Big Ben’s renaming in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

A parliamentary proposal for the tower housing Big Ben to be renamed in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is supported by a majority of MPs, according to the backers of the campaign. Big Ben is a 96-metre (316-foot) tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It is formally known as the clock tower […]

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Kate Middleton attends Thirty Club dinner in a high-slit gown

Kate Middleton accompanied her husband, Prince William, to a private dinner hosted by the elite group Thirty Club at Claridge’s Hotel in London. The Duchess dazzled in a cream colored Roland Mouret gown, Jimmy Choo stilettos, and a matching sparkly clutch.  Her gown, highlighted by a thigh-high slit, was her most daring look yet since […]

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Lady Gaga: ‘The Born This Way’ Ball Asia and UK Tour Dates 2012

Lady Gaga’s South Korea concert was rated unsuitable for people 18 and under by a governing body that feels the content is inappropriate for minors. Therefore, all people that aren’t of age have been banned from attending. The show initially had an age rating of 12, handed down by the Korea Media Rating Board, which […]

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4-year-old genius girl Heidi Hankins has 159 IQ, a point beneath IQ of Albert Einstein

There are a lot of people who believe that they are smarter than almost everyone else. Usually, this idea is unsubstantiated. However, in the case of 4-year-old Heidi Hankins, the data actually backs it up. Heidi Hankins has scored an IQ of 159 – just one point beneath the estimated IQ of Albert Einstein, father […]

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UK Festival: Grand National Horse Race 2012

Filed in Animals, Events, Sports, United Kingdom by on April 14, 2012 0 Comments

The Grand National at Aintree has been a British sporting institution since 1839, when a horse called Lottery won the first Grand National and Captain Becher parted company with his horse at a now famous brook. The Grand National is a race synonymous with a horse called Red Rum, the horse who captured the nation’s […]

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Early signs of summer for UK vanish: Snow Forecast

Filed in News, United Kingdom, Weather by on April 2, 2012 0 Comments

Early signs of summer that brought a record-breaking heatwave are set to be replaced by much chillier weather across the UK – with snow predicted in some parts, Sky News report. Forecasters say snow could hit several areas after the weekend, with temperatures having plunged by more than 13C in one town. “It’s been a […]

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Batman Pulled Over by Police

Filed in United Kingdom, Weird by on April 1, 2012 0 Comments

Police stopped a black Lamborghini Batmobile in Montgomery County, Maryland because the car did not have real vehicle tags. The driver, a man dressed a Batman, handed over his documents as the stunned cops snapped photos. The man behind the mask is Lenny B. Robinson, a Baltimore businessman who visits sick children in hospitals to boost their […]

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BMW Company to recall 1.3m cars worldwide due to battery problem

BMW is recalling more than 1.3 million cars worldwide because of a battery problem which could cause a fire. Included model on the recall are BMW 5 Series and 6 Series. as reported by international news sites, March 26, 2012. The recall affects more than 100,000 cars in the UK, 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, […]

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