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Cadbury Just Won the Chocolate War

This is chocolate shock and awe

Can’t decide on your favorite Cadbury chocolate bar? No matter. With the Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7 you get seven bars in one.

There’s just one thing, though. The company made only 50 of these behemoths, which means chocolate lovers will have to pay attention to the company’s Twitter feed to win a bar by retweeting posts about the promotion.

The bar contains fillings of caramel, Daim (crunchy almond butter bar), Oreo, Turkish Delight (a soft, rose-flavored jelly), Fruit & Nut, whole nuts and simply original milk chocolate.

As Willy Wonka once said, “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple!”


Prince George Looks for ‘Daddy’ in China Cabinet After Hearing Prince William Is in China

At just shy of 2 years, Prince George has already proven himself to be a baby genius.

When the royal toddler heard that his dad Prince William was visiting China, he immediately went to look for him – inside a china cabinet.

Luxury travel adviser Claudia Gordon had the good fortune of sitting down for lunch with Princess Kate recently, during which the pregnant princess shared the cute tale.

“I asked her if Prince George was excited about the new prince or princess that was coming and she said yes and that he is a toddler and is talking and walking,” Gordon told the Florida News-Press.

“Then she told me that his daddy, Prince William, was visiting China. After hearing this he went to the china cabinet, opened it and proclaimed ‘daddy is not here.’ ”

Added Gordon: “She said they would work on his geography.”

Kate is expecting her second child with William this month. She plans to take a longer maternity leave after the baby’s birth, a source told PEOPLE.

“She felt she came back too soon last time,” the royal source said. “She wants to have that [family] and enjoy it with George and the new baby.”

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com


Has Britain Just Discovered a New Oil Bonanza Under Southern England?

Nodding donkey pumping units work at one of the oil wells at western Europe's largest onshore oil field near Poole, United Kingdom, in 2011.
Matt Cardy—Getty Images Nodding donkey pumping units work at one of the oil wells at western Europe's largest onshore oil field near Poole, United Kingdom, in 2011.

Company claims to have identified reservoir of up to 100 billion barrels south of London

Britain may — and the keyword here is ‘may’ — have just discovered an oil resource to rival the North Sea, underneath the leafy shires of southern England.

Independent exploration company U.K. Oil and Gas Investments Plc said Thursday it had discovered a “world class potential resource” after drilling at its site at Horse Hill in the Weald Basin, just north of London’s second airport, Gatwick.

If confirmed, the news could transform the energy balance of one of Europe’s largest economies. But finding the oil is likely to be the easy part. Any development would be sure to face enormous opposition from environmental campaigners and local residents.

“Based on what we’ve found here, we’re looking at between 50 and 100 billion barrels of oil in place in the ground,” UKOG CEO Stephen Sanderson told the BBC. A lot more drilling and well testing will be needed before that can be confirmed though.

UKOG’s estimate extrapolates from a report by U.S. geological analysis firm Nutech, which identified 158 million barrels per square mile of ‘oil in place’ in the area drilled. UKOG has licenses around the Weald Basin covering 55 square miles. Most of the oil discovered is in an Upper Jurassic formation at a depth of between 2,500 and 3,000 feet.

Sanderson said in a stock exchange filing that the drilling results had transformed the assessment of the area’s resources thanks to “new cutting-edge data”. He said Nutech, which has wide experience of analyzing shale formations in the U.S., had established that the geology of Horse Hill was analagous to productive parts of the Bakken and Permian Basis shale formations, as well as the vast Bazhenov shale formation in west Siberia. The U.S. analogues have allowed between 3% and 15% of the oil in place to be recovered.

The British Geological Survey had reported last year that the Weald, which spans most of south-eastern England from Kent to Hampshire, could have between 2.2 and 8.5 billion barrels of shale oil in place, with a central estimate of 4.4 billion barrels.

However, it had been widely assumed that only insignificant amounts could be recovered without using the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Resistance to fracking in the U.K. is high, after initial efforts in Lancashire, north-west England, caused minor earthquakes. Concerns about pollution of the water table by the chemicals necessary for fracking are also rife.

Nutech’s analysis suggests that the oil at Horse Hill can be recovered without fracking because the rock around it is naturally fractured, UKOG said.

