7/7 - How the Terror Came to My Doorstep

Jon Clay | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Jon Clay

After several hours sitting in pubs and walking the streets we attempted a retreat back to the flat, only to be told that we wouldn't be let in 'for a few days'. Transport had re-started on a minimal scale by this time, but there was no way that we were getting south of the river tonight.

7/7 - When My Routine Turned Into a Nightmare

Aliki Georgiou | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Aliki Georgiou

I will never forget sitting there, with an oxygen mask on my face, watching a man being stretchered in to the hall, and I thought to myself, why is he only wearing one black sock? It took me a couple of seconds to realise he wasn't wearing a sock, his left foot was burnt to a crisp.

Firefighter at 7/7: "It Was Like Attending Every Incident I've Ever Attended All In One Call"

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

To mark the 10 year anniversary of the London 7/7 terrorist attacks, HuffPost UK is running Beyond The Bombings, a special series of interviews, blogs...

Introducing Beyond the Bombings

Stephen Hull | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

With Beyond the Bombings we've been deliberate to use our What's Working approach to news to focus on constructive, solution-led journalism. We will be publishing an interview with 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks who lost her legs and became a motivational speaker and anti-extremism campaigner. We'll have a blog from Esther Hyman, whose sister died in the attacks and who is raising money for an online anti-extremism course. We've also written a profile of Paul Dadge, the 'reluctant hero' who helped a woman with the white face mask in a famous picture. The London bombings touched people from across Britain, including our own news editor Jacqueline Housden who was on one of the tube trains which was attacked and is returning to work at HuffPost UK after giving birth to her first child. These are all remarkable stories which highlight the ability of wounds, no matter how deep, to heal.

July 7 - How I Escaped With My Life Through Sheer Luck

Kerri Manson | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Kerri Manson

Suddenly there was an almighty bang, one of the manhole covers lifted off the floor (I'd never ever noticed they existed before!) and the train jerked to a stop. We could hear screaming coming from the front of the train, a man. Everyone got up and moved to the back of the coach to escape the black smoke.

Optimism Is the Best Weapon Against Terrorists

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

I just left the Memorial Lecture of the 7/7 Tavistock Square Memorial Trust hosted by the BMA, this year delivered by Dame Tessa Jowell. It was such a fantastic lecture in so many ways. Powerfully delivered but sensitively balanced.

London Bombings Widow Jailed For Stealing £43,000 Of Son's Compensation

PA | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

The widow of a 7/7 bombing victim has been jailed for two years and eight months after stealing £43,000 from her son's compensation. Louise Gray, ...

7/7 Memorial Defaced On Terror Attack's Anniversary (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

The memorial commemorating the victims of the July 7 bombings on London has been defaced just hours before survivors and bereaved families gather to c...

Communities Must Pull Together in Wake of Woolwich Murder

Javed Khan | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

This murder is a reminder of how damaging a crime can be to the wider community... as a proud British Muslim I am not afraid to admit that seeing the story in the morning papers made me uneasy - just as I felt uneasy after the 7/7 bombings.

Birmingham Terror Plotters Given 51 Years In Prison

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

A group of men plotting to to carry out atrocities worse than July 7 have been handed sentences that total 51 years behind bars. Irfan Naseer, the...

The Boston Bombings Are a Daily Occurrence for Many Around the World

Sian Boyle | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

Thirteen British newspapers led with the Boston bombings the following day, which occurred not only on the same day as the Iraq attacks, but also on the day that Syrian warplanes carried out air raids on Damascus. It would appear that the Western media portrayal of bomb attacks around the world is skewed.

Civilian Responses at the Boston Marathon Show the Very Best of Human Nature

Rebecca Meredith | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Meredith

While we are reading the breaking news stories, the minute by minute coverage and the messages from friends saying they are safe and well, the most amazing stories begin to be revealed. The stories that will bring hope in years to come, when memorials are laid and the victims remembered.

Wicked Jihad

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Like every anti-establishment movement before it, the al-Qaeda has become cool and recruiters know that and take care to cultivate this image. In our work, we found one terrorist recruiter who urged young male Muslims to join global jihad for "the adventure - it's better than a holiday"

Extradition: A Victory for Terror

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Extradition, in other words, does nothing for the fight against terrorism. On the contrary, it is a self-serving red-herring designed to conceal the dubious systemic failures of British and American security agencies from public knowledge, while vindicating their unaccountable powers to override the rule of law.

7/7 Victim Faces Deportation Threat

PA | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK

A man injured in the London 7/7 bombings fears he might be deported from the UK. Professor John Tulloch, who lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, south ...

Re-framing Britain

Indra Adnan | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Indra Adnan

Against all my own expectations, the Olympic Games have emerged like unexpected blossom on a tree that only flowers erratically. When was the last time GB could stand so proudly tall? I'm reminded of the post war years when the response to the end of WW2 was to implement the Beveridge Report and build the welfare state. Am I comparing a few sporting triumphs to the construction of, amongst other things, the National Health Service? No - that would be pure bathos. But I am comparing a display of national character, where the choices that were made in a moment of coming together, were open, inclusive and dynamically forward looking.

Time for an Inclusive Politics

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

There will be differences of opinion and approaches in tackling this. But the constant demonisation of Muslims and their institutions by the media, and the lacklustre response by the Westminster political class to anti-Muslim intolerance, is not helpful.

7/7 Bomber's Widow 'Flees To Somalia'

PA | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

A July 7 bomber's widow, suspected of being part of a terror cell, has fled Kenya for Somalia, a top police official has said. Samantha Lewthwaite,...

Widow Of 7/7 Bomber Wanted In Kenya Over Terror Attack Claims

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK

A woman using the name of the widow of one of the July 7 bombers is on a Kenyan police wanted list over a suspected terrorist cell planning bomb attac...

7/7 Bombing Lawyer Says Government Has Not Addressed Failings

PA | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Government has failed to implement recommendations made in the wake of the July 7 inquests, and passengers on the London Underground are still una...

Which Video Game Is Upsetting And Captivating MPs Alike?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Politics

The latest edition of the video game series Call of Duty has sparked controversy among MPs, with some saying it's too violent. But one Labour MP has c...

Mother Of 7/7 Victim Seeking Action Against NOTW

Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

Sheila Henry, mother of 7/7 victim Christian Small, has brought a civil claim against the News of the World over allegations that her phone was hacked...

Paul Vale

Jason Burke Unpicks The 9/11 Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

"I watched 9/11 unfold in the office of The Observer," says Jason Burke, one of the UK's foremost experts on Al-Qaeda and currently South Asia corresp...

Nine Out Of Ten Britons Remember Where They Were On 9/11. Do You?

Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

Nine out of 10 British adults remember where they were when they learned of the September 11 2001 terror attacks in the United States, a survey has sh...

Four-year sentence for Facebook rioters shows we are losing our heads

Sam Parker | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Sam Parker

In the wake of the riots, it was wryly observed by more than one commentator that those of a normally liberal disposition were suddenly getting in touch with their authoritarian side.