Sainsbury's has become the first UK high street supermarket to stock edible insects.
A British sailor, who overslept and crashed into land, probably costing him victory in a marathon solo race, said he will "keep a brave face, keep smiling, come back and do it all again".
British Airways is being sued by a holidaymaker who claims he was left badly injured after being forced to squeeze into a seat next to a passenger the size of rugby legend Jonah Lomu.
Scientists have voted to change the definition of a kilogram after more than 100 years in a landmark decision.
(Corrects minister's time in parliament in second paragraph of this Nov. 14 story.)
Referee David McNamara has been handed a three-week ban by the English FA for asking two captains to play rock, paper, scissors to decide the kick-off before a Women's Super League (WSL) match after forgetting his coin, British media reported on Tuesday.
It has been half a century since the dawn of colour television, but more than 7,000 people across the UK are still watching in black and white, according to TV Licensing.
A 69-year-old pensioner who says he has the body of a 45-year-old is taking action to legally change his age to improve his job prospects and luck with women on Tinder.
A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death.
A city in China has banned pet owners from walking their dogs in daylight hours.
A man who was thought to be dead has turned up at his family's home two months after they apparently buried him.
A newly-unveiled statue of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has left puzzled football fans scratching their heads while others ridiculed the artwork.
If all goes well, the Dafne Schippers bicycle bridge in Utrecht should reopen on Monday, after a short closure for maintenance. I have a special affinity with this bridge: it opened on the day I started working in Leidsche Rijn, west of the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, and it’s part of my favourite cycle route to work.
Who else use this bridge? With the usual caveats, data of the Fietstelweek can provide some insights. The charts below show, for each direction of traffic, at what time cyclists use the bridges across the canal.
There’s a morning peak in cyclists crossing the canal from Leidsche Rijn (west) to the city centre (east), and a peak in cyclists going the opposite direction around 5 pm. This suggests that the bridges are popular among commuters from Leidsche Rijn. That doesn’t really come as a surprise: if you cycle to Leidsche Rijn during the morning rush hour, you ride past huge numbers of cyclists going in the opposite direction.
The map below shows the routes of cyclists using the bridges. From top to bottom: Hogeweidebrug (or Yellow Bridge), Dafne Schippers bridge and De Meern bridge.
It appears that many cyclists use the bridges to go to the area around Central Station. Users of the De Meern and Dafne Schippers bridges tend to use nice routes that converge along the Leidseweg. Users of the Yellow Bridge use the not-so-nice route along Vleutenseweg, or the slightly better route along the railway track.
Research has shown that cyclists don’t always prefer the shortest route to their destination; the quality of the cycle tracks also plays a role.
Yet the map suggests that many cyclists opt for the shortest route, even if a nicer alternative is available. For example, few cyclists from the northern part of Leidsche Rijn seem to use the Dafne Schippersbrug, or the route along Keulsekade (the latter avoids long waits at traffic lights).
The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert.
An enormous effigy of Boris Johnson having his cake and eating it will go up in flames at an annual bonfire celebration.
HMRC spent more than £10,000 on flowers over the past five years to say sorry to taxpayers for mistakes, it has been revealed.
A nice map circulating on Twitter (here, here and here, via) shows where food delivery workers are organising. Many of their logos proudly feature bicycle parts. The Finland-based Foodora campaign is the exception; their logo appears to have been inspired by Alexander Rodchenko’s КНИГИ poster. Also note the elegant logo of Collectif des coursier-e-s / KoersKollectief.
While their fight is about the future of work, some of these groups are independent of established trade unions - and some don’t consider themselves trade unions in the first place. Riders have used wildcat strikes and other forms of direct action, as well as initiatives such as crowdfunding a strike fund. With employers like Deliveroo trying to «disrupt» the labour market, it makes sense that their workers don’t play by the rules either, it has been argued.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an example of the Swiss fiery backpack logo.
The Cheshire Cat from Wonderland and Zippy from Rainbow are unlikely to be the suggestions police had in mind when asking the public for help recognising potential criminals using their e-fit technology.
"Human Spider" Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in the UK after illegally scaling one of London's tallest towers with no safety gear.