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Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain Given Food Show
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, Own Show, British Food, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is to host her own cookery show, Hussain, who won Bake Off in 2015, will feature in the eight-part series for BBC Two, which will seek out great examples of British food.
Faye Burdett Meningitis Petition Family 'Ignored By Government'
Offbeat  (tags: Vaccination Programme, Petition, Rejection, British Government, UK )

- 10 days ago -
Faye's parents published the picture of their daughter just before her death , The father of a two-year-old girl who died from meningitis B has accused the government of doing nothing to raise awareness of the disease.
Thousands Apply for Chocolate Taster Job
Offbeat  (tags: Empolymment, Confectionery, UK )

- 10 days ago -
A vacancy for a chocolate and cocoa beverage taster has attracted thousands of applications. Confectionery company Mondelez, which owns brands including Cadbury and Oreo, started advertising the part-time role in Reading, Berkshire last week.
Thousands Raised for Children of Cancer Death Couple
Offbeat  (tags: Cancer Death Couple, Parents, Children, UK )

- 11 days ago -
A six-figure sum has been raised for the children of a couple who died of cancer within days of each other.
Trump Will Be Barred From Speaking in Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's State Visit, Parliament, Speaker of the House, UK )

- 14 days ago -
LONDON âEUR" House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year.
Ketchup Debate: To Chill or Not to Chill...
Offbeat  (tags: Food, storage, NHS Food Safety advice, UK )

- 15 days ago -
Our fridges are stuffed with food that could also be kept in the cupboard. In the past, people kept butter, eggs and sauces in the pantry without getting ill. So why do many of us insist on keeping it all chilled
Under Pressure: One Hospital's Bed Dilemma
Offbeat  (tags: Under Pressure, Health Care, NHS, UK )

- 17 days ago -
The BBC's Ed Thomas reports from the Royal Blackburn Hospital - where staff struggle daily to find available patient beds.
Queen's Sapphire Jubilee: Gun Salute Marks 65 Years on the Throne
Offbeat  (tags: Sapphire Jubilee, Queen, British Monarch, The Commonwealth, UK )

- 17 days ago -
A 41-gun salute has been fired in London's Green Park to mark the Queen's 65 years on the throne, During the celebrations, 89 horses pulled six World War One-era 13-pounder field guns into position.
Speaker Bercow: Trump Should Not Speak in Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's State Visit, Mr Speaker of Hourse of Commons, UK )

- 18 days ago -
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK.
The Politics Behind the Pomp of State Visits
Offbeat  (tags: State Visit, Politucs, Pomp, UK )

- 22 days ago -
A state visit is the ultimate weapon of British diplomacy, the bunker buster of soft power that can break down the hardest of tyrannical hearts.
Founder of Pro-Trump Petition 'Proud' MPs Will Debate It
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's State Visit, Petitions, UK )

- 23 days ago -
A man who set up a petition backing US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK has said he is "very proud" that the issue will be debated by MPs.
Who Was the Abandoned Man With No Memory?
Offbeat  (tags: abandoned man, USA, UK )

- 23 days ago -
Police and social services were baffled when an elderly man with an American accent was found lost on the streets of the English city of Hereford. He didn't know who he was or have any ID, and he was dressed in brand new clothes from Tesco.
Our Changing Attitudes to Chimpanzees
Offbeat  (tags: Illegal Wildlife Trading, BBC investigation, UK )

- 23 days ago -
The BBC's revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals
Trump Petition: Areas Most Opposed to US President's Visit
Offbeat  (tags: UK Petition Areas, Stop Trump State Visit, UK )

- 25 days ago -
More than one in 20 voters in some parts of the UK signed the petition against a state visit for US President Donald Trump.
Trump Executive Order: UK Ministers to Press US on Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Immigration Ban, foreign secretary, home secretary, USA, UK )

- 25 days ago -
Prime Minister Theresa May has told her foreign secretary and home secretary to contact their US counterparts about a travel ban imposed by President Trump.

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