This week's UK news: 20 February 2015
20 February 2015

How to make the perfect British cup of tea

In the UK, quality products often have a "Kitemark" on them. The organisation which gives Kitemarks has now explained how to make the perfect cup of tea. 

This is how you should make perfect UK tea:

  • Use a teapot made of porcelain (this is thin china)
  • Put in two teabags in a small teapot, and pour boiling water over them.
  • Leave the tea in the pot for six minutes
  • Put milk in cups or mugs before pouring the tea in.


Sherlock Holmes gets married

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is best-known for playing Sherlock Holmes on TV, but he is also a well-known film actor. He has lots of women fans (people who really like watching him). This week he got married.

He and his new wife, Sophie Hunter, tried to get married without lots of publicity. They chose a quiet place in an island on the south coast of the UK. There were pictures of the wedding car and some guests, but none of the couple. 


New James Bond?

There is always talk about who will play James Bond next. London actor Idris Elba, who is well known for playing Nelson Mandela in a film about his life, is being talked about as the next Bond.

Kanye West and other people have already suggested that Elba would be perfect. And last year stolen emails suggested the Bond movie company thought he would be good. 

The latest person to say Elba would be perfect is Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in four films in the late 1990s. 

However, Daniel Craig is playing the spy in at least two more films. He is currently filming Spectre, which will be in cinemas late this year. 


The UK is getting cheaper and cheaper

When prices rise, that's called inflation. Now in the UK we have the lowest-ever inflation rate, at just 0.3 per cent. This is because petrol and food costs have fallen.

Some people now think more prices will carry on falling in the UK for a few months. Experts say this is a good thing. They do not think the UK will have the problem that people stop buying items because they think the price will drop, which has hurt other countries.

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