Whether the scale and accessibility of the oil is enough to tilt the balance of the political and economic argument over developments is still highly doubtful. The U.K. has a well-organized Green lobby and its only Green member of parliament won her seat in 2010 largely due to the strength of anti-fracking feeling in nearby Brighton.

But such concerns were far from the minds of the long-suffering investors in UKOG Thursday. By mid-morning in London, its shares, which have traded like a moribund penny stock for most of the last seven years, had nearly trebled in value.

This article first appeared on fortune.com


U.K. PM Cameron Dubbed ‘Arrogant’ for Ruling Out Third Term Before End of First

Britain's PM Cameron addresses a news conference during a EU leaders summit in Brussels
Francois Lenoir—Reuters Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a news conference during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 20, 2015

Critics deem the Conservative Party leader's comments “presumptuous”

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticized for ruling out a third term in office before he has even won a second.

“There definitely comes a time when a fresh pair of eyes or fresh leadership would be good,” he told the BBC. Cameron later named London Mayor Boris Johnson, finance minister George Osborne and interior minister Theresa May as likely successors in 2020.

“The Conservative Party has got some great people coming up,” added the 48-year-old. “There’s plenty of talent there.”

The comments, which come just weeks before the U.K. General Election, led Cameron to be called “incredibly presumptuous” by his coalition partners the Liberal Democrats, while the opposition Labour Party dubbed him “arrogant.”

Cameron’s Conservative Party is currently on pars in polls with the centre-left Labour Party. Cameron said he wanted to finish reforming Britain’s economy over the next five years.


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Harry Potter Owls Mistreated, Animal Cruelty Group Says

PETA has accused 'The Making of Harry Potter' tour of mis-treating owls

The successful Warner Bros studio tour of ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ has come under fire for its treatment of animals.

The Harry Potter attraction at Warner Bros Studio Tour London opened in 2012 and allows fans to tour the sets, sample Butterbeer and meet animals from the franchise, including Harry’s owl.

Animal rights group PETA has accused the tour of mistreating the owls that appear on the tour. After secretly filming the tour, PETA has accused the tour operators of keeping the “distressed birds… tethered in tiny cages for hours and forced to perform tricks.”

“Confining frightened owls to tiny cages where they can only chew at their tethers in frustration goes against every message of respect and kindness that J.K. Rowling’s wonderful books taught us,” PETA director Mimi Bekhechi told the BBC.

Warner Bros Studio Tour London told the BBC, “It is essential the welfare of the birds… is of the highest standard.” They also said that they had asked the company that owns the birds, Birds and Animals, to “review this matter.”

Meanwhile a spokesperson for Birds and Animals told the BBC, “The owls are always given regular breaks and closely monitored by a vet. Now that we have had the opportunity to see the footage, we have instigated a review of the issues raised.” They added: “We will take appropriate action to ensure that the birds and animals always receive the very best care.”


TIME Environment

Britain’s Prince Charles Urges Action to Clean Up the World’s Oceans 

Britain's Prince Charles greets participants in a conference about the rule of law in the 21st century as he visits the National Archives in Washington
Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Prince Charles, center, greets participants in a conference about the rule of law in the 21st century titled "The Magna Carta of the Future" as he visits the National Archives in Washington, D.C., on March 18, 2015

The future monarch called ocean waste "one issue that we absolutely cannot ignore"

The U.K.’s Prince of Wales made an ardent speech on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., urging world governments to tackle the growing problem of oceanic pollution.

Prince Charles told the government officials, corporate executives and nonprofit leaders present that he was “horrified” to learn that up to 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s seas each year.

“One issue that we absolutely cannot ignore is that of the increasing quantity of plastic waste in the marine environment,” he said on the first day of his 20th official visit to the U.S., reports Agence France-Presse.

The 66-year-old heir to the British throne then described a harrowing image of seabirds being killed after mistaking plastic for food.

Accompanied by his wife Camilla, he also paid a visit to the Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial.

On Thursday, the Prince will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office to discuss climate change, youth opportunities and other world affairs.


A 15-Year-Old Just Redesigned the British Pound Coin

This photo issued by HM Treasury shows the side of a new one pound coin announced by the Government.
The Royal Mint—AP This photo issued by HM Treasury shows the side of a new one pound coin announced by the Government.

Young man designs old coin

The new British one pound coin has been designed by a 15-year-old who beat out more than 6,000 entries.

