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AIG Spent Thousands on Execs' Hunting Trip
Offbeat  (tags: AIG, executives, UK, hunting trip, loan )

- 2007 days ago -
A handful of top executives from American International Group Inc. spent thousands of dollars during a recent English hunting trip, even as the New York-based insurer asked for an additional $37.8 billion loan from the Federal Reserve.
Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson's Bum "Too Big" for U.S. Television
Offbeat  (tags: nigella lawson, to big, bum, botton, curvy, television, u.s., britain, uk, tv, food network, chef, american )

- 2216 days ago -
SEXY cook Nigella Lawson has got TV chiefs in a fluster -- because her bum has got TOO BIG. US directors are now avoiding shots of curvy Nigella's voluptuous rear end, a paper claims. The New York Post said: "Our spies at the Food Network say Nigella has
Treasury Searches for Family of Facebook Tramp Who Died Leaving Pension Pot Worth Thousands of Pounds | the Daily Mail
Offbeat  (tags: pension, treasury, legacy, tramp, facebook, mystery, stawinoga, poland, britain, uk, sikh, hindu, weird, possessions, odd, bizarre )

- 2232 days ago -
He looks one of the least likely candidates to have left a cash legacy but Joseph Stawinoga always was a bit of a mystery. The tramp, who died last year after spending the last 30 years living in the middle of a ring road, left thousands of pounds in
BBC NEWS | UK | 'Royal' Chef Axed By US Network
Offbeat  (tags: food network, robert irvine, tv chef, queen, royalty, white house, knighthood, princess diana, prince charles, dinner: impossible, television, scottish castle, cv, false, lies, britain, uk, the U.S )

- 2233 days ago -
A British chef who reportedly invented his knighthood, gifts from the Queen and stints in the White House has been dropped by his US TV employers. Cable channel Food Network says it will not be renewing the contract of TV chef Robert Irvine, from
ITN - Quake Set to Cost Millions
Offbeat  (tags: UK, earthquake, cost, insurance )

- 2238 days ago -
The Association of British Insurers said the cost of damage to homes and property is likely to be in excess of £10 million
The Grandfather Who Won £1million With a 50p Flutter on the Horses | the Daily Mail
Offbeat  (tags: england, uk, millionaire, grandfather, racing, bet, gamble )

- 2242 days ago -
A frugal grandfather has been revealed as the punter who won £1million with a 50p horseracing bet. Hours after discovering the flutter of a lifetime had come up, Freddie Craggs celebrated his 60th birthday having a pub meal with friends - but chose not
My Week: Heather Mills - A Parody - UK/Britain
Offbeat  (tags: uk, britain, heather mills, humour, humor, funny )

- 2250 days ago -
So I've sacked my lawyer. Why not? Anyone can be a lawyer. In fact, I was a lawyer. I ran away from home when I was 11 and set up one of the most successful legal firms in the history of the North East of England. A child! I was a child!
Exorcist Hired to Expel Ghoul From Council House - UK/England
Offbeat  (tags: uk, england, ghost, psychic, council, family, exorcist )

- 2253 days ago -
AN EXORCIST was hired by a council to expel a ghoul from a family home. And the move was worth every penny of taxpayers' cash, according to the terrified tenants. District of Easington Council paid £60 towards the psychic's fee after the frightened Fallon
The Moment a Diner Sent Back An £18,000 Bottle of Wine - for Being 'Fake'
Offbeat  (tags: petrus, wine, expensive, fake, magnum, odd, weird, knightsbridge, london, uk, britain, michelin, restaurant, cassini )

- 2257 days ago -
It was a moment to make the most experienced sommelier gasp with horror. Normally when a favoured wealthy customer orders a magnum of Pétrus 1961, appreciative purrs of pleasure are expected to follow.
BBC NEWS | Au Revoir Mister Franglais
Offbeat  (tags: franglais, miles kington, odd, language, foreign, tongue, english, britain, uk, U.S., France, hybrid )

- 2263 days ago -
The British are notoriously bad at learning foreign tongues. But with Franglais, the late Miles Kington showed anyone could get by on holiday with just a petit peu of effort. If there is one foreign language that English speakers always seem to crack
Hay Presto! Farmer Unveils the 'Illegal' Mock-Tudor Castle He Tried to Hide Behind 40ft Hay Bales - UK/England
Offbeat  (tags: england, uk, hay stack, house, tudor, home, farmer, castle, interesting, bizarre )

- 2272 days ago -
Hiding a needle in a haystack is easy enough. But Robert Fidler kept something much bigger concealed among the piles of straw down on his farm... a castle. Over the course of two years, he managed to secretly - and unlawfully - build the imposing mock
Mysterious 'Ghostly' Face of Child Appears in Mobile Phone Photo of Teen Pals
Offbeat  (tags: mystery, figure, uk, britain, mobile, phone, matthew summers, ghost, child, photo, haunting, supernatural, odd, spooky, weird, image )

- 2272 days ago -
Frightened teenager Matthew Summers was given the creeps after taking a snap of seven friends - and finding a mystery eighth face staring back. The photograph appears to show the floating ghostly image of a child, which appears to be peeping through
Dog Leash Goths 'Hounded Off Bus' - UK/England
Offbeat  (tags: england, uk, goth, gothic, dog, pet, bizarre )

- 2274 days ago -
A goth who leads his girlfriend around with a dog lead and collar was stopped from getting on a bus amid fears for passenger safety, a bus firm confirmed. Dani Graves, 25, and his fiancee Tasha Maltby, 19, of Dewsbury, West Yorks, claim they have been dis
Parted-at-Birth Twins 'Married'
Offbeat  (tags: twins, married, uk, deparated, odd, strange, marriage, britain )

- 2286 days ago -
A pair of twins who were adopted by separate families as babies got married without knowing they were brother and sister, a peer told the House of Lords. A court annulled the UK couple's union after they discovered their true relationship, Lord Alton...
Devilish Debate on End for Church of England
Offbeat  (tags: britain, queen, church, state, england, uk, Church of England, parliament, odd, strange, devil, god, house of commons )

- 2287 days ago -
Eyebrows were raised in the House of Commons on Thursday when a motion calling for the Church of England to be disestablished was listed with the number 666, symbol of the AntiChrist. "This number is supposed to be the mark of the Devil...

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