Our EU competitor now has more cultural clout than us, says Emily Dugan. Meanwhile Matthew Bell sets a quiz to find out how Teut-on-it you are (answers below)
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Chinese businessman murdered family of four in Northampton with 'ruthless efficiency' after business relationship turned sour, court hears
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Anxiang Du accused of killing a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, his wife and their two daughters
Tuesday 16 July 2013
As bathers in Margate enjoy higher temperatures than tourists in Tenerife and the Algarve, Britain’s heatwave is hitting foreign-holiday bookings as badly as the volcanic ash crisis did in 2010.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Millions watched Andy Murray’s tense blockbuster of a quarter final against Fernando Verdasco last night.
CD of lullabies by Hayley Westenra to be delivered to mothers who give birth on the same day as Kate
Thursday 13 June 2013
Expectant mothers who give birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge can expect an extra delivery - an album of lullabies by soprano Hayley Westenra.
Sunday 10 March 2013
There used to be a habit, among ladies who didn’t wear hats very often, of putting the said number too far back on their heads. Wedding parties could be recognised by the number of coloured acrylic wide brims teetering backwards.
Monday 04 March 2013
Boy band One Direction look sweet as candy after being transformed into Pez-heads to help raise money for Comic Relief.
Saturday 23 February 2013
It's time police forces across the country presented a coherent and humane approach to gender recognition - for the sake of trans people and their public image
As Barack Obama is inaugurated again, shouldn't we Brits be feeling a little embarrassed by all this?
Monday 21 January 2013
It is a huge public affirmation of everything Americans and citizens of democratic countries value above all else. It is utterly inspiring. How does a coronation compare?
Thursday 10 January 2013
The Smiths frontman's latest outburst is not quite as bad as the time he lambasted the 'blustering jingoism' of the Olympics; or when he called the Chinese a 'subspecies'
Wednesday 03 October 2012
I've not seen this chap before?
Thursday 16 August 2012
There are more than four million articles in English on Wikipedia, not to mention the entries in 270-odd other languages. In spite of its almost infinite reach, however, the site's conscientious volunteer editors still argue over the inclusion of certain topics.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
London's tourism industry is struggling to compete with the impact of the Olympic Games, which has left the host city a “ghost town”, businesses said today.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Royal wedding protesters have lost their High Court claim that they were the victims of unlawful searches and arrests.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Tourist chief wants budget boost as record numbers flock to Britain
Tuesday 10 July 2012
A Chinese businessman wanted on suspicion of murdering a family of four in their own home has been arrested in Morocco, police said.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more