Mainstay of Britain’s ‘EastEnders’ June Brown dies at 95

June Brown, who played Dot Cotton, one of the most memorable residents of the fictional Albert Square, who appeared in thousands of episodes over 35 years of the British soap opera “EastEnders,” died Sunday at her home in Surrey, near London. She was 95 years old. His death was announced on the show’s Twitter account. …

Norma Waterson, a Key Figure in Britain’s People’s Revival, dies at 82

Norma Waterson, a decades-long lauded name in British folk music and whose family singing group the Watersons helped revive the genre in the 1960s, died on January 30. She was 82 years old. His daughter, Eliza Carthy, who is also a respected singer and musician, announced her death on Facebook, but did not say where …

A Naturalist Stumbles on Britain’s Largest Ichthyosaur Skeleton

At the bottom of a lagoon in a UK nature reserve lies a secret that has been dormant for thousands of years, hidden by mud, water and ice. Fossilized remains have only recently been found, a throwback to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and huge marine reptiles colloquially called “sea dragons” plundered the oceans. This …

Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Trucker Famine

Across the UK, a slowly burning issue has sparked a supply chain crisis in recent weeks as restaurants, supermarkets and food manufacturers have warned customers that some popular products will be temporarily unavailable due to trucker shortages. McDonald’s milkshakes Nando’s chicken, Haribo sweets and supermarket milk are among the products that have become scarce in …