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Own A Drone? You're Going To Need To Register With The Government And Take A Flying Test

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech

If you own a drone in the UK you will soon be required to register it with the government as part of plans to “improve accountability” and encoura...

Cheap Imported Food Could Threaten Animal Welfare After Brexit, Warns Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics

Animal welfare standards could take a step backwards after Brexit as UK farmers struggle to compete with cheap imported foods, a new report is warning...

Liam Fox Concedes UK Unlikely To Agree Free Trade Deal With EU In Time For Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics

Liam Fox has said the UK is unlikely to sign a free trade deal with the EU by the time Brexit happens. The international trade secretary told an audie...

The Government Just Made It A Lot Easier (And Cheaper) To Create Your Own Electricity

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

The government has announced a major shake-up that it hopes will make it easier, and cheaper, for homeowners to produce their own electricity. Known a...

Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics

It would be a “disaster” for the United Kingdom to strike a customs union deal with the European Union, Labour’s shadow international trade secr...

Public Sector Pay Could Rise - If Ministers Find 'Savings'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

The 1% public sector pay cap could be lifted for some workers – but only if ministers find the money from “efficiency savings” in their budgets....

Brexit Briefing: Tell Us What EU Want

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you re...

Blame Theresa May If 'Narrow' Grenfell Inquiry Fails, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May should be blamed if the focus of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry is too narrow, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary has said. Richard Bu...

Let Amy Schumer Make You Feel Icky So Your Daughters Can Be Free

Ellyn Daniels | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Ellyn Daniels

Amy Schumer is not fat. Vaginas smell. Men need to go down on women and talking about all of that is what makes Amy Schumer brave; not her posing semi-nude for a photo. And expressing what it truly feels like to be a woman in a man's world is not crude, it's liberating. Maybe watching The Leather Special makes you feel icky now, but it might free your daughter from feeling ashamed later.

EU Warns Of 'Fundamental' Differences With UK Over Rights Of Its Citizens After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has warned “fundamental” differences remain between Brussels and the UK over the future status...

Number Of Students Awarded First Class Degrees Soars

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top ...

Liam Fox Claims UK Could 'Survive' Without EU Trade Deal After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Liam Fox has said the United Kingdom could “survive” without a new free trade deal with the European Union after Brexit. The international trade s...

6 Reasons Why Letting Your Children Get Dirty Is a Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

Most parents will remember childhood summers spent outside (come rain or shine), but children today are likely spend their school holidays on YouTube ...

7 Ways To Support Your Community For A Happier You

Claudia Canavan | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Helping others helps you. Why? Because when you do something for someone else, the reward centre in your brain is stimulated, releasing a ‘helper’...

Grenfell Tower Fire Council Leadership Must All Quit, Petition Demands

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

A petition demanding the resignation of the entire elected leadership of the council at the heart of the Grenfell Tower disaster will be debated at it...

Ukip Frontrunner Will Not Make Anti-Islam Candidate His Deputy Should He Win Leadership

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

The frontrunner in the Ukip leadership race will not make anti-Islam candidate Anne Marie Waters his deputy should he win the contest, HuffPost UK has...

Why Drones Are The Ultimate Environment-Saving Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A quick word association game: when you hear drone, what comes most quickly to mind? Chances are it’ll be strike, right? It certainly won’t be eco...

Puppies Smuggled Into UK In Appalling Conditions That Make Them Vomit, Investigation Finds

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK

Puppies as young as four weeks old are being smuggled into the UK with umbilical cords still attached, a Dogs Trust investigation has revealed. Puppie...

Johnson And Gove 'Dangerous And Deranged' On Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are “dangerous and deranged” in their push for a hard Brexit, a senior Tory has told HuffPost UK. The attack on the...

The Destiny 2 Beta Is Now Live, Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

Destiny 2, the sequel to the best-selling video game of the same name, is set to launch on the 6 September in the UK. Before that can happen though ga...

The Problem With Post-Brexit Trade Deals

Rob Adam | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

They say history repeats itself but never in the same way. In 1839, a Chinese scholar-official called Lin Zexu launched a campaign against British opium imports, which had made addicts of between four and twelve million Chinese people. The British responded with barbaric force, sending gunboats up the Yellow and Yangtze rivers and - at gunpoint - forcing "free" trade on the country.

Sir Mark Rylance Highlights The Poignant Lesson Cinema-Goers Can Learn From 'Dunkirk'

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

Sir Mark Rylance has opened up about what it was like working on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’, sharing the key lesson today’s audiences can l...

The Ability Of Firefighters To Tackle Tower Block Blazes Such As Grenfell Is A 'Postcode Lottery'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK

The capacity for firefighters to respond quickly and adequately to a tower block blaze is a “postcode lottery”, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has ...

The Police Have Unveiled The First Fully Operational Drone Unit

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech

The police force might be devoting vast resources to stopping drones but that doesn’t mean it can’t see the benefit of using them too. Two police ...

Drugs Strategy Condemned For Ignoring These Radical Solutions, As Deaths Soar

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

The Government’s new drugs strategy has been condemned as “business for usual” for failing to embrace radical solutions to soaring drug deaths. ...