David Pearce’s drawing contains the national emblems of the United Kingdom, with a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock emerging from a Royal Coronet, reports Sky News. The drawing was slightly refined by coin artist David Lawrence and lettering expert Stephen Raw.

The teenager from the West Midlands city of Walsall said, “I spent a lot of time researching what coin designs looked like and what sort of designs would represent all parts of the UK before submitting my idea and I honestly cannot believe I have won.”

The Royal Mint

The coin is being replaced for the first time in more than 30 years because of its vulnerability to counterfeiters.

Pearce’s design will feature on the new currency that will be released in 2017.

[Sky News]

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Prince Harry: Behind ‘My Tough Decision’ to Leave the Army

Prince Harry Presents No 26 Squadron RAF Regiment With A New Standard
Mark Cuthbert—UK Press via Getty Images Prince Harry presents a new standard at RAF Honington in Bury St. Edmunds, England, on Nov. 13, 2014

Prince Harry shared his pride in his career and his hopes for the future as he confirmed on Monday that he is leaving the British Army in June.

In a statement, the prince – known as Capt. Harry Wales in the army – said he’s gone from “learning the hard way,” in training to facing “challenging jobs,” that included two tours in Afghanistan, and how his career is now at a crossroads.

“After a decade of service, moving on from the army has been a really tough decision,” he said. “I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the chance to do some very challenging jobs and have met many fantastic people in the process.

“From learning the hard way to stay onside with my Colour Sergeant at [military academy] Sandhurst, to the incredible people I served with during two tours in Afghanistan – the experiences I have had over the last 10 years will stay with me for the rest of my life. Inevitably most good things come to an end and I am at a crossroads in my military career.”

The royal drew praise from Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, who noted how Harry “has insisted on being treated the same as his peers,” and says that it was in the last two years that he got the “most pleasure and fulfillment” as he brought about the “extraordinary Invictus Games.”

The statement, issued by the prince’s office at Kensington Palace, confirms PEOPLE’s story last month that he was set to leave.

Before he ends his active army career, Harry is set to spend four weeks in April and May seconded to the Australian Defense Force, and will join his father Prince Charles, 66, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign by Australian and New Zealand troops in Turkey on April 24. Then, in May, he will undertake an official royal tour of New Zealand.

Harry’s set to return to his beloved continent of Africa – where he cofounded Sentebale, a charity set in Lesotho – to take part in voluntary work alongside field-based conservation experts. He will focus his time learning how local communities in sub-Saharan Africa are working to protect and conserve their natural resources and wildlife, his office says.

Then, he will return (in a voluntary capacity) to work with the British Ministry of Defense’s Recovery Capability Program, where he has been working since January.

The prince’s office says he hopes to continue developing his knowledge of the “entire recovery process, placing him in an informed position to further support wounded, injured or sick servicemen and women into the future.”

Sir Carter touched on this when he said, in a statement, that “his first taste of civilian life later this year will involve a new role in support of our injured servicemen and women. He has raised their profile through the care he has shown them and they admire him hugely.”

For his part, Harry said he wants to ensure “the next few Invictus Games are as amazing as the last,” which took place in September. He also and notes that he is considering his options for the future and other longer term employment opportunities.

“While I am finishing one part of my life, I am getting straight into a new chapter. I am really looking forward to it.”

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

TIME Television

Here’s 6 Times the BBC Should Have Suspended Jeremy Clarkson but Didn’t

The British Top Gear host is no stranger to controversy

Has Jeremy Clarkson finally crossed the line?

The 54-year-old auto journalist and presenter of the hit show Top Gear has been suspended by the BBC after he allegedly tried to punch a producer. The broadcaster announced Clarkson’s suspension in a statement released on Tuesday, which read: “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

A pro-Clarkson protest has already broken out, with an online petition demanding that the presenter be reinstated racking up more than 380,000 signatures. That support can likely be chalked up to the Top Gear brand’s massive popularity — with 350 million viewers a week worldwide, the Emmy Award–winning show is one of the most popular television franchises on the planet. The show is known and loved by many for its brand of offensive humor and disregard for political correctness.

Yet this is hardly the first time that Clarkson has caused trouble for the BBC. The often rude and imprudent host has been at the center of many controversies throughout his time at Top Gear, which he first began hosting in 1988. Particularly since the midaughts, Clarkson has been criticized for intolerance, mocking other cultures and outright racism. The BBC has often had to deal with the fallout of Clarkson’s controversies, typically issuing defenses of or apologies for his behavior.

