British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 Winners

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The British Wildlife Photography Awards winners have been revealed, with Lee Acaster from Suffolk taking home the top prize for his shot of a Graylag Goose in London. Acaster, who received £5,000, photographed the animal against an ominous London skyline, with The Shard clearly visible in the background. Here: “Urban Tourist (Graylag Goose)”. Urban category and overall winner. (Photo by Lee Acaster/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014)
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British Singles Wear Paper Bags to Promote New Dating App

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A crowd of single people wearing paper bags on their heads emblazoned with personal facts launch a new mobile dating app in London. (Photo: CFP) Continue reading »

The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace

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A woman gets tattooed at The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace on May 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Alexandra Palace)
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British Pet Dog Gets Co-Pilot License


Graham Mountford with pet dog Callie inside the aircraft. A pooch pilot with more than 250 flying hours has become the only dog in the United Kingdom to have her own crew card. Continue reading »

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia


The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. “Mac” MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.
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British Dog Lover Spends £30,000 On Her Nine Pets

“Like most Brits, Emmie Stevens is dog mad. But the 25-year-old has taken it to the next level, spending £30,000 on her nine pets. Emmie’s dogs enjoy regular manicures and fur dyes and have their own walk in wardrobe to store their £15,000 clothing collection.

Rather than wear out prized pooch Bambi with tiresome walks, Emmie pushes her in one of three baby buggies – but only when there’s no room in her handbag. She admits loving her “fluffies” more than her boyfriend Barry Stears, 31,and says previous relationships have failed because men are jealous of the love she gives to her dogs”. – Daily Record


Bailey the Staffordshire bull terrier, holding a red rose. (Photo by Helen Yates/Barcroft Media) Continue reading »

British Led Project Covered the Famous Coastline in Poignant Silhouettes

A pair of British artists have created this stunning installation of 9,000 silhouettes on a D-Day Landings beach to mark international Peace Day. The project, named, ‘The Fallen’ is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.

The design was the brainchild of Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50. Together with a team of volunteers the pair travelled to Arromanches beach, Normandy, to create the silhouettes, which were individually drawn into the sand. Continue reading »

‘Ballgowns: British Glamour’ Celebrates 60 Years of Couture and British Red Carpet Fashion

Here: Atsuko Kudo gown worn by Georgia Frost with dresses by Hardy Amies and Worth of London. Lent by the designer. Carlos Jimenez, © V&A, 2011. Continue reading »

Ralph Lauren’s ‘Very British’ Collection at 2012 New York Fashion Week Finale


From tweeds to country plaids and trouser suits, high-end designer Ralph Lauren’s fall/winter 2012 collection during the final day of the New York Fashion Week was all about British glamor and elegance. The concept was reportedly to get a British aristocratic look enlivened by sudden shocks of shades in between, such as the multi-coloured peacock feather tucked into the lapel or a pair of purple gloves. Apart from this, the collection mainly comprised monochromatic and natural hues occasionally accompanied by a top hat or boyish tweed caps. (Reuters) Continue reading »

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles

At the top of the Yorkshire Dales, 1,732 feet above sea-level and 11 miles from the nearest town, this most isolated 17th Century pub is one of the few in the land that has seen business thrive of late. Observer photographer Gary Calton was dispatched along with reporter Tracy McVeigh, to find out why.


The Tan Hill Inn at the very top of the Yorkshire Dales. Continue reading »