Tag Archives: England

Yellow Street Lines Form a Park Bench Around a Tree in this Temporary Green Space by The Edible Bus Stop | Colossal

As part of the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London, landscape and design consultancy The Edible Bus Stop conceived of a green space that incorporated gardens, artwork, and the conversion of a street into public space. The … Continue reading

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Why England’s new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish

The strategy’s focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail. Source: Why England’s new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish

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An Optical Illusion Tile System Designed by Casa Ceramica | Colossal

British tile company Casa Ceramica have designed a novel optical illusion flooring system that uses real tiles to create a vertigo-inducing warped floor. The skewed checkerboard floor functions as the entryway to their showroom in Manchester, lending an Alice in … Continue reading

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Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

Source: Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

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Off-duty doctor saves four-year-old’s life by the side of a motorway after he swallowed a £1 coin – Manchester Evening News

Four-year-old Stefan Balogun had swallowed a £1 coin from his lunch money and couldn’t breathe Source: Off-duty doctor saves four-year-old’s life by the side of a motorway after he swallowed a £1 coin – Manchester Evening News

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The Grammarphobia Blog: Snob appeal

Q: What is the origin of the word “snob”? Is it an acronym like “posh”? A: No, “snob” isn’t an acronym, and “posh” isn’t either. We wrote a post about “posh” in 2011. The origin of the adjective is… Source: … Continue reading

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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Why People From Manchester Are Mancunians, Not Manchesterians – Atlas Obscura

Demonyms are vital to our conceptions of ourselves, but the rules behind them can be pretty messy. Source: Why People From Manchester Are Mancunians, Not Manchesterians – Atlas Obscura

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Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election | Politics | The Guardian

  Financier Jeremy Hosking takes aim at Labour heartlands and says he wants no backsliding on Europe Source: Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election | Politics | The Guardian

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The Chicken Tikka Masala Effect – We Are Carnival

What is the impact of homegrown British culture on the carnival traditions of other lands? Do Caribbean and South American carnival appear in new, anglicised forms in the UK, rather like its supposed national dish? Or do they remain 100 … Continue reading

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