Scandal-hit Barclays bank is cutting 12,000 jobs despite giving itself $3.9 billion in bonuses
Britain's second biggest bank raised bonus amounts by 13 percent despite a slump in its profits.
UK floods go from bad to worse as Thames River bursts its banks (PHOTOS)
The Environment Agency has issued 16 severe flood warnings — which means there's a danger to life — in Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset.
5 things you need to know about the UK floods
No big deal or anything, but the country is partially underwater.
The London tube strike is bringing out the best (worst) in people
When you can't get to work, that gives you more time to take pictures and post them on the internet. Thank god.
On Location: Learning to love cold eel jelly in London's East End (VIDEO)
GlobalPost correspondent Corinne Purtill finds some of the last stewed and jellied eels in London.
Queen gets friendly advice on how to boost income at 'crumbling' Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II's household finances reached a record low of just over 1 million pounds, sparking calls from lawmakers to cut costs and boost income at Buckingham Palace.
13 important questions about Scotland
First off, are unicorns real?
Can art save a dying city?
A depressed north England port pins its future on culture.
Badger Wars: The badgers strike back
The first attempt to assess the badger population in England and Wales in a quarter of a century found a sharp increase in badger setts.
Bird steals a BBC camera, films incredible aerials of a penguin colony
A caracara flies off with a delicious penguin egg in the Falkland Islands. Turns out it's a BBC spycam... and the rest is movie magic.
Mannequins all over the world are starting to look more like us
Mannequins are getting pubic hair and other surprisingly realistic touches. That's a good thing, right?
Grumpy Gareth the feisty ferret needs forever home, PR consultation after BBC story
Woodside animal sanctuary in Plymouth, England has a ferret problem, and it caught the attention of England's venerable broadcaster — for better or worse.
This small British town has a bizarre tradition involving booze, cracked ribs, a hood — and more booze
Every year, for centuries, men in the English town of Haxey have fought for a hood.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.
17 delightful animals playing in snow all over the world
So. Cold. Outside. You'd better stay in and binge-watch these animals videos.
Lost letters are magical. Here are 9 stories that bring serious feels
The ocean's not just for sharks and pirates. It's also a place for amazing, old-timey messages in bottles.
12 celebrity ski accidents
German Chancellor Angela Merkel broke her pelvis while skiing. She is in good company.
Edinburgh prepares to end sex in saunas
Activists say a change in the city’s once-permissive attitude toward prostitution is threatening the health and safety of sex workers.
Bar sports meet big money
Televised darts scores a bulls-eye in Britain.
In Britain, much ado but few answers about immigration
Politicians are speculating about a flood of new arrivals after restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians are lifted on New Year’s Day.
London erects replica of Bethlehem Separation Wall
A replica of the eight-meter-high Separation Wall that surrounds Bethlehem was erected in the courtyard of London's St. James's Church on Monday.
Facebook 'dead and buried' for 16-18 year-olds in the UK: Study
"What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried," wrote lead researcher Daniel Miller.
World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, castrated by the UK for being gay, receives posthumous royal pardon
The pardon comes 60 years after Alan Turing committed suicide.
The 2013 Rock of the Year
Gibraltar is the Best Rock of 2013 for remaining regal and steadfast despite Spain and Britain acting like hungry schoolchildren in its midst.
NSA, UK spied on Israeli leaders, UN, and EU officials
The Guardian and The New York Times reported Friday that foreign energy companies and aid agencies were also targets of the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.
London bus crash leaves dozens injured
One of the city's iconic red double-decker buses crashes into a tree, injuring 32 people.
Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses, rescue underway
The London Fire Brigade said 76 people were injured — seven seriously — when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance Thursday at the Apollo Theatre.
UK: The man who wasn’t there
Ed Miliband’s Labour Party is ahead in the polls. So why don’t people see a winner?
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
British atheists celebrate Christmas (VIDEO)
A new 'mega-church' for non-believers is prompting a global movement.