somerset

Pizza

Pizza Fox Is Somerset’s Answer to Pizza Rat

After nursing fox Jimmy back to health, Maxine and Tony Hawker from Yeovil now buy pizza specially for the vixen and feed her twice a week.
Daisy Meager
7.14.16
christmas

These Mince Pies Might Get You Drunk

The Mince Dodger might sound modern (it’s a take on the Jammie Dodger biscuit, of course) but it actually comes from an 1800s recipe. It also involves a lot of brandy.
Gareth May
12.15.15
farming

This Chef Quit His Restaurant Job to Start a Sustainable Trout Farm

After stints at high end London restaurants, chef Antonio Paladino threw it all in to start an aquaponics farm in Somerset. The sustainable agriculture system combines the raising of fish with the soil-less growing of plants.
Michael Segalov
11.11.15
vegetables

Mangelwurzels Make the Creepiest Jack-o-Lanterns

In the Somerset town of Hinton St. George, locals mark Halloween with "Punkies," hollowed-out mangolds or mangelwurzels (a type of beetroot) containing a lit candle.
Angela Hui
10.30.15
scams

This Man Sold Counterfeit Vodka Made of Antifreeze to British Nightclubs

When you’re on a barstool a few yards from a disco ball in a fairly posh bar, you generally feel like you know what you’re sipping on. But here’s the thing: maybe you don’t.
Hilary Pollack
9.8.15
fuck london week

Police Helicopters and a Shit Load of Ketamine: The Illegal Free Party Scene That Roamed the Home Counties

From the Dartford Tunnel to an airfield in Cornwall, these raves held outside of London were part of an entirely different free party scene.
Josh Surtees
6.1.15
Stuff

English Police Are on Alert for 'Vigilante Action' After Someone Had Human Shit Smeared in Their Mouth at an NYE Party

Somerset's finest are investigating the incident, which occurred after the victim had passed out, been shaved and thrown in a pond.
Joel Golby
1.9.15
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Park Banned Unaccompanied Adults in Case They're Pedophiles

Also this week: A guy allegedly pulled a gun on his daughter because he thought she was cheating at a board game.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
11.14.14
Words

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Announced Daily Lineups

Buy tickets now. You won't regret it.
Lauren Schwartzberg
7.9.14
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A woman who thinks her randomly generated password is racist versus a school that called the police because they thought a kid was throwing a gang sign.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.24.14