2015

What Celebrity Big Brother Tells Us About 2015

Richard Batt | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Batt

This is going to continue throughout the whole of 2015 because after CBB we've got the General Election where the politicians will argue, the papers will print embarrassing stories and somehow this will result in a lot of airtime for Katie Hopkins.

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

Here Come the Greens...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

On Monday, the Green Party unveiled their new campaign poster in Westminster, boasting a rich, emerald green where the MP of Brighton Pavillion Caroline Lucas and party leader Natalie Bennett stand, both with beaming smiles and the tagline: What are you afraid of boys? - I like it...

Why My Year Starts in February

Gina Lyons | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Veganuary: an Omnivore Faces Facts and the Ethical Hangover

Harvey Wilks | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Hang on, veganism is not solely about the health benefits bestowed on the individual, is it now, dear commenter? What about the benefits enjoyed by the animals that don't get ingested, or X-ed out as collateral damage in some intensive food manufacturing process?

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

Five Consumer Themes to Watch in 2015

Matthew Oakley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Matthew Oakley

Overall consumers had much to be positive about in 2014 and the start of 2015 has seen both consumers in their strongest position since our tracking began and continued signs of easing inflationary pressure (particularly on essentials). But that doesn't mean that there are not challenges ahead...

Veganuary: An Omnivore's Attempt at Going Vegan for January

Harvey Wilks | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

The cause is, unquestionably, a worthy one, and more than a hollow New Year's resolution this would be a real challenge - one that might produce benefits I couldn't foresee, both in terms of my wellbeing and vis-a-vis the expansion of my limited culinary repertoire.

#IGetCounselling: Time for this chick to Find a Counsellor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Counselling isn't all lying on couches in dark rooms with pointed-nosed, sharp-spectacled counsellors. It's just talking. Talking with a professional who is trained to not only hear, but to actually listen, and offer some thoughts that are at this point in time, alien.

Why I'm Sitting Out of the Resolution Game This New Year

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

It is not the resolutions themselves I hate. Losing weight, drinking less, getting fit, reading more, saving money - oh yeah, I could do with all of that. Yes please. But, why oh why are we so obsessed with the beginning of a year to kick them off?

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

New Year, New You? No Thanks

Mary_McGill | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

After goading us into overindulgence all December long, every January, without fail, the Gods flip the script, beseeching that we filth-spattered selves we have been dragging about for the previous twelve months and replace them with a brand spanking new version of which we can be suitably smug.

Good Intentions: What the European Commission Has in Store for 2015

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Eating less, exercising more... It's the time of year for forging resolutions. It's also the occasion for the European Commission to see what it cou...

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2015.

A Radical, Collective Resolution for 2015

Deborah Quibell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

We are just about one week into 2015 - a new cycle has begun, and is pregnant with potential. I enjoy the (perceived) clean slate that comes with each new year. It compartmentalizes our existence into meaningful increments, into manageable time frames that help us to cope with the turbulence of life.

Be the Change in 2015

Sharon Bull | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

We may never get everything we want from life, we may not always get everyone to see our point of view, but if we can be the change we want to see in the world, if we take positive steps in our lives towards this, then others will be inspired to follow!

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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...

2015: A Year to Celebrate a Global Connectedness

Hans Zomer | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Hans Zomer

2014 was a difficult year for those of us who like to take the optimist's view of life. Airplanes disappeared, a killer disease spread across West Afr...

Keep It Simple - Five Top Tips for a Fit and Fun 2015

Iain Mahony | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

I have devoted even more time than normal to reading the array of newspaper and magazines health guides for 2015 - detoxing, exercising and dieting has never been this complicated, costly and time consuming. As someone who has a bad habit of gilding the lily myself, here is a simplified guide to what you should do...

10 Most Dubious New Years Honours

Jack May | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

The New Year always brings, amongst other things, the New Years Honours List. Most of these are great - amazing figures in local communities doing amazing things, or long-suffering civil servants and high-flying diplomats being rewarded for something about 'British interests'.

2015 Technology Predictions - What Does the Future Hold?

Gary Newe | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The past year has seen the world's digital transformation take another significant step forwards. Cyber security, wearable technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and the continuous expansion of the cloud, are all changing the way we interact with technology. But what does the future hold?

New Year's Resolutions - A Phoney Exercise or the Stuff of Dreams?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK
BritChick Paris

Since then all the phoney resolutions I used to make have all happened naturally. I eat more healthily because I have a family to care for and wonderful markets on my doorstep. I sleep more because I am at peace.

What We Need In 2015 Is Less Hate

Mark Dolan | Posted 01.01.2015 | 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?

Happy New Year!

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Millions of revellers have seen in the new year with fireworks spectaculars in London and Edinburgh dazzling crowds. Thousands gathered along the Tham...