2012

You Can Tell the Olympics Are Coming

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

At the British Library, we were aware that summer 2012 demanded something special for our major exhibition programme. From the manuscript of Beowulf, to the notebooks of J. G. Ballard, the Library has the finest collection of English Literature in the world, and the opportunity to open up this literary treasure-house to visitors in 2012 seemed irresistible.

Murray Revs Up Take On Spaniard Ferrer In Quarter Finals

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Sport

Andy Murray will take on a player at the peak of his powers when he faces David Ferrer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Spaniard i...

New Designers 2012: Top Picks

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When it's scorching outside, a part of me knows there's a group of very overheated design graduates setting up for yet another year of the New Designers exhibition. Whether it's purely down to the weather or just the 3,500 excited students in one building, the heat is cooled by the refreshing perspective on design that awaits inside.

Wet Wimbledon 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The weather may be drizzling but fans of Wimbledon needn't worry. London has plenty of places where you can enjoy the sight of Murray et al on the gra...

Superman Vs the Elite

Thom Atkinson | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Thom Atkinson

As a cultural icon Superman's position in society changed, people were no longer interested in a do-gooder corn-fed superhero. The American public wanted to see a different kind of justice and as sales of Superman comics plummeted, the Man of Steel was in needed to asses his values.

Streets of Fire

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The torch relay has come to the country, signalling the start of London's third modern Olympics. People who have worked on Games in the past tell me t...

Britain's Paralympic Veterans

Thomas Morris | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Sport
Thomas Morris

After the First and Second World Wars, over sixty thousand military amputees came home. Three years later, Britain hosted the Olympics, and a small hospital in Buckinghamshire put on the world's first 'Wheelchair Games'. Now in 2012, the future of the British forces in Afghanistan is being decided.

I'm Giving Sobriety a Chance

Ronnie Joice | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Ah, alcohol. It's the mainstay of hundreds and thousands of years of culture. The discovery of late Stone Age beer jugs has established the fact that purposely fermented beverages existed at least as early as 10,000 BC.

Eurovision 2012 Previews: Albania, Germany, Israel, San Marino

Will Adams | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Adams

The first semi-final at Eurovision 2012 takes place on May 22. To help you decide which country deserves your televote, I'm reviewing some of this year's most talked-about entries. Today's acts include Roman Lob--a German heartthrob singing a song composed by Jamie Cullum--and Valentina Monetta--a woman from San Marino who waxes and wanes on cyber-sex.

Eurovision 2012 Previews: Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Switzerland (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Adams

The first Eurovision semi-final kicks off on May 22. To help you decide which country deserves your televote, I'm previewing some of this year's most talked-about contestants. Today's acts include Nina Zilli--Italy's answer to Amy Winehouse--and Mandinga--a Cuban-Romanian funk group that mixes bag pipes with leather hot pants with electronic accordions.

Knowing When to Pull Out...

Thomas Morris | Posted 13.07.2012 | Home
Thomas Morris

Good old facebook. Keeps us in touch. Shows us what all are friends are up to. Keeps adding features to show how connected we all are. Keeps revealing by using those same features that actually quite a lot of us would rather be left alone. Oh...

Jubilee Memorabilia, Finding the Diamonds in the Jumble

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Ever since the big date in April 2011, we all knew what to expect for 2012's summer of celebrations. Around 12 months ago Britain's memorabilia fire was re-ignited with gold rimmed tea cups, William & Kate tea towels and, of course, bunting galore.

Eurovision 2012 Previews: Austria, Greece, Ireland, Sweden (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Adams

The first Eurovision semi-final kicks off on May 22. To help you decide which country deserves your televote, I'm previewing some of this year's most talked-about contestants. Today's acts include Ireland's Jedward-easily the most successful X-Factor rejects ever-and Sweden's Loreen-the odds-on favorite to win the Eurovision crown this May.

Big Screen Paddington Faces the Age of Austerity

Sri Sritharan | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sri Sritharan

When Bond created Paddington in 1958 he was an innocent mirror on Britain of the time. The Paddington of 2012 would be an altogether different affair. Would he make it past Heathrow customs without a issuing a hard stare or two? How would he cope with three-fruit marmalade? 

Super Apps Spell the End for the Football Tournament Wall Chart

Monty Munford | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Sport
Monty Munford

Those with a love of football and of a certain age will remember the 1970 Esso World Cup Collection. These were coins of the England 1970 World Cup squad that were given away whenever a driver bought more than four gallons of petrol.

WATCH: 13 Movie Trailers For Upcoming Comedies

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Back in January, we brought you 12 Comedy Films Coming In 2012 - and now, four months later, some have been and gone, some have been repositioned on t...

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

Supper with Zandra Rhodes | Showcasing her Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Last week, British designer, the eclectic pink-haired Zandra Rhodes, hosted a dinner party for an intimate group of journalists and I was privileged to be one of the guests

An Independent Voice

Siobhan Benita | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics
Siobhan Benita

On 30 March, Londoners will be told who they can vote for as their next Mayor and I will be one of the names. I want to disrupt the status quo and help provide the fresh voice and ideas that so many people have been calling for.

The Year of the Short Story?

David Whelan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
David Whelan

Britain is a funny place. We like to theme our years. The publishing world has decided that 2012 is the Year of the Short Story, when over in America it's pretty much been the decade of the short story.

Elisa Palomino | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 - Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

When I discovered the work of Spanish designer, Elisa Palomino last year, it was a moment of triumph for me. Finally I had found a designer that seeme...

Formula One- The Smartest Guys in the Room

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Technology partners... an important facet for many businesses and now Formula One has an official partner in which to grow.

Florence Welch At The Brit Awards : MYDaily UK

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Style

The Brits are tonight! And Florence Welch was clearly just that bit more excited than everyone else, because she hit the red carpet very, very early. ...

Making A Splash! Olympic Aquatics Centre Opens

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

The Olympic Aquatics Centre hosted its first competitive diving today in east London as the FINA World Cup commenced in Startford. British duo Nic...