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Never mind the Oscars, Britain hosted its own awards ceremony... for kebabs

Never mind the Oscars, Britain hosted its own awards ceremony... for kebabs Britain hosted its very own equivalent of the Oscars — the British Kebab Awards.Seventeen kebab shops from across the UK won awards in categories ranging from Best Kebab Van to Best Fine Dining Restaurant.

This politician doesn't like that there's no 'enduring reminder' of Britain's colonial atrocities

This politician doesn't like that there's no 'enduring reminder' of Britain's colonial atrocities In a searing piece in Al Jazeera, Tharoor stressed upon the need for an "enduring reminder" of the atrocities meted out to 35 million Indians "in totally unnecessary famines caused by British policy, or the 'divide and rule' policy that culminated in the horrors of Partition in 1947.He writes: “This famous monument stands testimony to the glorification of the British Raj in India.

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says A new study, published this week in the journal Nature, proposes a major reordering of dinosaurs' evolutionary history.The study also suggests that dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain — not in South America, as scientists have long assumed.

Mother's Day has caused a bunch of Americans to panic big time

Mother's Day has caused a bunch of Americans to panic big time OK, there's good news and there's bad news.The bad news is that if you didn't call your mum yesterday, you did indeed miss Mother's Day.

Queen sends card to Britain's oldest man, he DGAF

Queen sends card to Britain's oldest man, he DGAF This is Robert Weighton, he's 109 years old and he has the face of someone who gives zero f*cks.Just look at him:  His face screams: "It's going to take a lot to impress me, even if the Queen in person sends me a card.

Author-turned politician has plenty to say about Britain's colonial past

Author-turned politician has plenty to say about Britain's colonial past Shashi Tharoor is at it again.The popular author-turned-politician has been blowing the lid off Britain's colonial past, which he claims, have been brushed under the carpet.

Theresa May announces general election, Twitter explodes with memes

Theresa May announces general election, Twitter explodes with memes On Tuesday morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that there will be another general election on 8 June.Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a few things to say about that.

This Twitter account rounding up local British news is hilarious

This Twitter account rounding up local British news is hilarious The local news is different, though.Hidden in the corners of small British news sites and in the back pages of local papers are stories that are, quite simply, glorious.

How Britain is trying to control the porn you watch

How Britain is trying to control the porn you watch Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch.One of the main provisions of the law will force ISPs to prohibit access to porn sites that include "extreme pornographic content" enshrined in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act of 2008.

This is the most British picture ever taken

This is the most British picture ever taken If there's one thing that British people are universally renowned for is that process of forming an orderly and polite line, also known as "queuing.It shows hundreds of people spontaneously forming an "S" while waiting in line to get in the O2 Arena, London, to attend an Ed Sheeran concert.

Trump apparently thinks he can make a 'sneak' UK visit, British protesters beg to differ

Trump apparently thinks he can make a 'sneak' UK visit, British protesters beg to differ If you recall, Trump postponed his visit, which was due to take place over the summer, over fears that it could be disrupted by mass street protests.After Prime Minister Theresa May invited him for a visit when he was just seven days into office, activists formed the Stop Trump coalition and pledged the largest demonstration in UK history.

Here's why breaking WhatsApp and iMessage encryption is such a dangerous idea

Here's why breaking WhatsApp and iMessage encryption is such a dangerous idea For most people, breaking WhatsApp's and iMessage's security to let the government stop terrorists sounds like a reasonable idea.In the past we had wiretaps, after all, so what's wrong in updating them to the modern digital era?

UK Twitter responded to the Fourth of July in the most British way ever

UK Twitter responded to the Fourth of July in the most British way ever If you're an American, the Fourth of July is a day for fireworks, food, and celebration.If you're British, however, it seems like it's mainly a day for Twitter jokes.