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The Many Faces of British Poverty in France
Offbeat  (tags: British, Poverty, France, Europe )

- 177 days ago -
A little-known charity has been helping out destitute British people in France for nearly 200 years. If the causes of poverty were once wars and revolutions, now it's more likely to be a house purchase gone wrong.
Victorian Strangeness: The Ship Taken Over By Animals
Offbeat  (tags: Victorian, Strangeness, Animals, Ships, British, America )

- 219 days ago -
Take one ship. Add a consignment of ferocious beasts in flimsy containers. Send it in to a stormy ocean and stand well back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the extraordinary story of horror on the high seas.
British Pigeons Racing for New Homes in China
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, racing, British, China, contest, UK )

- 485 days ago -
For Wyncroft Girl, her finest sporting moment came when she beat a field of more than 45,000 competitors in the largest contest of its kind in the UK.
British Motor Racing Boss Dies After BDSM Session With Dominatrix
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, cars, unusual, British, men, news, off-beat )

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- 1632 days ago -
Robin Mortimer, 58, who was head of the RPM Motorsport team, died after a sado-masochistic sex session with a woman who boasts she is Europes most perverted dominatrix.
Demand DNA Tests On Hamza Keskin
Offbeat  (tags: crime, lies, women, rights, violence, Rape, british, holiday, off-beat )

- 1649 days ago -
A SERIAL sex attacker dubbed the Motorcycle Rapist has been arrested in Turkey over attacks on three British women. Hamza Keskin, 36, was held in Marmaris after the latest alleged victim gave a description to police. Take Action
British-Style Pub Quizzes Tease The Mind - And Help Charity
Offbeat  (tags: British, pub, quiz, charity, Oxfam, Oxfam Japan, Tokyo, 1, 000yen, proceeds, give, FootNiK )

- 1757 days ago -
Combining booze and a quiz at a pub is a popular British pastime. That plus charity is Oxfam Japan IVG's monthly pub quiz. The Japanese unit of the international aid organization holds the event at a Tokyo pub, charging the participants 1,000 yen.
Indian Village Attack a Big Moment in Ohio History
Offbeat  (tags: french and Idian war, british, trading post, interesting )

- 1795 days ago -
It happened on June 21 in 1752. "It's the first thing that happened in Ohio," Bill Pickard, an archaeologist at the Ohio Historical Society, said, partly in jest. Of course, things happened in the Ohio country before that, but this was the first
Are Younger Britons Suffering "Nature Starvation?"
Offbeat  (tags: younger generation, british, children, nature, wild animals, conservation )

- 1805 days ago -
Young people in Britain are increasingly missing out on the stress-relieving benefits of spending time with nature, Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity said on Thursday.
Dig Planned for Site of Proposed N.Y - Vt. Ferry
Offbeat  (tags: british, french, Native Americans, historical site )

- 1865 days ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York archaeological team began work Friday on a state-owned campground at an 18th-century military site where a temporary ferry service is being considered to replace the closed Champlain Bridge, officials said.
Half of British Children 'Unable to Identify Crocodiles and Leopards'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, kids, identify, British )

- 1868 days ago -
The shocking survey found that when asked to name a series of animals, more than half of children aged between four and 12 struggled to recognise a crocodile while 44 per cent were unable to identify a leopard.
Doctor Who's New Look Branded a Fashion Failure - TV & Radio - Entertainment
Offbeat  (tags: doctorwho, television, series, sciencefiction, entertainment, timelord, sci-fi, british, UK )

- 1973 days ago -
The new-look Doctor Who has been given the thumbs down by the British press. British actor Matt Smith, 26, stepped into the time lord's shoes and began filming his first episodes for the popular sci-fi series in South Wales on Monday
'Naked' Mummies Covered Up After Complaints
Offbeat  (tags: naked, mummies, museum, british )

- 2399 days ago -
A British museum is covering up its collection of ancient Egyptian mummies following visitor complaints about them going on show "naked".
Five Britons Die in Ecuador Crash
Offbeat  (tags: British, women, death, injurynews, sadness )

- 2438 days ago -
Five British women have been killed and another 12 Britons injured in a bus crash in Ecuador.
British Man Puts Out Fire With Aunt's Underwear
Offbeat  (tags: funny, entertainment, interesting, off-beat, British, knickers, underwear )

- 2539 days ago -
LONDON - From baggy knickers to the ultimate hotpants: Jenny Marsey's miraculous underwear saved the day by doubling as an emergency fire blanket when her kitchen caught alight.
Millionaire's Niece 'Killed Lover During Sex Game'
Offbeat  (tags: killing, sex game, British )

- 2585 days ago -
Jessica Davies, the 28-year-old niece of a multi-millionaire British politician, Quentin Davies, has admitted slashing her French lover's throat with a knife during a drunken sex game, according to police.

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