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England, Wales and Scotland Get Their Own Flag Emoji

A Cheeto is President of the US, the UK has decided to divide itself in two while continually arguing with itself, and we have newspapers that lie with impunity to push the agendas of their billionaire owners. But never mind, the Welsh dragon now has its own emoji. Read More >>

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The Original Brexit Was Probably Far More Catastrophic

Britain’s geographical isolation is one of the cornerstones of its identity which, combined with nationalist fervour, probably played at least some role in the our recent decision to depart from the European Union. But when the Isles first split from the rest of Europe hundreds of thousands years ago, things were considerably more violent. Read More >>

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Meat Money is Staying in Circulation

The Bank of England is not yielding to pressure to remove the new polymer £5 note from circulation, with the note and its small quantities of animal fats to remain in circulation due to some serious sounding reasons. Read More >>

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BBC Wales Mildly Offends the English

A BBC Wales advert for its coverage of the Wales v England rugby match has been pulled, after the Global Taking Offense Police took offense and decided it was not politically correct enough to exist in today's hypersensitive world. Read More >>

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WWII Guide to the ‘Frigid’ English Explains the Country’s Ways to Americans

The Imperial War Museum is set to republish a WWII-era guide to the English, with lovely pamphlet The English and Their Country yours for just £6.99. Read More >>

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Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday With Two Extra Hours of Pub Time

English and Welsh pubs will be opening late as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations this summer, with the government deciding that staying out a bit later than usual and squeezing in an extra three pints might be exactly how the nation is planning to celebrate the joyous occasion. Read More >>

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Government Makes 3D Models of England Free on Minecrafters’ Request

Laser scanning has helped us do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, our government has made the entirety of its massive trove of scans available for free—in part because of requests from everyone from researchers to Minecraft players. Read More >>

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It’s St George’s Day, So What’s Your Favourite English Invention?

It's St George's Day today, when the English gather in pubs across the country to celebrate the anniversary of Saint George of Birmingham killing the last living dragon in the land and making it safe for his children and his children's children to play out in the woods. So *awkward transition* what's your favourite English technological invention? Read More >>

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Single Vending Machine Replaces Last Shop in English Town

So clever, so depressing: the English town of Clifton, having dwindled in economic strength over the years, has responded to the loss of its last place to shop with a giant vending machine. The so-called Speedy Shop—really, an over-sized, building-shaped machine standing alone in a dreary parking lot—is meant to help bring some economic life back to the town. Read More >>

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Which World Cup 2014 Nation Has the Best Football Kit?

Ball, ball, ball, footie, footie, footie. Yep, it's that time once again -- a summer dominated by "the beautiful game", if not beautiful weather. The FIFA World Cup 2014 will kick off on Thursday June 12th, and today we've been given the final line up of each of the 32 participating national football teams' kits. Read More >>

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If Stonehenge is Actually a Giant Instrument, What Does it Sound Like?

We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away, but we've never known why. Now, researchers say they believe it was for the special sonic qualities of a particular kind of stone—and that Stonehenge might have served as a bell-like instrument. Read More >>

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This Man’s £10K Mud Fortress Can’t Defend His Home from Flooding

Even the best-laid plans are being dashed by the flooding affecting large swathes of the south-west of Britain at the moment. If this man's £10,000, JCB-built mud walls can't stop his home from being overwhelmed, what chance do those making do with sandbags have? Read More >>

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The UK Floods in Pictures: South West Submerged as Waters Break Defences

Two months of heavy rains and stormy weather has left large swathes of the UK a soggy, sodden mess. Floods have caused damage to some 1,600 properties (mainly in the South West of England), and there seems little sign of the sorry weather abating. Read More >>

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Pubs Will Stay Open Later for England’s 2014 World Cup Matches

This summer's World Cup takes place in sunny Brazil which, once British Summer Time starts, puts us four hours ahead, meaning many matches will go on late into the night. Those who enjoy a bevvie with the football will be pleased to hear then that the government is set to relax pub closing times for England's games, letting UK footie fans enjoy the matches and a pint into the early hours down their locals. [BBC] Read More >>