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On the 20th anniversary of Britpop, British people pick Oasis over Blur by two to one In April 1994, following the death of Kurt Cobain and the American grunge scene with it, English radio DJ and music critic Stuart Maconie coined the phrase ‘Britpop’. Shooting out of local cities and ...
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Most Londoners think the Shard has changed the Capital’s skyline for the better – the same goes for the Gherkin, but the so-called ‘Walkie Talkie’ has failed to impress The 310m, 87 storey glass skyscraper that is now Europe’s tallest building has attracted criticism to match its scale: “A towering ...
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In Britain, Chinese is now seen as the most useful second language to speak in today’s world According to UNESCO, the world’s most widely spoken language by native and foreign speakers is Mandarin Chinese, spoken by over 800 million in China alone. English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, ...
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Three quarters of British people have finished a book for pleasure in the past year – and physical books are still more popular than e-books With the proliferation of tablets, phones and laptops, it might seem like no one reads books any more. And it’s easy to feel that reading ...
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Almost half of men admit to having urinated in the shower – and a quarter of all Brits say doing so is acceptable A new YouGov survey finds that significant minorities of people think it is fine in general to wee in unorthodox places. 41% of men have weed in ...
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Trust in climate scientists has recovered since controversies last year – while belief in climate change remains constant The impacts of climate change are likely to be “severe, pervasive and irreversible”, a new report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns this week. Scientists say the document ...
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