352 - Where the Streets have...Unusual Names!

October 06, 2018


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on street names. OK at first this might not seem to be the most exciting of topics, but actually the city of Brussels has decided to shake up how the Belgian capital names new roads and streets. Instead of honouring illustrious names from the country’s past Brussels has decided to take a more whimsical route to street naming. The city has also decided to name more streets celebrating women. Why have these ideas decided?
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October 06, 2018
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344 - Are you Afraid of Friday 13th?

July 13, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on something a little bit different from our usual news stories from somewhere around the world. This week our podcast centres on a date, the date this podcast will be released on – Friday 13th. We will explore why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky and what mysterious events have occurred on this date through history. So, if you are a little bit superstitious – don’t’ worry because in this podcast...
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July 13, 2018
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335 - Switzerland, Swaziland or eSwatini?

April 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a decision by one country in southern Africa to change its name. Usually when a country decides to adopt a new name it comes after independence from colonial rule. So the Gold Coast became Ghana and Rhodesia turned into Zimbabwe. However, the decision by the King of Swaziland to change the country's name has a slightly unusual reason behind it. Why has Swaziland changed its name? How easy is it to change a name?
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April 27, 2018
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318 - Saviour of the World - £340m Please!

November 24, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an astronomical figure than has been paid to buy one Leonardo da Vinci painting. Salvator Mundi or Saviour of the World in English has smashed the world record for the highest price paid an auction for a painting. Why did the painting sell for such an incredible total? Who is the Saviour of the World? And what is the fascinating story behind the painting?

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November 24, 2017
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313 - Hysterical Mob Attacks Vampires!

October 28, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on disturbing news from southeast Africa where a spate of attacks on people suspected of being vampires have led to nine deaths. The attacks by groups of over 100 people have been occurring over the last two months across Malawi, an impoverished African country. Why are the people being attacked? Why are these people being suspected of being vampires?

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October 28, 2017
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