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Children in England 'Among Unhappiest in World'
Offbeat  (tags: Children, England, The Children's Society report )

- 9 days ago -
Children in England are among the unhappiest in the world, behind countries such as Ethiopia, Algeria and Romania, research suggests.
Is Cockney Rhyming Slang Brown Bread? Dialect Dying Out Because Under-25s Don't Have a Didgeridoo What the Phrases Mean
Offbeat  (tags: Cockney, rhyming, slang, London, England, UK )

- 12 days ago -
It has been the East End of LondonâEUR(TM)s tradition dialect since the mid-19th century, but Cockney rhyming slang could soon be âEUR~brown breadâEUR(TM).
Glories of Secret Britain: Why There Is Nothing Better Than Strolling Through the Absurdly Pretty Port of Tobermory
Offbeat  (tags: england, wales, scotland, uk, history, countryside, secrets )

- 17 days ago -
Castle Combe has been called the prettiest village in England, so itâEUR(TM)s perhaps surprising that many of us will have only seen it on screen âEUR" as the fictional Puddleby-on-the Marsh in Dr Doolittle, the Sixties film with Rex Harrison,
Women's Ashes 2015: England and Australia Face One-Off Test
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Women's Cricket, Ashes Tests, England, Australia )

- 18 days ago -
The Women's Ashes resumes in Canterbury on Tuesday with a one-off Test match as England attempt to overhaul their two-point deficit against Australia.
Kate Bush - The Sensual World - Official Music Video   video
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, music, strange, Kate Bush, England, The Sensual World, singers, musicians )

- 19 days ago -
A great song by a talented and oft underrated singer.
Is This the Ghost of Anne Boleyn? Visitor to Beheaded Queen's Childhood Home Spots Ghoulish Hand in a Castle Corridor
Offbeat  (tags: Anne Boleyn, ghost, castle, hever, kent, england, uk, history, haunted, paeranormal )

- 25 days ago -
A tourist who visited the childhood home of beheaded queen Anne Boleyn has captured a creepy image of what he claims is her ghost stalking the corridors.
How the Word 'Tunnel' Went From France to England and Back
Offbeat  (tags: language, words, England, France )

- 31 days ago -
The Channel Tunnel has been the focus of riots and fires in recent weeks. It is noteworthy that the word "tunnel" itself moved from France to England and then back again.
In Pictures:Historic Images of England
Offbeat  (tags: In Pictures, England, UK )

- 37 days ago -
The photographic archive of Historic England contains images that capture 150 years of the changing social scene as well as the landscape of the country. An exhibition of pictures from the collection is on show until 21 September 2015
'Oldest' Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University
Offbeat  (tags: 'Oldest' Koran, fragments, Birmingham University, England, UK )

- 39 days ago -
What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.
The Visiting Aborigine Cricket Team Who Amazed Victorian Crowds With Bat, Ball and Boomerang
Offbeat  (tags: Aboriginal, cricket, Victorian, oval, England, UK, Australia, boomerang )

- 39 days ago -
An astonishing haul of Aborigine artefacts has come to light which tells the story of the first ever cricket matches between England and Australia.
VIDEO Dozens of Sharks Moving Through Shallow Waters in England
Offbeat  (tags: sharks, shallow waters, england, swimming, selsey, footage, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, off-beat, wildlife, world )

- 40 days ago -
An estimated 50 sharks were seen swimming in knee-deep water near Selsey, England on Wednesday. Watch raw footage of the sharks.
Grade I Listed Mansion That Once Hosted Famous In and Out Club Members Lawrence of Arabia and Ian Fleming
Offbeat  (tags: In, out, club, mansion, London, England, UK, garden party, ian Fleming )

- 42 days ago -
A Grade I listed building that once housed the famous In and Out Club is poised to reopen to the public as an English garden party-themed bar.
Farmer Who Illegally Built His Dream Castle Hidden Behind Hay Bales Now Faces Jail After Insisting It Cannot Be Torn Down Becaus
Offbeat  (tags: surrey, england, farmer, uk, castle, illegal )

- 51 days ago -
A farmer who illegally built a secret 'castle' and then hid it behind hay bales for four years has been told he faces prison after refusing to pull it down - because he says it is filled with bats.
Fancy Britain's Biggest DIY Project? Grade 1 Isle of Wight Mansion Is Up for Grabs
Offbeat  (tags: isle of wight, england, mansion, war, for sale, history, land )

- 55 days ago -
The 300-year-old home on the Appuldurcombe estate was once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight in terms of its size and beauty and was built in the Baroque style.
Crown Jewels to Leave London for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: royalty, crown jewels, smuggled, princess charlotte, london, uk, england, christening )

- 55 days ago -
A top secret operation is underway in London, to smuggle to Crown Jewels out of the capital.

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