Archive for the 'News' Category

MUB News 7-26-07

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Demolition on Olympic site begins [BBC News] The 500-acre site will include a main stadium, aquatics centre, velodrome, three sports arenas, a hockey centre and accommodation for competitors. The top town in Britain for blokes [Sky News] The study – by Cola-Cola Zero – asked 1,200 British men aged 18 to 30 what factors were […]

England smoking ban

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Yeah, okay, I guess I’m a little behind with the news lately, but I’m glad that the smoking ban finally happened. It’s been years since we’ve been able to light up in NY, and well, it’s just better that way. I hated going to pubs and coming home smelling like a chimney fire of cigarettes. […]

Tennis fans: 2007 Wimbledon Championships begin today

Monday, June 25th, 2007

For all you tennis fans out there, the 2007 Wimbledon Championships began today. Now, I’m not one for tennis, but I know how big of a deal it is for those who are. So posh. Yay. Technorati Tags: tennis, wimbledon

International Student Blog

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

The International Student Blog has some great resources for students deciding to jump across the pond. From the blog itself to the International Student Forum, there are some great resources here. Be sure to check out their Study in the UK forum area.

The big boat (Cutty Sark) in Greenwich closes for two years

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I used to live in Greenwich but never once did I go in the Cutty Sark—that big boat/tea clipper down near the Thames.. I think it was £10 or something ridiculous for admission. Aren’t all museums supposed to be free in London? Cutty Sark closes for restoration [BBC News] Technorati Tags: cutty sark, london, london […]

Stupidest place in the UK

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Hull is the stupidest place in the UK. And yes, this means intelligence. ‘Dimston-Upon-Hull’ [Sky News] Technorati Tags: hull, uk

Looking for love? Buy this chocolate bar…right.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Not only does it better your love life but it helps you lose weight too. And yes, it’s called The Sexy Bar. Too bad it’s not Cadbury. The Sexy Bar is packed with cocoa solids and ground chilli, according to The Sun. Both ingredients are said to act as an aphrodisiac. And the chilli also […]

Covent Garden sold for £421 million

Monday, August 7th, 2006

The tourist center of the West End in Central London, Covent Garden, has been sold to Capital & Counties, a company that owns a lot of shopping centers, says the BBC. If you’ve never been to Covent Garden, I highly suggest a weekend day trip. It’s a fanatical mess of tourists but still a lot […]

Travel Cheap: Find the absolute lowest price on plane tickets with FareCompare

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

This was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article yesterday but I think it deserves mentioning. FareCompare, through years of data mining, has been able to figure out the cheapest tickets for flights on any airline and on the dates you put in. I’m flying to London from New York in September. FareCompare was able […]

MUB News 7/10/06

Monday, July 10th, 2006

• Westminster bats to be studied [BBC News] Bats living among the rafters, towers and gargoyles of Westminster Palace are to be studied. • Get tough on crime, not on hoodies [Sky News] Tory leader David Cameron is adopting a hoodie-friendly tone and calling for greater understanding of teenagers who wear the clothing. But as […]