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Wearing T-shirts, Ed Sheeran, Is Not Enough In Days Like These

Daniel Rachel | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Rachel

The relative merits of Ed Sheeran's music is immaterial to his decision to join an anti-racist movement. But the irony of endorsing Eric Clapton, a musician bestowed the title 'God' by his fans, whilst not making reference to his racist expressions that gave rise to Rock Against Racism is bewildering.

Greater Manchester Police Stop Passing Bombing Information To US After Leaks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK

Theresa May has said she will make clear to Donald Trump that intelligence shared between America and Britain “must remain secure” after Greater M...

Nick Robinson Forced To Defend Reading Out The Sun's Headline On BBC's Today Programme

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

Nick Robinson has been forced to defend reading out newspaper headlines on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, after a shadow cabinet minister attacked h...

John McDonnell Slams BBC For Repeating Tory 'Lies' About Labour 'Tax Bombshell'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has accused the BBC of uncritically repeating Conservative “lies” about Labour’s spending plans. Today the Conservatives released...

Ed Sheeran To Become A Castaway Next Month For 'Desert Island Discs'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ed Sheeran will be following Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue and other superstars into the castaway hot seat when he joins ‘Desert Island Discs’ ...

Is Jenni Murray A 'Real Woman'?

Rebecca Fox | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fox

I would not wish being trans on anyone, and the very fact they came out the other side alive and successful is more luck than "male privilege" and certainly not conditioning. Many trans women fail, many are unemployed, vastly higher rates of mental illness, and countless separated from families and friends - this is not "male privilege".

Facebook Reported BBC To Police For Flagging Its Child Abuse Image Failings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

The BBC was reported to the police by Facebook after it provided examples of inappropriate images of children posted on the site - at the social media...

Humphrys Sparks Outrage After Suggesting Jo Cox's Murder Was Not An Act Of Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

John Humphrys has sparked outrage by dismissing the death of Jo Cox as murder, rather than an act of terrorism. The BBC Radio 4 presenter was discussi...

Tory MP 'Regrets' Causing Offence With 'Really Disabled People' Comment

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

A senior Conservative has said he regrets causing offence after he said disability payments should go to “really disabled people” rather than thos...

Tory MP Heidi Allen Tells Government Not To Cut Mental Health Disability Payments

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has warned ministers not to remove disability payments for people with mental health issues. Heidi Allen said this morning the gover...

Ministers Back Move To Oust John Bercow, Claims Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers are supporting a move to oust John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons, the Tory MP behind the move has claimed. James Duddridge table...

Shannon Matthews Case 'Did Not Destroy Community Spirit On The Moorside'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

Although the community on the Moorside estate was shaken by the events which unfolded following the disappearance of Shannon Matthews, they would pull...

Grammar School Parents Could Be Asked For Cash To Make Up For Government Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Budget cuts could see grammar schools ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year, head teachers have warned. The Grammar School Heads Association (GSH...

Kirsty Young Reveals Which 'Desert Island Discs' Guest She ‘Fell A Little Bit In Love With’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

After almost 75 years on the radio, ‘Desert Island Discs’ has had more than its fair share of incredible guests choosing the eight records they’...

I'd Never Be A Paralympian But I Can Make People Laugh

Lee Ridley | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Lee Ridley

By having more disabled people on our TV screens, only then will I no longer get people asking stupid questions such as 'Can you have sex?' 'Have you ever tried to talk just to see what would happen?' and 'Are you as clever as that Stephen Hawking bloke?'

Woman Tells Of 13-Year Kidnap Ordeal By Paedophile Who Sold Her Babies

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

A British woman has told how she was kidnapped as a teenager and held captive for 13 years by a sadistic paedophile who sold the babies she had from h...

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg Says Source Told Her Queen Backed Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

The BBC’s political editor has claimed that a source told her that the Queen favoured the UK leaving the European Union ahead of the referendum. Spe...

Prince Charles Gives 'Coded Attack' Against Trump And Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Prince Charles has warned against the rise of populist groups that persecute minority faiths, something he said has “deeply disturbing echoes of the...

Lauri Love Forced To Point Out 'Prejudicial Questions' During Awkward BBC Interview

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

A BBC presenter has been criticised for her line of questioning with an autistic British man who is to be extradited over accusations of hacking the c...

Laura Bates Praised For Eloquently Dismantling 'Banter' Claims About Trump

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Does us talking about the #Trumptapes make things better or worse? Laura from @EverydaySexism takes us to task. #r4today pic.twitter.com/6QBrgrmYJS—...

Listeners Shocked As BBC Radio 4 Airs C-Bomb... At 11.15AM

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

BBC Radio 4 listeners got quite the shock on Wednesday (14 September), when presenter Gary Younge dropped the C-bomb in the middle of the morning. The...

Britain's Newest Newspaper To Close After Just 9 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

The publishers of Britain's newest newspaper have confirmed that it is set to close just nine week after it was launched. The New Day's publishers, Tr...

Interview Over Police Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Gets Heated

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

A heated debate about controversial police investigations into child sex abuse allegations descended into calls of "well you started it" on the Today ...

Christmas Present - Sober

Pete Jackson | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

I got sober in September 2009, and spent that Christmas volunteering in a homeless shelter. I'd love to say that this act was selfless, born out of a simple desire to do some good; and that was part of it... Honestly...

Christmas Past - My Christmas As A Drinking Alcoholic

Pete Jackson | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

I'm Pete Jackson. Six years ago, in late September, I quit drinking. It wasn't my first attempt, not by a long stretch, but I hoped (and six years later I'm still hoping) that it was my last.