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Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 20.04.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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.

Who Says We Are Not Innovative? Great British Inventions

Pam Warren | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Pam Warren

In my blogs this month I have been looking at the importance of innovation, being innovative and adopting an innovative approach. While doing my research I came across a lot of amazing British inventions- which I thought I would celebrate. I have chosen my 10 favourite inventions but there are plenty more!

English or British?

Mark Robins | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Robins

Well that is the end of another Rugby Six Nations weekend. England are crowned as champions with a game to spare and the whole championship has seen s...

British-Asian and All Things Wild and Wonderful

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ravinder Randhawa

I'm going to say something rather revolutionary: it's an amazing thing to be a British-Asian, and in addition to be a British-Asian woman. This may be rather a different song to the one that some others are singing, but for me it carries the music of two oceans, two cultures, two worlds - clashing and colliding!

Five Tips for the Best Ever Roast Potatoes

Katy Beskow | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

If you're going to make roast potatoes, make them right. Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a rustic flavour. Here's my top tips and favourite recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes!

London Schoolgirls Who Joined Isis Could Be 'Brutalised To Death', Lawyer Says

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The lawyer of the three British schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State has spoken out about their safety, claiming that the...

My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil

Rabina Khan | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

A long time ago, my father taught me that there is one identity that surpasses all others - the human identity. Both, in terms of us as individuals, and in terms of how we relate to one another as one people. If there is to be any leading British value, it should be the freedom to express that identity in the way we choose.

Top Five Worst Celeb Diets/Products to Avoid in 2016

Sian Porter | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Porter

With so many blogs, diet books, weight loss 'experts' and celebrity-endorsed products on the market, it is worth considering whether someone is simply profiting on your dreams and all you're going to lose is your hard-earned cash.

REVEALED: The New British Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Comedy

In light of the OED's choice to make an emoji the word of the year, we thought it was time to get some proper British emojis to represent how we feel ...

Don't Be Fooled By Artificial Conventional Wisdom About Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

It can only be good news that the British public are proving not just to be open-minded, sober and relaxed, but positive and ambitious about AI and the possibilities that AI could bring.

Madrasahs Are Simply About Inculcating Spirituality and Recognising the Rights of Fellow Citizens

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

The Prime Minister's lumping of madrasahs within a three part strategy to tackle extremism at the Tory party conference on Wednesday problematises an ...

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Shahida Rahman | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.

Recolouring Pakistan

Hiba Khan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hiba Khan

If one day I am blessed with a child, I will teach them that there is unique inherent beauty in every single skin colour. That beauty is not confined to complexion, just as their worth is never confined to their physicalities, nor their race or gender.

This Is What Tourists Find Really Odd About Us Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Comedy

The British - fine upstanding members of society, practical, full of common sense, kind and generous, right? Well, maybe not. According to a Red...

The Definite Guide to Spotting a Brit

Kathryn Berens | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

What is it to be British? What are those peculiarly British traits which set us apart from other nationalities? What is a cliché and what is actually for real? Here is a definitive guide to the basics of being British.

My Pre-London Fashion Week, Supposed, Chill Time...

Charlotte de Carle | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Style
Charlotte de Carle

Whether you love it, hate it or you're not particularly fussed by it, London Fashion Week is totally a big thing. So I reluctantly decided to get involved this season. And, lets be honest, why wouldn't I be into it, with such demanding questions like: "What on earth will I wear?" "But where will I sit?" "Have I lost enough weight to fit into a size zero, built for a child, outfit?"

British Nuclear Bunkers

Luke Haines | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Haines

The idea of living a hermetic subterranean life has its appeal. What if an enforced existence in a bunker became a positive thing - it's a large leap of the imagination but then that is the point of art - what if a post-nuclear dystopia became a post-nuclear utopia.

Let's Stop Saying We Are Full and Deal With the Refugee Crisis

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Edward Adoo

We have to remember those refugees are human beings like us, not cattle. They need our help, they have no homes, food, shelter. Regardless of religious or atheist beliefs - we have to help them it's a mandatory cause that should not even be questioned. Let's do the right thing.

Keep Calm But Alien-Like Giant Jellyfish Are Invading Our Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

The beaches on the south west coast are being invaded again by some seriously big jellyfish. Due to the sheer number of giant translucent creatures...

The Power of Exchanges

Sarah Kwong | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

There's nothing new or groundbreaking about speaking to people, even in a world of ever-growing virtual interactions. But I think that's what's baffling. If it's so normal and easy (and the benefits outweigh the effort) why aren't we doing it more often?

Countering the ISIS Terror From an Islamic Theological Perspective

Dr Zahid Iqbal | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Dr Zahid Iqbal

Last weekend, 50 young British Muslims converged to the leafy surroundings of Kidderminster to be trained for counter-extremism work. Their purpose was to learn how to weed out emergent religious extremism from its ideological and theological roots, and therefore to prevent young people from being brainwashed into leaving their homes to join barbaric terrorist groups abroad.

Talking Journalism Opportunities With the 'English Guy' Reporting The News In Canada, Kristiaan Yeo

James Mahon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
James Mahon

UK emigration rates have been dropping steadily since 2010 according to Migration Observatory. While hundreds travel to make a new life on British sho...

That Summer Spa... Penny Hill Park, an Exclusive Hotel and Spa, Bagshot, Surrey.

Gina Lyons | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The thing is with London finally getting some sun, is that most spas are all very inside-y. We wanted to enjoy the sun and not be kept in whilst still swimming in the heat. Unless you are prepared to go abroad, this is a big ask. Luckily, the spa we chose was perfect for those sunny days.

To Address Poverty, We Need Addresses

Chris Sheldrick | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Sheldrick

Let's be clear: an address is not a "nice-to-have". Without it, you will struggle to get a passport, stake a property claim, become an active consumer, take out a low-interest credit, or run a business.