Today, HuffPost UK Young Voices launches Young Voters: #EURef giving young people a voice ahead of the referendum on Britain's membership of the EU on 23 June. Young voters will potentially cast the deciding votes in this referendum - and they'll live with the result for decades. Yet many believe the campaign thus far has done little to speak to young peoples' interests, concerns, or experiences. Put simply, young people also don't trust the messengers of the EU campaigns.
The more people participate in our democracy, the better decisions we will make as a country. That's why I have been so encouraged that young people are turning to Labour in increasing numbers... Our party membership has doubled in the last year, and our youth membership has more than trebled. Labour now has more young people as members than Ukip or the Liberal Democrats have members in total. I want young people to have their voice heard in the EU referendum on 23 June and in politics more generally. That's why it's so important that you register to vote, encourage your friends to register to vote by 7 June - and then use that vote.
There are just over three weeks before one of the most important votes in our country's history. The EU referendum on 23 June will be a defining decision for this generation of young Brits. Many have already made up their mind - polls show us that most of Britain's young people support staying in the European Union. But as we get closer to polling day one thing is clear - it doesn't matter which way you intend to vote, if you aren't registered to vote in the place you will be in on June 23rd, your voice won't be heard.
I had been running music workshops within special schools across the South-West for several years, and I started to wonder how many of the young disabled people I was working with might have the opportunity to participate in an orchestra at school? And so, on a dull and overcast March morning, I contacted about 50 different schools, all situated in the South-West of England, to ask if they had a school orchestra.
PulseGuard successfully alerted us to every one of Tom's seizures within the first two years of trials. Whilst talking to Tom's consultants, other Epilepsy professionals and parents, it was very clear that a lot of people were interested in having an alarm system that seemed to be as accurate as it was proving, but this would mean throwing everything we had into it.
We face the usual mid-year Mediterranean crisis. There is a new government in Libya, but organised criminals and traffickers - as well as terrorist groups - are still in full control of the most dangerous migration route available for people desperate enough to risk it.
When Eddie Jones has a point to make he delivers it. There's no beating around the bush, instead he gets straight to the point and speaks his mind in no uncertain terms. It is something that his players have expressed their wholehearted support for and it's something that I personally believe will hold England Rugby in very good stead during the course of his four-year tenure.
Are you considering sleep training your baby because of all the recent media reports claiming it is safe? Here are ten reasons why you shouldn't do it!
Amid all the excitement and more than a dash of disappointment over the return of Top Gear, it is going to be interesting to hear what happens on Chris Evans' breakfast show on Radio 2 this week. Now all the hype is over, Evans has to deal with pretty poor reviews and some slating feedback...
Growing up in today's world can be difficult. Negative comments on your Instagram, pressure to look a certain way, worries about exams or arguments you're your friends - these can lead to difficult thoughts and feelings for anyone. For some that could develop into a mental health issue. About three people in every classroom will experience a mental health issue. That means it's very likely that someone you know, or possibly even you could be affected.
With net EU migration accounting for more than half of the net long-term migration figure at 184,000 and short-term EU migration running at sustained high levels, there's no doubt that free movement within the EU is driving a large part of recent migration to the UK. This poses big challenges for both Remain and Leave.
I am sure that schools such as Eton continue to provide an excellent education and enable their students to have wonderful careers, and make a real contribution to society. But it would be a grave misunderstanding to view these measures as attacking these schools, or punishing students for choices made by their parents.
A recent report from the Women and Equalities Commission revealed that for members of the transgender community, the significant discrimination they face in day-to-day life does not always stop when they step into the consultation room.
There would always be that one patient who seemed really nice (positive attitude to healthcare professionals) and asking about their medicines (engaging with therapy) but who I didn't share a common language with. I had to use crappy broken English, mime, rely on that patient's children or, in a worst case scenario, send them away without giving them any medication counselling.
For my parents, it gives me great hope that they will be able to stay at home as they age without feeling like a burden. For me, as a potential carer, I see that technology could make a huge difference on a daily basis.
We need to have a national discussion about this issue. But it can't just be about noise: the debate needs to be as informed as possible, based on the facts, if we are to expect people to make an informed choice when they come to cast their vote.
While we know more and more about our world, we are also more confused than ever. We are confused as to whether or not we have major problems on our hands, and if we do how serious they are, never mind what to do about them.
Today I received a letter from somebody who found it difficult to believe a young woman's story of living with mental health problems and self-harming. The letter asked if things could have really been so bad, pointing out that they thought she appeared to be 'attractive', 'intelligent' and had attended university, all things the author felt placed her at considerable advantage.
Someone has just handed you one of your internal organs and helpfully informed you that it is now your sole responsibility to keep this organ alive and breathing. Yes, you. You who have just recovered from major surgery/had twenty nine stitches in a delicate part of your anatomy. Good luck with that!
There is an old saying that you can't pour from an empty cup, but I was shocked at how quickly my ability to support my son was compromised. Something as basic as not eating properly, or sleeping a full night, hell, even something as small as not having open access to hot drinks, add up fast; which I learned to my cost once we moved to the children's ward.
The truth is the bombs didn't just drop from the sky - they were dropped by the United States on civilian populations. And the reality is that - contrary to conventional wisdom about the bombing - they were not necessary to bring about an end to the war. It is a recognition of this truth that is most essential. It is essential even beyond an apology, but it is what makes an apology necessary.
Without outside help, things would be different. The fight for women's rights would falter; humanitarian assistance would be limited; access to education, healthcare, livelihoods support and employment would drop. Rural youth, who we have helped into work, would potentially be free to join opposition groups. The road to democracy and security would be compromised.