2012

Just Five Minutes to Take Action, the Impact Could Last a Lifetime

Kate Allen | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK
Kate Allen

I am so delighted that Amnesty International launches its Write for Rights Campaign today. Here is a wonderful opportunity to be able to voice our support and stand with women and men much like Aung San Suu Kyi and Zarganar; women and men who have bravely dared to defend their human rights even at the risk of persecution and harassment.

Twenty-two Calorie Bikini - Just Leaf it to Me

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Making healthy eating sexy.

Murray Through to Shanghai Quarter-Final

Robert Pollard | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport
Robert Pollard

Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after sweeping past Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-2 in just under an hour. Murray was scarcely troubled by Dolgopolov, who struggled to cope with the variety in the British player's game. Murray has still never lost a match at the Shanghai Masters event and he will be hoping that impressive record continues for the remainder of this week.

How Will You Be Watching the Rio Olympic Games in 2016?

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

I believe it is likely that a majority of fans will be consuming the Rio Olympic coverage on their phones. If you remember how the BBC Olympic app worked, allowing sports fans to select news about their team only or even a particular athlete - now overlay this with the ability to get a live feed from all sports all the time and that is probably what normal will look like in 2016.

Low Rise

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Kitten heels have a bad reputation. Notoriously unforgiving and frequently spotted on schoolgirls at their first social, your scepticism is justified. As the contrary fashion merry-go-round spins, prepare to embrace a new kind of shoe, a whole load less kitteny. Out with the old, in with the...old. You know the drill.

Live Review - Blur at BT London Live in Hyde Park for the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Carly Wilford | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Throughout the Olympics Hyde Park has been a wonderful community, bringing together people from all over the world to get involved with the games, right in the heart of the capital.

GOLDEN VISIONS: THE OLYMPICS THROUGH A LENS

Matthew Seed | Posted 15.10.2012 | Home
Matthew Seed

The world's athletes and dignatories, the volunteers and media have all gone home.

Event Review - Usain Bolt, Professor Green & Clement Marfo & The Frontline at The Puma Yard

Carly Wilford | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

With the Olympics bringing some much needed colour and new energy to the city, Puma created a hub for it to thrive.

Tackling Malnutrition: The 'Other' Olympic Legacy for London 2012

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

As the Olympics draw to a close, there is no doubt that the champions of London 2012 will leave a legacy of achievements that inspires large numbers of young people to fulfil their personal potential.

Twitter's Role In the Olympics Ticket Fiasco

Olivia Heath | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Olivia Heath

It's like a flash sale - red and yellow lights sporadically blink on your screen. You're bursting with anticipation as sweat oozes from the palms of your hands all whilst sitting awkwardly on the edge of your seat. Seeing the words "No tickets found" in bright orange is a sudden moment of despair.

Charlie Thomas

Which Business Sectors Are Targetting An Olympic Leap In Sales?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Despite desperately disappointing growth forecasts from the Bank of England today, a number of retail sectors are predicted to enjoy an Olympic li...

Why is 2012 Important? The Dawning of Aquarius

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

"When the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with mars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius" The hippies been singing about it since ...

Festival Review - Global Gathering 2012

Carly Wilford | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Being one of dance music's biggest festivals Global Gathering always guarantees an awesome line up of world class DJ's, artists and performers from across the globe.

London 2012 'Shaping Up To Be Among The Best Olympics Of All Time'

PA | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

London 2012 is shaping up to be among the best Olympic games of all time, the chief of the US team has said. Teresa Edwards, a former basket ball c...

Acer Opens an Interactive Pavilion in the Olympic Park

Andrew Edney | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Last Thursday on the eve of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Acer invited me to the opening of their Interactive Pavilion in the Olympic Park.

ON...London Welcomes the World - It's Boris's 'BIG ONE'

Martin Treanor | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

So it's Friday 27th July 2012 and, after 7 years of exhausting preparations, London is welcoming the world. For my part, I'm standing at Charing Cros...

The Empty Seats Fiasco Leaves London 2012 at Risk of Losing Its Legacy

Oliver Todd | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Todd

'Inspire a Generation'. Never has a slogan for a sporting event been as apparent as following Friday night's opening ceremony.

The Couch Olympiad: The View from Down Under

Jacqui Evans | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Jacqui Evans

The kettle was boiled. The tea was made. There we were, piled onto the sofa, waiting for the greatest show on earth to grace our television screen. I knew it was going to be good.

How I Found My Olympic Mojo

Janet Awe | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK
Janet Awe

Reading about the athletes reminded me that such pride and inspiration is a key ingredient of the Olympics. These people have worked unbelievably hard to reach the top of their game and in the coming days they'll be competing at world-class level, representing their country, in front of their home crowd.

Jacques Rogge, You Have Let Terror Win Today

Dermot Kehoe | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Dermot Kehoe

When Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, stretched out her hands to Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, and begged him to hold a minute's silence, he refused. "My hands are tied" he said. "No," Ankie replied: "Your hands are not tied. My husband's hands were tied, so were here his feet, when he was murdered. That was having your hands tied."

Get Into the Olympic Spirit

Amir Eden | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Sport
Amir Eden

It's been long awaited and now it's here. It's time we brace ourselves and truly get into the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics.

2012, London, It's Showtime: Where Do We Stand on the Opening Ceremony?

Chris Arning | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Arning

Like it or not, there is always an underlying competitiveness lurking in there smuggled in amongst the bonhomie and international solidarity. It is like the Eurovision song contest with the same potential for bitchery, but without the voting.

London 2012 and Metamorphosis

Neil Simpson | Posted 22.09.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

London in 2012, the year of the Olympics, is as good a time as any to reflect on the changing nature of the city. The capital remains a mess of consta...

As a Non-Londoner, These Olympics Don't Excite Me At All

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Simon Bajkowski

There are 10 out-of-London venues for the Olympics according to the official website, and Old Trafford, St. James' Park, and Hampden Park help to sell the idea of a 'British' Games. These are all being used for football though - hardly the iconic Olympic sport and so barely inspiring.

Outrage After Journalists At Britain's Biggest Black Newspaper Denied Access To Olympic Stadium

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

The decision to deny journalists from Britain's biggest and longest-serving black newspaper access to the Olympic Stadium has sparked a social media s...