2012

Corrie Nielsen Autumn Winter 2012 Preview

Nick Bain | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Style
Nick Bain

When the designer in question is Corrie Nielsen, ascending star of London Fashion Week, you grab the opportunity to see the show with both hands, plummet deep into the depths of Somerset House, try desperately to take in the beauty before you and remember all that Corrie has said.

Riding the London Fashion Week Rollercoaster

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Rose-tinted vision, a gathering of trampolining nerves, veins rushing with a tide of excitement and anticipation; that was me, this time last year. My very first London Fashion Week. If you are a Fashion Week fresher this season, you may find these pointers useful...

The 'It' Item and Why It Earns the Prestigious 'It'

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Style
Rebecca Stevens

Every season without fail there is an 'it' something. Be it a handbag, a pair of shoes, a colour, a print or a cut, the fashion industry sifts through...

2012 at The National

Chris Cox | Posted 26.03.2012 | Home
Chris Cox

It seems that the National have once again set the theatre world alight with an eclectic and hugely exciting new season. I can't wait for curtain up.

2012: The Year of Doom...For Youth Unemployment

Teresa Goncalves | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Teresa Goncalves

The number of 'old' graduates still looking for jobs remains worryingly high; I'll use myself as an example. I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 and subsequently from LSE in 2010 having gone straight into a Masters because I was sure it was the only way to better my job prospects. Here I am...still looking.

Pirelli's Three Bears Quest for 'Just Right'

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Last year saw Pirelli return to Formula One as the sole-supplier for the series. The challenge was to supply the grid with tires in roughly nine month...

After a Year of High Drama, What Can We Expect From 2012?

Shannon Edwards | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

2011 had all the elements of a dramatic novel - there was a fairy tale romance; good triumphing over evil; revolutions, celebrations; the launch of game-changing products and technology. It was all rather exhausting. But with 2012 shaping up to be even more epic, it's time to dig in and see what our crystal ball is saying...

Blue Monday - What an Absolute Farce

Jamie Lewis | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Today, apparently, is the most depressing of the year in what 'experts' call 'Blue Monday'.

Praise the Lords

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

A lovely thing happened in the world of UK politics yesterday. That's an odd sentence to write, I admit. Up until yesterday, if the adage "start as you mean to go on" has any bearing to it, then based on events so far, politics in 2012 is due to be a year round serving of uneasy quiche.

Five Things Coming to Gaming in 2012

Sam Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

The start of a New Year is a time for looking forward rather than back, and I want to turn my gaze onto the world of gaming. Here are my top five highlights of the coming year.

The Kids Aren't Alright: Young People Should Live in 2012, Not the 1800s

Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Matthew Tucker

The BBC's new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations rolled across our screens this Christmas, portraying the struggle of young Pip as he made his way in a turbulent Victorian world.' A story of the past' you say, ancient cultural history... but Pip's plight is apparently not so far from reality in 2012.

PICTURES: 200 Days 'Of Hard Pounding' As Olympics Countdown Begins

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Olympic countdown has begun with the 9 January marking 200 days till the games begin. Preparations are flying full steam ahead for ...

London 2012: A Global Prospect for Harmony Amid Challenges

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

2011 provided us with a mix of hope and despair. One Tunisian young man, Mohamed Bouazizi, set in motion the Arab Spring when he set himself on fire f...

Jan 2012 - Emotional Rollercoaster?

Todd Savvas | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

As I sit outside in the freezing cold (yet apparently warm), enjoying the sun in Canary wharf, waiting for my lovely but notoriously late friend, James. I wonder what 2012 has brought us.

Make a New Year's Affirmation - Resolutions Just Get Broken

BritChick Paris | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

If you believe the Mayans, 2012 heralds the end of the world. So we might as well enjoy every bit of it.

Boris Johnson and the Angel in the Marble

David Cowan | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
David Cowan

Boris Johnson is the darling of the Tory grassroots. From the pulpit of his Telegraph column he has hurled bread to his Tory base. His support for tax...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week: Week 1 (Of 52)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully it will be, as John Lennon promised, a good one. Wait. He did promise that, right? Regardless: to kick off...

Absolutely Do Not Make New Year's Resolutions

Claire Jones-Hughes | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Jones-Hughes

It's that time of year. Most people will have already made resolutions. Twitter and Facebook are awash with posts declaring how people are planning to get organised, eat better, get fit. I say don't do it. Rip them up, press delete. Don't set yourself up to fail.

What is the Solution to Fuel Poverty?

Justin Forsyth | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

Getting through 2012 is no doubt a worrying prospect for many in the squeezed middle, but for families with the least, just making sure their kids are warm this winter is one of their biggest concerns. We cannot, as a society, allow this to continue.

2012 - Time to Learn That "We Make the World"

Ben Bowler | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Ben Bowler

No, the world won't end in 2012. In fact, it's more likely that we're just getting started. The global ecological movement is gaining traction. People are waking up and taking to the streets to demand their human birthrights of justice and fairness.

Unmissable Culture In 2012

Oli Jones & Sam Parker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

Belts may be tightening, libraries may be closing, art funding may be shrinking - but let's look on the bright side this January, the UK is still a gr...

WATCH: Trailers For 12 Comedy Films Coming In 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Comedy

They're coming soon... to a theater near you... And by 'theater', we do, of course, mean 'theatre'. And by 'theatre', we do, of course, mean 'cinema'....

Beat The Back To Work Blues

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Returning to the daily grind after a week of freedom and festive merriment is not easy at the best of times but add the misery of moody skies and gale...

Get Your Skates On: Dancing On Ice 2012 Lineup Revealed

MyDaily | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Style

It's all part and parcel of the New Year. Tighter fitting trousers, that dreaded back to work feeling and the new lineup of lycra-clad celebrities str...

Child Protection: We Need a Radical Rethink

Andrew Flanagan | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK
Andrew Flanagan

There is much to celebrate in child protection from 2011, but we need a radical rethink if we are to make a real difference in 2012. This has been a year of significant change in child protection, much of it for the better. And it was also the year that saw ChildLine celebrate 25 years of helping vulnerable children. Over a quarter of a century it has helped 2.6 million young people since it was launched by Esther Rantzen... But sadly, serious abuse and neglect still occur. On average around 50 children are killed each year in England and Wales, most by those that were supposed to love and protect them.