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02.02.15 Christopher Inoa

The number of tourists visiting New York City reached a record high last year with 56.4 million people visiting the city, up from its previous record of 54.3 million in 2013. Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio increased spending on tourism promotion, and is considering doing so again this year, the New York Times reports. […]

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11.20.14 Rhett Jones

It’s called he Bio-Bus and it’s first test in England of a mass transit solution that runs entirely on sewage and food waste. Tour operator Bath Bus Company is using the Bio-Bus to shuttle passengers between Bristol Airport and Bath City Center. Using Bristol’s sewage treatment works to generate bio-methane gas, the company said that the 40 […]

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05.29.13 Marina Galperina

A momentous occasion occurred in Brighton, UK very recently — momentous if that 1978 top hit by the siren Kate Bush that she wrote when she was eighteen about an Emily Brontë book still speaks to you. More than 300 Kate Bush lookalikes in drapey red garments re-enacted the “Wuthering Heights” video routine in Stanmer Park for “Shambush 2013.” Your […]

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03.20.13 Andy Cush

In what is surely either the most or least brootal news story of the week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum cancelled an upcoming concert by pioneering grindcore band Napalm Death, citing worries that the ensemble’s famously prodigious volume would “damage the historic fabric of the building.” It’s a shame, really: Napalm Death were slated to play through a […]

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Julia Dawidowicz

British police have mailed out “scratch and sniff” cards to homes throughout England, imploring vigilant civilians to join their ongoing hunt for illicit weed growers. Apparently, merely describing the telltale signs of weed cultivation, such as “a strong and sickly sweet smell; visitors at unsociable hours; strong and constant lighting day and night and lots […]

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11.22.11 Marina Galperina

It’s not just Banksy that the British academia has a sudden hard-on for — archeologists are now arguing to preserve the primitive “graffiti” scrawlings of the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten, allegedly depicting the band and manager Malcolm McLaren on their ex-flat’s walls. […]

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02.01.11 Bucky Turco

An etched glass panel possibly dating date back to the 1500s was found in a very old church in the English countryside. The eloquent scratchitti is believed to reference Shakespeare’s Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music reports the East Anglian Daily Times. The inscriptions are very much like lines from the sonnet: “Were kisses all […]

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12.01.09 Will Sherman

A model village in England gets hosed down with artificial snow in preparation for tourists, who will pay extra to visit this new “Winter Wonderland.” |WSJ| Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images […]

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11.18.09 Will Sherman

Kite surfers in Southeast England took advantage of some windy weather to jump a pier, soaring 100 feet on gusts reaching 40 mph. Apparently, Jake Scrace and Lewis Crathern had been waiting three years to pull off the stunt. And unlike those BMX riders bombing a Rotterdam building, this appears to be legit. Go watch […]

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05.26.09 Bucky Turco

Adding to the already offensive onslaught of Orwellian surveillance, the BBC is reporting that a national network of license plate reading cameras will soon be in place across England. And like the United States, police forces have placed innocent old anti-war activists on a “hotlist,” one of whom was pulled over by an “anti-terror unit” […]

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