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Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will neve...

What We Need In 2015 Is Less Hate

Mark Dolan | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Nastiness appears to have become a habit, a mindset. Fuelled by the often anonymous, cowardly vitriol of social media, hatred has become the default emotion in our society. We're told Josie Cunningham is a scrounging cow, rather than the dim and probably vulnerable person that she actually is. We're led to believe all politicians are corrupt and on the make, as opposed to what they probably are which is mostly hard-working, committed and actually underpaid. There I said it. Underpaid. You probably hate me now don't you?

Sydney Kicks Off World's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

It's already 2015 in some parts of the world - Sydney has rung in the New Year with its awesome, annual fireworks display. Sydney greeted January 1...

Yes It's Freezing, But This Year's Been The Hottest Ever

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

2014 is set officially become Britain's hottest year in history, thanks to global warming "substantially increasing" the chances of new temperature hi...

Mehdi's Minute: The Best (Worst?) Bits of 2014

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Did you enjoy watching my alternative, semi-serious take on each week's big political stories across the course of 2014? Or maybe you hated it. Either way, you watched it, right? So we've pulled together the best (worst?) bits of me doing my round-ups - from me pretending to do keepy-uppys to me trying to speak German to me telling Owen Jones to eff off. Here's the past 12 months in 60 seconds.

As the Establishment Struggles Through Filth, Tony Blair and Nigel Farage Come Out Grinning

Will Black | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Will Black

Given how bizarre 2014 was, it's hard to predict what will happen in 2015. But my money is on Katie Hopkins becoming UN Ambassador, Dapper Laughs becoming NATO Special Representative for Women and Rolf Harris playing Glastonbury via a satellite link from his Category C prison, with Max Clifford working as his PR.

Five Truths About the New Year

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

New Year's Eve is a brilliant celebration, the end of a year, the start of another, the start of something new and the appearance of the 'New year, new me' Facebook status. So here's a list of reasons why New Year is hilariously predictable and ridiculously annoying...

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.

Ten Things I've Learned This Year...

Zoe Jones | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

1. Dancing at home to old vinyl records was the best way to see in 2014. Dancing with no inhibitions makes everyone happy. 2. London is a wonderful city and I'm lucky to live here. Walking to work through Regents Park, exploring hidden canals, swimming in ponds, trying new cuisines, hanging out in cosy pubs - it's got everything - even the weather on occasion.

2014: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Comedy

From photobombs to selfies, politicians to Popes - well, the Pope - we look back at the year in pictures. Silly pictures, that is... SEE ALSO: Th...

Misheard Song Lyrics – The 2014 Edition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Pleated Jeans do their usual end-of-year honours and bring us the best lyrics you think you heard in 2014. From Taylor Swift to Sam Smith, One Dire...

The Best YouTube Fails Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Together with Handface, we round up the finest, funniest, flat-out fails that made us giggle on YouTube this year... SEE ALSO: Our Favourite Funn...

Play-Doh Have Reached The Zenith Of 2014 'Year In Review' Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

In case you haven't realised yet, 2014 is currently being 'reviewed' in literally every possible way. We've got the year in drones and the year in ...

Our 14 Favourite Funny Viral Videos Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We've already brought you the 14 greatest cat videos and the 14 greatest dog videos of 2014. Now, it's time for the humans. And Muppets. And cartoo...

The 14 Best Things That Happened On Twitter In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Twitter in 2014 had it all: highs, lows and awkward retweets by Donald Trump. From failed hashtag campaigns to mickey-taking of the highest order, ...

The 14 Greatest Dog Videos Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We're calling it: dogs are the new cats. Yes, 2014 was the year that our canine pals truly came into their own and challenged cats' internet domina...

The 14 Greatest Cat Videos Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We realise, of course, that at the time of writing there are still a few weeks left in 2014. And in that time, at least another 10,000 cat videos coul...

Were These The Most Successful Video Campaigns Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture. So much so that when the annual John Lewis Ch...

This Year In Eight Amazing Online Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, Greenpeace's Lego protest video and images of the Tower of London poppies installation lead in The C Word list 201...

Looks Like The Feeling's Mutual For This 'Strictly' Pair

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has barely begun, however, it looks like we already have our first romance. Earlier this week, Thom Evan...

Reading and Leeds 2014: A Modern Flavour to the Veteran Festival

Olly Hunter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's the pinnacle of summer. The final bank holiday hurrah for the U.K. A chance for many to bid farewell to their barbeques, paddling pools and take their tops off in public one last time. For over 150,000 people though it's the annual celebration of getting rowdy in a field to one of the biggest bills of music in the world at Reading and Leeds Festivals. What is often forgotten is that it's been this way for over 30 years.

The Best Films of 2014 So Far

George Washbourn | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

With 2014 (over) halfway through, it's time to reflect on the cinematic year thus far. Accredited with numerous triumphs, not to mention a number of emphatic troughs (here's looking at you, Pudsey The Movie), take a look at a list of the 5 top films of the first half of 2014, product of my humble opinion...

London's West End LIVE

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

This year West End LIVE also returned to Leicester Square at the West End LIVE Spiegeltent, which contained an array of costumes, scripts and sets from shows such as Wicked and Matilda. It is a real rarity to see items like these up-close, and they even offered up the chance to try on some of the costumes yourself.

Read Not Dead - Shakespeare's Contemporaries Reborn

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Gwalchmai

Hopefully, that last question is the one that most writers keep in their minds above all. We hope that if we make it true and we make it well, it will chime a chord with people enough to do the rest.

A Slice of Norway

Jorn Tomter | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Jorn Tomter

Today it is 200 years since Norway's constitution law was signed on the 17 May 1814. At the time it was considered to be one of the most liberal democratic constitutions and today it is the third oldest constitution law in the world...