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You'll Never Guess Why This Ukip Councillor Is In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip councillor Roger Henson has been fighting accusations in court that he has been running an illegal scrap yard from his family's local farm. H...

Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.

The Feminism Family and Why We Do All Need Each Other

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

What needs to happen, as with any dysfunctional family, is more conversation, and a bit less grumpy-teenager-grunting from both sides. Those women who identify as feminists need to avoid being dismissive of those who don't. It's time to realise that a lack of engagement is often to do with your failures, not theirs.

Ukip Cllr Wants To Be Paid For Being Filmed In Meetings

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor says he should be paid to be filmed during local council meetings, as he is a member of the actors' union Equity. Cllr Gordon Gil...

Prince George's Birth: A Smiling Hatefest

Damian Reilly | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Damian Reilly

It must take some time to get up to speed, from a standing start, with a hatred that has been cultivated over generations. A foreigner, for example, could not turn up in Gaza and expect to experience immediately the ingrained enmity - passed down from parents to children, marinated in an entire culture - a Palestinian feels for an Israeli, no matter how many books he'd read.

Ukip Councillor Admits To £25k Benefit Fraud After 'Racist Language' Furore

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip councillor Peter Lagoda has admitted to fiddling nearly £25,000 through benefits fraud just days after coming under pressure to be booted out of...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Disowns Councillor Over 'Disturbing Racist Language'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been forced to distance itself from local councillor Peter Lagoda over "disturbing" remarks he made during an impromptu visit to a fire stati...

Thailand in Crisis: Peace, Pheu Thai and PDRC

Porndee Chua | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Porndee Chua

From the onset of the coup in 2006, politics, and the figure of Thaksin Shinawatra remains a deeply polarising issue in Thailand. In November 2012, Thaksin was invited to speak in Cambridge...

When Did We Consent to a 'Rape Culture'?

Lauren Chaplin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Chaplin

The Guardian recently published an article titled 'Rape culture at university needs urgent action' which opened with the author, a Cambridge fresher, describing various dreadful incidents her friends had experienced at university, namely drink spiking, sexual assault, and most tragically, rape. So far, so fair...

Nationalising Wonga

Ben G. Jones | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

If ever there is a company representing the most abhorrent and vile aspects of modern Britain, Wonga is surely it. Today, I make the case for taking the fight to payday loans companies which represent the financial sector at its very worst. The time has come, I argue, for a state-run alternative to Wonga.

From the Outside Looking In

Julian Tan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

As a Malaysian who has been in Britain for the past six years for higher education, I, like many other Malaysians living overseas have had the painfully frustrating ordeal of witnessing the socio-political travesties that have developed in recent years back home.

Woman Gored By Stag In Critical Condition

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Kate Stone, a Cambridge woman who was seriously injured when she was gored by a stag, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The 4...

Car 'Sliced' In Two In M11 Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A diver had a miraculous escape after a car was cut in half on the M11 on Christmas Eve. According to the Essex Fire Service, the vehicle left the ro...

2013: The Year of the Woman?

Helena Eccles | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The most poignant reflection for me this month has been the celebration of some of the most successful women of 2013... Could we say then that perhaps 2013 has been The Year of The Woman?

Education in Crisis? Perhaps Government Policy Is At Fault

Hilary Robinson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Robinson

The more pupils there are who get certificates, the greater the responsibility for those who don't. Those are the words of one of the most influentia...

Are Private Schools Undermining State Education in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

A child's background, and particularly their economic situation, should never determine their education and ultimately their future. Sadly, for many young people in modern Britain, this is still very much the case.

LOOK: Nazi-Dressed Man Evicted From Asda

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Shoppers in Asda in Cambridge were shocked to see a middle-aged man wandering the aisles dressed as a Nazi. The man, wearing what resembled a black...

PICS: 'Path Of Stars' Powered By The Sun Built In Cambridge

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Tech

This is 'Starpath' and it could just be the future of street lighting. Not only is it rather pretty but it requires only sunlight for power and is ...

Cities 'Could Lose £220m' Over HS2 Rail Project

Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Cities across the UK could lose up to £220 million each as a result of HS2, according to previously unseen research. The more than 50 areas which ...

Is an Oxbridge Education a Big Deal?

Anna Claeys | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Claeys

Widespread popular belief always told me an Oxbridge education opens more doors... Ultimately, a degree from any top university isn't enough these days. In many industries work experience, passion and determination count for more, and will take you much further.

Bondage And Biscuits On Offer In Local Village Hall

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: The trustees of Trumpington Village Hall say the hall was booked "under false pretences". In a statement, they said: "It has been brought t...

Here, There, Gone: An Interview With Sir Nicholas Hytner

Will Bordell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

Nicholas Hytner's Othello was so good I saw it twice. It's not the first time Sir Nick has wowed the critics. And I somehow doubt it will be the last. I perch comfortably outside his office, staring at black-and-white action shots of hit after hit: Adrian Lester in Henry V, Simon Russell Beale in Much Ado About Nothing, James Corden in One Man, Two Guv'nors. If there's such thing as a grammar of theatre, Hytner is fluent in it.

The Legend of Wilf Wooller

Chris Saunders | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

I didn't know who Wilf Wooller was, either. Until recently when I was researching my forthcoming book, From the Ashes: The REAL Story of Cardiff City Football Club, and his name cropped up in some vintage match reports.

Mehdi Hasan

Gammongate: The Truth?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

The parents of a Muslim child at the centre over a row about a dinner lady who says she was sacked for serving pork to the seven-year-old have spoken...

How to Get Into Oxbridge

Julian Tan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Every year, it gets tougher - students become smarter, the competition, stiffer and the expectations, higher. Nevertheless, there are a few constructive guidelines that aspiring applicants should consider if they have dreams of studying in two of Britain's greatest universities.