We Must Be a Voice for Elephants at the Political Table

Rob Brandford | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

This weekend presents a big opportunity to make our concerns for Africa's elephants known to our political leaders. Elephants might 'trumpet' and be able to communicate by infrasound - but at the political table they don't have a voice and we must be theirs, shouting loud.

Hope in Action #NoMoreEmptyArms

Sara Meredith | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sara Meredith

My heart is forever broken and it is this pain and the missing that makes me determined to fight hard for the cure for Rett Syndrome. To fight on that no other parent has to feel my loss.

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

Where Have the Past Five Years Since Jack Died Gone?

Lucy Herd | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Herd

I often look back to the day it all started for me, the day I decided I had to find a positive way to honour Jack's memory, I can honestly say if I hadn't started my petition just six months after his death, I have no idea what I would be doing.

No More Empty Arms

Sara Meredith | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sara Meredith

Nearly seven years ago my beautiful daughter Olivia lost her battle to the devastating neurological condition Rett Syndrome. In the early hours of November 7, 2008, our world was torn apart. Nothing could have prepared us for the impact and pain we have had to face as a family.

Labour Leadership Grassroots Campaign

Rebecca Barnes | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Barnes

We've had war-mongering Blair, pro banker Brown and fair but bland Miliband, Labour members deserve better. We need a party to be proud of. Jeremy is popular and will gain votes. As leader he'd re-claim our roots and rekindle Socialist values; values that are as important today, with inequality endemic, as they ever have been.

What to Live Longer? Don't Ask a Mouse

Victoria Martindale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

The leading causes of death have changed markedly over the years. A century ago, infections were the leading causes of death. Today, we will probably survive much longer than our ancestors but it is more likely we will die of age related diseases like mobility problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's or other chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer or stroke.

"And I Ran for Senate"

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

When the sky is rinsed in that cathartic, faint blue hue; when the soothing pools of raindrops cleanse the dryness of this land; when the only sounds that echo around our ears are the gentle "drips drops" that flow and grow over time...

Springing Into Action for Medicines

Alex Kent | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Alex Kent

I'm dreading Spring. Forget the season of new beginnings, all I can think of are the looming months of itchy eyes, snot filled tissues and freak sneez...

A Mission Against Sexual Violence

One Young World | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
One Young World

Silence. That's how most of us have been programmed to deal with sexual assault. As children we are sheltered from its existence. The first introduction to abuse is when it happens to you, or to someone you know.

The Power of Words (And Why I Support 'Spread the Word to End the Word')

Beckie Saunders | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beckie Saunders

Often I hear "They're just words!" "I didn't mean anything by them!" "I wasn't talking about an actual person!", I understand that. The word has been absorbed into popular culture, but that doesn't make it acceptable.

BPG Awards 2015: Old Voices, But Plenty of New Voices Too

Maisie McCabe | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

When the Broadcasting Press Guild's radio committee reconvened at the end of last year to talk about who we might honour in 2015 many of the old voices came up. But there were also some new ones as well. Alongside the obligatory documentaries and comedies from Radio 4 we had suggestions of shows and presenters from Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC...

The Turn of the Budget Supermarkets

Paige Hiley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

Aldi and Lidl have been, in the past, seen as the lowest of the low when regarding supermarket products. It is the sort of place you'd go when you're not able to buy the expensive products on display at your local Sainsbury's or you are in need of unusual ingredients from far away lands...

Mental Health Research, Education, Funding and Awareness Is Twenty Years Behind Like Cancer Was Once

Mark Williams | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

Prevention treatment as with cancer and other illnesses is the key to better health. Specialist units need to be available for everybody with mental health problems, because early prevention helps with the cure.

Why I Had to Campaign Mr Cameron

Mark Williams | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

Research says that if we spend money preventing the illness, then it will save resources in other sectors in the future. Some people who struggle with mental health turn to drink and drugs crime to survive, we only have to look at our hero's from the army, many of whom are homeless to back this up.

Were These The Most Successful Video Campaigns Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture. So much so that when the annual John Lewis Ch...

There's More To The Pregnant Schoolgirl Mannequins Than Meets The Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not everyday you see a pregnant schoolgirl mannequin in a shop window. But that's precisely what confronted shoppers in a Venezuelan mall earlier...

What Will You Do With the Extra Hour We Gain?

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Parents have told us they're planning on having a lie in. But I'm sorry to have to tell you parents that the lie-in is not an option as your children want to use this extra hour by having fun! That is why today Action for Children is urging you to say no to the boring snooze-in and instead to make the most of your extra hour by having fun with the children...

No Adult Should Be Sending a Sexual Message to a Child

Claire Lilley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Claire Lilley

Earlier this year a conversation with an MP was the catalyst that led me to realise there was a major flaw in the laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse. The teenage daughter of a constituent had been sent a series of text messages by an older man. The messages had started off innocently enough but then became more sexual in tone...

This New Health Campaign Could Save 5,000 Lives Each Year

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Startling statistic alert: 22,000 people die each year, in their home, following a heart attack. Statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF)...

Weirdo, Mosher, Freak: The Legacy of Sophie Lancaster

Emma Watts | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

Sobriety happened immediately. As a couple of friends took him to the hospital, I remember sitting on the stairs trying to process what had just happened and being completely unable to comprehend how anyone could do something like that.

I Support Leo Andrade-Martinez, a Mother Fighting to Bring Her Severely Autistic Son Home

Jo Worgan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Leo Andrade-Martinez is a mother of 3 from Islington, London and 16 months ago her world was turned upside down when her son, Stephen 19 who has severe autism was placed into a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home.

Living Below the Line

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the lives of the world's poorest, at home and abroad...

#BringBackOurGirls: A Turbo-Charged Global Movement

Katherine Sladden | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

In the week immediately following the kidnapping of 276 school girls in Nigeria, editors commissioned more pieces on George Clooney's rumoured engagement than on the capture of a school full of girls. But it turns out we do care more about what happens to innocent girls in a different part of the world.