This latest incident marks the first time the BBC has suspended Clarkson, though there have been a number of past occasions where the broadcaster would have been justified in either temporarily or permanently cutting ties with the presenter.

1. Using the N Word
Years ago, Top Gear filmed the presenter choosing between two cars, where Clarkson used the nursery rhyme “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” to make the decision. In the footage, not used on the show but discovered and reported by the tabloid the Daily Mirror in 2014, Clarkson mumbles the N word while reciting the rhyme.

After first issuing a strong denial, Clarkson released an apology video online. He explained that while filming he had, “mumbled where the offensive word would normally occur.” But after rewatching the footage, he realized, “It did appear that I had actually used the word I was trying to obscure.”

He then added, “Please be assured, I did everything in my power to not use that word.”

2. Nazi Jokes
In a 2005 episode, the Top Gear team discussed a German-built BMW Mini and Clarkson made a series of Nazi references. After raising his arm in a Hitler-style salute, Clarkson mocked the 1939 invasion that triggered the World War II, saying that a quintessentially German car would have a GPS “that only goes to Poland.”

There were numerous complaints, however the BBC Governors’ Programme Complaints Committee responded that while they “agreed that comments about the Nazis and the Second World War could certainly cause more concern than many other subjects,” they “did not believe that, when looking at the audience as a whole, they would have felt that the comments were anything more than Jeremy Clarkson using outrageous behaviour to amuse his audience, and that the remarks would not have led to anyone entertaining new or different feelings or concerns about Germans or Germany.”

3. Using a Slur Against Asians While Filming in Thailand
During a Top Gear special in Burma, which aired in March 2014, Clarkson and crew built a bamboo bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. Once the bridge was completed, Clarkson said of the bridge, as the camera showed an Asian man walking across it, “That is a proud moment — but there’s a slope on it.” There was a swift backlash, with many calling out Clarkson for racism.

The BBC issued an apology in response to the controversy, stating: “When we used the word ‘slope’ in the recent Top Gear Burma Special it was a light-hearted word play joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it. We were not aware at the time, and it has subsequently been brought to our attention, that the word ‘slope’ is considered by some to be offensive and although it might not be widely recognised in the UK, we appreciate that it can be considered offensive to some here and overseas, for example in Australia and the USA. If we had known that at the time we would not have broadcast the word in this context and regret any offence caused.”

4. Punching Piers Morgan
In 2004, Clarkson punched Piers Morgan — then the editor of the British tabloid the Daily Mirror — while the two were attending the British Press Awards. Though Clarkson later said he was “ashamed of it,” he didn’t shy away from boasting about the dustup on national television.

5. Insulting Then Prime Minister Gordon Brown
During the fallout of the global financial crisis in 2008, Clarkson called then Prime Minister Gordon Brown a “one-eyed Scottish idiot.” (Brown lost his sight in one eye after an accident playing rugby as a teen.) The insult prompted immediate backlash from Scottish politicians and disability groups. Clarkson issued an apology, stating, “In the heat of the moment I made a remark about the prime minister’s personal appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologise.”

6. Anti-Americanism
Clarkson has become known for his hostility toward the U.S. There have been many times — on Top Gear, in interviews and in his writing for the British newspaper the Sun — that he’s denounced American culture and people. But he perhaps took it a bit too far in 2005, where he wrote in a Sun article criticizing the rescue efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina: “Most Americans barely have the brains to walk on their back legs.”

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So This Baby Weasel Decided to Hitch a Ride on a Flying Woodpecker’s Back

The battle for survival just got airborne

An amateur photographer in the U.K. captured the snap of his lifetime on Monday when he witnessed a weasel clinging onto a woodpecker’s back mid-flight.

Martin Le-May from Essex near London said he was first alerted to the bird’s “distressed squawking” at Hornchurch Country Park after the tiny carnivore apparently pounced on it in search of a meal.

“The bird flew across us and slightly in our direction,” he told ITV News. “Suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life.”

The woodpecker landed in front of Le-May and his wife, at which point the weasel seemed to get distracted and momentarily let go of its quarry.

“Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight,” adds Le-May. “The woodpecker left with its life, the weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry.”

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