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A Country Boy Who Chased His Baggy Green Dreams

Andrew Ramsey | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Sport
Andrew Ramsey

Phillip Hughes never lost the grounding of a rural upbringing on his journey to Test cricket...In essence, it's this grounding that helped to explain why the plight that Hughes so lucklessly and undeservedly found himself in touched the hearts of so many. Teammates past and present, greats of the game, fellow sportsmen and women, friends, casual acquaintances and so many fans who simply enjoyed watching him go about his work for whatever team, in whatever format. His innate competitiveness and unclouded vision of where he wanted to get to meant he - and, by osmosis, his team - was so often able to find a way to succeed regardless of opposition attempts to quell him.

Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Dies Two Days After Being Hit By Ball

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Sport

SEE ALSO: Michael Clarke Wins Praise For Incredibly Brave Statement About 'Little Brother' Phil HughesCricket World Rallies Around Distraught Bowler...

Shane Abbess: Method Director and Rattlesnake

Adam Hamdy | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I got to know Shane Abbess in 2009, when we started collaborating on my graphic novel series, The Hunter. Anyone who's ever read anything about Hollywood will know the movie business demands that people earn their stripes.

Don't Surprise an Aussie, They'll Assume Your Poisonous

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Australians, on the whole, don't like surprises. Which, given that my entire art form is dependant upon invoking an involuntary response born of surprising the audience, makes my recent return a little bit of a trial by fire.

Critically Ill Cricketer In Induced Coma After Being Hit By Ball

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Sport

WARNING: The following report contains images some may find disturbing. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being struck on the ...

What Caused More Than 5,000 Bats To Suddenly Fall Dead From The Trees?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

A suburb in New South Wales has been littered with the bodies of thousands of dead bats. Up to 5,000 of the animals dropped from the trees in Casi...

"I've Watched ALL The West Wing"

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has chastised her university after not being invited to listen at a G20 speech given by Barack Obama - explaining she had even watched all s...

Aussies Bury Their Heads In The Sand, Literally

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Australia's Prime Minister has been mocked, once again, for his stance over climate change. More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand ...

Putin Trying To Reclaim 'Lost Glories' Of The Soviet Union

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeas...

Russia Threatened With Sanctions As Tanks 'Roll Into Ukraine'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Russia could face tougher EU sanctions if it continues to "bully" its smaller neighbour Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has warned. Cameron w...

Cancel Passports Of British Jihadis, Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Controversial new powers to cancel the passports of UK nationals who travel abroad to fight for the Islamic State (IS) terror group are to be included...

Why We Should Allow Free Movement Between the UK and Australia

Emily Verdouw | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Verdouw

It is clear both the UK and Australia can benefit from easing movement of our citizens and are also missing out on the skills we can offer each other. Let's not weaken a bond touted as one of the strongest international relationships to exist. I implore our politicians and our experts to seriously consider the free movement and mutual recognition of qualifications put forward by the Commonwealth Exchange with the support of Boris Johnson.

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?

Fame Costs: And This Is Where They Start Paying

Paul Marshall | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Who could forget (although we're desperately trying our hardest to) Dean Gaffney, Helen Flanagan, Matthew Wright and Gillian McKeith.

BBC Apologises For Basically Calling Rugby Star A Scrotum

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Sport

The BBC have had to apologise after a blunder listed Wales Rugby star Jake Ball as Jake Ballsack. The Welsh international was listed on a team shee...

A Long Time Between Drinks

Tina Arena | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tina Arena

I've always loved London. I feel it's time to reconnect with its culture and the people. And see my audience again after all this time. Personally, I think London has evolved more than most European cities, it's really one of, if not the most dynamic cities in the world.

Julien Blanc - The Dangers of the DIY Pick Up Artist

Caroline Brealey | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

Watching Julien Blanc videos teaching men how to pick up woman I sat aghast. What I saw made my stomach churn, my heartbeat and my anger rise. Here was a man teaching men in Japan that to pick up a woman they should, in his words "take her by her head and shove it on their dick whilst yelling Pikachu."

The Babadook (Film Review)

Chris Saunders | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

This could be the biggest revelation in Australian horror since... well, ever. One of those rare films that burrows under your skin and leaves an impression for a long time after the credits roll, it has been generating overwhelmingly positive critical reviews since its worldwide debut at the Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Feature.

Independence Day? No Just A Freak Cloud

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

Citizens in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, Australia were treated to a terrifying sight on 3 November when they awoke to find a cloud formation unlike...

Australian Man Drives Plane Down Street To Pub, Orders A Pint

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

An Australian man who taxied his light aircraft down a main street and parked it outside a pub is expected to be charged. The incident saw the man...

Man Steps On Sharks's Head. Shark Bites Man

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

A 20-year-old surfer is recovering in hospital after he was bitten by a shark off the Australian east coast. Ryan Hunt is awaiting surgery for dee...

This Video Shows How Canadians React To Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

A Canadian social experiment that set out to expose any prejudice against Muslims following last weeks’ attack in Ottawa has instead showcased the c...

Backpacking Australia? Here Are 6 Places You May Not Have Thought To Go...

Emily Verdouw | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Australia is huge and there aren't many people to fill it, so the idea of 'off-the-beaten-track' can conjure up a plethora of destinations. There trul...

Eight Players to Watch in the Four Nations

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

With the 2014 Four Nations starting on Saturday with a double header of England vs Samoa and world champions Australia vs New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium it feels as good a time as any to have a look at some of the players to keep an eye out for over the next four weeks.

17 Reasons Why My Sister Going to Australia Sucks

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

There's six years between my sister Ella and I. Me being the older, sceptical, less wiser of the two. She flies to Australia for six months on the 20 November and for obvious reasons this is going to BREAK MY HEART... she can't go, she just can't...