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Not all marriages are equal



THAT'S ODD, UK, CULTURE December 08, 2016


Humanist wedding couples in England and Wales have to go to a register office too. Photo: Pixabay Actor Stephen Fry has released a video this week with the British Humanist Association, which explains a little more about what a h...

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Austen-engraved £5 note could be worth thousands



THAT'S ODD, UK, CULTURE December 06, 2016


Graham Short created a portrait of the Queen on a flake of gold mounted in the eye of a needle that can only be viewed with a miscroscope Credit: Graham Short   An artist known as the world’s smallest engraver has rel...

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Fish and Chips on a Ferris Wheel? No, We Want Plates!



THAT'S ODD, UK, FOOD, EAST MEETS WEST December 05, 2016


We’ve all been there, found ourselves in an upmarket restaurant, or a downmarket one and ordered, yet when the food has arrived it’s on an old slate, or a piece of wood. Chances are we all thought it was stupid, but we...

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“Leaking is corrosive and undermines trust and good government" says leaked memo



THAT'S ODD, UK, EAST MEETS WEST December 04, 2016


Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood's memo on leaks was leaked this week (Pic: ARN Photos, Thinkstock) "Leaking is corrosive and undermines trust and good government,” says Sir Jeremy Heywood, in a leaked memo “Leaks...

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Britons can't stomach non-vegan fivers



THAT'S ODD, LONDON LIFE, FOOD, CULTURE December 02, 2016


Britain has long been a nation of animal lovers but now even the Bank of England has fallen foul of animal-rights activists over its new polymer £5 notes.   The Bank admitted on social media on Monday that tallow - fa...

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