World gets a taste for the Great British Bake Off: Programme is commissioned in eleven countries including U.S. and Australia

World gets a taste for the Great British Bake Off: Programme is commissioned in eleven countries including U.S. and Australia By Laura Cox PUBLISHED: 00:53 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Chewing over the challenges of ‘soggy bottoms’ and ‘crumb structure’, The Great British Bake Off was originally considered to be a niche TV show. But it soon became must-see viewing for much of the nation – and now the BBC2 hit is conquering the rest of the world as well

Lego accused of racism by Turkish community who say toy is offensive because as is "based on a mosque"

Muslims claim Jabba's Palace Lego toy is racist as it is 'based on iconic mosque in Istanbul' Turkish Community Forum issued statement criticising toy manufacturer Claims that Jabba's Palace set resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosqueDescribes Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt as resembling a 'terrorist'Lego denied any link and said the toy was based on the Star Wars movies By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting a mosque. The critics claim that the Jabba's Palace model, part of Lego's Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul – one of the world's most renowned mosques

The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of time

The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of timeRemarkable images of bridges built nearly 1,000 years ago and still in useThe wooden bridges in south east China have been listed as cultural relicsKnowledge and skills been passed on down the years to maintain them | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 27 December 2012 Still standing and still in every-day use – the arched wooden bridges built in China nearly 1,000 years ago demonstrate the true skill of the master craftsmen who first constructed them. These stunning structures show how not every part of China has been altered by its remarkable rate of development.

Facebook: How many friends do you have? Researchers reveal what the answer could reveal about your life

How many friends do you have on Facebook Researchers reveal what the answer could say about your life Researchers say the 'perfect' number of friends caries between countriesClaim factors including the availability of friends for babysitting or even money lending can impact the number of Facebook friends a person has | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 17 December 2012 Some people like to have a few close friends on Facebook, while others have hundreds who they barely know. Researchers now believe that the number of friends you have can depend on how successful you are, and even how often you move.