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The 40-Plus Times Police Failed Disabled Refugee Set Alight And Beaten To Death In Bristol

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

Police could have prevented the murder of a disabled refugee by a vigilante who wrongly believed he was a paedophile, a damning report has found which...

Every Vote Counts For The Greens

Amelia Womack | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

Every vote for a Green candidate sends a signal that this is what we want. We want to do politics differently. We want a government that believes the best way forward is by working with each other rather than against each other. One that puts the rights of citizens above those of corporations, which ensures that nobody is left behind.

The Music Industry Is Uniting To Get Young People To Vote

Harry Wiles | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Wiles

United, our brands are penetrating the echo-chamber and introducing the next generation to the policies affecting their future. Electoral registration creates a mental foothold, a subconscious investment which will lead to candidate selection and ultimately voting on June 8th.

Boris Johnson Makes 'Sensational Gaffe' During Visit To Sikh Gurdwara

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson has been admonished by a Sikh woman after making a blundering reference to alcohol during a visit to a Gurdwara. Johnson’s quip about ...

Talking To The 87% - Why Engaging With People Outside London Matters So Much

Gavin Devine | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

As the rest of this General Election campaign will prove, broadcasting from headquarters in London is no longer enough. Understanding deeply what really matters outside London, and crafting messages that resonate with regional and local audiences, is something that all organisations now need to do. Getting outside the bubble is a huge priority for everyone.

Bristol Uni Students On Rent Strike 'Left With No Choice'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Bristol University are refusing to pay rent, claiming campus housing costs are excluding working class teens from the uni. According to c...

MP Says General Election Shows Westminster Doesn't Understand People

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has criticised the “political opportunism” fuelling Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election and suggested...

Brenda From Bristol Speaks For The Nation After Being Asked Her Views On Snap General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Comedy

The nation was left stunned by Theresa May’s surprise announcement that she would be seeking a general election to be held on 8 June - and none more...

26 Painfully Incorrect Apostrophes That Bristol's Grammar Vigilante Would Annihilate

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

An anonymous crusader dedicated to correcting Bristol’s grammatical mistakes has said his cause “is worth pursuing”. The self-styled ‘grammar ...

Woman Becomes Fifth Bristol Uni Student Thought To Have Died From Suicide This Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman is thought to be the fifth Bristol University student to have died from suicide in the past six months. Elsa Scaburri, a third year lan...

Students Demand Name Change For Iconic Bristol Building Over 'Slave Trade Links'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Bristol are demanding that one of the institution’s most iconic structures is renamed over alleged links to the slave ...

Street Art As A Tool For Change

Mary McCarthy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the past and for the future, for no reason and for vital ones, for themselves and for a greater good... in my mind encapsulates all that is historically significant about this medium.

A Patriotic Brexit Means Keeping Our Neighbours Close

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

We both have different backgrounds and different experiences that led us to choose public service, but one of the fundamental things we share is a love of our country and a determination to do what we believe is best for our constituents. In short we share a deep sense of patriotism.

Police Protect Far-Right Protesters During Rally Over Jail Term Given To Bacon Mosque Attacker

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of far-right campaigners on Saturday staged a protest against the “outrageous” sentence a “loyal patriot” received after raw bacon was ...

Private School Kids Given A Third Of Scholarships In Controversial Uni Scheme

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A top university has faced harsh criticism after it was revealed it gave a third of scholarships aimed at disadvantaged local teenagers to private sch...

Student Behind Letter Accusing Lecturer Of Anti-Semitism Leads Calls AGAINST Her Sacking

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student who wrote an impassioned open letter accusing his lecturer of anti-Semitism has now criticised calls from campaigners for her dismissal. Br...

This Cheeky Cat Is Owning Every Department Of His Local Branch Of Wilko

The Huffington Post | Becky Barnes | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Comedy

A branch of Wilko (formerly Wilkinson) has found the purr-fect way to attract new customers - by making a ‘stray’ cat feel at home. George the tab...

In Pictures: Donald Trump Protests In London, Edinburgh, Cardiff And Across UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of demonstrators were out in force in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, waving banners and placards in...

Founder Of Group Trying To Improve Race Relations With Police Tasered

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

An investigation has been launched after a community race relations champion was tasered by police on Saturday. Judah Adunbi was hit in the face wh...

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

Teenage Boy Rings 999... Because He Missed The School Bus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy from Somerset has been slammed for wasting police time after he rang 999 because he had missed the school bus. The Bristol teen rang Av...

Man Arrested After Six-Month-Old Baby Dies On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

A man has been arrested after a six-month-old baby died on Christmas Day. Police have launched an inquiry after the baby died in the early hours of Su...

Father Christmas Mannequin Challenge Brings Bristol To A Standstill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year Father Christmas doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, he just wants you to stand still. Runners at the ‘Santas On The Run’ c...

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Wyver

"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch shift...

An Interview With David Nicholls: Good Films, Bad Decisions And The Next Novel

Ella Kemp | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Kemp

I thank him and he tells me that it was a pleasure. A final note which is pretty emblematic of our conversation and of the way he is to the world. Honest, attentive and understanding of human emotions. The pleasure was all mine, David.