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.

Disintegrating Iraqi Democracy Demarks Another US Nation Building Failure

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Since its creation, the USA has been involved in 13 major conflicts and dozens of minor ones resulting in 1.35 million military deaths. Yet most have one thing in common, they didn't occur because of perceived threats to national security or survival.

Liveblog of the New Year's Honours List 2012

thesophie | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Comedy

As rumoured, Ronnie Corbett gets a CBE for more than five decades work in entertainment. That's a one-up on his late comedy partner. Presumably, Ronnie Barker only got an OBE because he didn't hit the big five-oh. Everyone knows the Queen loves a golden anniversary. At least we'll avoid the 'It's Good Knight From Him' headlines.

2012 and the Rise of Atheism

Hannah Gal | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK
Hannah Gal

The late Christopher Hitchens is at the heart of my thoughts for the New Year. As I wish mankind greater individual freedom, I think of how with typical articulation and courage, this rare individual has taught us to question everything, including God.

New Year's Resolutions - Will This Year Be Any Different?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

So how do you make sure that you actually get your New Year's resolutions done, and you're still motivated in February, March and April? What is it that makes some people stick to their goals and not others?

What's Hot for 2012: 21st Century Girl Style Essentials

Jaana Jatyri | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Style
Jaana Jatyri

Jaana Jätyri, the founder of Trendstop.com picks out Top 12 trend must-haves the 21st Century Girl can't live without in 2012.

Happy New Year!

Carla Buzasi | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

So, 2011 was a pretty quiet year, then? No major changes. Probably one the history books will skip over. Or maybe not... Governments, dictators, economists, not to mention news reporters, certainly might beg to differ. From the Arab Spring to the summer riots much closer to home, the eurozone crisis and natural disasters of epic proportions, 2011 will be remembered if for nothing else, its ability to shock and surprise.

2011: A Year to Remember or to Forget?

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK
Amarjot Sidhu

No foresight could have predicted such a consequential and momentous year. At the time of writing this, it is review galore for journalists and the public alike with a myriad of comparisons being made between 2011 and other significant years in history.

Blogging Predictions For 2012

Jennifer Howze | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Tech
Jennifer Howze

Over the past several months we've been asking what bloggers expect from the year ahead. While we may not know for certain all of these will come to pass, we're confident it's going to be a year when bloggers forge ever more interesting paths and wrestle with big issues.

'It's A Royal Knockout!' Stuart Hall Receives OBE From The Queen (Video)

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Stuart Hall, the sports commentator who famously presented popular TV show “It’s a Knockout” in the 1980s, is among those awarded an OBE on the ...

Peruvian Shamans Implore Sprits To Save World From 2012 Apocalypse

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.02.2012 | Home

Shamans in Peru have conducted ceremonies imploring the spirits to save the world from apocalypse. The rituals were conducted on Thursday in Lima, ...

The Funniest Non-Celebrity Tweeters To Follow In 2012

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

If you're not on Twitter, you're not only missing out on breaking news, rumoured deaths and the latest cat videos, but also, most importantly: having ...

2012: A Year That Will Go Down in Infamy, If We Live That Long

Alistair Coleman | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

So, what, then does 2012 hold for us all? Obviously, we are already 12 years into the future and we still haven't got jet packs and monkey butlers, but I am willing to forgive the world of science for these hideous oversights if they come up with some way of skipping the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Because, frankly, if I'm not invited to light the flame, I'm not interested.

The Euro in 2012 - What Can We Expect?

Tim Leunig | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

The world economy will grow next year, but growth will be largely confined to developing nations. Their ability to grow even when developed economies are struggling has surprised economists. It means that we can be confident that fewer children will go to bed hungry next year than this year. That is something to be celebrated.

Tick Tock to 2012 and the Collapse of Time

Todd Savvas | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

It's nearly 2012 and I wonder whether this year has been what I thought it would be. A while back I predicted the theme of the year would be about rew...

The music has stopped in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

In the Formula One version of musical chairs, the music may be close to stopping and the vacant seats are few. Today's announcement by Scuderia Toro ...

Are You Looking Forward to 2012?

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Let's try this 31 Dec to affirm the New Year, not through wild unrealistic plans but through simple dreams. Let's avoid bringing in the negative baggage of 2011. And if the year 2012 is the end of the world let's make it a truly brilliant one.

'End Of The World Not In 2012' According To Decoded Mayan Tablet

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Good news, everyone! The end of the world won't take place in 2012. Hooray! Sven Gronemeyer of Australia's La Trobe University says that his interp...

Our Top 10 Destinations for 2012

Black Tomato | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Each New Year brings with it a whole raft of new places and possibilities. New areas are opening up and there are alternative ways to experience more ...

What We've Got To Change Before The Olympics Games

Scott Bryan | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK
Scott Bryan

You know that the Olympics are around the corner when you've seen your 4657475th Cadburys and Lloyds TSB advert.

Ecclestone Answers Austin GP: 'They Haven't Got the Money'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

The Circuit of the Americas group offered a press release earlier today stating they have proffered a contract to Formula One Management's (FOM) Bernie Ecclestone that was inclusive of the initial payment for sanctioning fees to host the race in Austin in 2012 should the F1 boss agree to it.

Austin GP Set for Ignominy

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Several months ago a new venture in Austin Texas was announced. Formula One would return to America. The excitement was tempered with a heavy dose of skepticism because few knew who Tavo Hellmund was and we'd just survived the failed USF1 team's still-birth.

Senna's McLaren? Yes, You Can Drive That Too

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

McLaren, I've learned over the years, doesn't do anything half-hearted. n fact, they are very selective in who they work with and who they choose to lend their name to. One looks no further than the myriad games, toys and swag bereft of their name to see that truism.

2012 Organisers Accused Of Being Anti Remembrance Sunday After Ad Error

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

London Olympic 2012 organisers are performing a world class sprint of their own after a mistake worthy of gold medal status. New posters promoting ...

Man Arrested After Claims Spurs Spied On Olympic Officials

PA | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud after allegations that Tottenham Hotspur FC spied on Olympics officials during its stadium b...