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The Great British Benefits Handout: Love Is All They Need

Lee Healey | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lee Healey

Looking down at people on benefits is unhelpful. It's counterproductive, mean and unnecessary. What families on benefits need right now, in this changing world is love, support and a chance.

I Never Imagined That One Day I Would Wake Up Sick, And Never Get Better

Natasha Coates | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Coates

May 27, 2013. A date I will never forget. The day I suffered a life threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock. My throat swelled, my oxygen levels were dangerously low and if it wasn't for the proactive medics around me, I would have died.

'You Need to Get to Nice'

Matt Barbet | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Matt Barbet

I'm writing this on the plane. Nice is one of my favourite cities, with a setting that has the best of both the mountains and the sea. I've spent happy times there, but my mind is once again drawn to that week in London, almost exactly eleven years ago, when the atmosphere changed from jubilant to terrified.

Big Brother - All's Well That Ends.

Chris R Wright | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

With Annihilation week upon us my gut tells me we'll be waving goodbye to Andy pretty soon, particularly if the vote remains in the claws of his fello...

How Many 'Ghostbusters' Gags Can You Spot?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Channel 5’s fillm-fan weathergirl Sian Welby was previously inspired by the return of ‘Star Wars’ to fill her report with some sneaky references...

Big Brother - The Couples: All They Need Is Love

Chris R Wright | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

Now Georgina has been given the heave-ho, I expect Jackson to snap out of it fairly soon. I wouldn't even be surprised if that tattoo slowly begins to resemble Evelyn and the movie gets re-cast...

Big Brother - Who's the Biggest Bore of Borehamwood?

Chris R Wright | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

With Marco gone, and his holiday fling with Laura over, she wasted no time in distancing herself from him, stating the house felt better in his absence. She knows she needs to undo the damage of her miscalculated romp with the dirty mop, and she seems to be taking the born again approach.

'Big Brother' Plagued By Technical Difficulties During Live Show

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

With the ‘others’ living in a secret house, and frequent to-ing and fro-ing between them and the main housemates, the current series of ‘Big Bro...

Justice For the 96 Who Died at Hillsborough - But Why Has It Taken So Long?

Matt Barbet | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Matt Barbet

My Nanna was very worried for her sons, and it took an awfully long time to find out if they were okay (they had tried to phone as soon as possible, but every phonebox from Sheffield to Manchester had a queue). Eventually, word came through that they were, having been in the fateful Leppings Lane end where the crush happened.

London Marathon - Afterwards

Matt Barbet | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Barbet

I managed to grab a word with a few famous faces at the start. Chris Evans was playing it exceptionally cool, while Judge Rob Rinder was casually talking of going sub-three hours. Sprinter Iwan Thomas was a ball of energy. It was rather bizarre to bump into MP Simon Danczuk, who's been suspended by the Labour party, along with his estranged wife Karen.

Confronting My Demons and Running the London Marathon Again

Matt Barbet | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Barbet

Here I am, hours from returning to that start line once more, to confront those demons. Every little niggle right now is a big worry. Every sneeze from one of my girls a potentially run-threatening cold I could catch.

I'll Rest in the Afterlife

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I always tend to get a bit more philosophical in the winter. With the recent Paris attacks and the Serious Case Review (SCR) of the 3 killed children ...

BBC Newsreader Defects To Channel 5

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC newsreader Sian Williams has quit the corporation to join Channel 5, she has announced. READ MORE: BBC Presenter Muddles Craig David And Dan...

Someone Just Expertly Trolled 'The Wright Stuff' And Nearly Everyone Fell For It

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Twitter commenters were baffled and appalled after an account that appeared to be from Channel 5's The Wright Stuff show posted a rather odd phone-in ...

Mitch Winehouse Slams Channel 5 Over Amy 'Autopsy' Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Mitch Winehouse has taken to Twitter, slamming the upcoming Channel 5 show ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Amy Winehouse’. Amy’s father has take...

Channel 5 Breach Ofcom Rules With 'Blinging Up Baby'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Channel 5 breached Ofcom guidelines by showing a four-year-old child dressed in a Hooters outfit on documentary ‘Blinging Up Baby’, the regulator ...

'Big Brother: Timebomb' - Week Eight Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

This series has flown. Despite Big Brother's multiple attempts to reignite the series and keep things fresh, I feel hugely underwhelmed. With the final only days away, never in sixteen years have I felt as apathetic to any housemate line-up as I have Timebombs.

'Big Brother: Timebomb' - Week Seven Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

From the beginning, Danny proved popular with the viewers. Pitting oneself against the house villain always manages to be a strong tactic for winning favour with the public. I grew to respect Danny for standing up towards the bullies. However I feel he has let himself down massively ever since.

'Big Brother: Timebomb' - Week Six Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Helen was cancer to last year's Big Brother house and this year's series was equally affected. I can only feel sorry for the housemates who auditioned for this year's series, rather than last year's but ended up having to live with the corrupted, twisted, rotten woman.

Top 10 'BB' Housemates Of The Channel 5 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ is back, and this time the brand new housemates are being thrown into a ‘Timebomb’, under the watchful eye of their omniscient l...

Meet The Women With The Biggest Hips In The World

Barcroft | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new documentary on Channel 5 is set to showcase four women who are contenders for the title of 'world's biggest hips', while also shedding some ligh...

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Is Perez Hilton the Real Victim in the House of Hate?

James Brinsford | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Brinsford

Could it be though that he is just really proficient in unravelling the personalities of those there with him and with this ultimately being 'just a game show', is playing them for who they really are and showing the viewers a side of his housemates that they were hoping would not be revealed?

'Celebrity Big Brother' - Is There Anybody There?

Gill Alexander | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

With the exception of the increasingly deranged Hilton, most of the people in the house are pretty normal, and I never thought I'd say that about Calum Best. But if the programme can't keep hold of its guests long enough to evict them, then the public doesn't get its say and that's not the premise of Big Brother.

Has Celebrity Big Brother Finally Gone Too Far in the Name of Entertainment?

James Brinsford | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Brinsford

After the build-up that had TV executives instructing lawyers to watch and listen to every word that Katie Hopkins spoke, it is a statement of how far Big Brother has plunged that she has become a voice of reason and has even garnered some sympathetic ears.

Celebrity Big Brother - The Launch

Gill Alexander | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

The final twist, if twist it is, was that Katie Hopkins had to be nice to everyone or risk suffering her worst nightmare. We weren't told what that was, but I should imagine it's being ignored. Oh, the two slebs up for eviction are Chloe Goodman and Alexander O'Neal.