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Expat Un-Brats: Why Taking Your Children Away From Everything They've Known Could Be The Making Of Them

Vicky Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vicky Mitchell

My boy was made in Italy, took his first breath in the UK, cut teeth in Hong Kong, was pre-schooled in Australia and primary schooled back in the UK. His sister's birth certificate bears a picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but her passport's a very regal British burgundy, which was issued in New Zealand.

What Makes Me The Person I Am Today?

Shahida Rahman | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

My children are the speakers of tomorrow, the next generation. I want them to have a voice. I want to prepare them to deal effectively with the difficulties of the world today and to stand up for themselves and their beliefs.

From Sylhet To Cambridge: Reflecting On 60 Years Of Family History And Heritage

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Ibrahim Rahman

During my school days, history was something that hardly filled me with excitement. Even watching Doctor Who episodes set in the past required serious...

How British Muslims United For London

Lotifa Begum | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lotifa Begum

We stand together united for London to overcome the hate and to prevent such attacks from creating further division in a city that I love so much, a city that celebrates diversity and people from all walks of life.

Dear South Asians - Stop Feeling Sorry For My Parents Because They Don't Have A Son

Momena Ibrahim | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Momena Ibrahim

My parents have three 'children'. That is the way they have raised us. Of course, they cherish us and appreciate us as young women. But we have not been defined by our gender. You lead by example, and my parents both of Pakistani heritage, have reiterated that they do not need a son to feel content.

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think

Dev Patel: The Unlikely Hero For British South Asians

Yusuf Tamanna | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Yusuf Tamanna

He may not have taken home the golden statue, but Dev has given us something far more valuable: a genuine and authentic representation of people like us for the first time.

London's Iconic Red Phone Box Gets A Twenty-First Century Makeover

Maria Khan | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Maria Khan

(Photo by New World Payphones) Grab a red phone box souvenir as Britain's most recognisable symbol bids farewell. The red phone box may not be a fea...

Ongoing Workplace Discrimination Of Highly Educated British-Bangladeshi Women

Shahida Rahman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...

Why The UK Needs More Black Female Film Directors

Tiffany Kizito | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany Kizito

Why aren't black female directors given more of an opportunity to share their films with audiences? They bring different perspectives, challenging storylines and insightful characters to the forefront and the majority of these characters are people of colour. They bring us stories that would perhaps be left untold.

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Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Last week saw the long awaited Motorcycle Live show hitting the NEC. After a few months of spectacular new model launches, excitement was at a high a...

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

All Charges Dropped In Dubai Rape Claim After 'Video Reveals Consent’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

A British woman who was arrested after claiming she was gang raped in Dubai has had all charges against her dropped. The 25-year-old tourist, who al...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Celebrating British Sausage Week

JB Gill | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
JB Gill

Sausages have been a staple in the British diet for centuries-upon-centuries. According to Love Pork, it is believed that sausages were first brought to Britain by the Romans some time before 400 AD.

Why Being A Brit In America Is Good For The Ego

Toni Hargis | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

There's a great quote from Stephen Fry about what happens when you're British in the USA. I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I so...

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

Farmer's Daughter, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When visiting Los Angeles it's hard to decide which area to call home. Are you more Bellini's in Beverley Hills or happy hour in WeHo, the pavements in Downtown or the sand of Long Beach. And if you think area is difficult, the next step is choosing the right hotel. Los Angeles has something for everyone, and on my most recent trip, I discovered that there's no place quite like Farmer's Daughter.

When I Became British, I Also Became European. Best 2-for-1 Sale Ever!

Erich McElroy | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

When I became British, I also became European - it was a great day - like a buy one get one free offer. I thought it was going to last forever, like a...

Why Britannia Is Still Cool - At Least Until Thursday

Maria Kivimaa | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Maria Kivimaa

I first visited London in 1998, at the age of 14. I remember walking up the rainy Oxford Street, with a new pair of checked trousers from Topshop and ...

13 Stages Of Every British Picnic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Australians may have the barbecue, and Americans have a cookout, but none quite compete with the humble institution that is the British picnic. Despit...

From Fear to Fury - Feminism and Rock'n' Roll

Ros Cairney | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ros Cairney

We formed deux furieuses in 2013 because we were angry on a personal level, on a career level and on a wider political level. We decided to self finance and release an album of songs about the things in the world which really angered us as we were not hearing this from other musicians at the time and the music itself did not seem enough anymore.

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

Blake LDN: Sustainable Knitwear Made in the UK

Xochi Balfour | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Style
Xochi Balfour

Knit by knit, Alice is filling the British fashion landscape with UK-made pieces designed to last forever. I caught up with her and am so happy and honoured to share her journey wisdom here.