His wife was pregnant at the time of their wedding ceremony, she was older, he was a minor: Shakespeare's marriage was scandalous for his era, but would raise few eyebrows today.
The companies said deal was unanimously approved by their boards and will close early next year.
Expert tasters at The World Cheese Awards 2017 have revealed Spain's best cheese. A cheese from Cornwall received first place.
A study linked an impressive 17% reduced chance of dying to the popular hot drink. What's more, it has a host of additional health benefits.
Laura Ko's social media account Loko Kitchen is taking Instagram by storm with her culinary creations.
France consumers have been warned of a foie gras shortage ahead of Christmas, which means prices will rocket. The French are only just coming out of a butter crisis.
A colour drawing by legendary Belgian cartoonist Herge depicting Tintin and his dog Snowy, has sold for more than half a million euros.
After a school banned glitter for the sake of the environment, we wondered where it originated from?
A painting of Christ believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450m in New York. In the past, pieces by artists including Picasso have also been bought by private buyers.
Meal Deal Talk: The weird world of supermarket lunch experts who rate strangers' choices on Facebook
The Facebook group has 33,200 members and is still growing. A white bread ham sandwich isn't the best way to win them over, though...
Photographers around the world are invited to submit their work in any or all of four categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Underwater and Aerial.
In a new survey, beef bourguignon was voted as the most representative dish of French cuisine. Steak frites came in third, with lots of meaty meals making up the top 10.
AFP photographer Fred Dufour took a closer look at the Tianjin Binhai library and discovered that the rows of book spines are just images printed on the backs of shelves.
In 1991, Danish photographer Krass Clement spent three months in Ireland, capturing melancholic, monochromatic photos that take us on a journey through deserted streets on the outskirts of Dublin.
The painting was originally commissioned by Louis XII of France and made history recently when it became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.
Ferraris worth £140 million ($184m) are on show at Ferrari: Under the Skin, an exhibition at London's Design Museum to mark the 70th anniversary of the automotive marque.
The collection includes thousands of biblical texts and artefacts, from fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls and cuneiform tablets to high-tech exhibits and a biblical garden.
Greggs, the UK's biggest bakery chain, has launched an advent calendar for the first time. It will be filled with tokens to be redeemed in-store throughout the festive period.
Using high-resolution cameras mounted to a stabilising gyro, Jeffrey Milstein leaned out of helicopters over Los Angeles and New York to capture dazzling aerial photos of each city.
Animated movies legend Walt Disney passed on information to the FBI for more than 20 years in hunt for potential communist sympathisers in Hollywood.
This London club night doesn't allow any young people in.
Nutella has upset some fans by changing its recipe - but how did we fall in love with the hazelnut spread in the first place?
Halloumi, the salty Cypriot cheese, has hijacked our tastebuds over the past few years. Here are some ways to eat it other than just slapping it in a wrap.
Bram Stoker, author behind the world's most famous vampire Dracula, was born on 8 November 1847. Here are 6 facts and beliefs about the famed author's life
A group that takes part in an annual Bonfire parade has promised to stop painting their faces black. However, other groups argue that wearing black face paint isn't racist.
Nancy Friday collected and shared women's sexual fantasies in her book My Secret Garden. She died on 6 November, aged 84.