#Australia

British Backpacker Missing After Jumping Off Australian Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A British backpacker is feared drowned after jumping off a bridge in Australia "for a bit of fun". The 30-year-old was the first of four friends wh...

Why I Decided to Spend My Life Savings on Travelling

Rosie Duffield | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Duffield

As I thought back to the last few days I'd had in Spain, I realised one thing: I didn't want to go back to the UK. I could feel the heat rising up my body and my palms were becoming clammy. What was it that was making my pulse race so much? The thought of returning to work? The weather? The lack of adventure ahead?

Piers Morgan Defends Cricketer Chris Gayle's 'Sexist' Comment To Female Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of his friend, the cricket superstar Chris Gayle, who was embroiled in a sexism row on Monday morning. The n...

Australian Anti-Drugs Campaign Looks Like It Was Made By Someone High On Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

An anti-drug campaign is being roundly mocked after it attempted to warn teens against the dangers of marijuana use, by using a disturbingly human-siz...

This Mormon Church Did Something Excellent For Its Muslim Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

It seems that only too often in the news we hear about religious division - but it seems there's still some hope left after a Mormon church encouraged...

Australian Newspaper Prints 'Racist' Cartoon Response To Climate Change Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A cartoon published in an Australian national newspaper showing Indian beggars chopping up solar panels in an attempt to eat them has been lambasted f...

Thousands Raised To Help Families Of Missing Australian Surfers 'Bring Them Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

As fears grow for the safety of two Australian surfers who went missing in Mexico, fundraisers have managed to collect thousands of dollars to help th...

Gay Teen Thanks Warwick Rowers For Helping Him Come Out With Their Nude Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university rowing club received an unlikely letter from a fan when a 17-year-old boy from Australia wrote to thank the club for helping him to accep...

Boy Singing National Anthem Through Case Of Hiccups Proves Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

A boy has warmed the hearts of thousands after bravely persisting through a case of the hiccups to perform the Australian national anthem. Seven-ye...

British Man Dies In Australian Wildfire Trying To Save Girlfriend's Beloved Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A Sheffield man has been killed after he was caught up in fierce Australian wildfires. Thomas Butcher was trying to lead his girlfriend’s horse ...

Adam Hills Gives Masterclass On How To Shutdown A Twitter Firestorm (Eventually)

The Huffington Post UK | Josh Butler | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

Adam Hills, the star of Channel 4's The Last Leg, has been forced to clarify comments he made about a controversial Australia politician, after a fire...

A Modern Tribute to Immigrant Parents

Sasha Govor | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sasha Govor

Growing up, I had all of the opportunities. Like a good Russian kid, I had piano lessons twice a week and tennis lessons on Sunday mornings. I went to drama school on weekends, as well as writing classes and horse riding lessons. I can't remember a time in my childhood when I wasn't inundated with recreational activities.

'I Want To Be The New Normal': Teen Bullied For Being Born Without Anus Gives Incredible Speech To Her School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who has been bullied for most of her life after being born without an anus or rectum delivered an incredible speech to her school saying sh...

Holy Holy live at The Lexington, London

A.P Childs | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
A.P Childs

The band's heavy groove and guitar led melody of the late 60s and 70s is a fine balancing act of Americana and modern polished rock n roll.

Shocking Video Shows Breastfeeding Mum Dragged Out Of Protest By Police Officers

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

A breastfeeding mother was dragged out of a government building by police officers during a peaceful pro-refugee demonstration in Australia this week....

Britain Needs to Follow Australia and Ditch the Grubby Honours System

Graham Smith | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Graham Smith

For Britain the case for scrapping these honours is all the more urgent and compelling, for they aren't simply an archaic form of recognition but a powerful mode of patronage. The British honours system has been so corrupted that a less honourable system would be hard to devise.

Follow Australia And Scrap Knights And Dames, Anti-Monarchist Group Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Anti-monarchist group Republic has urged the Government to follow Australia's example and scrap knights and dames from its honours system. The Quee...

Five Aussies Who Prove A Link Between Accent And Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

The Australian accent developed from a “drunken slur”, according to to a communications experts from Down Under. Dean Frenkel, a public speakin...

Following the Evidence to Reduce Reoffending

Jerry Petherick | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Jerry Petherick

From Texas to Tasmania, penal systems around the world are asking profound questions about the purpose of prisons and the balance that society demands between punishment and rehabilitation.

50,000 People Think Changing Australian Currency To 'Dollarydoos' Is Actually A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have backed a campaign to change Australia's national currency to 'Dollarydoos'. In a bid to save their countries 'plum...

Petition To Rename Australian Currency 'Dollarydoos' Reaches 14,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

An online petition is calling on the Australian government to rename their currency based on a joke from a 1995 episode of 'The Simpsons'. Almost 1...

Seven Small Deadly Animals

Frontier | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK
Frontier

Deadly animals? Sure. Crocodiles, snakes, sharks. But we are talking much, much smaller. The obvious small animal with the ability to kill you - and i...

'Superstar' Politician Mocked The World Over For Car Crash Political Interview

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

The deputy mayor of a Sydney suburb is being roundly ridiculed the world over, after an awkward interview announcing his political ambitions left a ne...

Incredible Underwater Footage Emerges From Inside Australia's Mammoth Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Divers have explored a giant sinkhole in Australia which forced over 140 campers to evacuate after it swallowed caravans a camping trailer and tents. ...

Junior Doctors Contract - It's Not About the Money

Pooja Jassal-Prior | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Pooja Jassal-Prior

Junior doctors work long hours and these proposals will remove the safety limits that ensure doctors are not over tired. Being fatigued and stressed impairs judgement and increases the chances of mistakes. Would you want a tired and over worked doctor making life and death decisions about you or your family? Neither would we!